Music critic Tom Moon reviews Amnesiac, the new CD by Radiohead. The band recently released Kid A, which was hailed as one of the greatest albums of last year by fans and critics alike, and also considered one of the most difficult and unconventional to listen to. While they were recording Kid A, they were also writing and recording other pieces that make up this new CD. Moon says Amnesiac is transfixing, with cinematic soundscapes, full of existential doubt, and pure joy.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.