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
130 Ratings

130 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.

Yungsebas ,

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.

Basssquid25 ,

Favorite Album Ever. Period.

I don't know how many times I've listened to Everything It's Right Place, the title track, How to disappear, Treefingers, or Idioteque. It's been 3 years since I've heard this record and only a few other albums in my opinon have hardly touched upon the emotinal density and inner turmoil that this album oozes. The face of innovation, beauty in the eye of fear and disaster, and overall, a true masterpiece.

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