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  radiohead discography
Kid A is an airy, concept-heavy work that is at times breathtakingly lovely, and at times maddeningly obtuse.
Kid A is sweeping and gorgeous, and ultimately more admirable than likeable.
In many ways, the masterful Kid A is one of the year's finest records, but anyone who misses the "Fake Plastic Trees"-era Radiohead -- back when the band was just an inspired alternative rock band and not a breathing homage to artistic abstraction -- won't find much comfort here.
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  Radiohead: Kid A (2000): Reviews
Kid A may feel cold and ahuman at first, but stick with it for the full 50 minutes: Listen long enough, and a fragile, flickering glow becomes apparent amid the chill.
Kid A is easily the most successful electronica album from a rock band -- so much so that it doesn't sound like the work of a rock band, even if it does sound like Radiohead....
Kid A represents the first time in Radiohead's short history where their desire to do something different has outrun their ability to give their experiments a personal imprint.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/radiohead/kida   (1419 words)

  
 Kid A   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kid A was Radiohead 's fourth studio album, released on October 2, 2000 in the United Kingdom and on October 3 in the United States and Canada.
It came as a surprise for many who expected the follow-up album to their enormously successful OK Computer (1997) to be along the same musical vein.
Kid A offers a melange of modern and experimental music, including electronica, post-rock, indie, art rock, and jazz.
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 Mindjack Magazine - music - Radiohead's Kid A
That's where Radiohead is on their new album Kid A. Much has already been made in advance reviews of the absence of hard-rockin' tracks, the preponderance of "ambient" approaches.
The album's theme (the name Kid A supposedly refers to the first successfully cloned human, and the sense of rootlessness he or she would feel in a world increasingly full of artificial life) manifests on every track as a spare, drier-than-a-martini sound.
And Kid A's story, if there really is one, feels like a human B-side, a life not created to have any intrinsic worth, with no center.
www.mindjack.com /music/kida.html   (812 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Kid A: Radiohead: Music
Kid A is an album that would not sound out of place on the Warp Records roster, as keyboards, sequencers and electronic effects take the place of guitars on most tracks (particularly unusual for a band that boasts three guitarists).
On KID A, Thom Yorke's passionate wailing is put through the aural wringer, and the band's previous nimbly orchestrated full-frontal sonic assault is replaced by full-frontal electric piano, to iconoclastic effect.
Kid A, to both the fan and the outsider, is a strange composition.
www.amazon.co.uk /Kid-Radiohead/dp/B000025558   (1643 words)

  
 Radiohead - Kid A
Their new album, Kid A, was to be a very different sound.
Kid A was largely accepted by the public as a great album.
Kid A must be listened to alone, with headphones, with your eyes closed and you doing nothing.
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 HYBRIDMAGAZINE.COM | REVIEWS | Radiohead - Kid A
The mystery and anticipation of surrounding the release of Kid A, was rivaled this summer, only by the shroud of secrecy that CBS execs maintained for the final episode of Survivor.
Kid A is no Wish You Were Here and definitely not The Wall for a new generation.
Overall, Kid A, is definitely a record that Radiohead fans will want to have in their collection, if only to say that they have it, and esoteric enough to provide fodder for the "High Fidelity" types.
www.hybridmagazine.com /reviews/1100/radiohead.shtml   (884 words)

  
 plug <> Radiohead - Kid A
This is followed by the title track, "Kid A", a demented 21st century lullaby for the first genetically engineered baby, whose only recognizable lyrics are "Rats and children follow me out of town"—Thom Yorke as pied piper for a generation consumed by the Limp-Backstreet-Korn-Spears plague.
"Kid A" is an experiment that succeeds more often than it fails, but it's clear that even the failures have taught the band something about its identity.
"Kid A" might not be the salvation that fans were hoping for three years after the revelation of "OK Computer", but it still brings hope for the future of pop music.
www.bluecricket.com /plug/reviews/2000/radioheadkida.html   (667 words)

