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Kid A (album) by Radiohead 

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Kid A
Kid A by Radiohead (2000)
Overall rank: 7th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,980 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2000 (1st)
Best album of the 2000s (1st)
Top 10 albums of all time (7th)

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Radiohead bestography

Kid A is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Radiohead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Radiohead is OK Computer which is ranked number 1 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 137,896.

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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, The Bends by Radiohead and Funeral by Arcade Fire.

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From normshorg 5 days ago
simply a perfect album
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From colonelchibbers 05/20/2015 04:52
Literally Kid A. A lot of rock fans wouldn't even give electronic music a second look if it weren't for this album.
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From normshorg 05/15/2015 05:56
the death of rock: perfect album for anything
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From RobertChristgau 05/09/2015 18:21
I guess the fools who ceded these bummed-out Brits U2's world's-greatest-rock-band slot actually did care about what bigger fool Thom Yorke had to say as well as how he made it sound. Why else the controversy over this bag of sonics? Me, I'm so relieved Yorke's doing without lyrics. Presaging too damn much but no more a death knell for song than OK Computer was for organic life, this is an imaginative, imitative variation on a pop staple: sadness made pretty. Alienated masterpiece nothing--it's dinner music. More claret?

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From awesomness425 04/15/2015 01:24
Everything was in it's right place with this album.
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From calsper 04/06/2015 22:42

Krautrock, jazz and classical music was fuzzing around in a Thom Yorke, who by 1997 had burned out from the recordings for OK Computer. This variety of genres mixed with Yorke's increasing fascination with computers and programming led to the magnificent creation of Kid A.

Being the follow-up to one of music history's unanimously most important records, what Yorke set out to do was a clear example of an artist true to his integrity, who had the courage and who was not ruined by commercial success to take the easy choice and go towards the sound of The Bends which had the blockbuster-selling guitar driven sound.

The soundscape and production of Kid A is as authentic as nothing else to me and leaves me feeling utterly exhausted and a little paranoid after a focused listen. Yorke masters the way of making instrumentation and emotional expression work together, from the scratching voices on "Everything Is In Its Right Place" to the metallic and reverberating sound of his voice on the title track which feels incredibly isolated and hollow.

A tantilizing masterpiece boldly rated higher than their commercial masterpiece OK Computer because of my personal experience with this album and what I believe is the underestimation of Kid A and the revolutionizing way of mixing feelings into sound - this really is, I believe, what this album exhibits better than any other in music history.
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From halloallesgoed 04/01/2015 16:54
Beautiful, cold and distant and warm and really really close at the same time, terrific experience. (sorry for the pretensiousness, this album just brings it out in me)
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From NamibiaStarr 03/31/2015 05:14
Electronic experimental rock post-rock
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From Epicpenguin13 03/20/2015 21:34
I could listen to the first five notes of Everything In Its Right Place all day.

Every time I listen to this album, I listen closer, and am rewarded graciously. I encourage everyone to listen to this record in a dark room with headphones, or while walking on a quiet night. It's a different experience. I think this album tops OK Computer, probably.
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From gunnerglenn1 03/20/2015 21:01
Would go as far to say this is the most important album of all music history
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