It has been said that this album was recorded to put off the masses so that the band could continue to record in relative peace. 'Kid A' will very possibly put off those fans who only liked the anthems from 'O.K. Computer' (Paranoid Android, Lucky, Karma Police)and 'The Bends'(Street Spirit, High and Dry) but for the majority of their fans this album is a progression from the unusual to the wildly strange and fascinating. The Album starts with 'Everything in its right place', a throbbing rhythmic piece with stacks of pace and tempo plus unusual lyrics 'Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon...' completely fresh from all their songs and does not let listeners hear what direction the band has taken. 'the title track 'Kid A' is a mixture of a nursery rhyme and a nightmare, eery and frightening but with twinkling percussion sounds, involves Yorke singing random thoughts 'We've got heads on sticks' in a heavily disguised voice. 'The National Anthem:' fuzz bass and heavy drumming still no evidence of guitars, dissolves in to a collection of wild brass instruments, innovative and different. 'How to disappear completely' is in my opinion the track of the album, soft acoustic guitar and clashing strings are powerful but the way that they regularise into a beautiful harmony is breathtaking, a truly spellbouinding song. 'Treefingers' is a floating instrumental that contains an element of pure peace. 'Optimistic' is a track fot the hordes: anthemic. major guitars, cracking riffs, huge energy 'this one came out of the swamp.' 'In Limbo' is hugely experimental, it is in fact my least favourite track although others heatedly dis agree with me, rippling sea-shore esque sounds, forlorn sounds. 'Idioteque' Yorke's favourite song, fantastic new direction, pounding beats, desperate lyrics 'This is really happening' fantastic pumping rhythms, dance for the anti-dance fan. 'Morning bell' a mourning melody, sad almost builds up to 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' a fantastic ending, majestic, harp-filled bursting with life, truly beautiful. This album is a fantastic piece, it needs to be listened to as a whole not as individual segments, it is dark in some aries and airy and light in other. It is in my opinion the unmissable album of the year.