Kid A is not only a revolutionary step forward for Radiohead, but for music as a whole.
Although many people love to say how this album has bordered on "Trip Hop", I think it really is something all on it's own that can only be classified as "Innovative".
Radiohead doesn't seem to move from Genre to Genre, they just move on the path that they have created, and stick to it.
I found that they album is much more centered around the dull
(Not sharp) keyboard sounds, and Thom Yorke's incredibly manipulated
electronic vocals, rather than the basic "Guitar/Bass/Drums" of the past.
Listen to "The National Anthem" while you finish this review.
My favorite part of the above song (The National Anthem) is it's
amazing use of the wind instruments (mainly the Saxophone). That solo
near the end nearly gives me diarrhea every time, no joke.
So yes, the album is incredibly revolutionary, but is it catchy? Will it hold your attention to the end?
I think very much so. Even the ambient, instrument-less "Treefingers" has something of a calming quality to it that makes it very much worth listening to, and even adding to your CD shelf.
The album flows incredibly well, and I think is a must-own.
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I write & perform music for My Goal Is Telepathy. Take a listen to the latest sound here.