Kid A review by Radiohead

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  • Released: Oct 3, 2000
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.4 (122 votes)
Radiohead: Kid A

Sound — 10
After 1995's phenomenal "The Bends," and 1997's wildly successsful "OK Computer," Radiohead once again holed up in the studio, this time reinventing themselves so they could later burst out into the music scene again as a completely different band. When they released "Kid A" in 2000, Radiohead turned from a U2 fledgling to an electronic, cerebral, even more revolutionary music monster.

Lyrics — 10
Though the lyrics often seem simple or senseless on the surface, you can find the true meaning of the poetry by analyzing it line by line. For example, in "Everything In Its Right Place," Thom Yorke sings the line, "Everything in its right place" from the point of view of a scientist who has overseen the successful human cloning of "Kid A" a character that the whole album follws. As always, Thom Yorke's delicate, stunning voice complies beautifully with the electronic, strange musical backdrop. Thom Yorke nails every note effortlessy, and he is a very important aspect of his band's music.

Overall Impression — 10
Kid A not only compares with Radiohead's other albums, it out-does them with its innovative, electronic approach to modern music. Although their past albums and the albums made after Kid A are respectable in their own rights, this album is a whole different experience. My personal favorites off this album are "Everything In Its Right Place," "The National Anthem," "Optimistic" and "In Limbo." Most certainly one of my favorite albums of all time.

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    I have trouble liking this after hearing Pablo Honey to OK Computer, It is good, Just not my kind of Music.
    this is NOT the kind of album you put on while doing homework or just relaxing. You play this album and you think and LISTEN! you can't be doing anything else. a work of art.