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!! ''I slipped on a little white trope:''

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!! ''I slipped away, I slipped on a little white trope:''



* DeathOfAChild / WouldHurtAChild: "Morning Bell":
--> ''Cut the kids in half''



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
** A counterexample, since this album was available for streaming from their website before its official release.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
** A counterexample, since this
DigitalPiracyIsOkay: This album was available for streaming from their website before its official release.



* {{Instrumental}}: "Treefingers" and the HiddenTrack.

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* {{Instrumental}}: {{Instrumental}}s: "Treefingers" and the HiddenTrack.



* InfantImmortality: "Morning Bell":
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
* InstructionalTitle: "How to Disappear Completely". Named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Disappear_Completely_and_Never_Be_Found an actual how-to book]] about how to start a new identity.

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* InfantImmortality: "Morning Bell":
--> ''Cut the kids in half''
* InstructionalTitle: "How to Disappear Completely". Named Completely", named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Disappear_Completely_and_Never_Be_Found an actual how-to book]] about how to start a new identity.



* LastNoteNightmare:

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* LastNoteNightmare:LastNoteNightmare: All of the album probably invokes this at some point.



** All of the album probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack" maybe. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a last note nightmare]].

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** All of the album probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers" The only aversions are "Everything in Its Right Place", "Treefingers", and "Motion Picture Soundtrack" maybe. Soundtrack". In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a last note nightmare]].latter's HiddenTrack can only be described as Last Note SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel.



* PhraseSaladLyrics: Some of the lyrics came from Thom picking random words and phrases out of a hat, which is especially evident on "Morning Bell":
--> ''Where'd you park the car?''
--> ''Where'd you park the car?''
--> ''Clothes are all over the furniture''
--> ''And I might as well, I might as well''
--> ''Sleepy jack the fire drill''
--> ''Round and round and round and round and round and round and round...''
** This song isn't nearly as random as it appears, however, as it's about the dissolution of a marriage, and most of the imagery connects to this.
** The title track, which was apparently created by Jonny on the piano while Thom talked through what he was playing, Jonny processing his voice with an ondes Martenot to produce the melody. There's definite [[Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin Pied Piper]] imagery in the song and futuristic elements:
--> ''I slipped away''
--> ''I slipped on a little white lie''
--> ''We've got heads on sticks''
--> ''And you've got ventriloquists''
--> ''Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed''
--> ''The rats and the children follow me out of town''
** "Idioteque":
--> ''Who's in a bunker? Who's in a bunker?''
--> ''Women and children first, and the children first, and the children''
--> ''I'll laugh until my head comes off''
--> ''I'll swallow until I burst''
--> ''Who's in a bunker? Who's in a bunker?''
--> ''I have seen too much, you haven't seen enough, you haven't seen it''
--> ''I'll laugh until my head comes off''
--> ''Women and children first, and the children first, and the children''
--> ''Here I'm allowed''
--> ''Everything all of the time''



* WordSaladLyrics:
** Nearly literal example: Some of the lyrics on "Kid A" came from Thom picking random words and phrases out of a hat. The most egregious example would probably be "Morning Bell":
--> ''Where'd you park the car?''
--> ''Where'd you park the car?''
--> ''Clothes are all over the furniture''
--> ''And I might as well, I might as well''
--> ''Sleepy jack the fire drill''
--> ''Round and round and round and round and round and round and round...''
** This song isn't nearly as random as it appears, however, as it's about the dissolution of a marriage, and most of the imagery connects to this.
** The title track, which was apparently created by Jonny on the piano while Thom talked through what he was playing, Jonny processing his voice with an ondes Martenot to produce the melody. There's definite [[Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin Pied Piper]] imagery in the song and futuristic elements:
--> ''I slipped away''
--> ''I slipped on a little white lie''
--> ''We've got heads on sticks''
--> ''And you've got ventriloquists''
--> ''Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed''
--> ''The rats and the children follow me out of town''
** "Idioteque":
--> ''Who's in a bunker? Who's in a bunker?''
--> ''Women and children first, and the children first, and the children''
--> ''I'll laugh until my head comes off''
--> ''I'll swallow until I burst''
--> ''Who's in a bunker? Who's in a bunker?''
--> ''I have seen too much, you haven't seen enough, you haven't seen it''
--> ''I'll laugh until my head comes off''
--> ''Women and children first, and the children first, and the children''
--> ''Here I'm allowed''
--> ''Everything all of the time''


* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The phasing synth sound at the end of "Kid A" continues into the very beginning of "The National Anthem", and the heavily processed, screechy violin like loop at the end of "Idioteque" leads into "Morning Bell".

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The phasing synth sound at the end of "Kid A" continues into the very beginning of "The National Anthem", "Optimistic" transitions seamlessly into "In Limbo" through a shoddy loop, and the heavily processed, screechy violin like loop at the end of "Idioteque" leads into "Morning Bell".


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* SiameseTwinSongs: "Optimistic" -> "In Limbo".


!! ''Every trope in its right place:''

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!! ''Every trope ''I slipped on a little white trope:''

* AlbumTitleDrop: Happens
in its right place:''
"Everything in Its Right Place". During the voice loops before the lyrics start, "Kid A" can clearly be heard.



