Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

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Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:07 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be The Velvet Underground and Nico.

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

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Kid A track listing:
1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Kid A
3. The National Anthem
4. How to Disappear Completely
5. Treefingers
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
8. Idioteque
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:09 pm

1. Idioteque
2. How to Disappear Completely
3. Everything in Its Right Place
4. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. The National Anthem
6. Morning Bell
7. Optimistic
8. In Limbo
9. Kid A
10. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Honorio » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:38 pm

4. How to Disappear Completely
8. Idioteque
1. Everything in Its Right Place
3. The National Anthem
2. Kid A
6. Optimistic
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. Treefingers
9. Morning Bell
7. In Limbo

Probably "Treefingers" will show up at the bottom of many lists (it's not even too high on my own list) and I can understand why, it's the least "Radioheadish" song of their whole output and it travelled a path that many ambient music heroes travelled before (Brian Eno to name one). But it's a song that I enjoy a lot, particularly if I listen to it while driving at night, it tinges the space around you with a sense of unreality and it gives you a distinct sensation of floating. Just try it…

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:09 pm

4. How to Disappear Completely
3. The National Anthem
8. Idioteque
1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Kid A
6. Optimistic
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. In Limbo
5. Treefingers

The top two tracks here are likely two of three Radiohead tracks that inhabit my all-time top five songs. They are perfect in every way.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby notbrianeno » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:46 pm

1. Everything In Its Right Place
8. Idioteque
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
4. How to Disappear Completely
3. The National Anthem
2. Kid A
7. In Limbo
6. Optimistic
9. Morning Bell
5. Treefingers

This used to be my favorite Radiohead album, then I went through a year where for some reason I couldn't enjoy listening to it, and now its starting to pop up in my rotation more. I still like OK Computer better, but I'm rebuilding the emotional connections to these songs, if that makes sense.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:58 pm

1. Everything in Its Right Place
6. Optimistic
2. Kid A
3. The National Anthem
8. Idioteque
4. How to Disappear Completely
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. Treefingers
7. In Limbo
9. Morning Bell

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:15 pm

Honorio wrote:Probably "Treefingers" will show up at the bottom of many lists (it's not even too high on my own list) and I can understand why, it's the least "Radioheadish" song of their whole output and it travelled a path that many ambient music heroes travelled before (Brian Eno to name one). But it's a song that I enjoy a lot, particularly if I listen to it while driving at night, it tinges the space around you with a sense of unreality and it gives you a distinct sensation of floating. Just try it…


The weird thing is I ranked it last and agree with you, but that has more to do with the fact I think every song on this album is special in its own way.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby jamieW » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:43 pm

(Including my individual song ratings)

4. How to Disappear Completely 10
8. Idioteque 9
3. The National Anthem 8
1. Everything In Its Right Place 7+
6. Optimistic 7
7. In Limbo 7
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack 6
5. Treefingers 6
9. Morning Bell 6
2. Kid A 5

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Chris K. » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:49 am

1. Everything in Its Right Place
3. The National Anthem
6. Optimistic
4. How to Disappear Completely
2. Kid A
7. In Limbo
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
9. Morning Bell
8. Idioteque
5. Treefingers

My top 2 are easy and my bottom 2 are easy picks, everything in the middle I love so much the placement is a little arbitrary. I know Idioteque is a fan favorite, and I will say it's great, but it's towards the bottom for me.

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Postby Ulysses » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:10 am

1. Idioteque
2. How To Disappear Completely
3. Optimistic
4. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. Everything In Its Right Place
6. Morning Bell
7. The National Anthem
8. Kid A
9. Treefingers
10. In Limbo

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Postby chevisan » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:39 pm

4. How to Disappear Completely
1. Everything In Its Right Place
8. Idioteque
2. Kid A
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
9. Morning Bell
7. In Limbo
5. Treefingers
6. Optimistic
3. The National Anthem

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby whuntva » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:43 pm

This is my #59 album. But again, it's probably not best to take my ranking seriously before the algorithm is used, because that may not truly express my feelings for the album.

The National Anthem (My #125 song. Some may like other tracks, but this is the true masterpiece of the album for me)
How To Disappear Completely (A very moving track. "National Anthem" wins for ambition, but this is a great piece as well)
Morning Bell (Good music and decent lyrics)
In Limbo (Blends very well with "Optimistic" with an eerie tone to set it off)
Optimistic (A bass-heavy song. As a fan of those, I can appreciate this one)
Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sounds like a great movie if this is the soundtrack)
Idioteque (Catchy. Vocals rub me the wrong way, though, so it loses some points)
Kid A (Another fairly creative song)
Everything in its Right Place (A tad repetitive, but still enjoyable for what it is)
Treefingers (One of the best instrumental tracks I ever heard. But has no...substance)
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Nick » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:55 pm

1. Idioteque
2. Everything in its Right Place
3. The National Anthem
4. How to Disappear Completely
5. Motion Picture Soundtrack
6. Optimistic
7. Morning Bell
8. In Limbo
9. Kid A
10. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Gillingham » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:33 pm

1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Idioteque
3. Morning Bell
4. The National Anthem
5. How to Disappear Completely
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
8. Kid A
9. Treefingers
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

