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KID A

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 552 ratings

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Zitro
Prog Reviewer
4 stars This is an excellent Album from Radiohead and probably their best, it follows nicely like a concept album does.

BEWARE : Don't listen to this while depressed, it has a very depressing and dark mood and depresses me more than The Wall.

The guitar player is decent, the drummer is superb, the vocalist is one of the best in modern music, and the keyboardist and sound engineer steal the show.

Everything in its right place begins the album with strange electronic effects that needs some time to get used to, good keyboards, and dark vocals. Excellent opener. 9/10

Kid A follows with an even darker sound, with electronic voices. The keyboard is used majestically here. Overall, the title track is superb. 8/10

National Anthem follows with a bass riff with good melodies, and then it uses horns; I found them a little irritating in the song at first, but I got the hang of it. It ends with horns playing chaotically all over the place. 7.5/10

How To Disappear Completely : finally I hear some guitar, but its just faint and acoustic. The song sounds like a movie soundtrack of the highest level. It is a great song, but very depressing. 9/10

Treefingers : it has no melody and it can be called filler, but it sounds pretty. 6.5/10

Optimistic : I think it is the best song from the album. Great melodies, good rhythm, nice instrumentation. The highlight are the vocals. 9.5/10

In Limbo : It has a similar style as the previous songs, but this one is dominated by a soft guitar riff. 7.5/10

Idioteque : I can't describe enough how much I love the drumming + electronic chord progression + these desperate sounding vocals, which combined form this creepy piece of art. 9/10

Morning Bell : IT starts as an atmospheric track dominated by keyboards and solid vocals like any other song of the album until there comes a guitar solo and strange sounds. 7.5/10

Motion Picture Soundtrack : sounds like a "motion picture sountrack" with mellow vocals. Usual Radiohead depressing stuff. 7/10

My Grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |

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