Idioteque (5:12)

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“Idioteque” is the eighth track on Radiohead’s album Kid A (2000). Driven by electronic beats, it was seen as a departure for the rock band, but remains a fan favourite, especially at live concerts. Singer Thom Yorke usually dances during the song, and the crowd joins in singing the second verse (“Ice age coming, ice age coming”). The song has been played at nearly every concert since 2001.

The song features a prominent sample from “Mild und Leise” - an experimental computer piece from 1973 by electronic music pioneer Paul Lansky.


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  • pizzake


    12 Nov 4:00am Reply
  • kitsvne

    so much despair

    29 Oct 8:26pm Reply
  • BjornMacMorn

    Skrillex? Come on.

    13 Oct 3:40am Reply
  • Nagiito

    where's the drop? this is so much worse than skrillex. [2]

    28 Sep 5:54pm Reply
  • Fucked_Up-Freak

    puta música do caralho.

    25 Sep 12:01am Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff. Skrillex... in ten years ask yourself Larsvolta where the hell Skrillex is...

    22 Sep 2:46pm Reply
  • larsvolta

    where's the drop? this is so much worse than skrillex.

    19 Sep 2:48am Reply
  • InItForTheLutz

    That beat is so insane. [10]

    9 Sep 2:21am Reply

    THE FIST INTO THE CHILDREN :\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\

    3 Sep 5:07pm Reply
  • burningwaffles

    too brilliant

    1 Sep 1:09pm Reply
  • kotkolwiek

    That beat is so insane. [9]

    31 Aug 9:44pm Reply
  • lttrstonowhere

    That beat is so insane. [8]

    24 Aug 5:46pm Reply
  • amandabaia

    That beat is so insane. [7]

    22 Aug 6:13pm Reply
  • burningwaffles

    That beat is so insane. [6]

    19 Aug 1:28pm Reply
  • Grycho

    @opiatv Why would you ever want to not like something?

    1 Aug 3:12pm Reply
  • alternativer792

    ICE AGE COMIN', ICE AGE COMIN'! Let me hear both sides, let me here both sides, let me here 'em both - ICE AGE COMIN', ICE AGE COMIN'! Throw them in the fire! In the fire! on the - We are not scare mongering, this is REALLY HAPPENING, HAPPENING, mobiles working mobiles chirping, take the money RUN take the money RUN take the money!

    20 Jul 7:00pm Reply
  • Nagiito

    That beat is so insane. [5]

    20 Jul 3:00pm Reply
  • CainDavies

    Easily one of the best songs ever. Perfectly gives you that shrill feeling of claustrophobia and is totally symptomatic/reflective of the time we live in today. Sonically; the electronics. Lyrically; "Take the money and run"

    16 Jul 6:07pm Reply
  • opiatv

    really I never did like radiohead, and I never wanted to like radiohead, until this song. it's brilliant

    20 Jun 11:40am Reply

    Best song they ever wrote

    15 Jun 4:50pm Reply
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