How Radiohead’s “Kid A” Predicted The Future

Kid A was born out of frustration.

The release of OK Computer in 1997 changed everything for Radiohead. It was fascinating, thought-provoking, critiquing, and — more than anything — emotional. Eerie, allusive commentaries on modern technology’s ability to brainwash, monotony in the working world, and a sense of impending doom from who-knows-what, along with masterful melodies and unforgettable drops, spread throughout the project with a chilling intensity. From the moment the album was released, they were critically-acclaimed as the “saviors of rock”, a…