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Radiohead — Everything in its Right Place
Album: Kid A
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7.2

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Total ratings: 2901









Released: 2000
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Kid A, Kid A, Kid A, Kid A
Everything, everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

Everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

There are two colours in my head
There are two colours in my head
What is that you tried to say?
What was that you tried to say?
Tried to say, tried to say
Tried to say, tried to say

Everything in its right place
Comments (475)add comment
 cely wrote:
Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.
 
Well stated cely - RH is definitely worth listening to with intense intentionality.  LLRP!
 mjbaumann wrote:
I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!
 

LOL. Certainly in my case that's exactly right. Love Radiohead.  Don't "get" the Grateful Dead at all...
I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!
Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.
Keyboards are particularly cool in this song, reminds me of Pink Floyd's  "One of My Turns" a little.
20 years since Kid A came out. Still fresh and out of this world.
Maybe I should play this for my toddler when I'm trying to convince her to pick up her toys.. 
A rather crap and over rated band.
This song typifies their dullness.

And they are entirely responsible for inspiring ( if that's the word) chris martin. need more be said?
Living in Tokyo 2000 when this was released. This song takes me back there instantly when I hear it every time.
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
Although I give this excellent tune a 9, the above is still pretty funny.
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
yeah but then perfectly done :-)
Love it!
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
You need to get your ears tested.  It's not off key.
I once worked with a Stage Manager that played this song while setting up an incredibly complicated prop show while the sound designer played this song for her.  It took long enough he looped the song 4 or 5 times.  But always everything was in it's right place.
Unbelievable bad, crying like a baby.
I swear there are words inside the initial "static".
 aspicer wrote:
Brilliant..... and an immersive experience with headphones or a high quality audio system!  (Easy 10)
 

 lizardking wrote:
This might be my favorite song on RP that I don't like.  Good luck figuring out that oxymoronic mutually exclusive conundrum of a statement.  Or to put in song rating terms, my 3 rating on this song gets a 10 from me.  Long Live RP!!
 
+2, my 3's a 5 now, and I rate my rating an 8 now (starting to like RH more) LLRP!!
 dmcanany wrote:

Would you mind explaining the genius? At risk of sounding of substandard intelligence, the lyrics seem nonsensical, and the music seem repetitive.
 
why do lyrics have to mean something? 
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Nope, not as good nor as smart as folks think this is. 
 
Good that you're around to correct folks.
 maxvonevil wrote:
"Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking..."
 
I'm sure you did, Mr. Yorke. The question is; did you swallow?
Good god I hate radiatorhead with a vengeance.
 
 
 

This x1000
Nope, not as good nor as smart as folks think this is. 
This is really nipping my head even though I like Radiohead
 cely wrote:
Such a brilliant and beautiful piece of music.  All the negativity fits in with a venerable tradition of genius bashing by the dumbasses of the world. 
 
Would you mind explaining the genius? At risk of sounding of substandard intelligence, the lyrics seem nonsensical, and the music seem repetitive.
This might be my favorite song on RP that I don't like.  Good luck figuring out that oxymoronic mutually exclusive conundrum of a statement.  Or to put in song rating terms, my 3 rating on this song gets a 10 from me.  Long Live RP!!
"Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking..."
 
I'm sure you did, Mr. Yorke. The question is; did you swallow?
Good god I hate radiatorhead with a vengeance.
 
 
Thom York being awful.  
I haven't heard this for years, don't know what made me think of it.
cosmicjoe54 wrote:
"So where do you go to my lovely, when you're alone in your bed?"
 

"So where do you go to my lovely, when you're alone in your bed?"
Such a brilliant and beautiful piece of music.  All the negativity fits in with a venerable tradition of genius bashing by the dumbasses of the world. 
Not a fan.
 jelgator wrote:
I really liked "Creep."  All downhill from there.

 
My opinion is exactly the opposite.
I remember when this album came out. I had purchased it on release day. At first I was really taken aback by the completely different sound. This didn't sound like rock music! At the same time I did, and still do, find it captivating. On top of that, I appreciate Radiohead's courage in trying to reinvent themselves and not become repetitive.
I really liked "Creep."  All downhill from there.
 scott_bruce wrote:
This is on the soundtrack for the movie Vanilla Sky - the somber tone fits the movie beautifully!

