As longtime host of Triple J’s Home and Hosed, Dom Alessio has been bringing the best of new Aussie music to the masses for years. But his favorite album is that seminal British record which defines the late 90s for so many - Radiohead’s “OK Computer”.
Dom talks to host Jeremy Dylan about discovering the record as a teenager, why it sounds more cohesive than other Radiohead albums, the lyrical themes of the album, how it represents a transition from the band’s Britpop roots to their electronic future, seeing Radiohead live and the band’s sometimes antagonistic relationship to their fans.
Along the way, we talk about Dom’s experiences with the “Tool hole”, why Aussie music is having such a moment of recognition and how he balances the music he has to listen to with the music he just wants to.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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