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Radiohead Spin To The Top


06/20/05
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(antiMusic) Spin Magazine has named Radiohead's "OK Computer" the best album of the past 20 years in their special 20th anniversary edition. The album beat out the magazine's previous top album of the 90's "Nevermind" by Nirvana, which landed in third place behind Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back".

One Spin writer, Chuck Klosterman, explains why "OK Computer" heads the list of 100 albums saying that it "manages to sound how the future will feel... It's a mechanical album that always feels alive, even when its words are spoken by a robot."

An editorial also explains, "Between Thom Yorke's orange-alert worldview and the band's meld of epic guitar rock and electronic glitch, ("OK Computer") not only forecast a decade of music but uncannily predicted our global culture of communal distress."

Surprisingly, Pearl Jam's blockbuster "Ten" landed towards the bottom of the list at No 93 while The Strokes managed a photo finish at 100 with their album "Is This It".

Here's Spin's 10 greatest albums of the past 20 years. The magazine will be rolling out the full list on their website over the next few weeks. But you can check out the full list in the July issue of the magazine. 1) Radiohead - OK Computer
2) Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
3) Nirvana - Nevermind
4) Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
5) The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
6) Pixies - Surfer Rosa
7) De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
8) Prince - Sign O' The Times
9) PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
10) NWA - Straight Outta Compton

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