* ConceptAlbum: Due to popular fan interpretation, as with most of Radiohead's albums.
** ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac'' are suspect, too. The theorizing stems mostly from Thom's suggestion that the former could be about the first human clone, but he denies any intentional meaning. The two albums are clearly counter parts with similar themes (they were recorded at the same time) and it doesn't hurt the concept album theory that the genetically modified bear characters recurred throughout the "blips" of ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac,'' and a track on ''Amnesiac'' was named after them ("Hunting Bears").

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* ConceptAlbum: Due to popular fan interpretation, as with most of Radiohead's albums.
** ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac'' are suspect, too.
Alongside companion piece ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', from common can interpretation. The theorizing stems mostly from Thom's suggestion that the former could be about the first human clone, but he denies any intentional meaning. The two albums are clearly counter parts with similar themes (they were recorded at the same time) and it doesn't hurt the concept album theory that the genetically modified bear characters recurred throughout the "blips" of ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac,'' and a track on ''Amnesiac'' was named after them ("Hunting Bears").



* HiddenTrack: "Motion Picture Soundtrack" contains a hidden track within the 4 minutes of silence following the end of the song. It's usually referred to as "Untitled" or occasionally "Genchildren" [[note]]An early leak of the album had it indexed as its own track and labeled as "Genchildren", but that turned out to just be the screen name of the person who leaked the album[[/note]] and most likely represents the heaven or "next life" described at the end of the song. The band has stated that the song and hidden track are ''not'' supposed to be isolated.

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* HiddenTrack: "Motion Picture Soundtrack" contains a hidden track within the 4 minutes after a minute of silence following the end of the song. It's usually referred to as "Untitled" or occasionally "Genchildren" [[note]]An early leak of the album had it indexed as its own track and labeled as "Genchildren", but that turned out to just be the screen name of the person who leaked the album[[/note]] and most likely represents the heaven or "next life" described at the end of the song. The band has stated that the song and hidden track are ''not'' supposed to be isolated.isolated, though streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Music didn't follow suit.



** "Morning Bell" also deserves a mention with Jonny Greenwood's shrieking, coin-generated guitar outro. You know what, all of ''Kid A'' probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers", maybe.
** Every song (save for "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack") sounds haunting. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a nightmare]].

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** "Morning Bell" also deserves a mention with Jonny Greenwood's shrieking, coin-generated guitar outro. You know what, all outro.
** All
of ''Kid A'' the album probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers", maybe.
** Every song (save for
"Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack") sounds haunting. Soundtrack" maybe. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a last note nightmare]].



** Although "Treefingers" is an ambient song that is soothing out of context, the atmosphere it establishes within makes it a very offsetting listen along with the rest of the tracks.
* NoTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album lacks an official title; "Genchildren" is a popular fanmade one.

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** Although "Treefingers" is an ambient song that is soothing out of context, the atmosphere it establishes within context makes it a very offsetting listen along with the rest of the tracks.
* NoTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album lacks an official title; "Genchildren" is a popular fanmade one.one, stemming from the user who posted the initial leak of the album.



* UntitledTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album is usually referred to as "Untitled", most significantly as it's separated from "Motion Picture Soundtrack" on Spotify.

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* UntitledTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album is usually referred to as "Untitled", most significantly as it's separated from "Motion Picture Soundtrack" on Spotify.Spotify, against the band's wishes of keeping them together.


When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]]. Today, it is recognized as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.

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When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]]. Today, it is recognized as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of their Timeless and Essential Albums]]. This critical acclaim has made it the 38th-most-acclaimed album ever according to Website/AcclaimedMusic's [[UsefulNotes/AcclaimedMusicAllTimeTopAlbums compilation of various critics' lists]].


* PostRock: Traces of this genre occasionally appear on the album, to the point where The Other Wiki outright classifies it under "post-rock" (alongside a myriad of other genres as well).

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* PostRock: Traces The album borrows a lot of stylistic elements from this genre occasionally appear on (namely the album, focus on timbre and texture over melody and lyrics), to the point where The Other Wiki outright classifies it under "post-rock" (alongside as post-rock, alongside a myriad of other genres as well).genres.


->''"The sound of today, in other words, a decade early."''
-->--'''''The Guardian'''''



When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.

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When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It styles]]. Today, it is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.



--> ''Rats and children follow me out of town''
--> ''Rats and children follow me out of town''
--> ''Come on, kids''



--> ''The rats and children will follow me out of town''
--> ''Rats and children follow me out of their homes''
--> ''Come on, kids''



** "How to Disappear Completely" also has one of these. It's a gently melodic song for a while, with an ondes Martenot backing that builds up during the piece, and then partway through the last chorus it ''collapses'' into random slides while the singer continues into the chaos... Which then in turn shuts down again and is replaced with a strong, pure chord for the final repeat.

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** "How to Disappear Completely" also has one of these. It's a gently melodic song for a while, with an ondes Martenot backing that builds up during the piece, and then partway through the last chorus it ''collapses'' into random slides while the singer continues into the chaos... Which which then in turn shuts down again and is replaced with a strong, pure chord for the final repeat.



** Every song (save for "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack") sounds haunting. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a nightmare.]]
* LimitedLyricsSong: Several songs only have a few lines repeated several times, most conspicuously the first three.

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** Every song (save for "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack") sounds haunting. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a nightmare.]]
nightmare]].
* LimitedLyricsSong: Several songs only have a few lines repeated several times, most conspicuously conspicuously, the first three.



