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3.95 | 830 ratings

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1 stars After picking up 'OK Computer' and really enjoying it, I came on here to see which album I should buy next, and 'Kid A' was the only album in the 'Key Albums' list. That should not be the case. This album made me want to shoot myself or something, the whole thing is paranoid, depressing, and downright scary. Listening to this will make you feel like a mental patient. I got the special edition 2x10" vinyl edition for my turntable... I doubt I'll be playing it very much anymore. I really tried to like this album, I really did, but I just can't listen to this anymore or I'll go insane. It's nothing at all like OK Computer, and it's very electronic and experimental, which I don't mind since I'm a fan of a few experimental techno bands, but this whole album had an aura of fear and paranoia surrounding it that I don't want to touch it again. It starts out with 'Everything In It's Right Place' which sounds so scary and closed in or something, and right then you know this is nothing like the previous album. The title track 'Kid A' contains some seriously distorted vocals, and is not a track I'd like to listen to by myself, it's just scary. 'The National Anthem' is more upbeat, but it's just plain annoying and has some very loud and out of tune horn sections on it that really bother me. The only songs that I sort of like on here are 'How To Disappear Completely' and 'Optimistic', both of which are very depressing songs despite the name of the second one, the former of which has a chilling section at the end with Thom humming along with the music. The latter is just a decent pop song. The last side of the album, which contains 'Idioteque' and 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' just finish off the whole paranoid suicidal feeling of the whole album. Finishing this album was like finishing a suicide note. "I will see you in the next world" are the last lyrics to the album. I pretended to like this. I really tried to like it. But I just can't stomach it anymore. I don't know what kind of masochist would want to listen to such an album, and I can't believe it's listed as the key album here. That one should be 'OK Computer', not this awful thing. 'OK Computer' was a 'down' album, but this one, I don't even know what the hell to call it. Not recommended at all. :( bryantm3
bryantm3 | 1/5 |


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