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