Your Favorite Radiohead Albums De-Mastered, For Your Pleasure

Radiohead, remixed.

Radiohead fans, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Man I just love me some Radiohead. I just love that stuff. But I’m concerned that I listened to those albums too much. So much so, in fact, that there is very little in the way of new information I can get from them. It’s all diminishing returns from here on in, and this is a worry.”

And then you’re thinking “I wonder if  there’s a way of re-rendering those songs into a new sound format, one which retains all the useful musical information, but which shreds the audio fidelity, so that it is like listening to a comfortingly familiar form of entirely new music.”

And then, you’re probably concluding “it would be great if someone had taken the time to render my band’s best music into, I dunno, something like 8-bit video game sound. That would… well it’s not ROCK, exactly… but it would certainly serve a useful purpose for me, being the kind of obsessive fan I am.”

Well you can relax (or relax as much as is possible for a Radiohead fan), help is at hand. The YouTuber has been painstakingly rendering full Radiohead albums as 8-bit masterpieces, starting with their ‘digital traitors’ masterwork, “Kid A,” back in April:

And this week came the magnum opus, “OK Computer”

I just hope you’re happy now.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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