“The National Anthem,” Radiohead
When Radiohead issued “Kid A” in 2000, they introduced a nation of jaded indie kids to a novel concept: Saxophone doesn’t have to be stuffy. On track three, “The National Anthem,” the band blows its sound wide open with an avant garde brass section reportedly influenced by Charles Mingus that sounds like its careening off the rails. —Jeff Royer
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