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Kid B? No Amnesiac,
By A Customer
This review is from: Amnesiac (Audio CD)
This record was made alongside Kid A, so the comparisoms are inevitable. However there is a reason Kid A isn't just one, longer album, and that is the only track here that would have fit on Kid A, and that is Pulk/Push Revolving doors.
So anyway, as with its predeccessor, don't jump to conclusions. Amnesiac is deep and many dimensional, and these things take time to explore but well worth exploring. Begining very strongly with a creep-o-matic's nightmare, Packt like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box combines dodgy beats with a beautiful electric piano and Thom's tuneful mutterings. Pyramid song needs no introduction as the most beautiful single this year, nor does the haunting guitar line and melody of Knives Out, a reminder of the Radiohead of OK Computer days.
Other highlights are the wonderful I might be wrong, You and Whose Army? and best of all Life in a Glasshouse, Jazz with a difference. The one dissapointment for me is Morning Bell, you just think why? The Kid A arrangment is much better, and I want to hear new Radiohead songs.
Anyway, Radiohead fans will have already bought it, so to everyone else who likes their rock acts to be different, Go buy!