Justin E. (BarakTheRed93) from HONOLULU, HI Reviewed on 1/12/2023...
If you ever wondered how Radiohead managed a modern-progressive masterpiece, and then came back only 3 years later with another #1 record after insane stress and writers block, youre not alone. It still confounds me to this day how they were able to do such a thing.
Kid A takes a sharp left turn from previous Radiohead releases, and is based around rhythm loops and electronic instruments instead of the traditional guitar/bass/drums setup. Hence the reason we love Radiohead so much: theyâ€™re very versatile, and have amazing creative capabilities. The contrasting sounds from each of their records make it hard to pin them down to any exact genre label.
I most people will scratch their foreheads at this album, some will breathe slowly with their eyes closed to enjoy every detail, and still others will scoff and say they dont like the lack of melody. If you are a serious Radiohead fan intent on scouting out all they have to offer, get this CD as soon as you can. And even if you arent, you may still really like it. This is without a doubt one of the best albums from Thom & Co.
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Betty A. (BettyA) from CHICAGO, IL Reviewed on 1/9/2007...
Have extra insert that was behind back insert
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Brilliance stains this album beginning to end!
B. G. Ball | Seattle, WA | 04/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You've got to thank Radiohead for changing it's style; they started a new chapter in their career. How can you blame them, it's natural of bands to run out of idea's, especially when you produce albums that sound similar (I'm not saying that is bad, in many ways it's good). The album scared me a lot. It's not the theme of the album that scared me. It was the brilliance of the band, the album is filled with classic tunes like, "Optimistic," "Kid A," "Everthing in the Right Place," and the, "National Anthem." But, I'm not the type of guy that picks and chooses which songs I like and don't like, and skip around. Album's are meant to be listened to as a whole. Therefore, unlike most people, I listened to the album a series of times with no skipping. You can judge an album by listening to it once, album's like this are too rich. Every time I listen to the album, there is something new. That says one thing; this album is a classic.
Anyway, if you haven't purchased the album, get it. It's too good to sell only a million in the U.S, it should have sold a zillion (more then Thriller)."
Jonny rocks my purple socks!!
raindrops8615 | Arizona | 05/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been listening to Radiohead since '94 and I still love them. Add this album to your collection."
Give it Time
Bowiebuff | SC | 06/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hated this album so much the first time I listened to it that I thought about returning it. However, my admiration for OK COMPUTER inspired me to give it another shot. Like a lot of great works of art, KID A is challenging, but those who put the effort into understanding and appreciating it are richly rewarded. On this album, Radiohead really pushes themselves and popular music to new limits.This is not a rocker and features nothing likely to appeal to the masses. While excellent in themselves, the songs are truly parts of a larger work, and KID A should be listened to as a single piece. The formal and textural experimentation is truly original, and stops this slow and meditative music from ever fading into background music. One's attention is captured while he or she is pushed to have feelings not easily explained nor often induced by music. BTW, as most of my reviews will show, I am primarily a jazz and blues fan...not some "new age" hipster...in other words, Radiohead is such a great group that people who dig HOwlin' WOlf and Charley Patton can still get a lot out of their amazing music. Please do not miss this essential ablum from the ONLY essential artists to emerge in the last decade and a half."