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Glanners on Kid A,
By A Customer
This review is from: Kid A (Audio CD)
Radiohead's eagerly anticipated but yet strangely un-hyped fourth studio album finally arrives after a lengthy, 3 years plus, wait. Following this the obvious question is of course, is it worth the wait ????? The answer to this is both yes and no. No to those who were awaiting an extension to either "The Bends" or "OK Computer" and a big fat yes to all those fans who are not put off by a new direction. This new direction comes in the form of the band exploring the new medium of electronic instruments blended with the traditional Radiohead tuneful guitars and Yorke's haunting vocals. The mix is a fantastic achievement and on tracks such as "How to Disappear completely" one cannot help but draw an emotional response that not only cannot be found with other bands, but is not even hinted at. In short, the album is both melancholy and uplifting and always manages to tap into your psyche unlike other recent records which are merely released to please the masses and sell in scandalous quantities. The lack of publicity may dent the sales of this record, but if you're smart and you know good music, you'll add it to your collection.