Radiohead released Kid A 13 years ago today

Kid A

 

Radiohead released their fourth studio album Kid A 13 years ago today.  Kid A was released on October 2nd, 2000 to critical acclaim and debuted at #1 in the U.S., and is ranked as the #1 album of the decade by Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.

Kid A was recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, Gloucestershire and Oxford and produced by  Nigel Godrich.  The album saw Radiohead move in a new direction musically than their previous releases, in a more electronic style than the previous guitar or ‘rock’ style.

Tracklisting for Kid A:

  1. Everything in Its Right Place
  2. Kid A
  3. The National Anthem
  4. How to Disappear Completely
  5. Treefingers
  6. Optimistic
  7. In Limbo
  8. Idioteque
  9. Morning Bell
  10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

Kid A also included clues to the next two Radiohead albums, 2001’s Amnesiac and 2003’s Hail to the Thief.  Hidden under the albums tray was a hidden booklet containing lyrics, artwork and poetry.  Was this the beginning of all the Radiohead conspiracy theories?

Video: Here’s a video about Radiohead’s Kid A Hidden Booklet:

“Everything In It’s Right Place”

“Kid A”

“How To Disappear Completely”

Radiohead Kid A documentary:

 

Kid A photo gallery: