Song Of The Week: “Idioteque” by Radiohead

It almost seems trite to talk about Radiohead’s contributions to music. Their influence is self-evident, almost universal, and their skill as musicians is unparalleled in modern music. Listening to Kid A always makes me extremely happy because it serves as a poignant reminder that a band can achieve massive success by sticking to their artistic vision and making the music that feels right to them, rather than selling out and pandering to a popular audience. True, their chart-topping success with OK Computer and The Bends before it built them the audience they needed to pull off their transformation, but that does nothing to belittle the point – they could easily have scored a massive hit by releasing an OK Computer Part II. This song, “Idioteque,” is one of the most powerful, emotional, and memorable tracks off of Kid A. The song has a heavy IDM vibe that is held together by Thom Yorke’s impossibly unique vocal deliver. Listen to the song and pay tribute to one of the defining musical acts of our generation.

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About Ryan Felder

My name is Ryan. I like music. On this blog, I post the setlists for my radio show, Art For Art's Sake, as well as reviews of the latest new independent music and a Song Of The Week, every week. You can listen to my radio show on 90.3 The Core, an independent student-run college radio station broadcasting from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. My show runs Thursday nights from 12am-2am and streams live on the internet at Thecore.fm. View all posts by Ryan Felder

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