Radiohead Strike Gold

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NME called it "age-defining...one of the most startling albums ever made," and this week Radiohead's critically acclaimed OK Computer posted record sales to match its superlative reviews.

OK Computer, which was certified gold this week, is the most commercially successful release for the gloom-rock quintet from Oxford, England. The album sold a half million copies in just under four months thanks in large part to the popularity of the single "Karma Police," which is in its fifth week on MTV's "Buzz Clip" rotation.

The band recently completed a successful tour of the United States, with celebrity fans such as U2, R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins and Madonna on the guest lists at their sold-out shows. Radiohead is currently in the middle of the European leg of their world tour and will hit Japan in early 1998.