* MadnessMantra: The TitleTrack off of this album consists, for the most part, of Thom muttering, "standing in the shadows at the end of my bed" over and over, vocoded through an ondes Martenot.
* NewSoundAlbum / NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Introduced an acclaimed experimental / {{electronic|music}} sound (even more so than ''OK Computer'').

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* MadnessMantra: The TitleTrack off of this album consists, for the most part, of Thom muttering, muttering lyrics such as "standing in the shadows at the end of my bed" over and over, bed", vocoded through an ondes Martenot.
* NewSoundAlbum / NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Introduced an acclaimed experimental / {{electronic|music}} sound (even NewSoundAlbum: After the more so than ''OK Computer'').straightforward rock of their previous albums, this album has more simplified instrumentation and little use of guitar solos. It even dabbles in ElectronicMusic as well ("Everything In Its Right Place", the title track, "Treefingers", and "Idioteque").



* OneWordTitle: "Treefingers", "Optimistic", and "Idioteque."

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* OneWordTitle: "Treefingers", "Optimistic", and "Idioteque.""Idioteque".



* SceneryGorn: Parts of the album artwork incorporate this to varying degrees, especially the blips. Stick figures bleed to death in the snow, genetically modified bears jump off a diving board into a pool of blood, distant fires rage across frigid mountainous landscapes, and there is a strong general implication that [[JustBeforeTheEnd the world is falling to pieces]].

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* SceneryGorn: Parts of the album artwork incorporate this to varying degrees, especially the blips. Stick figures bleed to death in the snow, genetically modified bears jump off a diving board into a pool of blood, and distant fires rage across frigid frigid, mountainous landscapes, and there landscapes. There is a strong general implication that [[JustBeforeTheEnd the world is falling to pieces]].



** According to ''Stanley Donwood'', the red swimming pool that appears on the disc and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light'', in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state-sponsored terrorism by using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.
** "How to Disappear Completely" pays homage to both Music/{{U2}} (The "Liffey" that Thom floats down runs through U2's hometown of Dublin) and Music/{{REM}} (saying "I'm not here, this isn't happening" was a meditative exercise that Michael Stipe recommended to Thom Yorke).

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** According to ''Stanley Donwood'', Stanley Donwood, the red swimming pool that appears on the disc and in the booklet's artwork booklet is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' Bill Sienkiewicz comic ''Brought to Light'', in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state-sponsored terrorism by using the equivalent number of 50 gallon 50-gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.
** "How to Disappear Completely" pays homage to both Music/{{U2}} (The "Liffey" that Thom floats down runs through U2's hometown of Dublin) and Music/{{REM}} (saying "I'm not here, this isn't happening" was a meditative exercise that REM member Michael Stipe recommended to Thom Yorke).



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Took the spacey electronic sounds of ''OK Computer'' and practically created a wholly experimental sound of [[ElectronicMusic electronica]].

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Took The album travels further down the spacey electronic sounds of experimental route the band had explored on ''OK Computer'' Computer'', and practically created a wholly experimental sound even incorporates ElectronicMusic on some of [[ElectronicMusic electronica]].its songs.


* BearsAreBadNews: The album's promotional campaign introduced the "modified bear" which would evidently become the band's official mascot.

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* BearsAreBadNews: The album's promotional campaign introduced the [[http://i.imgur.com/3OROfIV.gif "modified bear" bear"]] logo, which would evidently become the band's official mascot.



* BrokenRecord / LoopedLyrics: "Everything in Its Right Place". '''ALL OF IT'''.

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* BrokenRecord / LoopedLyrics: "Everything in In Its Right Place". '''ALL OF IT'''.


When ''Kid A'' first dropped in 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.

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When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] to the point where some fans believe it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.


--> ''We've got heads on sticks

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--> ''We've got heads on stickssticks''



-->''"[[TheStinger I will see you... In the next life.]]"''

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-->''"[[TheStinger --> ''"[[TheStinger I will see you... In the next life.]]"''life]]."''


''Kid A'' is the fourth album released by AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}} in fall 2000. Despite not having any music videos or singles, the album saw outstanding commercial success, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome debuting at #1 in the USA]] and becoming platinum in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] during opening week, and has currently sold a total of four million copies [[note]] even though this is half of what ''OK Computer'' sold [[/note]]. Not surprising, considering the campaign the album was using and the hype that was made after their previous album ''Music/OKComputer''. Through this album, Radiohead won its second UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for Best Alternative Music Album, and received an Album of the Year nomination.

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''Kid A'' is the fourth album released by AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}} in fall 2000. Music/{{Radiohead}}. Despite not having any music videos or singles, the album it saw outstanding commercial success, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome debuting at #1 in the USA]] and becoming platinum in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] during opening week, and has currently sold a total of four million copies [[note]] even though this is half of what ''OK Computer'' sold [[/note]]. Not surprising, considering the campaign the album was using and the hype that was made after their previous album ''Music/OKComputer''. Through this album, Radiohead won its second UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for Best Alternative Music Album, and received an Album of the Year nomination.



