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CBandits82
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Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?

I just listened to it twice in full and I forgot how fantastic this album is.

Now its weird as shite but the overall feel is great.

I love the general mood and the ambient sounds throughout, what a mind frick to the music world to put this out after OK Computer.

I have to put this one second on my list after In Rainbows.

Incredible piece of music.

Listen to it if its been a while.


CBandits82
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
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Following the critical and commercial success of their 1997 album OK Computer, the members of Radiohead suffered burnout, and songwriter Thom Yorke suffered a mental breakdown.[1] Drummer Philip Selway said Radiohead worried that the success had "turned us into a one-trick band".[2] Bassist Colin Greenwood said: "We felt we had to change everything. There were other guitar bands out there trying to do similar things. We had to move on."[3] Guitarist Ed O'Brien had hoped Radiohead's fourth album would comprise "snappy", melodic guitar songs, but Yorke stated: "There was no chance of the album sounding like that. I'd completely had it with melody. I just wanted rhythm. All melodies to me were pure embarrassment."[2] Troubled by new acts he felt were imitating Radiohead,[4] Yorke believed his music had become part of a constant background noise he described as "fridge buzz",[5] and became hostile to the music media.[1][6] He told The Guardian: "I always used to use music as a way of moving on and dealing with things, and I sort of felt like that the thing that helped me deal with things had been sold to the highest bidder and I was simply doing its bidding. And I couldn't handle that."[1] He suffered from writer's block, and could not finish writing songs on guitar.[2] Yorke became disillusioned with the "mythology" of rock music, feeling the genre had "run its course".[4] He had been a DJ and part of a techno band at Exeter University,[4] and following OK Computer began to listen almost exclusively to the electronic music of Warp artists such as Aphex Twin: "It was refreshing because the music was all structures and had no human voices in it. But I felt just as emotional about it as I'd ever felt about guitar music."[1] He liked the idea of his voice being used as an instrument rather than having a leading role, and intended to move Radiohead from traditional songwriting and instead focus on sounds and textures.[7] He bought a house in Cornwall and spent his time walking the cliffs and drawing, restricting his musical activity to playing the grand piano he had recently bought.[8] "Everything in Its Right Place" was the first song he wrote on the piano.[8]


Yorke pretty much said frick it, everyone is making the same sounds over and over, we need to do something different................and it worked.


buffbraz
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
To me, its OK Computer then everything else. I am not as familiar with all the other albums. Need to go back and listen to Kid A again.


High C
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
OK Computer
The Bends


Kid A


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The Seaward
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
I’d probably have a top 3 of:

1. OK Computer
2. Kid A
3. In Rainbows

But there isn’t a ton of separation between the three.


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
Oh man


There may be things equally as haunting- though no surpass- the sheer epicness of the opening electronic keyboard notes of "Everything In Its Right Place." Such a statement of an opener, the moment that elevated the band from great 90s act to one of the greatest acts of all time.

I can't pick between Kid A and OK Computer. Both are two of the most important documents constructed by humankind.


buffbraz
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
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There may be things equally as haunting- though no surpass- the sheer epicness of the opening electronic keyboard notes of "Everything In Its Right Place." Such a statement of an opener, the moment that elevated the band from great 90s act to one of the greatest acts of all time.


I liked it in "Vanilla Sky"


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CocoLoco
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
OK Computer
In Rainbows
Kid A


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rebelrouser
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
Its a good one no doubt and Idioteque is one of my favorite RH songs but a little too weird/experimental to me. Really been digging Moon Shaped Pool lately.


CXSteve
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
1. The Bends
2. OK Computer
3. Creep
The rest of that plugging in machines and and seizure dancing around to reject rock can F#$% off.


DArbonneDuke
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
1. OK Computer
2. The Bends
3. Kid A
4. Amnesiac


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
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reject rock


Lol, nice


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Clint Torres
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
In Rainbows
The Bends
OK Computer
Hail To The Thief
Kid A
Amnesiac
The King of Limbs
Pablo Honey
A Moon Shaped Pool


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BC Tweeker
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
In Rainbows
Kid A
Ok Computer
The Bends
Hail to the Thief

They played How to Disappear Completely when they were in New Orleans previously, and it blew my mind. I fell in love with the song at that moment. One of my favorites off Kid A.


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TheTideMustRoll
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
I love Kid A, but I prefer Amnesiac, which was mostly a collection of B-sides left off of Kid A.

And while we’re on the subject, poor Ed O’Brien. After OK Computer, Yorke almost wrote him out of the band completely there for a while. Tough being a guitarist in a band of multi-instrumentalists who decide they don’t want to play guitar music anymore.


CBandits82
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
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Oh man


There may be things equally as haunting- though no surpass- the sheer epicness of the opening electronic keyboard notes of "Everything In Its Right Place." Such a statement of an opener, the moment that elevated the band from great 90s act to one of the greatest acts of all time.

I can't pick between Kid A and OK Computer. Both are two of the most important documents constructed by humankind.






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CBandits82
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Really been digging Moon Shaped Pool lately.


I listened to this one in full this morning and I forgot how good it is as well.

Its a really chill album, great background while working.


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CBandits82
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
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4. Amnesiac



diving into this one today, its been years.


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Crentist
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
Top 3 for sure.


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SUB
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re: Where do you put Kid A on your Radiohead album list?
A close 2nd to OK computer.


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