 
And employed to very good effect in my opinion, for the movie Anonymous... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xK7PLk_nX4  
 user4176 wrote:
One of the very few 1s in my list. Just not for me.

 
User4176 I have just congratulated you on a rating system for another song (The Cure's Fascination) and here you are the very next song rating a 1 to my rating of 9!

How do we meet in the middle?  Well this song is about someone with OCD and trapped in their own mind and the music tries to convey what it might feel like to be inside the head of that person.  Claustrophobic, repetitive,  relentless - I don't know but it must be awful.

So the subject matter might not be 'normal' and even I would not play it at a party but you got to hand it to RH for attempting such a thing.

In my system I give extra rating kudos for tackling the non-normal. 
One of the very few 1s in my list. Just not for me.
This is on the soundtrack for the movie Vanilla Sky - the somber tone fits the movie beautifully!
For the vinyl heads.  This album was released in a double 12 inch 45 speed set.  Stil available I do believe. If you like RH it might be one to put on the list.  Go read the Wiki on how this set of music was put together, it is interesting.
 careah wrote:
I like electronic music alot. Also everything psychedelic but I never liked a radiohead song. Something about them that makes me unimpressed. Probably my fault

 
It's not your fault.
That must have been pretty weird for him to wake up sucking on a lemon.
I like electronic music alot. Also everything psychedelic but I never liked a radiohead song. Something about them that makes me unimpressed. Probably my fault
 asilbuch wrote:
Make it stop!

 
All good things come to an end {#Cry}
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
8
my favourite in any version, feels like this radio station is right for me😁
Really went downhill lately. Sad too. I loved the early stuff. 
The latest addition to my "Chill Set," all inspired or due to my RP revelations, music-wise.
 markg063 wrote:
Has anyone been to the Radiohead website lately. It slowly faded away the other day... now look!

 
Artists. . .
 black321 wrote:
I like a lot of Radiohead, but this sucks.  Ha
...never really listened to this album...does it need to be heard in context?

 
Obviously. After this song cames Kid A (that called the album), and after "Everything in its right place" they sing "Live in the shadows at the end of my bed". You must listen the entire album.
Make it stop!
Has anyone been to the Radiohead website lately. It slowly faded away the other day... now look!
The 2Cellos cover of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" right before this?  Brilliant! {#Clap}
The intro of this song is like a warm bath...
pinto wrote:

Funny.  I was born in 1954 and was obviously influenced by the Beatles.  My wife was born in 1964 and came of age after the Beatles had broken up.  She shares your sentiment.  She once told me that you can't go for a day without some sort of Beatles reference, whether it be hearing a song of theirs or a song by one of the four individual members, or as a reference to them somehow, something, anything. It's amazing how close she is to being correct.

 
1954? me too
i'll bet you watched the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964
we were normal the first 10 years of our lives 
My first exposure to Radiohead was "Creep", played incessantly on the radio back in its day.  So I dismissed them out of hand, only to see the light later, when I found RP.
 bendame wrote:

Can we stop comparing every band to the over rated long gone Beatles PLEASE !!!
 
Funny.  I was born in 1954 and was obviously influenced by the Beatles.  My wife was born in 1964 and came of age after the Beatles had broken up.  She shares your sentiment.  She once told me that you can't go for a day without some sort of Beatles reference, whether it be hearing a song of theirs or a song by one of the four individual members, or as a reference to them somehow, something, anything. It's amazing how close she is to being correct.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
This song is from the theme album of my divorce. Initially it makes me feel all creepy, as if someone is stalking me, wanting to kill me. Hey, WAIT-  there is actually someone out there who wants to kill me!

 
Did you keep the furniture?

And cut the kids in half? 

(RH Morning Bell)
Oy!!
Definitely one of their best efforts...if you don't absolutely hate Radiohead.
YES  {#Cowboy} 
OMG! 
Atonal buzzkill.  
Desperate.
Brilliant..... and an immersive experience with headphones or a high quality audio system!  (Easy 10)
{#Crashcomp} ... nuff said
Good!!!
 Highspirits wrote:
wow....seamless segue just now from AltJ !  

 
my thoughts exactly
BillG turned me on to Radiohead by playing bits of OK Computer and this album. 

