OK Computer - The Binary Theory
According to "Binary Theory," 'In Rainbows' and 'OK
Computer' are intended to complement each other, and there are clues in both
albums that point to this fact, notably that the working title of 'OK Computer'
was Zeroes and Ones and that 'In Rainbows' came out on 10/10, 10 years after 'OK
Computer'. The playlist for this "lost Radiohead album" requires
alternating tracks from each album (and switching the order of alternation at
So, 'OK Computer is designed to be played in tandem with
‘In Rainbows’, released 10 years later. The method is, largely, to alternate
between the albums, and the tracks are said to merge into one another. Freaky.
A “source close to” Thom Yorke said how surprised he was at how long it took
everyone to work this out. Well, you’d need a lot of time on your hands.