Ok Computer (1997)
This was the first Radiohead song I ever heard. It was on a Now This Is What I Call Music compilation that I borrowed from Jen Dietman. I listened to it a couple times, and I enjoyed the sound of it, but then I had this moment where I listened to the lyrics. It was like this epiphany. There was this dark quality, this understated violence and animosity to the song that I latched on to. It wasn’t scream-goth-metal, but it had that same aggression to it. Mind-blowing.
Notable lyrics: This is what you get / this is what you get / when you mess with us.