Recording began in January 1999, and the band found creative conflicts over the album's unorthodox directions. With no set deadline, they were trapped in disarray and agreed they would break up entirely if they produced no album they could collectively see fit to release. The album saw the band (almost exclusively Jonny Greenwood) working and experimenting with a number of instruments. In April 2000, Yorke updated the band's website, saying that ''Kid A'''s recording sessions were complete, with over 20 finished songs. Debate started flying around about whether to release the songs as a series of [=EPs=] or even as a double album, which led to them saving half of the songs for their next album, which would turn out to be ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', released six months later, seen as something of a companion piece to ''Kid A.''

When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] over it to the point where some fans believe that this album [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, the album received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.

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Recording began in January 1999, and the band found creative conflicts over the album's unorthodox directions. With no set deadline, they were trapped in disarray and agreed they would break up entirely if they produced no album they could collectively see fit to release. The album saw the band (almost exclusively Jonny Greenwood) working and experimenting with a number of instruments. In April 2000, Yorke updated the band's website, saying that ''Kid A'''s recording sessions were complete, with over 20 finished songs. Debate started flying around about whether to release the songs as a series of [=EPs=] or even as a double album, which led to them saving half of the songs for their next album, which would turn out to be ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', released six months later, later and seen as something of a companion piece to ''Kid A.''

When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] over it to the point where some fans believe that this album it [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever]]. On the more positive side, the album it received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.



* AlwaysABiggerFish: "Optimistic:"

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: "Optimistic:""Optimistic":



* {{Ambient}}: "Treefingers."

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* {{Ambient}}: "Treefingers.""Treefingers".



** Phrases that would appear in ''Amnesiac'' and ''Hail to the Thief'' appeared in this album's hidden booklet. (For example, you can see the phrase: "You and your cronies," which later became a lyric in "You and Whose Army?")
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: How the album ends. The final track, "Motion Picture Soundtrack", has an angelic atmosphere (what with the harps and such) and bows out on the line "I will see you in the next life". Additionally, the HiddenTrack that plays after this is considered to represent that "next life".

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** Phrases that would appear in ''Amnesiac'' and ''Hail to the Thief'' appeared in this album's hidden booklet. (For For example, you can see the phrase: phrase "You and your cronies," cronies", which later became a lyric in "You and Whose Army?")
Army?".
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: How the album ends. The final track, song "Motion Picture Soundtrack", Soundtrack" has an angelic atmosphere (what with the harps and such) and bows out on the line "I will see you in the next life". Additionally, the HiddenTrack that plays after this is considered to represent that "next life".



* BittersweetEnding: The final track "Motion Picture Soundtrack," which is one of the most simultaneously [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] and [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel uplifting]] songs of all time.

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* BittersweetEnding: The final track "Motion Picture Soundtrack," Soundtrack", which is one of the most simultaneously [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] and [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel uplifting]] songs of all time.



* DerangedAnimation: Any of the album's short "blips" could qualify for this. They're either [[NightmareFuel downright horrifying / disturbing]] or [[SurrealHorror simply weird.]]

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* DerangedAnimation: Any of the album's short "blips" could qualify for this. They're either [[NightmareFuel downright horrifying / disturbing]] or [[SurrealHorror simply weird.]]weird]].



* GriefSong: "In Limbo:"

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* GriefSong: "In Limbo:"Limbo":



* InTheStyleOf: Hard as it may be to imagine, the arrangement of "Motion Picture Soundtrack" was [[http://radiohead1.tripod.com/songs/album/motionpic.htm inspired]] by the soundtracks of 1950's Creator/{{Disney}} films.

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* InTheStyleOf: Hard as it may be to imagine, the arrangement of "Motion Picture Soundtrack" was [[http://radiohead1.tripod.com/songs/album/motionpic.htm inspired]] by the soundtracks of 1950's 1950s Creator/{{Disney}} films.



* InfantImmortality: "Morning Bell:"

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* InfantImmortality: "Morning Bell:"Bell":



* InstructionalTitle: "How to Disappear Completely." Named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Disappear_Completely_and_Never_Be_Found an actual how-to book]] about how to start a new identity.

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* InstructionalTitle: "How to Disappear Completely." Completely". Named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Disappear_Completely_and_Never_Be_Found an actual how-to book]] about how to start a new identity.



** "In Limbo" ends with a horrifying, electronically modified wail of Thom Yorke screaming "come back" as it fades into nothingness, alongside jittery feedback.
** "Morning Bell" also deserves a mention with Jonny Greenwood's shrieking, coin generated guitar outro. You know what, all of ''Kid A'' probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers," maybe.
** Every song save for "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack" sounds haunting. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a nightmare.]]

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** "In Limbo" ends with a horrifying, electronically modified wail of Thom Yorke screaming "come back" as it fades into nothingness, alongside jittery feedback.
** "Morning Bell" also deserves a mention with Jonny Greenwood's shrieking, coin generated coin-generated guitar outro. You know what, all of ''Kid A'' probably invokes this at some point, barring "Treefingers," "Treefingers", maybe.
** Every song save (save for "Treefingers" and "Motion Picture Soundtrack" Soundtrack") sounds haunting. In fact, the latter has [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel the exact opposite of a nightmare.]]



* LoopedLyrics: "The National Anthem."
* MadnessMantra: The TitleTrack off of this album consists, for the most part, of Thom muttering: "standing in the shadows at the end of my bed" over and over, vocoded through an ondes martenot.

