Instead of simply adding club beats or sonic collage techniques, Radiohead strive to incorporate the unsettling "intelligent techno" sound of Autechre and Aphex Twin, characterized by its skittering beats and stylishly dark sonic surfaces, for Kid A. To their immense credit, Radiohead don't sound like carpetbaggers, because they share the same post-postmodern vantage point as their inspirations. Kid A is easily the most successful electronica album from a rock band: it doesn't even sound like a rock band, even if it does sound like Radiohead. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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