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|1. Everything In Its Right Place|
|2. Kid A|
|3. The National Anthem|
|4. How To Disappear Completely|
|7. In Limbo|
|9. Morning Bell|
|10. Motion Picture Soundtrack|
2000 release, the fourth album from the groundbreaking British Alt-Rock group. A commercial success worldwide, Kid A went platinum in its first week of release in the UK. Despite the lack of an official single or music video as publicity, Kid A became the first Radiohead release to debut at #1 in the United States. This success was credited variously to a unique marketing campaign, the early Internet leak of the album, and anticipation after the band's 1997 album, OK Computer.
Radiohead may well be the most courageous band in Britain. Their second album, The Bends, was a success both critically and commercially, and they followed it up with an album of epic prog-rock, OK Computer, that would have destined a lesser band to commercial failure and, eventually, obscurity. Instead, it was almost universally hailed as one of the finest albums ever recorded. So it should come as no great surprise that their fourth album, Kid A, is even more experimental, owing a debt to the studio-born soundscapes of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and even later Talk Talk.
Kid A is an album that would not sound out of place on the Warp Records roster, as keyboards, sequencers and electronic effects take the place of guitars on most tracks (particularly unusual for a band that boasts three guitarists). In fact, this is an album that succeeds without rock's bombast, from the looping keyboards of album opener "Everything In It's Right Place" to the bouncing, bass-led "The National Anthem" to the album's hauntingly atmospheric highlight, "Idioteque". Meanwhile, more traditional Radiohead tracks like "How To Disappear Completely" and "Optimistic" offer a natural bridge between the electronic noodlings of Kid A and the (slightly) more mainstream-sounding OK Computer. Radiohead may well be the most innovative popular band since the Beatles; as such, Kid A represents the most successful evolution of a major British act since Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. --Robert Burrow
If you don't praise this album, or like myself- abhor it, you are considered not musically intelligent enough to understand it or not "with it", or a musical snob. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chad meidl
Kid A is tied for 1st with OK Computer. These two albums are Radiohead @ their peak in terms of pushing musical boundaries while achieving a devastating emotional impact. Read morePublished 10 months ago by KarloSoze
Another brilliant effort by Radiohead. If you enjoy tripping out (wink wink) and expanding your horizons then this if the LP for you.Published 11 months ago by C. LeGrow
There's something about this run of pressings. Due to damage or just generally high levels of noise, I had Amazon replace my copies of Kid A twice. Read morePublished on April 13 2011 by push_pause
Kid A is trash. Horrible. One of the worst albums from Radiohead. I really don't understand why people like this album because I don't. The music is terrible. The lyrics are dull. Read morePublished on July 21 2006 by Jason Hutton
I was so excited to get Kid A when it came out after all the great reviews I read.
Let's set the record straight:
This is one overbloated, over hyped horrible album. Read more
Most reviews make me very angry for a variety of reasons, so I appologize to those like me out there. Read morePublished on July 10 2005 by "x_cjunkie"
For years and years as a youth, I had hated Radiohead. I figured why waste my time with a band whos lead singer sounds like a whiney cat that cant pronounce when he sings. Read morePublished on June 27 2005 by "lazy_trash"
Another solid CD from Radiohead. The only problem is "Idioteque". It's so good it somewhat ruins the rest of the CD. Why isn't everything this good? Worthwhile purchase. Read morePublished on June 17 2005 by Harris Macklin