THANKS! 
interesting album....
and thank you for every Radiohead song as I have to endure War on Drugs (I use PSD of course)!
 v73c wrote:
PSD Button = Play Something Descent!
 
Hmmm, so you want some music to descend by??
wow....seamless segue just now from AltJ !  
 handyrae wrote:

Ha! I've only given it a 1 because the system won't let me rate with negative numbers. This is the one and only song on RP that always makes me hit the PSD button.

 
PSD Button = Play Something Descent!
This whole album is like nothing else.   it just gives this really uncomfortable feeling in a good way.    odd beats, odd timings odd chord sequences etc etc   one of those very few times where i need an eleven.
Sucko-barfo indeed!
{#Taped-shut}
I like a lot of Radiohead, but this sucks.  Ha
...never really listened to this album...does it need to be heard in context?
{#Stop}NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 Josephhartgreen wrote:
Not sure how any one rates this less than 9...

 
Ha! I've only given it a 1 because the system won't let me rate with negative numbers. This is the one and only song on RP that always makes me hit the PSD button.
 svensktokan wrote:
Anything from Radiohead is really worth loving!
 

 
Anything from Radiohead is treatable with Preparation H. Yuchh what a horrible sound.
Anything from Radiohead is really worth loving!
 
 misterbearbaby wrote:
This song is from the theme album of my divorce. Initially it makes me feel all creepy, as if someone is stalking me, wanting to kill me. Hey, WAIT-  there is actually someone out there who wants to kill me!

 
wow dude, this is a little personal.
This song is from the theme album of my divorce. Initially it makes me feel all creepy, as if someone is stalking me, wanting to kill me. Hey, WAIT-  there is actually someone out there who wants to kill me!
 AliGator wrote:
Have I already said this here? I don't want to scroll through 391 other comments to find out. This song was my introduction to Radiohead, and it happened right here on RP about eleven years ago. 

I feel this song in my bones. 
And about ten years ago the song Optimistic (which I love) from this album  was part of my introduction to RP. I very much appreciate RH's "sound", but they missed on this one, imo, especially with the long and disappointing intro.



Not sure how any one rates this less than 9...
This is NOT the way I want to start my week!
Have I already said this here? I don't want to scroll through 391 other comments to find out. This song was my introduction to Radiohead, and it happened right here on RP about eleven years ago. 

I feel this song in my bones.  
the sound is just genius.  the beat of emotion.
Today, I'm considering this an April Fool's joke. And a painful one at that.
{#Crashcomp}
Today I turned on RP to hear Radiohead sucking a song lemon. 
 
Art stirs emotion and this song seems to stir  A LOT of it!  {#Cheers}  Well done boys, well done.
 moodfood wroteMusical yeah, soo good...  {#Music}
 
 
oh yes for my music sens.  {#Music}
MUTE!!
... and the right place for RadioHead is PSD. {#Crashcomp}
Oh yeah, soo good...  {#Music}
What is the right place for space?
For me, finally, everything is in its right place...but I can feel it all going to hell again--blip--just like that....I am a mole burrowing in for a long, long winter......
For some reason this sounds like they are underwater where the only place to breathe is a submersed beehive....





 handyrae wrote:
I remember reading a long time ago a great suggestion that every RP listener should be allowed one -1 and one 11 rating. I'm pretty sure this song would be my -1.

 
This would probably be my 11.
Isn't it amazing how different people are?  {#Wink}
GODLIKE !

That's all !

{#Daisy} 
I have to agree. -1
could not PSD fast enough.
I remember reading a long time ago a great suggestion that every RP listener should be allowed one -1 and one 11 rating. I'm pretty sure this song would be my -1.
this song is one of my favorites ever.
I always smile when I hear those first few notes. Beautiful sounds.
 MassivRuss wrote:

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Since ... Ha HA Ha hahha AH ... the Beatles. BAAHAHAHAHAAhaha. Oh god, you almost had me thinking you're serious.  Stone bwa ha ha  Dylan HA HA HA Zeppelin Ha HAHA. Stop it! You're too funny!!!!

Any RH song = one catchy (maybe!) groove, noodled into tedium, topped off with the painful rectal itch that is Thom Yorke's voice. What genius!

