Radiohead's Kid A

Radiohead's Kid A

by Marvin Lin

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Overview

Radiohead's Kid A by Marvin Lin

By pulling Kid A from its canonical status and grounding the album in various contexts, Marvin Lin explains not only why Radiohead suddenly adopted a new songwriting methodology, but also how properties like "genre" and "authenticity" distracted us from understanding our reactions to it. From bovine growth hormones and neurological impulses to Dada poetry and bandwidth throttling, the book articulated the politics behind both Radiohead's music and our listening experiences. But in a period of socio-political unrest, is listening to Kid A a waste of time? In and through the album, Lin seeks to answer this question by examining what Kid A does to us over time, what Kid A tells us about the future, and whether it's possible (or even desirable) to use Kid A to transcend time altogether.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826423436
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/14/2010
Series: 33 1/3 Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 811,712
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Marvin Lin started, and is editor-in-chief, of the acclaimed online music magazine Tiny Mix Tapes. He lives in Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Introduction

KidAesthetics

KidAuthenticity

KidAbstraction

KidAcclaim

KidAdaptation

KidActivism

KidApocalypse

KidAgency

KidAscension

Acknowledgments

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