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 is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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