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* LoopedLyrics: "The National Anthem."
Anthem".
* MadnessMantra: The TitleTrack off of this album consists, for the most part, of Thom muttering: muttering, "standing in the shadows at the end of my bed" over and over, vocoded through an ondes martenot.Martenot.



** To this day, nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."
** Although "Treefingers" is an ambient song that is soothing out of context, the musical atmosphere that it establishes within makes it a very offsetting listen along with the rest of the tracks.

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** To this day, nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."
title track.
** Although "Treefingers" is an ambient song that is soothing out of context, the musical atmosphere that it establishes within makes it a very offsetting listen along with the rest of the tracks.



* PostRock: Traces of this genre appear quite prominently throughout the album, to the point where The Other Wiki outright classifies it under "post-rock" (alongside a myriad of other genres as well).

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* PostRock: Traces of this genre occasionally appear quite prominently throughout on the album, to the point where The Other Wiki outright classifies it under "post-rock" (alongside a myriad of other genres as well).



** The harp glissandos and double bass sounds from "Motion Picture Soundtrack" were sampled and added by the other band members, though where they got them from is unclear. (Jonny [[http://radiohead1.tripod.com/songs/album/motionpic.htm compared]] the moment they appear into the song with the moment in a '50s Disney film where the colour fades slightly.)
** Other samples floating through the album include the echo-laden snippet of an orchestral performance that appears in the noisy conclusion of "The National Anthem", all of "Treefingers" (which was created by Thom sampling Ed's guitar improvisations and processing them until they didn't sound like a guitar), and the looped jam at the end of "Optimistic".

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** The harp glissandos and double bass sounds from "Motion Picture Soundtrack" were sampled and added by the other band members, though where they got them from is unclear. (Jonny [[http://radiohead1.tripod.com/songs/album/motionpic.htm compared]] the moment they appear into the song with the a moment in a '50s 1950s Disney film where the colour fades slightly.)
** Other samples floating through the album include the echo-laden snippet of an orchestral performance that appears in after the noisy conclusion of "The National Anthem", all of "Treefingers" (which was created by Thom sampling Ed's guitar improvisations and processing them until they didn't sound like a guitar), and the looped jam at the end of "Optimistic".



--> ''I'm not here. This isn't happening. I'm not here, I'm not here''
* SceneryGorn: Parts of the album artwork incorporate this to varying degrees, the blips especially. Stick figures bleed to death in the snow, their corpses are tossed into pools of blood, distant fires rage across frigid mountainous landscapes, and there is a strong general implication that [[JustBeforeTheEnd the world is falling to pieces.]]

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--> ''I'm not here. This here''
--> ''This
isn't happening. I'm happening''
--> ''I'm
not here, I'm here''
--> ''I'm
not here''
* SceneryGorn: Parts of the album artwork incorporate this to varying degrees, especially the blips especially. blips. Stick figures bleed to death in the snow, their corpses are tossed genetically modified bears jump off a diving board into pools a pool of blood, distant fires rage across frigid mountainous landscapes, and there is a strong general implication that [[JustBeforeTheEnd the world is falling to pieces.]]pieces]].



** According to ''Stanley Donwood'', the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the disc, and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light'', in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored terrorism using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.

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** According to ''Stanley Donwood'', the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the disc, disc and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light'', in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored state-sponsored terrorism by using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.



* StylisticSuck: The outro to "Optimistic" is very notably looped in a shoddy manner at the halfway point.
* SurvivalMantra: "I'm not here, this isn't happening" from "How to Disappear Completely". The phrase was actually given to Thom by a friend to serve this purpose.

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* StylisticSuck: The outro to "Optimistic" is very notably looped in a shoddy manner at the its halfway point.
* SurvivalMantra: "I'm not here, this isn't happening" from "How to Disappear Completely". The phrase was actually given to Thom by a friend Michael Stipe to serve this purpose.



* TitleTrack: "Kid A," yet the AlbumTitleDrop is heard in "Everything in Its Right Place:"
-->''Kid A, Kid A, Kid A, Kid A''
-->''Everything, everything, everything in its right place''

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* TitleTrack: "Kid A," yet the AlbumTitleDrop is heard in "Everything in Its Right Place:"
-->''Kid A, Kid A, Kid A, Kid A''
-->''Everything, everything, everything in its right place''
A".



** Nearly literal example: Some of the lyrics on "Kid A" came from Thom picking random words and phrases out of a hat. The most egregious example would probably be "Morning Bell:"
-->''Where'd you park the car? / Where'd you park the car? / Clothes are on the lawn with the furniture / And I might as well / I might as well / Sleepy jack the fire drill / Round and round and round and round and round and round and round...''

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** Nearly literal example: Some of the lyrics on "Kid A" came from Thom picking random words and phrases out of a hat. The most egregious example would probably be "Morning Bell:"
-->''Where'd
Bell":
--> ''Where'd
you park the car? / Where'd car?''
--> ''Where'd
you park the car? / Clothes car?''
--> ''Clothes
are on all over the lawn with the furniture / And furniture''
--> ''And
I might as well / well, I might as well / Sleepy well''
--> ''Sleepy
jack the fire drill / Round drill''
--> ''Round
and round and round and round and round and round and round...''



