The MP3 of the week has been updated. Radiohead released Kid A awhile ago, and it is a radical departure from the glory that is OK Computer. Most of the songs grow on you, and I absolutely adore Optimistic. The background vocals are melodic (and blend in perfectly with the simplistic guitar riffs), the main vocals are crisp, and there are enough hooks for everyone to love this song. Not sure if this is radio-single-style quality, but it’s quality nonetheless. The lyrics have a perfect sense of sardonicism (yes, that is a word, go look it up, MOFO):

You can try the best you can
If you try the best you can
The best you can is good enough

This one’s optimistic
This one went to market
This one just came out of the swamp
This one dropped a payload
Fodder for the animals
Living on an animal farm