The last three could have been swapped in any way. Not a mediocre track in there.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:43 am

8. Idioteque
4. How to Disappear Completely
6. Optimistic
1. Everything In Its Right Place
3. The National Anthem
9. Morning Bell
7. In Limbo
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
2. Kid A
5. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Listyguy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:36 am

1. Everything In Its Right Place
8. Idioteque
3. The National Anthem
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
4. How to Disappear Completely
5. Treefingers
2. Kid A
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Maschine_Man » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:48 am

3. The National Anthem
1. Everything In Its Right Place
8. Idioteque
2. Kid A
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
4. How to Disappear Completely
9. Morning Bell
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
5. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby chevisan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:59 pm

Since we are at it, "What's going on ?":

1 What's Going On
3 Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)
6 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
2 What's Happening Brother
4 Save the Children
7 Right On
9 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
8 Wholy Holy
5 God is Love

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:45 pm

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's an Answer
7. Sloop John B
3. That's Not Me
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
2. You Still Believe in Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
13. Caroline, No
10. Here Today
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
12. Pet Sounds
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Romain » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:56 am

Great :
1. Everything In Its Right Place
3. The National Anthem
4. How to Disappear Completely
9. Morning Bell

Good :
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. In Limbo
8. Idioteque
6. Optimistic
2. Kid A

Listenable :
5. Treefingers

Not for me :

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Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:26 pm

4. How to Disappear Completely
6. Optimistic
8. Idioteque
3. The National Anthem
1. Everything In Its Right Place
7. In Limbo
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
9. Morning Bell
5. Treefingers
2. Kid A

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:00 am

Poor "Kid A" :(

4. How to Disappear Completely
7. In Limbo
3. The National Anthem
9. Morning Bell
2. Kid A
1. Everything In Its Right Place
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
6. Optimistic
8. Idioteque
5. Treefingers

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Postby Live in Phoenix » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:29 pm

1. Optimistic
2. Morning Bell
3. In Limbo
4. Everything In Its Right Place
5. Kid A
6. Idioteque
7. How to Disappear Completely
8. The National Anthem
9. Treefingers
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby andyd1010 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:44 am

1 | Optimistic
2 | Everything in Its Right Place
3 | The National Anthem
4 | Morning Bell
5 | How to Disappear Completely
6 | In Limbo
7 | Idioteque
8 | Motion Picture Soundtrack
9 | Kid A
10 | Treefingers

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Postby krendler » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:03 pm

04 | How to Disappear Completely
08 | Idioteque
06 | Optimistic
03 | The National Anthem
02 | Kid A
09 | Morning Bell
10 | Motion Picture Soundtrack
01 | Everything In Its Right Place
05 | Treefingers
07 | In Limbo

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun May 07, 2017 1:45 am

"I will see you in the next life."

01 | Idioteque
02 | Everything in Its Right Place
03 | Motion Picture Soundtrack
04 | The National Anthem
05 | How to Disappear Completely
06 | Morning Bell
07 | Optimistic
08 | In Limbo
09 | Kid A
10 | Treefingers
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Postby maverick470 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:45 pm

1. Everything In Its Right Place
4. How to Disappear Completely
3. The National Anthem
6. Optimistic
8. Idioteque
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. In Limbo
2. Kid A
5. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Henry » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:01 am

1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Optimistic
3. Morning Bell
4. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. The National Anthem
6. Idioteque
7. Treefingers
8. In Limbo
9. How to Disappear Completely
10. Kid A

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby SJner » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:32 am

1. Everything in It's Right Place
2. The National Anthem
3. Optimistic
4. Morning Bell
5. In Limbo
6. How to Disappear Completely
7. Kid A
8. Idioteque
9. Treefingers
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby Nassim » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:02 pm

Seems like I skipped that one too :

8. Idioteque
4. How to Disappear Completely
6. Optimistic
3. The National Anthem
9. Morning Bell
1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Kid A
7. In Limbo
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby talking » Thu May 31, 2018 12:59 am

1. The National Anthem
2. Idioteque
3. Kid A
4. Everything in Its Right Place
5. How to Disappear Completely
6. In Limbo
7. Motion Picture Soundtrack
8. Untitled
9. Treefingers
10. Optimistic
11. Morning Bell

I won't argue for either one but somehow songs from Amnesiac get significantly more play from me.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby bonnielaurel » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 am

4. How to Disappear Completely
3. The National Anthem
8. Idioteque
1. Everything In Its Right Place
7. In Limbo
6. Optimistic
5. Treefingers
2. Kid A
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
9. Morning Bell
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby fasbjd » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:15 pm

1. Idioteque
2. Everything In Its Right Place
3. Optimistic
4. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. The National Anthem
6. How to Disappear Completely
7. Morning Bell
8. Kid A
9. In Limbo
10. Treefingers

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Radiohead's Kid A

Postby bootsy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:41 am

3. The National Anthem
1. Everything In Its Right Place
6. Optimistic
7. In Limbo
8. Idioteque
2. Kid A
4. How to Disappear Completely
9. Morning Bell
10. Motion Picture Soundtrack
5. Treefingers


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