Thursday, 17 December 2009

20 Best Albums of the Decade: #5

5. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)

Kid A, Radiohead’s first album after the critical and commercial success of OK Computer, found the group taking a dive into electronic music’s deep end, finding a new way to explore frontman Thom Yorke’s common lyrical themes of paranoia and alienation in the process. From the unsettling, incoherent babble of “Everything in Its Right Place” to the anxiety of “Morning Bell” and “Motion Picture Soundtrack”, Kid A ushered in the new millennium with a musical message that, while easy enough to listen to, also hinted that the worst was, perhaps, yet to come.

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