radioheads secret playlist

10/07/2011

OK Computer came out in 1997 + its original working title was Zeros And Ones (01). In Rainbows came out on 10/10/2007, ten years after OK Computer. enough for a conspiracy theory? in the case of radiohead fans, that’s plenty.

however fans have discovered that in this case, it’s more than just a theory. there is a way to combine the tracks from both albums to create a seamless + rather spectacular playlist.

to create this playlist, start with OK Computers track one, “Airbag”, then In Rainbows track one, “15 Step”, + so on, alternating the albums track by track until you reach “Karma Police” on OK Computer, making “All I Need” the tenth track on this playlist.
for the full effect, set your player with a ten second crossfade between tracks (more tens!), though this isn’t essential, as the songs blend noticeably + the lyrics also pick up from each other.

to further confirm that this was intentional, you can find clues all over the albums. In Rainbows was announced ten days before its release, unusual for the band. it was announced via ten cryptic messages posted on the bands website, each post emphasising the letter ‘X’, a roman numeral for the number ten. both OK Computer + In Rainbows have ten letters in their names, + if you look at the In Rainbows album cover…

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