Name a recent post-punk band/ album which does not sound like JD in your opinion, and yet that comparison has been erroneously made nonetheless?
I'd say the most over stretched comparison to JD and one that still seems to be alive and well more than a decade later is TOTBL.
I remember when Editors were completely haunted by this lazy comparison on their third album. I think there was this strange view that "it sounds like Editors trying to do Closer". Bloody nonsense - love 'em or hate em, it was clear someone was stretching the influence a thousand miles beyond what would be credible.
It's basically been one of the most over used comments to make about a band that sound a bit gloomy for the last ten years. Post-punk is a pretty big genre encompassing quite a wide variety of musical styles.
So can you name anymore post-punk/ coldwave bands which sound very little like Joy Division and yet have been tiresomely compared to them in a review or by people who clearly haven't really listened to JD?
Which band would you say they sound like instead? Cheers.