The retrospective box set Kid A Mnesia released last month reunites the two albums recorded during these sessions, Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001), along with a cassette of B-sides and a disc of alternates and outtakes. For the faithful, it’s a long-awaited valediction of the band’s most creative and far-reaching period. For the uninitiated, it also offers a perfect place to start. After October 2000, the band was never the same again. Kid A Mnesia is the sound of the band we talk about when we talk about Radiohead being born.
As the first 10 years of the new millennium crept to a close, we embarked on a series called Decade. By no means a comprehensive list, our aim was to highlight works within the zeitgeist that had left an impact. (The original master list was near quadruple in length but alas, we ran out of time.) The series concluded the morning of New Year’s Eve 2009 with what we deemed our favorite album of the decade: Radiohead’s Kid A, released October 2, 2000.
Radiohead’s Kid A is advanced. You know this because you’ve listened to it. You know this because countless writers and critics and friends and foes have told you so. Dozens, maybe hundreds, […]
At the time of The Eraser’s release I was in the middle of two months of travel, and could not be bothered, so i just ignored it. And truthfully, based on the […]