2 October 2020
Pitchfork wrote: “The experience and emotions tied to listening to Kid A are like witnessing the stillborn birth of a child while simultaneously having the opportunity to see her play in the afterlife on Imax. It’s an album of sparking paradox. It’s cacophonous yet tranquil, experimental yet familiar, foreign yet womb-like, spacious yet visceral, textured yet vaporous, awakening yet dreamlike, infinite yet 48 minutes. It will cleanse your brain of those little crustaceans of worries and inferior albums clinging inside the fold of your gray matter. The harrowing sounds hit from unseen angles and emanate with inhuman genesis. When the headphones peel off, and it occurs that six men (Nigel Godrich included) created this, it’s clear that Radiohead must be the greatest band alive, if not the best since you know who. Breathing people made this record! And you can’t wait to dive back in and try to prove that wrong over and over.”
Full review here. Score: 10/10.
Thom Yorke: “We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would
only have confused everybody even more, so we decided to stick with the songs we picked.”
Turn Up The Volume: “‘Kid A’, and his brother ‘Amnesiac’, was the result of a burnout after the global success of ‘OK Computer’. I’m still waiting for the next burnout.”