11 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The band that pushed rock’s boundaries vault clear of them on a stunning reinvention. Texture and agitated beats are prioritized over hooks, while guitars recede to accommodate electronica on a remarkable album. Orchestral ballad “How to Disappear Completely” and the rattling guitars of “Optimistic” are bridges back to OK Computer, but Kid A eludes classification by absorbing ambient techno, classical and jazz as it voices millennial paranoia (“Idioteque”), alienation (“The National Anthem”), and separation (“Morning Bell”). Initially icy and challenging, the album rewards repeated listens as its fractured parts melt into mantric rhythms and slow-surfacing melodies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The band that pushed rock’s boundaries vault clear of them on a stunning reinvention. Texture and agitated beats are prioritized over hooks, while guitars recede to accommodate electronica on a remarkable album. Orchestral ballad “How to Disappear Completely” and the rattling guitars of “Optimistic” are bridges back to OK Computer, but Kid A eludes classification by absorbing ambient techno, classical and jazz as it voices millennial paranoia (“Idioteque”), alienation (“The National Anthem”), and separation (“Morning Bell”). Initially icy and challenging, the album rewards repeated listens as its fractured parts melt into mantric rhythms and slow-surfacing melodies.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Webbbbbbbbbb ,

Fantastic Album.

If you’re willing to give this album some time, you’ll find something truly amazing. It’s one that can even tell a story but not one that will be the same for everyone or even for every listen. And the music is fantastic. It never really dies like some more accessible music will over time. Don’t go buying just one song off the album. This one is meant to be an experience. And it’s truly a great one.

Clucktastic ,

The Best Album…Ever

This album has driven me to tears. This album has made me so happy. It's a beautiful piece of music. The culmination of art in 48 minutes. I cannot elaborate how incredible this album is. Just listen.

Dantheman8691 ,

Kid A

I rate it 4 stars because of memories I have, actually good ones, listening and over-analyzing it with some friends. But truthfully I feel as though had it not been released by such a critically acclaimed band I would have to give it 3. Very creative and from what I can tell must have taken a lot of effort to make.. But it's just so weird..

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