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KID A

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 552 ratings

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Biff Tannen
5 stars Following the success of OK Computer, Radiohead pretty much could have milked the sound they had mastered on that record for years, but instead, they did the complete opposite: they almost completely changed their sound on their next record; the rocking guitar leads were almost nowhere to be found, atmospheric keyboard flourishes dotted almost every song on the entire album, Thom Yorke's voice was used almost like another instrument, and, for the first time, their electronic influences were brought to the forefront. The result was Kid A, a truly progressive record in every sense of the word, albeit not in the classic symphonic prog sense.

I know it is a cliche to say "this album has to be heard from start to finish to truly appreciate it," but in the case of this record, it really is the truth. Kid A takes each listener on a wonderful journey, musically, sensually, and emotionally.

And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the presence of one of the most powerful songs this music fan has ever heard: How to Disappear Completely. One of the most depressing songs any rock band has ever penned, this song evokes feelings and emotions out of me that few other songs of any genre can do. The next (or first) time you listen to this song, turn all of the lights out, and turn the music up as loud as possible, to get the full effect. By the end of the song, if you are anything like me, your entire body will be covered in goosebumps.

Biff Tannen | 5/5 |

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