Kid A (studio album) by Radiohead
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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 80,918.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 89.3/100, a mean average of 87.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.
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A wonderfully strange album. At times, this album feels really scaled back, and at times it feels huge. Much different from OK Computer, and I think not as magnificent, but still a fascinating and unique album to listen to.
It’s rightfully considered the greatest album of the 2000’s and quite possibly one of the greatest albums of all time.
This change in style was exactly what the group needed after the sensational OK Computer. By the time you reach the halfway point of Everything In Its Right Place you realise you are in for something truly unique and special. The atmosphere the group create on here is absolutely phenomenal. It engulfs you right from the start and this heavy, dark electronic wave can easily be too overpowering for new ears but when it is given patience you can get one of the greatest experiences you will ever get on an album. This environment can be heightened even further as well by listening late at night with some good quality headphones and you will truly feel transported and a state of transcendence. One of the best songs on here for achieving this is Treefingers as you don't even get the safety net of Thom Yorke's voice so I always found it so easy to get lost in the music on here. Then you have the two truly mesmerising songs in my opinion which are The National Anthem and Idioteque with both of them demonstrating the new style for the group perfectly. In addition to this, the record flows extremely well with one song following into the next to create a proper album experience where they clearly put a lot of work into making it a cohesive listen. This hard work pays off as the music feels focused and compact which helps to maintain the atmosphere as they never break stride which means we are never allowed to lose interest in the musical marvel that is on display for us. Overall, the stylistic change was absolutely genius and in result of that we get one of the most atmospheric and engaging records ever created that is truly a triumph for the group and music.
Best Radiohead album in terms of overall sound of the record and the atmosphere it creates. This changed their style and it did so for good.
Este álbum marco un antes y un después en Radiohead, el cambio de dirección que tomó el grupo con este "KID A" a un sonido más denso, atmosférico y electrónico pudo haber disgustado a algunos fans del grupo y en parte lo entiendo, pero cada nota tocada, cada efecto de sonido y la expresividad de Thom Yorke con su voz en canciones como "Optimistic" o "In Limbo" hace de éste uno de los mejores trabajos de Radiohead, comparable en calidad, incluso, a "OK COMPUTER". En serio, las sensaciones que produce este álbum mientras lo escuchas a las 11 de la noche con tus audífonos es indescriptible.
This album marked a before and after for Radiohead, the change in direction that the group took with this "KID A" to a denser, more atmospheric and electronic sound might have upset some of the group's fans and I partly understand it, but each note played, each sound effect and the expressiveness of Thom Yorke with his voice in songs like "Optimistic" or "In Limbo" makes this one of Radiohead's best albums, comparable in quality, even, to "OK COMPUTER". Seriously, the sensations that this album produces while listening to it at 11 pm with your headphones is indescribable.
After OK Computer, Radiohead attempt to tackle the exploration of the more digital and soundscape-focused sound that has only been hinted at in past works, and they absolutely succeed. The haunting and dystopian tracklist create feelings of unrivalled tension and existential drama with a range of sounds, some working better than others. This album released in 2000 but still feels futuristic and there's nothing else quite like it.
Top 3 tracks: How to Disappear Completely (my favourite song of all time), Motion Picture Soundtrack, Idioteque
Experimental and Mainstream music at its best, seems like the impact of sgt pepper on the 60s talking about experimental and going forward music, the perfect mix of both comercial from a band that their last record is the best rock album of the 1990s and sgt pepper for years considered as the best album of the 1960s and all time
because everyone who knows a little more than the commercial bubble you will know that Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Velvet underground, silver apples, etc were making same or more experimental music than the beatles at that time
While note everyones favorite, its a very adventurous record from a band who didnt need to prove anything
This is some really excellent experimental music. It even sounds good sometimes.
There's plenty of evidence in this record that Radiohead can produce beautiful music. It's too bad they so often get caught up in what music can be than what it should be.
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