 
Can we stop comparing every band to the over rated long gone Beatles PLEASE !!!
I agree so much with your comment Bill; fresh to my ears, and still in awe !
 Proclivities wrote:

I see what you are saying and I do not deny the long-lasting influence of Radiohead, but that article asserts that they are "the most important band since The Beatles" more than it asserts their staying power.  It could be argued that U2, for example, was relevant and influential for 20 years, but that "writer" dismisses them out-of-hand.   A band being "important" is not necessarily the same their being considered "relevant" for a longer period of time.

 
Proclivities, looking back at your first post I can't disagree - that the assertions in the article are merely opinions and certainly not well argued. We may one day look back and say that no band ever came close to accomplishing what the Beatles accomplished from a creativity and popularity standpoint.  And yet, I find myself agreeing with the author's every point. The key, I think, is this notion of staying power and the ability to produce albums that are experimental, influential, and accessible and to be able to do it for a 20-year period of time. I love U2 and will always defend them, but even Zooropa, as relevant as it was, was not a creative departure from Achtung. And while they're all-star production team has encouraged the band to explore different soundscapes, one can hardly argue that during the last decade their music broke new ground or pushed the edges of popular or contemporary music. Once you start ticking off all the criteria put forth by the article's author, the only band left standing is Radiohead. How can we do anything but accept their rightful place below the Beatles atop the list of rock's greatest bands - who had creative staying power, that is.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Ok than, perhaps these are assertions based on opinion - but let's debate the point: Which band OTHER than Radiohead has remained as musically influential over the same period of time (20+ years) ? Certainly there are bands who have been influential and relevant over the same time period (although I can't think of any off the top of my head). But do any of them approach Radiohead's stature? I can't think of any. 

If we can agree on this point than it stands to reason that Radiohead deserves to be put on the same platform as other bands who have been considered the greates and most influential bands of their era. I don't think the author of the original article is suggesting that RH is better than the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin troika, only that they have been influential and relevant for a longer span of time. On this point there is no debate, unless you consider Stones work post Tattoo You to be both influential and relevant - which it's not (Sorry Steel Wheels fans).

 
I see what you are saying and I do not deny the long-lasting influence of Radiohead, but that article asserts that they are "the most important band since The Beatles" more than it asserts their staying power.  It could be argued that U2, for example, was relevant and influential for 20 years, but that "writer" dismisses them out-of-hand.   A band being "important" is not necessarily the same their being considered "relevant" for a longer period of time.
 Proclivities wrote:

I like a lot of Radiohead's work but I agree that the assertions in that excerpt are not very well-founded, and have no factual evidence to render them anything more than pure opinions.  However, maybe you should work on some new metaphors for Thom Yorke's voice - that one you employed above appears in at least three of your posts.

 
Ok than, perhaps these are assertions based on opinion - but let's debate the point: Which band OTHER than Radiohead has remained as musically influential over the same period of time (20+ years) ? Certainly there are bands who have been influential and relevant over the same time period (although I can't think of any off the top of my head). But do any of them approach Radiohead's stature? I can't think of any. 

If we can agree on this point than it stands to reason that Radiohead deserves to be put on the same platform as other bands who have been considered the greates and most influential bands of their era. I don't think the author of the original article is suggesting that RH is better than the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin troika, only that they have been influential and relevant for a longer span of time. On this point there is no debate, unless you consider Stones work post Tattoo You to be both influential and relevant - which it's not (Sorry Steel Wheels fans).
 MassivRuss wrote:

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Since ... Ha HA Ha hahha AH ... the Beatles. BAAHAHAHAHAAhaha. Oh god, you almost had me thinking you're serious.  Stone bwa ha ha  Dylan HA HA HA Zeppelin Ha HAHA. Stop it! You're too funny!!!!

Any RH song = one catchy (maybe!) groove, noodled into tedium, topped off with the painful rectal itch that is Thom Yorke's voice. What genius!

 
I like a lot of Radiohead's work but I agree that the assertions in that excerpt are not very well-founded, and have no factual evidence to render them anything more than pure opinions.  However, maybe you should work on some new metaphors for Thom Yorke's voice - that one you employed above appears in at least three of your posts.
 finoufk wrote:
often played on radiohell...    {#Sorry}

 
Played in radiohell? This IS radiohell.
Everything....Radiohead.
YES! 
 stunix wrote:
the whole album is fantastic, its got a real flavour of angst, pain & dissolusionment, then resolve, settled comfort & hope, then back to anger, disgust, and lastly a cliff hanging.
always in my player and welcomed whenever it comes on.
 
