Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy Star All-Stars – Radiohead

Year of release: 2006
Genre: Reggae/Dub
Country: Jamaica/USA

01. Airbag
02. Paranoid Android
03. Subterranean Homesick Alien
04. Exit Music (For A Film)
05. Let Down
06. Karma Police
07. Fitter Happier
08. Electioneering
09. Climbing Up The Walls
10. No Surprises
11. Lucky
12. The Tourist
13. Exit Music (For A Dub)
14. An Airbag Saved My Dub

In a few words:
I am still in a summer mood! Damn, what is wrong with me?  Anyway, this is the first time I am presenting the same album, but recorded by a different artist! How this can be happened? The answer is pretty easy: this one is a cover album! So, who are these Easy Star All-Stars, who covered all the “OK Computer”, the famous album of Radiohead? Well, they aren’t actually band with the traditional meaning since they don’t have a constant roster on each album (musicians and singers changing even from tour to tour), but we could say that they are like a reggae/dub collective.  In “Radiohead”, Easy Star All-Stars successfully transformed “OK Computer” from an excellent alternative album into a cool reggae/dub album. They kept the melodies, but they filled the album with many cool reggae/dub rhythms, which changed the album atmosphere completely. “Radiohead” is one of my last discoveries and it is spinning almost every day in my player. I dare you to listen to both “OK Computer” and “Radiohead” back to back, in order to listen by yourself the amazing work that Easy Star All-Stars done. All in all, “Radiohead” is an exceptional interpretation of the “OK Computer”.

Personal highlights: 
All of it!