The National Anthem (track) by Radiohead
The National Anthem appears on the following album(s) by Radiohead:
- Kid A (track #3) (this album) (2000)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 91.3/100, a mean average of 90.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.4/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.8.
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WARNING: Don't take acid while listening to this.
Oh my god this is insane. Someone MADE this and thought of it.
CAN at their prime, feat. John Coltrane's "Ascension" octet
Kick-ass song, I love the bassline. The only thing I wasn't immediately a fan of about this song is the horn section, it sounds too much like Funhouse by the stooges.
always been impressed that Jonny wrote the brass section of this song to sound like a traffic jam
Nice track with a cool bass line :) The trumpet part is awesome!
A song that starts simple an grows bigger and bigger. One of the best tracks!
When those trumpets kick in with their boompapab padabapab padoobedoompapap tadadata, that's the moment this song becomes a 10/10
A steady bass groove and trip-hop drums provide a solid groundwork for The National Anthem, only for it to descend into a cacophony of free-jazz madness amidst wailing trombones and screaming trumpets, all while the ondes martenot weaves its way around the song like a UFO. This track shouldn't have worked as well as it does. Not only is it a testament to Radiohead's creativity, but it's also a testament to their razor-sharp focus as well.
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