** "Kid A," which was apparently created by Jonny on the piano while Thom talked through what he was playing, Jonny processing his voice with an ondes Martenot to produce the melody. There's definite [[Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin Pied Piper]] imagery in the song and futuristic elements:
-->''I slipped away / I slipped on a little white lie / We've got heads on sticks / We've got ventriloquists / Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed / The rats and the children follow me out of town, etc.''
** "Idioteque:"
--> ''Who's in a bunker? / Women and children first and the children first and the children / I laugh until my head comes off / Swallow 'till I burst / Who's in a bunker? / I have seen too much / You haven't seen enough / You haven't seen it / Laugh until my head comes off / Women and children first and the children first and the children / Here I'm alive / Everything all of the time.''

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** "Kid A," The title track, which was apparently created by Jonny on the piano while Thom talked through what he was playing, Jonny processing his voice with an ondes Martenot to produce the melody. There's definite [[Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin Pied Piper]] imagery in the song and futuristic elements:
-->''I --> ''I slipped away / I away''
--> ''I
slipped on a little white lie / We've lie''
--> ''We've
got heads on sticks / We've sticks
--> ''And you've
got ventriloquists / Standing ventriloquists''
--> ''Standing
in the shadows at the end of my bed / The bed''
--> ''The
rats and the children follow me out of town, etc.''
town''
** "Idioteque:"
"Idioteque":
--> ''Who's in a bunker? / Women Who's in a bunker?''
--> ''Women
and children first first, and the children first first, and the children / I children''
--> ''I'll
laugh until my head comes off / Swallow 'till off''
--> ''I'll swallow until
I burst / burst''
--> ''Who's in a bunker?
Who's in a bunker? / I bunker?''
--> ''I
have seen too much / You much, you haven't seen enough / You enough, you haven't seen it / Laugh it''
--> ''I'll laugh
until my head comes off / Women off''
--> ''Women
and children first first, and the children first first, and the children / Here children''
--> ''Here
I'm alive / Everything allowed''
--> ''Everything
all of the time.''time''


''Kid A'' is the fourth album released by AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}} in fall 2000. Despite not having any music videos or singles, the album saw outstanding commercial success, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome debuting at #1 in the USA]] and becoming platinum in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] during opening week. (Not surprising, considering the campaign the album was using and the hype that was made after their previous album ''Music/OKComputer.'') It has currently sold a total of four million copies [[note]] even though this is half of what ''OK Computer'' sold [[/note]]. Through this album, Radiohead won its second UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for Best Alternative Music Album, and received a second Album of the Year nomination.

After the critical and commercial fanfare that ''OK Computer'' stirred up, Radiohead found themselves succumbing to psychological burnout, with frontman Thom Yorke suffering a nervous breakdown. Yorke was unable to deal with the [[FollowTheLeader massive number of acts that he felt were imitating Radiohead,]] and things got so serious that he began suffering from writer's block. Yorke began enthusiastically listening to ElectronicMusic acts like Music/{{Autechre}} and Music/AphexTwin, being fascinated by the music not being structured around vocals yet simultaneously evoking the same emotions in Yorke as guitar music had. Going into ''Kid A,'' Yorke focused exclusively on rhythm while dismissing melody, heading towards sonic texturing rather than traditional stylized songwriting.

Recording began in January 1999, and the band found creative conflicts over the album's unorthodox directions and bombastic foraying into an entirely different type of music. With no set deadline, the band was trapped in disarray and agreed that if they produced no album that they could collectively see fit to release, they would break up entirely. The album saw the band (almost exclusively Jonny Greenwood) working and experimenting with a number of instruments. In April 2000, Yorke updated the band's website saying that ''Kid A'''s recording sessions were complete, with over 20 finished songs. Debate started flying around about whether to release the songs as a series of [=EPs=] or even as a double album, which led to them saving half of the songs for their next album, which would turn out to be ''Music/{{Amnesiac}},'' released six months later, seen as something of a companion piece to ''Kid A.''

When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some,]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] over it to the point where some fans believe that this album [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever.]] On the more positive side, the album received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''#67.''''' [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was ''#428,'' which indicates a jump of '''361 spots.''' [[/note]]

Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.

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''Kid A'' is the fourth album released by AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}} in fall 2000. Despite not having any music videos or singles, the album saw outstanding commercial success, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome debuting at #1 in the USA]] and becoming platinum in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] during opening week. (Not surprising, considering the campaign the album was using week, and the hype that was made after their previous album ''Music/OKComputer.'') It has currently sold a total of four million copies [[note]] even though this is half of what ''OK Computer'' sold [[/note]]. Not surprising, considering the campaign the album was using and the hype that was made after their previous album ''Music/OKComputer''. Through this album, Radiohead won its second UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for Best Alternative Music Album, and received a second an Album of the Year nomination.

After the critical and commercial fanfare that ''OK Computer'' stirred up, Radiohead found themselves succumbing to psychological burnout, burnout during the album's exhaustive world tour, with frontman Thom Yorke suffering a nervous breakdown. Yorke was unable to deal with the [[FollowTheLeader massive number of acts that he felt were imitating Radiohead,]] Radiohead]], and things got so serious that he began suffering from writer's block. Yorke began enthusiastically listening to ElectronicMusic acts like Music/{{Autechre}} and Music/AphexTwin, being fascinated by the music not being structured around vocals yet simultaneously evoking the same emotions in Yorke as guitar music had. Going into ''Kid A,'' A'', Yorke focused exclusively on rhythm while dismissing melody, heading towards sonic texturing rather than traditional traditional, stylized songwriting.

