Radiohead – Kid A

There are few albums that I can remember having received quite as much hype as this one.  Released In The Year 2000 amidst the remnants of the late 90s cultural stew of alternative, pop and that weird rap/rock phase (also known as the genre that shall not be named) Kid A seemingly skipped the introduction period that most albums seem to need before entering the cultural zeitgeist and went straight to platinum within its first week of release (well at least in the UK).  Following in the footsteps of the equally touted, OK Computer, Kid A, seems to have wracked up even more accolades than its predecessor, and so, we figured, why not put it through our version of the ringer?  I’m not sure that I’d be able to say much more without giving our reactions away, and so, in order to keep the influence at a minimum (I’m sure I’m giving our powers of persuasion more credit than they’re really worth), let’s skip to the fun part: the listen.

For more on the album, here’s the Wikipedia page: KID A

For the curious, here’s the first track:

For the Committed:

Here’s The Playlist

 

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Record Club began in the cold, dank, snowmageddon scene that was New England of January 2011. We’re probably no different than you. We all work in cubicles, some in smaller, less private cubicles than others; that just means we have to be even sneakier about how we listen to our music. But we have to listen to our music, mostly as a way of saving our own personal sanity. Sometimes our opinions lead us to debates that may or may not be published in their entirety on this site, but I can promise you’ll at least get a glimpse of the way our minds work. The main goal is to find new music we like or find old music that we didn’t know we liked. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes it’s a total and complete disaster. After our ears have rejoiced or stopped bleeding we try something else. This is our pattern, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes, when the club isn’t officially in session, just to keep everyone on their toes, we throw in a theme day. We’re beginning to run low on our original list, so please, if you have albums that you’d like us to review or themes that you’d like to see our playlist of, feel free to contribute. After all, we’re all in this together once we punch the time clock. So if you’re busy (or just plain bored) lurking in your cubicle as you read this join in. After all, life wasn’t meant to be lived staring at a computer screen. I guarantee you, it’s at least more fun when you plug the headphones in.


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