OK Computer took the arty guitar rock ambitions of Radiohead's early years to an epic and sprawling conclusion, clearing the way for follow-up Kid A to reinvent them as the ever-evolving experimenters they've gone on to become. The album retains everything that was already stunning about Radiohead: Yorke's high sweeping falsetto, his fractured and alienated lyrics, Jonny Greenwood's deft guitar signatures and the entire band's smartly interlocking parts. But it also cements what would become their hallmark: not the electronic beats and synth smears of the revelatory track "Idioteque"—although the band would continue to use such instrumentation—but rather the album's spirit of boundless musical adventurousness. In some real sense, the Radiohead we know today begins with Kid A.
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