With the release of their Kid A Mnesia album, Radiohead indulge in an alternate version of music history.
When the band released the forward-thinking Kid A in 2000 and then Amnesiac, just eight months later, the public immediately began to draw a connection between the two. As Paste points out, the prevailing school of thought was to consider Amnesiac an extension of Kid A—a place for the tracks that were originally left on the cutting room floor.
Radiohead fought this interpretation, as they specifically wanted to rebuke the trend of releasing a double album. Now, decades later, the iconic band are giving fans the box set they wanted, and then some.
The combined Kid A Mnesia album, which includes a dozen previously elusive extras, is an ode to arguably the band's most creative era. It's a walk down memory lane that's sure to appeal to tenured electronic music fans.
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Radiohead's "Kid A Mnesia" box set also includes a dozen previously unreleased versions of tracks that long-time fans will know and love.