Picture Me This: OK Computer, Radiohead

The Oxford Student speaks to Nathan Caldecott, student of Fine Art at St Catherine’s, about his artistic take on Radiohead’s innovative 1997 album ‘OK Computer’. The full image can be seen below, and visit nathancaldecott.com for more. This is a digital painting. I make them by misusing the tools Photoshop uses to make images bigger […]

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The Vinyl Revival?

It’s been touted ‘the Vinyl Revival’ and, whether you’ve felt the nostalgic pull of owning records or not, you probably know people who have. 2016 saw vinyl’s popularity soar, with approximately 3.2 million records sold in UK, the highest figures since 1991. Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Tesco began stocking them, and in December, for the […]

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Shut up and play the hits?

“I don’t care if it hurts, I want to have control”. No, it’s not Christian Grey, it’s Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead in their (worryingly sadistic) smash hit Creep. If I say Radiohead, that will probably be the first song which comes into your mind, with 105,682,500 Spotify streams and counting (to put this […]

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Oxford students recruited to develop Radiohead strategy

A group of Oxford students at the Saïd Business School helped Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to release his latest solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file-sharing service. The MBA students worked with Mr Yorke on “user experience, media strategy and financial analysis,” according to Courtyard Management, Yorke’s representatives. The students also devised […]

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A City Soundtrack

The OxStu introduces you to three decades of Oxonian creativity Radiohead (Anyone Can Play Guitar)   The Candyskins (Feed It)   Talulah Gosh (Girl With The Strawberry Hair)   Ride – Vapour Trail   Supergrass – Alright   Foals – Cassius   Stornoway – I Saw You Blink   Chad Valley – Now That I’m […]

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