Knowing how Broken Base-inducing and Something Completely DifferentKid A is, and how it wasn't really promoted with a media blitz or any singles or whatever, you can't help but feel kind of awesome when it ended up at #1 in the USA for a week. Thom himself said "We were The Beatles... for a week."
It currently holds the spot of #67 on the Rolling Stone top-500-albums list, the highest that any 21st century album on the list holds.
Not awesome enough? Before the 2012 update, it was at #428, indicating a jump of 361 spots.
Music video example: the gasping defiance on Yorke's face during the final chorus of the video for "No Surprises."
A rather infamous one involving Prince, who is rather outspoken for his views regarding videos of his live performances being put up on YouTube. He decided to cover Creep at a live show one evening, and someone put it up online, only for that person to be served a cease and desist letter by Prince's lawyers. Cue Thom Yorke stepping in with, "Put it back up, Creep is our song." Never has irony been so sweet.
There's a little awesome moment during 'The Daily Mail,' which begins as a soft ballad in the vein of 'Codex' or 'Pyramid Song' and then suddenly turns into a heavy rocker. The transition gives one chills.
Whenever the band plays "The National Anthem" live, Jonny Greenwood randomly tunes into whatever stations are being broadcast in the area via his FM radio, so you can imagine the crowd's surprise at the band's 2012 Mansfield, MA show when he tunes into, of all things, a radio station playing free form jazz.
The fact that Jonny programmed all of the software used for TKOL. In fact, let's just say that Jonny's obscenely wide range of musical expertise is awesome in itself. Just check out his Wikipedia article. Seriously.