Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
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Based on 15 reviews
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Based on 249 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Mojo

Both these albums twisted machines to Radiohead's will, to their need to hear soulful songs singing in their wires. And they're resonating still.

100
Northern Transmissions

What Kid A Mnesia does best is cutting through the mythos and letting these songs and their cousins stand as their own brilliant creations that, 20 years and change later, still have no obvious successors. Everything in its right place.

100
Exclaim!

The quaint paranoias of Y2K now feel terrifyingly real. And while it would be an exaggeration to say Radiohead predicted this, KID A MNESIA carries just as much real-world dread as these albums did 20 years ago.

100
Rolling Stone

Kid A Mnesia isn’t just a monument of Radiohead’s bravest, boldest music — it’s a tribute to keeping the creative fires burning even in the coldest of times.

100
The Irish Times

Overall, Kid A Mnesia proves that around the turn of millennium, Radiohead really were the greatest band in the world.

100
The Observer

The band’s 20th-anniversary reissue of Kid A and Amnesiac along with unreleased material makes for fascinating listening.

100
Under The Radar

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.

92
Pitchfork
Decades later, the grandness of those sounds is what lingers. This is Radiohead’s ultimate gift as a rock band—the transmutation of sound into sensation, the way an unnerving bit of audio can play upon our nerve endings, up-end us ever so slightly.
90
Uncut

Hearing them again two decades later, the shock ofthe new has faded, butthe sonicrichness and meticulous attention to detail endures. Behind the fizz and crunch and crackle lies a surprisingly lush, soulful beauty.

90
The Line of Best Fit

KID A MNESIA proves even Radiohead’s identity crises were a breeding ground for innovation.

90
Classic Rock

They sounded astonishing then, and they sound astonishing now.

80
NME

Ultimately, ‘Kid Amnesiae’ not only offers a mood piece, but also a companion and secret history behind the making of two essential, landmark records – and the rebirth of a great band.

80
Record Collector

Two decades on, Kid A Mnesia is the sound of stadium-rock’s route maps being re-navigated, by a band whose promise of commitment to the “next life” wouldn’t let the kids down.

60
Spectrum Culture

Through this release, Radiohead have gifted something more valuable than uncovered music or new insights into their creative process. They’ve given music critics what they always want - a new reason to talk about Kid A.

55
Paste

As revolutionary as the original albums still are, Kid A Mnesia will disappoint all but the most ardent completists.

YuriDING
NR
Radiohead reappears after a hiatus with an intriguing collection. Like Ok Computer, they brought Kid A and Amnesiac together in one album, and released a compilation of works from the time they were recording these albums.
So basically Kid Amnesia is a combination of Kid A and Amnesiac but with some "new" songs at the end. I won't mention anything about the previous albums, I'll just talk about these new projects. If you haven't listened to Amnesiac or Kid A yet, you are simply living ... read more
blondier
100
much of the new material consists of revamped version of the existing songs, yet this compilation sounds especial. it’s very clear that both these albums were meant to be together.
NoOffenseBut
75
The closer track gave me a similar uneasy reminiscent feeling that "Everywhere at the End of Time" did at certain points.
There aren't many new full-length tracks on here, most are interludes or renditions of their previous works but I guess that's kind of the point of this project - to bring further vision into the Kid A/Amnesiac era.

Favourite tracks from Disc 3: Like Spinning Plates (‘Why Us?’ Version), If You Say the Word, Follow Me Around, How to Disappear into ... read more
TehSniper_143
80
Considering this is a comp of some unreleased material from the infamous Kid A and Amnesiac sessions, ofc this was pretty damn good! Even as b-sides, the dreary and dark vibes of those 2 albums are still really present in these songs. I also really liked the reworked cuts on here as well, as ones like "Fog (Again Again Version)" and "Pulk/Pull (True Love Waits Version)" reimagine the tracks in ways that honestly improve them a lot! I will say, tho, that this is not as ... read more
Fallful
93
i hope everyone can truly see the context of kid a mnesia because it is incredibly important

no song here is truly new, this is a compilation meant as an insight into the kid a and amneia sessions, the songs are dusty B-Sides and revamps. Follow Me Around and If You Say the Word are the only songs that sound like polished complete songs from thewse sessions

and of course, kid a + amnesiac + interesting B-sides = 93/100
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Track List

  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
  11. Untitled
  12. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
  13. Pyramid Song
  14. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
  15. You and Whose Army?
  16. I Might Be Wrong
  17. Knives Out
  18. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
  19. Dollars and Cents
  20. Hunting Bears
  21. Like Spinning Plates
  22. Life in a Glasshouse
  23. Like Spinning Plates (‘Why Us?’ Version)
  24. Untitled v1
  25. Fog (Again Again Version)
  26. If You Say the Word
  27. Follow Me Around
  28. Pulk/Pull (True Love Waits Version)
  29. Untitled v2
  30. The Morning Bell (In the Dark Version)
  31. Pyramid Strings
  32. Alt. Fast Track
  33. Untitled v3
  34. How to Disappear into Strings
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Added on: September 7, 2021