Kid A

Release date
2 Jun 2008
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Everything in Its Right Place 4:09 891,183
2 Kid A 4:44 641,487
3 The National Anthem 4:57 671,682
4 How to Disappear Completely 5:54 659,558
5 Treefingers 3:42 597,250
6 Optimistic 5:15 645,637
7 In Limbo 3:30 541,821
8 Idioteque 5:12 791,448
9 Morning Bell 4:35 562,863
10 Motion Picture Soundtrack 7:04 494,787
11 Untitled 0:52 44,882

About this album

Kid A is the fourth album by the band Radiohead, released on October 2, in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States and Canada. A commercial success worldwide, Kid A went platinum in its first week of release in the UK. Despite the lack of an official single or video as publicity, Kid A became the first Radiohead release to debut at #1 in the US. This success was credited variously to a unique marketing campaign, the early Internet leak of the album, or anticipation after the band’s 1997 album, OK Computer.

Kid A was recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, Gloucestershire and Oxford with producer Nigel Godrich. The album’s songwriting and recording were experimental for Radiohead, as the band replaced their earlier “” rock style with a more sound. Influenced by , , and music, Radiohead abandoned their three-guitar lineup for a wider range of instruments on Kid A, using keyboards, the Ondes martenot, and, on certain compositions, strings and brass. Kid A also contains more and lyrics than the band’s previous work. Singer Thom Yorke has said the album was not intended as “art”, but reflects the music they listened to at the time. Original artwork by Stanley Donwood and Yorke, and a series of short animated films called “blips”, accompanied the album.

Kid A has been considered one of the more challenging records to have commercial success, and it polarized opinion among both fans and critics. The album won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album and was nominated for Album of the Year.

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  • LeoReis92

    To me, this album sounds like a psychologically perturbed person's mind.

    13 Mar 8:10pm Reply
  • rockkiller124


    22 Feb 2:34am Reply
  • Junior7couto


    20 Feb 3:40pm Reply
  • SeanK262

    anyone who thinks ok computer is better than this is buggin

    26 Jan 6:46pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    A piece of extremely overrated and talentless shit, just like any other their album. They tried to fuck with electronic music to show everyone how fucking versatile and avant-garde they are, but the result is predictably awful.

    24 Jan 7:10pm Reply
  • JTraill

    we get it, it's good

    19 Jan 8:51pm Reply
  • nugraarsyistawa


    16 Jan 2:03am Reply
  • lexlogic

    I especially love that part from optimistic to morning bell

    15 Jan 7:09pm Reply
  • lexlogic

    Given the enormous critical popularity of the band, every Radiohead album post-PH could be labelled as being overrated, making said labeling rather redundant. [4]

    15 Jan 7:09pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Masterpiece. Unique album.

    14 Jan 1:35pm Reply
  • clecleclecle

    Once i play "Everything In It's Right Place" I have to listen the whole album :D [2]

    3 Jan 11:27pm Reply
  • muerto14

    One of the best albums ever

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Marinochet

    An epic album! I think its a more underground album from radiohead.

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    Lack of Thom troubles me. "Optimistic" is pretty awesome, as well as "The National Anthem."

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dusk2099

    more like Kid gAy hahaahhahaah like if you agree

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • nuorimaa

    It's like experimental music for dummies.

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • burningwaffles

    B E S T

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Самый меланхоличный их альбом.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • gonejaa


    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • geck1

    only album from radiohead that i like . everything else is just pffff ...bullshit

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
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