Recording began in January 1999, and the band found creative conflicts over the album's unorthodox directions and bombastic foraying into an entirely different type of music. directions. With no set deadline, the band was they were trapped in disarray and agreed that they would break up entirely if they produced no album that they could collectively see fit to release, they would break up entirely.release. The album saw the band (almost exclusively Jonny Greenwood) working and experimenting with a number of instruments. In April 2000, Yorke updated the band's website website, saying that ''Kid A'''s recording sessions were complete, with over 20 finished songs. Debate started flying around about whether to release the songs as a series of [=EPs=] or even as a double album, which led to them saving half of the songs for their next album, which would turn out to be ''Music/{{Amnesiac}},'' ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', released six months later, seen as something of a companion piece to ''Kid A.''

When ''Kid A'' first dropped in October 2000, [[NewSoundAlbum its new sound]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated some,]] some]] and caused their fanbase to be [[BrokenBase polarized]] over it to the point where some fans believe that this album [[DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER ruined Radiohead forever.]] forever]]. On the more positive side, the album received praise for [[GenreBusting introducing rock listeners to more experimental music styles]] such as IDM, {{ambient}}, and free {{jazz}}. It is recognized to this day as one of the best albums of the 2000s 2000s, if not of all time, as well as one of the boldest releases in music history. On UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime, ''Kid A'' not only got the highest ranking of a Radiohead album album, but also the highest ranking of a 21st century album -- at '''''#67.''''' '''''number 67'''''. [[note]] Made even more awesome since its ranking before the 2012 update was ''#428,'' at ''number 428'', which indicates a jump of '''361 spots.''' [[/note]]

spots'''. [[/note]] Magazine/TimeMagazine included the album in TimeAllTime100Albums.



* AlbumTitleDrop / SubliminalSeduction: The intro to "Everything in Its Right Place" features a distorted voice saying "Kid A." [[MindScrew It says the same thing when you play it backwards.]]



* BearsAreBadNews: The album's artwork introduced the modified bear creature which would evidently become the band's official mascot.

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* BearsAreBadNews: The album's artwork promotional campaign introduced the modified bear creature "modified bear" which would evidently become the band's official mascot.



* BrokenRecord / LoopedLyrics: "Everything in Its Right Place." '''ALL OF IT.'''
** "Kid A" as well, although it devolves more into a MadnessMantra.

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* BrokenRecord / LoopedLyrics: "Everything in Its Right Place." Place". '''ALL OF IT.'''
IT'''.
** "Kid A" The title track as well, although it devolves more into a MadnessMantra.



** Thom has also said that "something traumatic" happened during ''Kid A'' and that ''Amnesiac'' is "trying to piece together what has happened." Both albums feature artwork of forest fires; for ''Kid A'' it's in the distance, while ''Amnesiac'''s perspective is from within the forest.
* ContinuityNod: ''Music/OKComputer'' had a track called "Exit Music (for a Film)," while ''Kid A'' has a track called "Motion Picture Soundtrack."

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** Thom has also said that "something traumatic" happened during ''Kid A'' and that ''Amnesiac'' is "trying to piece together what has happened." happened". Both albums feature artwork of forest fires; for ''Kid A'' A'', it's in the distance, while ''Amnesiac'''s perspective is from within the forest.
* ContinuityNod: ''Music/OKComputer'' had a track called "Exit Music (for a Film)," Film)", while ''Kid A'' has a track called "Motion Picture Soundtrack."Soundtrack".



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The phasing synth sound at the end of "Kid A" continues into the very beginning of "The National Anthem," and the heavily processed, screechy violin like loop at the end of "Idioteque" leads into "Morning Bell."

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: The phasing synth sound at the end of "Kid A" continues into the very beginning of "The National Anthem," Anthem", and the heavily processed, screechy violin like loop at the end of "Idioteque" leads into "Morning Bell."Bell".



* IndecipherableLyrics: Invoked with "Kid A", in which Thom's vocals are distorted with a vocoder to distance himself from the song's subject matter. However, this example has since been subverted as the song lyrics have been discovered.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Invoked with "Kid A", the title track, in which Thom's vocals are distorted with a vocoder to distance himself from the song's subject matter. However, this example has since been subverted as the song lyrics have been discovered.



* OminousMusicBoxTune: "Kid A" has this, which gives it a really cold atmosphere.
* OneWordTitle: "Treefingers," "Optimistic," and "Idioteque."

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* OminousMusicBoxTune: "Kid A" The title track has this, which gives it a really cold atmosphere.
* OneWordTitle: "Treefingers," "Optimistic," "Treefingers", "Optimistic", and "Idioteque."



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As documented in ''Film/MeetingPeopleIsEasy,'' Thom Yorke suffered a major case of this during the ''OK Computer'' tour, which led to a long period of writer's block and the urge to seek a brand new approach. The words to "How to Disappear Completely" stem from this period.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As documented in ''Film/MeetingPeopleIsEasy,'' ''Film/MeetingPeopleIsEasy'', Thom Yorke suffered a major case of this during the ''OK Computer'' tour, which led to a long period of writer's block and the urge to seek a brand new different approach. The words to "How to Disappear Completely" stem from this period.



