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  • Summary: The reissue of Radiohead's 2000 album Kid A and 2001's Amnesiac includes a disc of alternative takes and B-sides as well as two previously unreleased tracks.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    [The two previously unreleased songs] comprise a fascinating companion piece for two classic albums.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 4, 2021
    100
    Both of these albums twisted machines to Radiohead's will, to their need to hear soulful songs singing in their wires. And they're resonating still. [Dec 2021, p.102]
  3. Nov 5, 2021
    100
    Long-awaited, Kid A Mnesia is a testament of Radiohead’s phenomenal abilities, and stands as one of this year’s most exciting reissues. Fans of the group may rejoice, while newcomers will receive the full experience of two of the 21st century’s major creative achievements.
  4. Uncut
    Nov 4, 2021
    90
    Extra disc Kid Amnesiae mostly puts a fresh spin on pre-existing material, with just a handful of previously unheard compositions. Hearing them again two decade later, the shock of the new has faded, but the sonic richness and meticulous attention to detail endures. Behind the fizz and crunch and crackle lies a surprisingly lush, soulful beauty. [Dec 2021, p.40]
  5. Nov 29, 2021
    90
    As a snapshot of this crucial turning point in the Radiohead discography, Kid A Mnesia presents a band taking its first steps into a thrilling new phase, one that would alter their trajectory and push them further into the unknown.
  6. 90
    The instrumental How To Disappear Into Strings adds a stentorian dimension to How To Disappear Completely, while Fog ascends to a whole new level of mystery in its Again Again version. Radiohead’s loving tending of their back catalogue wins out again.
  7. Nov 4, 2021
    55
    The third disc, annoyingly titled Kid Amnesiae, starts off promisingly enough with a straight piano version of “Like Spinning Plates.” ... Only four of the 12 tracks here stretch past four minutes, with the majority of them clocking in at under two. That would be excusable if these leftovers revealed anything about what it must have been like to be in the room while making a pair of classic albums.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Nov 8, 2021
    10
    Kid Amnesia is a great compilation of Kid A and Amnesiac. The 3rd disc is where you find the real gems. If You Say The Word and Follow MeKid Amnesia is a great compilation of Kid A and Amnesiac. The 3rd disc is where you find the real gems. If You Say The Word and Follow Me Around show new excerpts of a time when Radiohead were experimenting their new sound and not being pigeonholed into the mainstream. This is astonishing and very much alongside with the OKNOTOK re-release in 2017, this gives us an exciting look into a band who are still at the very forefront of alternative music and honestly I'm excited to see what the future holds Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2021
    10
    I would write an essay easy on this one, but Im going to keep it short so nothing is spoiled. First of it is an art museum more than a game,I would write an essay easy on this one, but Im going to keep it short so nothing is spoiled. First of it is an art museum more than a game, something to experience and explore, not play. If you love music, art, and the creative process then this game is like diving into Radiohead's head and you will surely feel something special. If you do not enjoy art and like cool visuals, I am sure you'll still enjoy it. But If you want a fun game, this isnt it. But it is a 10/10 experience, honestly the album never stuck with me much but this really changed something and I've been listening to it on and off ever since playing through KID A MNESIA. Just give it a go, I do not really consider things 10/10 often, but this is a type of genre that NEEDS to become a mainstay. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    Perfect! 2 hours of ethereal bliss. Just close the door and switch out the lights.
  4. Nov 9, 2021
    10
    I would not have given OKNOTOK 10/10, for 1 simple reason: If you wanted to buy a physical copy it was overpriced, which is important for aI would not have given OKNOTOK 10/10, for 1 simple reason: If you wanted to buy a physical copy it was overpriced, which is important for a re-release, considering the people who are probably going to buy, likely already own it. Kid Amnesia however is not over priced for what, on vinyl, is a 3 LP set. The addition of unreleased songs is a big draw of course, but for me the real pull is getting the double album that we could have gotten in 2000, instead of the separate releases that they went with. I like that idea and i'm happy to say that it works well. The right choice in 2000 was to release them separately, and it makes it a fun and interesting listening experience 20 years later. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    I suppose this should deserve 100 as OKNOTOK. A superb release! I listened to Kid Amnesiae with great pleasure. Kid A and Amnesiac, like theI suppose this should deserve 100 as OKNOTOK. A superb release! I listened to Kid Amnesiae with great pleasure. Kid A and Amnesiac, like the rest of Radiohead's music, are timeless. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    The third disc acts as a perfect bridge to further connect two incredible albums. All in all, a wonderful listening experience.
  7. Nov 11, 2021
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. mmm i really not like. is so comun i’m soooo sorry but is the try, is like so much flojo Expand

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