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Poll Question: Which track is your favourite?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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1 [2.56%]
6 [15.38%]
10 [25.64%]
1 [2.56%]
4 [10.26%]
1 [2.56%]
5 [12.82%]
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    Posted: March 24 2013 at 00:03
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

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Actually kind of surprised with the results. Never would have thought there was so much love for Dissapear. No votes for the title track or Morning Bell either. 

Same here. Optimistic and How to Disappear Completely are the most pre-Kid A tracks on this album. Guitar songs - electric and acoustic, respectively. As many critics had noted at the time, if the album had led off with those 2 tracks, it wouldn't have seemed such a radical departure from The Bends and OK Computer. Good songs though.

I think people who love the track Kid A prob. voted for the first track, like I did. It's such a perfect one-two punch.

Yeah, I love Aphex Twin influence on this album; it shows on those first two tracks too. The title track has that really nice sort of Kraut/IDM beat that really draws me in.

You should do an Amnesiac poll next. I think of these two CDs as being a double album. They have a nice symmetry to them: the IDM tracks that begin both albums, the horns songs that frame it (National Anthem in the front, Greenhouse in the back), the two Morning Bells, two ambient pieces (Treefingers and Hunting Bears - both evoking pastoral settings in their titles), two great not-quite EDM-ish tracks (Idioteque and Spinning Plates), two rockers (Optimistic and Knives Out), and two lovely/frightening songs (How to Disappear and Pyramid Song).


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Originally posted by jude111

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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Actually kind of surprised with the results. Never would have thought there was so much love for Dissapear. No votes for the title track or Morning Bell either. 

Same here. Optimistic and How to Disappear Completely are the most pre-Kid A tracks on this album. Guitar songs - electric and acoustic, respectively. As many critics had noted at the time, if the album had led off with those 2 tracks, it wouldn't have seemed such a radical departure from The Bends and OK Computer. Good songs though.

I think people who love the track Kid A prob. voted for the first track, like I did. It's such a perfect one-two punch.

Yeah, I love Aphex Twin influence on this album; it shows on those first two tracks too. The title track has that really nice sort of Kraut/IDM beat that really draws me in.

You should do an Amnesiac poll next. I think of these two CDs as being a double album. They have a nice symmetry to them: the IDM tracks that begin both albums, the horns songs that frame it (National Anthem in the front, Greenhouse in the back), the two Morning Bells, two ambient pieces (Treefingers and Hunting Bears - both evoking pastoral settings in their titles), two great not-quite EDM-ish tracks (Idioteque and Spinning Plates), two rockers (Optimistic and Knives Out), and two lovely/frightening songs (How to Disappear and Pyramid Song).

You consider Hunting Bears Ambient?
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Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.
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In Limbo
Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
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I had to give a vote to Kid A because it had none.  I love that little guy.  



Other outstanding tracks from this awesome album:

The National Anthem- one of Radiohead's most ambitious and epic (the real definition) songs
How to Disappear Completely- beautiful, earthy, and haunting
Idioteque- Thom Yorke puts so much emotion into this; it's really incredible to hear



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Idioteque. That last chord in the keys progression kills me every time.
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Originally posted by Chozal

Idioteque. That last chord in the keys progression kills me every time.

I prefer some live versions of Idioteque. That track really comes alive at concerts.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2013 at 09:30
I'll have to give it to the opener.
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My sister's nickname is Kid M LOL because she loves Radiohead, I don't really like them but just felt like bringing that up
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Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

That's interesting. So many people slave over this album, you don't like it?
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

My sister's nickname is Kid M LOL because she loves Radiohead, I don't really like them but just felt like bringing that up

Smile That's great. Hey, that's a little slice of pride right there - good spirit. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

That's interesting. So many people slave over this album, you don't like it?


Not only does he not like it, but apparently you're an idiot if you do.
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Originally posted by Padraic

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

That's interesting. So many people slave over this album, you don't like it?


Not only does he not like it, but apparently you're an idiot if you do.

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Well it's one of my favourites, I'll tell you that. What I really appreciate about it though, is that every track has a unique personality within itself. Everybody has a different favourite - it's so varied.


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Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

I wonder whether you've heard the albums AFTER Kid A. Wink   And worse than Pablo Honey...wow, that's a bit difficult to work out.
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One of my current bandmates is a rabid fan of Kid A and In Rainbows and is pretty adamant about the fact that the worst Radiohead album is ... OK Computer.


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Originally posted by rogerthat

Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

I wonder whether you've heard the albums AFTER Kid A. Wink   And worse than Pablo Honey...wow, that's a bit difficult to work out.

In Rainbows was fantastic album though.
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My two cents on Kid A : this album left me with the feeling that the band took off in a Space Shuttle and I was left behind, thinking : Bon Voyage, guys, too bad I could'nt follow you, but this is where I draw the line. To the point where I actually sold the album in a used record shop.  Never could get into it.
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Originally posted by Chozal

One of my current bandmates is a rabid fan of Kid A and In Rainbows and is pretty adamant about the fact that the worst Radiohead album is ... OK Computer.



I can see that. He probably digs the experimental stuff more. OK Computer is a monster, don't get me wrong, but Radiohead really reinvented themselves in the new century, basically stripped all of their old rules and tricks, and changed their career around. The past five albums have been key sources of innovation and experimentation for Pop Music, and I'm just fortunate that we've had the pleasure to listen to them, because they really are incredible records.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 22:31
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by rogerthat

Originally posted by resurrection

Kid A is the Emperor's new clothes; I love the best of Radiohead, but this is the worst.

I wonder whether you've heard the albums AFTER Kid A. Wink   And worse than Pablo Honey...wow, that's a bit difficult to work out.

In Rainbows was fantastic album though.

Oh, I am not hating on their later albums but I suspect resurrection hasn't heard them.   Because if he disliked Kid A, then these albums depart even further from their 90s sound. 
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