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Old 03-10-2002, 01:38 PM   #16
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Kid A/ Amnesiac is a great double album
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Old 03-10-2002, 02:04 PM   #17
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Ahh...it's the paradox of recording life.
Kid A was radioheads "indie" project - the anti-popculture album.

Critics love it...nominated for album of the year

Amnesiac - we see the return to videos and singles and large-scale promotion. Critics could do without it.

If Amnesiac and Kid a were combined, as they would be in the ideal world, the former would have diluted the success of the double album. They would have one semi-acclaimed album as opposed to a critically acclaimed masterpiece and a somewhat lesser appreciated record.

Whatever

Lets look onward.

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So.........should I get Kid A so that I understand Amnesiac more?????
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Old 03-11-2002, 08:59 AM   #19
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I think its the other way around.
Amnesiac is to Kid A what vitamin D is to Calcium.(helps in absorption)

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After you give Kid A a listen, Amnesiac seems almost poppy to you!

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Old 03-12-2002, 03:42 AM   #21
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Interesting. I listened to Amnesiac four times (front to back) over the weekend. It's my favorite Radiohead album (and that's a hard thing to do, since they're all brilliant) and I think one of the best albums of the past 40 years (with Pyramid Song, Like Spinning Plates and Life in a Glass House some of the most amazing songs ever made). Social commentators talk about ATYCLB being the right (post-9/11) album for 2001. For me it was Amnesiac...its subtleties and scope of themes appealed to me immensely.

I think, as music, Amnesiac stands alone and you don't need to listen to Kid A or any other album to get you ready (but, please please please, listen to the album with headphones!). However, if you're a big fan of the band, and will probably remain so, it's always good to start at the first album (Pablo Honey) and go through the albums chronologically to understand the band's development.
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