Radiohead releases "Karma Police" single
"Karma Police" is a song by English alternative rock band Radiohead from their 1997 third studio album OK Computer.
The song's title and lyrics derive from an in-joke among the band, referring to nonsensical retributive enforcement of karma. Other lyrical themes include metaphorical background noise, insanity, and capitalism, all common on OK Computer. One of the more musically conventional songs on OK Computer, "Karma Police" is marked by its use of acoustic guitar and a piano riff similar to The Beatles' "Sexy Sadie".
"Karma Police" was released as the second single from OK Computer, and became a commercial success, charting at number eight on the UK Singles Chart and number fourteen on the US Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The song made #33 on the Dutch Top 40. Critical reception to the single was also favourable.
1. "Karma Police" – 4:23
2. "Meeting in the Aisle" – 3:08
3. "Lull" – 2:28