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Revue LISA / LISA e-journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed international on-line publication. ‎Created in October 2003 by Professor Renée Dickason, Revue LISA / LISA e-journal was ‎accommodated on the web-site of the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines ‎‎(Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Caen, France, until ‎ 2009.  Revue LISA / LISA e-journal welcomes researchers from France and abroad ‎who are interested in pluri-, trans- or inter- disciplinary studies in fields including cultural ‎studies, literature, philosophy or the history of ideas, the visual arts, music, media studies, ‎sociology, history and anthropology within the English-speaking world although comparative ‎studies with other geographical areas will also be considered. ‎

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vol. XVII-n°1 | 2019
OK Computer, Twenty Years On: Radiohead’s Musical, Cultural, and Political Legacies

OK Computer, vingt ans après : l’héritage musical, culturel et politique de Radiohead
Edited by Guillaume Clément and David Haigron
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Radiohead are often credited as one of the most avant-garde rock bands in Britain, having both bent and expanded the boundaries of this genre beyond its traditional definition as guitar-based music. While their first two LPs largely stuck to existing trends in the rock music of the time, OK Computer (1997), a more experimental effort met with commercial success, is often singled out as their career-defining album. As their music became more complex, Radiohead evolved into a politicized band as well, with singer and songwriter Thom Yorke seeking inspiration in the socio-political context of the time. OK Computer can thus be seen as the album which paved the way for three key characteristics of Radiohead’s music to this day: the inclusion of more experimental influences in their brand of rock music, the subversiveness of politically-laden lyrics, and a creative approach as to the way music is to be marketed and consumed.

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