Review: Radiohead – Karma Police (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Radiohead – Karma Police.

This track was released in 1997 on the album OK Computer.

The track starts off with some piano with a subtle guitar. The bass guitar then comes in along with the vocals.

From there, the track drops off, leaving only the piano and vocals. A subtle choir element is added as the vocals take the track into the main chorus.

From there, the guitar, drum kit, and bass guitar returns. The vocals lead the track into the next, albeit short, verse. The track drops out again for the main chorus.

After that, the vocals go into the next verse with some added reverberation. The backing elements are the same as any other verse. From there, the track goes into a brief instrumental section. The vocals then continue with some small backing vocals.

A feedback effect starts fading in as the vocals drop out. Other elements drop out with the drum kit being the last to drop out. The feedback then drops the pitch and a subtle piano note ends the track.

For me, the track is OK. There’s really nothing overly impressive about it. It has a rather laid back sound overall.

Other then that, the vocals are OK and the backing elements are alright.

Overall, this ends up being one of those tracks that doesn’t have much making it stand out. At the same time, there’s nothing overly bad about the track either. The vocals and backing elements are OK. The main chorus is decent enough, but nothing exciting. So, an OK track, but nothing amazing.


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