Apple Music’s ‘Essential Anniversaries’ Explore Radiohead’s Famous ‘Computer OK’
Apple Music has an oft-overlooked feature known as ‘Essentials Anniversaries’, and today it’s spotlighting Radiohead Ok Computer. The album will soon celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Beyond that, the collection also includes some of the “most groundbreaking albums” of the past 60 years. Additionally, Apple Music also includes behind-the-scenes radio episodes that include exclusive artist interviews and more.
Radioheads ‘OK Computer’ OK for Apple Music
In a report of MacStories, Apple Music Essentials Anniversaries is a feature that has been around for a while, but often goes unnoticed. Some users may randomly see it as a recommendation in the “For You” section of the app. However, you can also find it by searching Apple Music for “Essentials Anniversaries” or via this direct link.
Apple describes Album Essentials as “the ones you come home to, the ones you swear by. They are classics and game changers”. While there are certainly genre-defining albums and all-time classics on the list, there are some head-scratchers as well.
As for the latest Essentials anniversaries, Radiohead Ok Computer was released on May 21, 1997. The band’s third studio album, OK Computer became an instant classic in the eyes of critics and Radiohead fans. Those unfamiliar with the album have most likely heard the songs “Paranoid Android” or “Karma Police”.
Essential anniversaries bring essential information
Plus, each Anniversary Essentials typically includes the album, radio episode, and more. Regarding the radio episodes, different Apple Music personalities host each episode. Each personality dives behind the scenes of each Essentials album. In the same way good computer, there are more than fifty albums that Apple has deemed essential.
Apple arranges albums in 5-year increments, starting at 5-year anniversaries, like Lorde’s Melodrama (2017), at 60-year milestones, as Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).
With Anniversary Essentials being relatively unknown for so long, this highlights a chance for Apple to more appropriately showcase its vast collection of curated collections and content.
Finally, there are ways to discover more content through Apple Music. Users can go to the Browse section and swipe down to discover links to sections such as “Graphics”, “Essentials”, “Kids”, “Music Videos: and more.
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