Kid A

Label
Parlophone
Release date
2 Jun 2008
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
49:54

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Everything in Its Right Place 4:09 863,303
2 Kid A 4:44 624,578
3 The National Anthem 4:57 654,709
4 How to Disappear Completely 5:54 639,054
5 Treefingers 3:42 580,146
6 Optimistic 5:15 629,006
7 In Limbo 3:30 527,844
8 Idioteque 5:12 775,106
9 Morning Bell 4:35 549,606
10 Motion Picture Soundtrack 7:04 480,278
11 Untitled 0:52 37,298

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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  • burningwaffles

    B E S T

    1 Sep 7:50am Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Самый меланхоличный их альбом.

    14 Aug 9:16am Reply
  • gonejaa

    BEEEST

    30 Jul 1:38pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    Overrated but it's a masterpiece

    16 Jul 4:49pm Reply
  • geck1

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

    11 Jul 6:24pm Reply
  • heyman010

    Best of all time

    30 Jun 8:38pm Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

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

    16 Jun 11:51pm Reply
  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is shameless self-promotion, but if you guys enjoy this album like I have for years, you might like my own self-released album. It's a collection of ambient tracks, but it's hugely inspired by Sigur Rós, Riceboy Sleeps, Brian Eno, Radiohead, etc. so if you're into any of those fine names you might like this!! You can find it at bestghosts.bandcamp.com

    3 Jun 1:19pm Reply
  • mordwyr

    Good.

    2 Jun 10:39pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Masterpiece. [4] This album deserves all the hype in the world.

    1 Jun 1:23pm Reply
  • CousinEarl

    I don't get it.

    21 May 2:53am Reply
  • postmadesign

    I was a big fan of OKC when it came out. At the time Kid A came out I was already into a lot of abstract electronic stuff like Autechre and BOC, and Kid A dissapointed me because it sounded like Radiohead making a BOC album. I guess when I listen to it now, I like it better than I did then. I especially did not like Idioteque...

    7 May 9:04pm Reply
  • Efflictim

    Masterpiece. [3] This album deserves all the hype in the world.

    18 Apr 7:37am Reply
  • neobat29

    i can only imagine what would it be like to listen to kid a back in 2000. start listening to 'everything in its right place', specially 3 years after ok computer. it still sounds fresh new to me

    17 Apr 12:43pm Reply
  • nevershoutn

    i used to hate this album

    16 Apr 2:24am Reply
  • Hollie452

    I'm so glad i'm finally able to appreciate this. @Stokka try listening to it when you feel like a stone cold hearted son of a bitch.

    13 Apr 10:24pm Reply
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    10 Apr 12:50pm Reply
  • NoiseSonic

    favorite.

    2 Apr 8:48pm Reply
  • Stokka

    Help: I don't like Kid A.

    26 Mar 8:43pm Reply
  • Illest_Villain

    Best Album Of All Time

    9 Mar 1:23pm Reply
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