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the perfect grower,
This review is from: Kid A (Audio CD)
This album really grows on you...
you have to listen to it lots...thus making it value for money!
Seriously it is a good album. Individually there are a few tracks that stand out from the rest but I must emphasise that this is an ALBUM.
It needs to be consumed from start to finish in one hit. Think of it like Mike Oldfield. Lots of songs blended into one album.
The other thing I like about this grower is that Radiohead developed their music. They were on top of the world with OK Computer. They could've released another OK Computer like album and sold millions. But they ignored the commercial side of things and developed a new genre almost.
This is almost like jazz, like avant guarde (sp) minimalism. It's pushing the boundaries. It's the antithesis of pop.
In a world where we hear so much "verse chorus verse chorus x2" on regular pop albums, it's a bright relief to hear something that has more thought and narrative directed at it.
I wasn't a big radiohead fan till I heard this...and now I've gone back into their catelogue. But this still is the best one. It's the next progressive step after OK Computer. It's deeper, darker, more twisted, less commercial and perfectly produced.
If you're sick of where music is these days...if it's too boring or predictable...then buy Kid A. Don't forget to listen to it in one hit!