  
 The Living, Breathing Album - Kid A - Radiohead - Epinions.com
Had there not been a three year vacuum of releases between Kid A and Radiohead's earlier release, OK Computer, then there wouldn't have been nearly as much buzz as there was surrounding the new album.
It was a priority for me to purchase Kid A the second it came out because I had been waiting for three long years to hear a new Radiohead album.
Kid A is an excellent example of just making music without being having to be defined by a style, like too many bands and musicians are these days.
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 Kid A Interpretation
Kid A deals with Thom's despair at the way globalization is destroying the world, particularly the developing world, and also his feelings of disappointment at the current Labour government in the UK.
The 'hidden' booklet in the first pressings of Kid A created some controversy in the UK press for its unabashed caricature and criticism of the current government.
Thom has described the hidden booklet as an exercise by Stanley and himself to put down on paper a lot of the thoughts and ideas that were going around in their heads in the year up to the completion of Kid A. He also claims an influence from TS Eliot's 'The Wasteland'.
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 Kid A - Radiohead - Pandora Internet Radio
As a result, Kid A is easily the most successful electronica album from a rock band -- it doesn't even sound like a rock band, even if it does sound like Radiohead.
Despite its admirable ambition, Kid A is never as visionary or stunning as OK Computer, nor does it really repay the time it demands.
It's self-consciously alienating and difficult, and while that can be intriguing, it seems deeper than it actually is. Repeated plays dissipate the mystique and reveal a number of rather drab songs (primarily during the second half), where there isn't enough under the surface to make Radiohead's relentless experimentation satisfying.
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 Kid A
Someone told me that “Kid A” is actually about the first human clone (which would be labeled “Kid A”), and the album is conceptual, dealing with the depressing life of that first clone.
This song is from the perspective of the scientist who created Kid A…He had to have everything in its right place for the clone to be born; not just technology, but also the timing, the setup…everything.
In this case, Kid A apprehends it isn’t really its own person—it is, in fact, a clone: “That’s there, that’s not me” and “I’m not here, this isn’t happening.” Also, “In a little while, I’ll be gone” is definite foreshadowing (see &#8220;Motion Picture Soundtrack”;).
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 Amazon.com: Kid A: MP3 Downloads: Radiohead
KID A is self-consciously difficult and avant-garde, whereas OK COMPUTER never felt forced, but developed according to its own internal laws and rhythms.
KID A, on the other hand, sounds like the band is trying to be live up to a reputation set up for them by themselves and by public perception, as the premier intellectual rock band living in a technological and ideologically bankrupt world.
KID A, although musically very far afield from Radiohead's previous work, is the next logical step in the career that OK COMPUTER predestined them for, because the very fact that KID A exists shows people that Radiohead has risen above mere commercialism and is into making real music, wherever their muse follows them..
www.amazon.com /Kid-A/dp/B000SXOG7C   (2200 words)

  
 Kid Rock | Biography | MTV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the unlikeliest success stories in rock at the turn of the millennium, Detroit rap-rocker Kid Rock shot to superstardom with his fourth full-length album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause.
Produced by Kid Rock, Too Short, and D-Nice, the album was heavily derivative of Licensed to Ill. Rock briefly became notorious when a New York college radio station aired the album's profanity-laced ode to oral sex, "Yodelin' in the Valley," and was fined over $20,000 (a judgment later rescinded).
The follow-up, "Cowboy," achieved similar success, and suddenly, after a decade of trying, Kid Rock was a superstar with a Top Five, seven-times-platinum album and a gig at Woodstock '99.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/kid_rock/bio.jhtml   (867 words)

  
 Music Review: Radiohead- Kid A
This film was a masterpiece of giving fly-on-the-wall perspective on a rock band, while at the same time demonstrating an outfit of individuals who seemed tired, lonely, and indifferent towards themselves and their work.
Kid A has succeeded if it's purpose was to set a mood, or to get the listener to stretch their imagination by way of sound and not lyrical ideas.
It has also succeeded if (by a remote chance) it was intended as a blow-off to pop music junkies who we're brought on by the heavy radio play of the band in the 1990's.
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 Radiohead - Kid A | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, articles, and news on ...
The band had always planned on releasing a follow-up album later - in the spring of 2001 (now due in June and titled Amnesiac) to be more accessible to audiences.
No singles or videos were made for Kid A, yet it managed to debut at #1 and was up for British album of the year and a Grammy for Alternative Rock Performance of the year.
It just goes to show that there is still hope for the music world when an album that requires listening and thought to appreciate can free minds.
www.music-critic.com /rock/radiohead_kida.htm   (296 words)

