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Apple Music celebrates great albums in new 'Essential Anniversaries' feature

It's been 25 years since Radiohead released "OK Computer," and now that album is showcased along with many other classics in a special Apple Music collection called "Essential Anniversaries."

Apple Music has long had collections of music that it calls Essentials playlists. Think of an artist or a band and it's like that there is an Essentials playlist for them.

It's not necessarily a playlist of hits, either. It's a human-curated selection of music representing the very best of an artist, as if chosen by a fan.

Now that wide-ranging Essentials selection also has Essentials Anniversaries, a specially-chosen list of albums.

"Essential albums are the ones you come home to, the ones you swear by," says Apple in the Apple Music selection. "They're classics and game-changers-records that've defined eras, careers, movements and moments in time"

"This is the place on Apple Music where we celebrate Essentials as they approach

milestone anniversaries," it continues, "with exclusive artist interviews, live events and extended Editors' Notes."


In the case of "OK Computer," these extras come in the form of a single streaming program. Called "Essential Album: OK Computer," it features selections from the album, plus the story of its making.

The "Essential Albums" show sounds as if it's been culled from an Apple One radio streaming session. It's also seemingly only available for the currently promoted album, not the whole range of Essentials.