Sound — 10
Where do I start? If you listened to any other '90s Radiohead you will see a huge difference. Instead of the usual guitar fueled rock of the 3 albums before, they have now opted for a more electronic and keyboard fueled aproach. Kid A is not a bad album! Just missunderstood. Radiohead were tired of making the same music, so they changed and adapted. "Idioteque" and "Everything In Its Right Place" are the stand out tracks, listen to these and you will get the overall "Feel" of the album.
Lyrics — 7
As you may not know, this was a point in Radiohead's career when Thom Yorke decided that he wanted to take the pressure off the lyrics, and due to this, the keyboards and drums are turned way up, with vocals way down. Because of this, the actual lyrics suffer. Songs "Kid A" and "Optimistic" seem to make no sense at all. But, The one track actually does have a good sense of lyrics when you consider that Thom is obsessed with the gulf war "Idioteque."
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, I believe this to be a good album. As with every album, it has its high points and its low points. If you are a fan Of "Amnesiac," I recomend this album, as it seems simply a better version of it. If you prefer the Guitar fueled rock, buy "Hail To The Theif" or "Pablo Honey."