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Old 09-15-2007, 07:30 PM   #16
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"tell those bitches that pyramid song is superior to anything on kid a"
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He misses us too and the crack.
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Amnesiac winning with some people? Perhaps I'll write a breakdown later, but to mean Kid A wins hands down. Amnesiac isn't worthless but it was a rehash.
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In Limbo randomly coming up on shuffle was all it took for me to start listening to Kid A the album as a whole.

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Kid A Kid A Kid A Kid A.

As much as I love Amnesiac, Kid A's got the ability to completely pull me in from head to toe like very few albums can. I can't really explain it, but it's equal parts haunting and beautiful at the same time. Instead of the songs coming at you, you kind of sink into them. How to Disappear Completely takes my breath away, and takes me away. Same for the rest. Optimistic could very well be the best song they've ever written. Every time I hear it, I just see a montage of the news of the day...the problems of the world.

The other interesting thing (at least to me!) I've noticed is how it sounds so great right now, in the fall, when the summer light is fading, and the coolness is creeping in. It somehow manages to sound even more moving than usual.
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I think both records are brilliant.

However, depending on my mood, Kid A has this ability to be extraordinarily depressing. So if I'm in not-such-a-great mood, I generally can't listen to it without getting even more 'down'.

But it has to be acknowledged that the reason the music on this record can be so depressing is because it accomplishes a rather unique feat: it manages to be totally cold and sterile and emotionless and robotic and inhuman while similtaniously being as utterly human and raw as it gets. That is a brilliant thing, but the juxtaposition between the two creates a vibe that is just depressing as hell, because when those two things are happening at the same time, it sounds like someone who is in pain and who is crying out for help in all different directions and in all different ways, but they're trapped in a cold, sterile, emotionless place that will ultimately lead to their demise.

Amnesiac just has tunes that are easier to get into any time, regardless of mood - You And Whose Army, I Might Be Wrong, Knives Out, Pyramid Song, etc. It's not the most 'accessible' record in the world, but it's quite a bit more so than Kid A. This doesn't neccessarily make it better or worse, it's just a fundemental difference between the two.

But, like I said, both records are brilliant.
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However, depending on my mood, Kid A has this ability to be extraordinarily depressing.
Maybe I just find happiness in sad things. I see your point, though. I guess with me, I find it utterly compelling because it doesn't appear contrived. It strikes at something real, even if there's no apparent joy. But, to me, realness can be joyous. It's also very cohesive, as a whole...a bit more than Amnesiac, IMO. You and Whose Army? nearly pushes it even, however...the second half of that is extraordinary.

Interesting how you say Kid A is "emotionless," yet "human." I find it completely stirring, but maybe it's because of my emotions being placed up against it.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:07 AM   #25
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Re: Amnesiac vs. Kid A: Song by song TO THE DEATH!

You're looking at albums the wrong way. It's not is Kid A's track 5 better than Amnesiac's track 5; it's about overall top Quality of Songs. If I use your method of judging it I come up with a tie:

1. Everything in Its Right Place vs. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box

WINNER: Everything in Its Right Place

2. Kid A vs. Pyramid Song

WINNER: Pyramid Song

3. The National Anthem vs. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors

WINNER: The National Anthem

4. How to Disappear Completely vs. You and Whose Army

WINNER: How To Disappear Completely

5. Treefingers vs. Like Spinning Plates

WINNER: Like Spinning Plates

6. Optimistic vs. Knives Out

WINNER: Knives Out

7. In Limbo vs. Dollars and Cents

WINNER: In Limbo

8. Idioteque vs. I Might Be Wrong

WINNER: Idioteque

9. Morning Bell vs. Morning Bell/Amnesiac

WINNER: Morning Bell/Amnesiac

10. Motion Picture Soundtrack vs. Life in a Glass House

WINNER: Life in a Glass House

FINAL SCORE: Amnesiac 5, Kid A 5

However if I judge the top songs on Kid A vs. the Top Songs on Amnesiac, then Kid A wins (this part is more subjective):

1. Idioteque vs. Pyramid Song

WINNER: Idioteque

2. How to Disappear Completely vs. I Might be Wrong

WINNER: How to Disappear Completely

3. Kid A vs. You and Whose Army

WINNER: You and Whose Army

4. Everything Is In It's Right Place vs. Life in a Glass House

WINNER: Everything Is In It's Right Place

5. Motion Picture Soundtrack vs. Like Spinning Plates

WINNER: Motion Picture Soundtrack (I base this decision off the studio version of LSP)

6. Morning Bell vs. Morning Bell/Amnesiac

WINNER: Morning Bell/Amnesiac

7. Optimistic vs. Knives Out

WINNER: Knives Out

8. The National Anthem vs. Packt Like Sardines in a Tin Crushd Box

WINNER: The National Anthem

9. In Limbo vs. Dollars and Cents

Winner: In Limbo

10. Treefingers vs. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors

Winner: Tree Fingers

Kid A 8; Amnesiac 2

So the top Quality of Kid A crushes the top quality of Amnesiac
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1. Everything in Its Right Place vs. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box

Winner: Everything In Its Right Place

2. Kid A vs. Pyramid Song

Winner: Pyramid Song - Kid A works fine in the context of the album but Pyramid Song is IMO a stronger individual track.

3. The National Anthem vs. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors

Winner: The National Anthem

4. How to Disappear Completely vs. You and Whose Army

Winner: How to Disappear Completely - I love You and Whose Army but How to Disappear is just out of this world,

5. Treefingers vs. Like Spinning Plates

Winner: Treefingers - not my favourite on Kid A but the other track bores me to tears.

6. Optimistic vs. Knives Out

Winner: Optimistic

7. In Limbo vs. Dollars and Cents

Winner: In Limbo

8. Idioteque vs. I Might Be Wrong

Winner: Idioteque

9. Morning Bell vs. Morning Bell/Amnesiac

Winner: Morning Bell

10. Motion Picture Soundtrack vs. Life in a Glass House

Winner: Motion Picture Soundtrack

Amnesiac has some good tracks but I find Kid A vastly superior and for me it's Radiohead's "otherworldly" album, kinda like Unforgettable Fire for U2. I rarely feel like listening to Radiohead in album-sized dozes, but in the right mood I really dig Kid A's desolate, post-apocalyptic vibe.
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How's everybody picking How To Disappear over You and Whose Army? Army is one of the most beautiful songs Radiohead has written. Completely transports me to another place. What a haunting song.
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How's everybody picking How To Disappear over You and Whose Army? Army is one of the most beautiful songs Radiohead has written. Completely transports me to another place. What a haunting song.
It sounds like you're describing HTDC.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:39 AM   #29
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I think HTDC takes a while to get going...which is the point. It is a far more subtle song. The last 2-3 minutes are utterly beautiful.

But YAWA is brilliant all the way through. It is haunting. It is just more engaging, imo.
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Kid A is 4 times better than Amnesiac but.......

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