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Muse - Radiohead
Biffy Clyro - Foo Fighters
Lightning Bolt - Death From Above 1979
The Music - Stone Roses
Cannibal Corpse - Nancy Sinatra
Pavement - Fall
Blur - Kinks
Any band with slightly different tunings - Sonic Youth
Any band with drop d tuning - black sabbath
TOD - Sonic Youth
The TOD/Sonic youth one isn't entirely lazy and inaccurate - Totally Natural sounds exactly the same as Silver Rocket.
There are similarities but it's a lazy comparison.
Joanna Newsom - Kate Bush
there are loads - the stone roses, happy mondays, james, the streets..
it angers me: they're an ok indie band. NOT the stone roses!
and that whole post could be accepted as valid.
Jeff Buckely/Bob Dylan - any male singer/songwriter
"christiano ronaldo bares comparisson to george best - the incomparible george best" - david pleat.
the last biffy single did sound like the foo fighters but they're earlier stuff doesn't.
any good Argentinian footballer - Maradona
any good French footballer - Zinedine Zidane
anything with baritone vocals - interpol
just so lazy
Whitehouse - Wolf Eyes
Idlewild - REM
Anytime someone says this and I ask them to justify it they got NOTHING
Bush - Nirvana
Bar a few similar chord changes they are lame in their own unique style
Retro Spankees - Bearsuit
genius in their own right these days I say
Oh and there's one song where the (cunting) Twang sound exactly like the Farm so deal with that.
bears no comparison to REM whatsoever?
sounds fuck all like REM. Specifics please? He doesn't sing like Michael Stipe, the music doesn't sound like REM, where are you hearing the comparisons?
I'm not saying it sounds like REM, and it's certainly not a rip-off, but I would say it's very REM influenced and that, had the band never heard REM, certainly songs like "AMerican English" and "If You Held the World in Your Arms" wouldn't sound the way they do.
Oasis - Beatles
Ryan Adams on Rock N Roll - U2
Interpol - Joy Division: I can see an influence, but never a similarity.
Explosions in the sky-Either of those two.
Do Make Say Think Likewise.
Any constellation band that isnt godspeed/smz-godspeed.
the cribs - the strokes
razorlight - iggy pop
That isn't just lazy. It's patently fucking ridiculous.
"i dont think we sound like godspeed but to deny that mogwai had an influence on us would be lying"
I'm not denying that, but i do think its a comparison you really cant make anymore.
bands formed by ex-members of that band
Art Brut - The Fall
Semifinalists - The Flaming Lips
PJ Harvey - any bluesy female singer songwriter
Les Savy Fav - Fugazi
Stereolab - Neu!