I needed to have my musical palate cleansed a little bit with a couple of old standbys – that I’ve bumped before, two of the best albums in history, by my personal favorite band. It was a big departure from everything they had done previously, and it even took me probably a good two weeks to wrap my head around the album. But after those two weeks, and then the quick (and equally dope) follow-up with Amnesiac, they vaulted straight to personal favorite of all time status.
Everything about Kid A was epic, but not in a U2 way. It was epic in a “what if Miles Davis conducted the band and made a rock album” way. There really isn’t a lot left that I can add onto this album – one the best albums of the last 20-25 years, in any genre. The incredibly underrated Amnesiac was actually recorded during Kid A, so you can definitely hear the similarities, though it’s toned down, and smoother, than the Kid A selections. (I usually listen to them together, since they were recorded at the same time, in the same frame of mind – they mix well together.)
Word is that they are currently recording new tracks.
This video is The National Anthem….visuals are from a video making contest MTV Latin America ran, this was 2nd place. Very interesting choice of location and people. The horns in the tracks for crazy.
Video #2 – Pyramid Song – a live version from the Canal+ sessions in Paris…..arguably the best song they’ve ever made….and they’ve made a LOT of dope ass tracks.