Album Release: Mon 2 Oct 2000
4th studio album. Released by Parlophone. They recorded with producer Nigel Godrich in Paris, Copenhagen, Gloucestershire, and their hometown Oxford.
Burnt out after recording and promoting Radiohead's acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer, songwriter Thom Yorke envisioned a radical change in direction for their next album.
Incorporating influences from krautrock, jazz and 20th-century classical music, Radiohead replaced their three-guitar line-up with synthesisers, drum machines, the ondes Martenot, string orchestras and brass instruments.
Yorke wrote parts of Kid A from phrases pulled from a hat, following his post Ok Computer writers block.