What do you release after you've released one of the best albums ever made? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you do it? A lot of bands have something that defines them as a band, and if Ok Computer is what defined Radiohead then what could you possibly do to better it? I think a lot of bands make an album that's deemed as their best work and follow it up with something that has a similar sound, they try to repeat the same formula - which is all well and good, but sometimes it just pales in comparison. Radiohead didn't do that. They managed to do something completely different, and they managed to make even bigger, bolder and more adventurous sounds - though not necessarily better. Some people believe Thom York wanted to make an album that would result in commercial suicide, and that may have some truth but I think he also wanted to make an honest record and make something a little out of the ordinary. It's hard to that when Radiohead started out, they were a carobon copy of everything that was popular in guitar music around that time. I imagine people that heard Pablo Honey in 1993, and then listened to Kid A 7 years later it'd be near impossible to believe they're the same band. But that's just how far they came as a band. Radiohead, well, Thom made an album that reflects a part of himself, his mindset and where he was at when Radiohead wrote Kid A, and alienate a certain area of the band's fan base. Swirling soaring electronic soundscapes, Avant-Jazz, a subject matter that resonates with you. The album is fantastic on every single level. I never thought this album would be a favourite when I listened to it, in fact I considered Ok Computer to be in a different league. And although Ok Computer may be better, something kept bringing me back to Kid A. I have no idea what, but I found myself listening to it again and again. I didn't even like listening to it for a long time, until it clicked. When you see the genius of something you previously couldn't see, it's truly a special moment. This album is everything a follow up album should be. It's a massive compliment to Kid A when I had to have a good think over which album I preferred, this or Ok Computer.