Kid A is fucking trash. The album goes nowhere, the songs go nowhere and the album has no dynamics. 'Wew I made an electronic album', pls give me 10/10 because we used to play rock and I changed style. Wew I can't write a better album so I'll just give up and do electronic
>>61904673 "Thom Yorke (vocals): Right before we started working on OK, I was doing a solo tour where I would walk out onstage and say, “‘Creep’ is a bad song,” and that would be the whole show. I did that in hundreds of sold-out shows all around the world, because I wanted people to understand that “Creep” is a bad and not a good song."
Kid A is a great krautrock album that does exactly what it had set out to do. Even the detached mechanical feel of the album is perfect contextually/conceptually. The critiques against the album like "it's not as sonically diverse as OK Computer" or that "it doesn't go anywhere" are made by those who don't listen to more than a minute of each track on Kid A. Kid A's main thing like other krautrock like Can is the minimalist song structure: where a main part is repeated while other stuff comes in and out. From a surface level viewpoint of said song structure there would appear to be nothing new happening in the music, but especially in Kid A's case, by the time a track's over so much has come and gone that it's not like the music didn't go anywhere or there isn't a lot of variety in sounds.
OK Computer on the other hand is mad overrated. So it's got all these things; all these influences of theirs that they put into the music on the album. I guess that's a nice thing, except when used in the album those things forget the context of why those musical elements are used in the first place. It's like they were thinking "guys look at this song it has *insert artists who the influences come from* we are soooo cool, right?" rather than any real context. I'll give a couple examples from Airbag for example. The drums done on that track are done through beat-slicing like Dj Shadow, but DJ Shadow makes new drumming parts by doing this while Radiohead makes what sounds like another generic rock drum part. What was the point of slicing in Radiohead's case? What context in that song warrants it? If it wasn't generic rock drum part maybe it would have had great context for the album, but it really didn't. Then there's the whole "lets do the start stop bass line thing dub music does" on Airbag, too. Again very pointless because in dub it's done to compliment the percussion in a very syncopated manner to create a sophisticated rhythm section. But none of this is in this song.
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