** "Idioteque" uses samples from Paul Lansky's "Mild und Liese" and Arthur Krieger's "Short Piece." The Lansky sample was actually so important to the song that the band went and emailed Lansky himself to make sure that it was okay with him.

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** "Idioteque" uses samples from Paul Lansky's "Mild und Liese" and Arthur Krieger's "Short Piece." Piece". The Lansky former sample was actually so important to the song that the band went and emailed Lansky himself to make sure that it was okay with him.



** Other samples floating through the album include the echo laden snippet of an orchestral performance that appears in the noisy conclusion of "The National Anthem," all of "Treefingers" (which was created by Thom sampling Ed's guitar improvisations and processing them until they didn't sound like a guitar), and the looped jazz jam at the end of "Optimistic."
* SanitySlippageSong: "How to Disappear Completely:"

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** Other samples floating through the album include the echo laden echo-laden snippet of an orchestral performance that appears in the noisy conclusion of "The National Anthem," Anthem", all of "Treefingers" (which was created by Thom sampling Ed's guitar improvisations and processing them until they didn't sound like a guitar), and the looped jazz jam at the end of "Optimistic."
"Optimistic".
* SanitySlippageSong: "How to Disappear Completely:"Completely":



** According to ''Stanley Donwood,'' the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the CD and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light,'' in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored terrorism using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.
** "How to Disappear Completely" pays homage to both Music/{{U2}} (The "Liffey" that Thom floats down runs through U2's hometown of Dublin) and Music/{{REM}} (saying "I'm not here, this isn't happening" is a meditative exercise that Michael Stipe recommended to Thom Yorke).

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** According to ''Stanley Donwood,'' Donwood'', the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the CD disc, and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light,'' Light'', in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored terrorism using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.
** "How to Disappear Completely" pays homage to both Music/{{U2}} (The "Liffey" that Thom floats down runs through U2's hometown of Dublin) and Music/{{REM}} (saying "I'm not here, this isn't happening" is was a meditative exercise that Michael Stipe recommended to Thom Yorke).



* SingleStanzaSong: "Kid A."

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* SingleStanzaSong: "Kid A."The title track.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Took the spacey electronic sounds of ''OK Computer'' and practically created a wholly experimental sound of [[ElectronicMusic electronica,]].

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Took the spacey electronic sounds of ''OK Computer'' and practically created a wholly experimental sound of [[ElectronicMusic electronica,]].electronica]].



* StylisticSuck: The jazzy outro to "Optimistic" is very notably looped in a shoddy manner at the halfway point.

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* StylisticSuck: The jazzy outro to "Optimistic" is very notably looped in a shoddy manner at the halfway point.


[[caption-width-right:350: ''I'm not here, this is not happening.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''I'm not here, this is not isn't happening.'']]



-->'''''The Guardian'''''

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-->'''''The -->--'''''The Guardian'''''



* {{Instrumental}}: "Treefingers" and the HiddenTrack.



** Nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."

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** Nobody To this day, nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."

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* PostRock: Traces of this genre appear quite prominently throughout the album, to the point where The Other Wiki outright classifies it under "post-rock" (alongside a myriad of other genres as well).


* ArcWords: Interestingly enough, the lyrics for most tracks on this album as well as ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' and ''Music/HailToTheThief'' became this. Lyrics from all three albums appeared cryptically (and usually slightly altered) in the the Radiohead website's "maze" section.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
**
Interestingly enough, the lyrics for most tracks on this album as well as ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' and ''Music/HailToTheThief'' became this. Lyrics from all three albums appeared cryptically (and usually slightly altered) in the the Radiohead website's "maze" section.



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: A counterexample, since this album was available for streaming from their website before its official release.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: DigitalPiracyIsEvil:
**
A counterexample, since this album was available for streaming from their website before its official release.



* DrivenToSuicide: "Motion Picture Soundtrack" (maybe).

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
**
"Motion Picture Soundtrack" (maybe).



* NothingIsScarier: Nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
**
Nobody knows what the horrible thing that this album represented to Thom was, or the horrible thing that inspired the song "Kid A."


* IndecipherableLyrics: "Kid A:"

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Invoked with "Kid A:"A", in which Thom's vocals are distorted with a vocoder to distance himself from the song's subject matter. However, this example has since been subverted as the song lyrics have been discovered.



* NoTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album lacks an official title; "Genchildren" is a popular fanmade one.



* ShoutOut: According to ''Stanley Donwood,'' the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the CD and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light,'' in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored terrorism using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
According to ''Stanley Donwood,'' the red swimming pool that appears on the spine of the CD case, the CD and in the booklet's artwork is a reference to the Creator/AlanMoore / ''Bill Sienkiewicz'' comic ''Brought to Light,'' in which the CIA measures the deaths caused by its state sponsored terrorism using the equivalent number of 50 gallon swimming pools filled with human blood. Donwood found the image horrifying, and was haunted by it throughout the ''Kid A'' / ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' sessions.


Added DiffLines:

** "Optimistic" mentions ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' in one line.


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* SurvivalMantra: "I'm not here, this isn't happening" from "How to Disappear Completely". The phrase was actually given to Thom by a friend to serve this purpose.


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* UntitledTitle: The HiddenTrack that closes the album is usually referred to as "Untitled", most significantly as it's separated from "Motion Picture Soundtrack" on Spotify.

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