Um... music? Any, y'know, music in there?
 lemmoth wrote:

Read this great article which proposes that Radiohead may be the most important band since the Beatles.
https://twths.org/who-is-the-most-important-band/

An excerpt "

After nearly two decades they remain the most relevant band alive because of the remarkably innovative body of work they have created.   It’s the way they make music.  The way they deliver their music.  The way they change their music.  In Rainbows, their 2009 gem of an album was released 20+ years into their existence yet it’s one of the most hip record of the past 5 years with just the right amount of glue to make it stick for years to come.  No other band on the list of contenders can do that – not after 20 years in existence.  Other bands deserve strong consideration on the topic:  the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin.  But let’s stick with Radiohead.  They are the most influential band since the Beatles with a reputation that is cemented near the top.  Their musical styling influences nearly every reputable sect of the music-listening public.

 
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Since ... Ha HA Ha hahha AH ... the Beatles. BAAHAHAHAHAAhaha. Oh god, you almost had me thinking you're serious.  Stone bwa ha ha  Dylan HA HA HA Zeppelin Ha HAHA. Stop it! You're too funny!!!!

Any RH song = one catchy (maybe!) groove, noodled into tedium, topped off with the painful rectal itch that is Thom Yorke's voice. What genius!
Kid A is probably one of Radiohead's most underrated albums. I'm an "OK Computer nadir" fan — for a long time I resolutely believed they peaked with OK Computer as the summation of their musical prowess and creative writing, with nothing subsequently released exceeding that output (it's still my bestest and most favouritest Radiohead album). I bought the album on release, took a listen and put it in the CD rack for several months as it was just too much of a breakaway from the sound of an album I've listened to several hundred times, if not more.

However, the more often I sit down with RH's more recent discography and contemplate it through listening, the more I come to enjoy their more abstract, electroacoustic stuff. It's good that they diverged from their previous work before they became permanently shackled to it.

(Like me) the band's become more introspective and subtle with their approach as they've got older.

I Bought Kid A at release (got the version with the booklet underneath the tray); I was more than a little nonplussed at first listen. Where did the guitars go? However this album slowly reveals itself to you. Perhaps I had to just give it time after first opening to let it breathe (like a fine red, no?) — today it hits the spot.

Some tracks are a little more indecipherable but reading into the lyrics helps a lot; the off-kilter time signatures and abrupt switches of instrumentation and FX can jar you out of the kind of trance induced by previous records like OKC... But it's a thoroughly good album which stretches the mind on first plays and rewards on subsequent ones.

IMHO whilst Kid A is, overall, bettered by Amnesiac - the achingly beautiful time signature and chordal progressions of Pyramid Song have brought stronger men than me to tears - Kid A was an inspired debut of their 'new' sound and has some remarkable tracks on it, in particular Everything In Its Right Place. It deserves a second (and third, and fourth...) listen if you've closed your opinion to it. Give it some air, eventually it will reward you.
 MassivRuss wrote:


Amen. What is the appeal of RadioAnus?
 
Read this great article which proposes that Radiohead may be the most important band since the Beatles.
https://twths.org/who-is-the-most-important-band/

An excerpt "

After nearly two decades they remain the most relevant band alive because of the remarkably innovative body of work they have created.   It’s the way they make music.  The way they deliver their music.  The way they change their music.  In Rainbows, their 2009 gem of an album was released 20+ years into their existence yet it’s one of the most hip record of the past 5 years with just the right amount of glue to make it stick for years to come.  No other band on the list of contenders can do that – not after 20 years in existence.  Other bands deserve strong consideration on the topic:  the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin.  But let’s stick with Radiohead.  They are the most influential band since the Beatles with a reputation that is cemented near the top.  Their musical styling influences nearly every reputable sect of the music-listening public.


The Robert Glasper Trio does a really interesting cover of this, integrating it with "Maiden Voyage". Cool idea - has a very different feel to it, like an incantation. Worth checking out.


I kinda know hot ty feels with this song...he went through a tough time with ok computer and then came out of it and could kind of make some sense of it all...like me now i suppose...
often played on radiohell...    {#Sorry}