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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  • LCDnewOrder

    This is like the aural representation of a manic depressive walking through the nightclub district.

    20 Jan 12:14pm Reply
  • kouta55

    one of the most beautiful things in the world

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wtfranko

    Why there are all these Skrillex comments in this song? wtf?

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pizzake

    Decomposition

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • kitsvne

    so much despair

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BjornMacMorn

    Skrillex? Come on.

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nagiito

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

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Fucked_Up-Freak

    puta música do caralho.

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Oppressotron

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

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • larsvolta

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

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • InItForTheLutz

    That beat is so insane. [10]

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RIPELIVEJAM

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

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • burningwaffles

    too brilliant

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • kotkolwiek

    That beat is so insane. [9]

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • lttrstonowhere

    That beat is so insane. [8]

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • amandabaia

    That beat is so insane. [7]

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • burningwaffles

    That beat is so insane. [6]

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Grycho

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

    1 Aug 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Nagiito

    That beat is so insane. [5]

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
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