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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Radiohead - Kid A

I love Radiohead. Devotees will recall my excellent rating for their 'The Bends' album a while back...but I'm not even sure that's my favorite. Kid A here is right there with that one and every other Radiohead record. The reason I enjoy this one so much is the change of pace. Most people would recognize their brand as more of an anthem rock or indie rock feel. And this record was a total experiment with more of an electronic sound. It's so different - which is awesome, but it's still Radiohead. That probably doesn't make any sense to the casual listener or reader, but it really does. If you were really jacked up about Bends and then OK Computer - I'd have a hard time thinking you listened to this and didn't enjoy it. It just has that signature Radiohead strangeness to it, just a totally different arrangement. And I've said this before, but I LOVE when bands experiment like that. Especially when they lean toward the less money, but doing what you love side. They could have easily made a more poppy record and sold a ton of copies. Instead, they didn't care what people thought per se, and made what they wanted to. Turns out, it still sold like gangbusters. Just goes to show you, if you make really good music - people will still buy it. You need to check this out today. One of the most complete records of the 2000's. Enjoy B Siders and Happy Wednesday!!

1. Everything in Its Right Place
2. Kid A
3. National Anthem, The
4. How to Disappear Completely
5. Treefingers
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
8. Idioteque
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Idioteque
2. Optimistic
3. Everything In Its Right Place

5 out of 5 stars

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