Radiohead’s OK Computer to be preserved by Library of Congress

The Doors, Ben E King and Joan Baez join them

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Radiohead‘s album OK Computer has been selected for induction into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Each year, The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years old.

Other recordings highlighted for the 2015 entries include Ben E King, The Doors, Joan Baez and Lauryn Hill.


BBC News quotes curator Matt Barton, who says of Radiohead’s inclusion, “I sort of see it as part of a certain ongoing phenomenon in rock music that maybe begins with the Velvet Underground but also The Doors, who are on the list this year.

“Pop music is not entirely positive in its outlook, shall we say. I think we can say that OK Computer really sums a lot of that up.”

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