Tricky one to review without sounding like a pretentious Radiohead sycophant obsessive.
Just brilliant - one of those albums that manages to equate to much more than the sum of it's parts. The opening bars from 'Everything In It's Right Place' are some of the great moments in modern music - almost 'Pink Floyd'-like in sobriety and texture, and set the tone perfectly for the next 40 minutes or so.
The whole album flows effortlessly from one song to the next, making it a truly emotional listening experience. Despite some wearisomely cryptic lyrics from Yorke, there's more than enough clues as to what he's writing about as music and words meld together so beautifully. At the end of 'Motion Picture Soundtrack', I'm frequently at a loss as to what to listen to next.
From a personal point of view, I've always thought of 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' as being their best albums. While I think 'Kid A' is the better album, 'Amnesiac' certainly has better songs. And, just think how much better(!) an album 'Kid A' might have been if songs like the glorious 'Knives Out', 'You and Whose Army' and 'Dollars and Cents' could have found there way on to it? After all, they were recorded at about the same time and would fit in nicely to the 'Kid A' theme.
OK, enough rambling. A wonderful experience awaits all who are prepared to give this album a chance, and not judge it in comparison to the much over-rated 'OK Computer'.