  
 village voice > music > Radiohead Kid A by Douglas Wolk
In any case, with Kid A, they've given their core constituency the biggest, warmest recorded go-fuck-yourself in recent memory, a follow-up to OK Computer's artistic and commercial breakthrough that rejects as much of its form, method, sound, and scale as they're capable of rejecting.
Difficult as it is in some ways, Kid A is way easier to "get," mostly because it doesn't have to sift itself out of the guitar-band heap: on play #1 I got pretty much the same effect I'm getting on play #35 or so (with more to come).
"Kid A" die-cuts his singing into wordless streamers and spews them out over a flowerbed of furry synth-tones descended from Aphex Twin's "To Cure a Weakling Child"; "Everything in Its Right Place" and "In Limbo" smother Yorke's voice in the decomposing silt of his own cast-off syllables.
www.villagevoice.com /music/0040,wolk,18661,22.html   (1236 words)

  
 MUSIC REVIEW: Radiohead: Kid A -- New and Fruitful Paths - The Tech
I wouldn’t call Kid A a better album, and I wouldn’t call it a worse album; I’d have to call it a very very different album, one that’s difficult to compare to the band’s previous work, much less anyone else’s.
Kid A has been available for free streaming download on the Internet for some time now, because the band wanted it to be listened to in its entirety, rather than through radio singles.
And of course, long-time fans of the band will be happy to see a traditional live favorite and a song that almost appeared on OK Computer, &#8220;Motion Picture Soundtrack,”; which is transcribed onto organ (taking the album out where it came in) and is given a funereal yet vaguely triumphant background.
www-tech.mit.edu /V120/N47/Radiohead.47a.html   (666 words)

  
 Make your kid a millionaire - MSN Money   (Site not responding. Last check: )
(Your kid won't thank you for your largesse if she winds up using it to support you in your dotage.) You can use MSN's Retirement Planning Calculator to check.
If the kid has earned income, sock the money in a Roth and the child's on the road to wealth.
That future $1 million won't mean much if your kid doesn't get a good education or winds up saddled with massive student loan debt.
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 Radiohead MP3
When tracks from the bands latest album "Kid A" showed up on Napster three months before the CDs release, their record company was in a tizzy.
Kid A quickly became the most downloaded album on the embattled service.
If the Offspring had released the music as they planned and, like Kid A, it shot to the top of the charts, that would have been proof enough for many.
www.mp3newswire.net /stories/2000/radiohead.html   (945 words)

  
 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | Radiohead's "Kid A"
"Kid A" is a damning of categories, a thumb in the eye to expectations and a strong rebuke to the ever-increasing commercial nature of popular music.
Part of this has to do with their love of irony and coy ways with the press, but it also speaks for a musical climate in which a word like "important" can hardly be uttered without scare quotes acting as a safety net.
But "Kid A" is cartoonishly difficult in ways otherwise exercised only in the most arcane realms of the techno sphere, where militantly elusive figures equate impenetrability with progress.
archive.salon.com /ent/music/feature/2000/10/25/radiohead/index1.html   (1690 words)

  
 Flak Magazine: Radiohead's Kid A, 10.17.00
It's easy to pass over the awful brass cacophony of "The National Anthem" and the blandly Eno-esque "Treefingers." Things get better on the title track and "Idioteque", where the formal minimalism of the instrumentation is allowed a little more space, a little more elegance, with the vocals acting as an all-too-human counterpoint to the machines.
Kid A is an interesting experiment in stretching talent, and no doubt useful to the group.
But for anyone interested in Radiohead's progress as artists, rather than in a band with a neat line in fuzzy guitars and a cutely angstful frontman with an angelic voice, it is a transitional piece of work.
www.flakmag.com /music/kidc.html   (627 words)

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