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Radiohead: Kid A

Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, November 2000

WITH THEIR FOURTH album Kid A, Oxford quintet Radiohead have caused a tsunami-sized wave of confusion by breaking with stadium rock orthodoxy to exhibit an experimental side. Under pressure to match the performance of two highly successful albums, they instead chose to shoot in another direction.

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