Friday, May 27, 2011

The Union of Maths and Music

Okay, if I were asked to mention my favourite albums, one of my answers would be OK Computer by Radiohead.

I know it's not that much of a surprise, many people looove this album already, but yes, it really is magical. Almost every song in this album is good. But probably though, I'm not so keen on Fitter Happier and Lucky. But I don't really consider Fitter Happier as a song, so it's just Lucky for me. Pun intended.

Anyway, I hope you understand a little bit about maths, because now I'm gonna bring an analogy of Venn diagram to explain my adoration towards this album. Okay? Here we go...

If, The Bends and Pablo Honey were the elements of set "A",

and defining that set "A" as the circle of Radiohead's mainstream, cheesy, appeal-to-the-mass albums,

and if, Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief were the elements of set "B",

and defining that set "B" as the circle of Radiohead's sophisticated, heavier, electronic-y albums,

and if, the two sets of "A" and "B" were united as a union, then what lies in the intersection is OK Computer. Because it belongs to both world.




See? That's how good OK Computer is :) It's heavy but not that heavy, the mainstream can enjoy it but also appears to be sophisticated, and it's also electronic-y. Ehehehehe...

Now if you ask me, "Where are In Rainbows and The King of Limbs in that diagram?" I don't know... I just feel they're on a different world already. If anything, they should be marked as set "C", a little further away but still can make a union with set "B".