I get it now. I always knew there were similarities.. but that's crazy. But.. there ARE only so many chords and sequences of music that sound good together.. There is bound to be some overlap. I don't really like saying bands 'ripped other bands off'. Sometimes I have a melody stuck in my head and I don't know where it came from. I imagine writing music is somewhat similar.
Right now I'm in the middle of my first solid listening to TKoL, and honestly I am really enjoying this. It's stripped down and it's mellow, but I like it. Up until now I've only listened to a song here and there while performing other tasks. I forget that Radiohead is one of those bands that you need to give an honest effort sometimes. Not saying that it made a big jump on my list, but it definitely rejoined the pack.
souly, if you want to give Radiohead a real shot you should listen to The Bends. I think you would like it the most. Every album is so different though, so if The Bends doesn't do it for you please don't give up. Can you tell that I want you to like Radiohead?
Also, I wanted to tell you that I'm a Muse fan. I saw them last time they came to town and they put on one hell of a show! They write some powerful music too. But they are no Radiohead.
I was at the Vancouver show in April! Is that the one you're talking about??
Yes, I was there! I was on the fence about going, but my girlfriend convinced me and I'm really glad I went. I would definitely see them again at a festival and I would seriously consider going during their next regular tour too. They had killer visual effects!
I saw baths tonight, good show but I think the opener blew him out of the water. Braids opened the show and were shockingly good. They sound a lot like animal collective with two female leads but it was way better than you'd think. If you're considering going to the show next week when they're in Seattle or Portland it's definitely worth it. The Cerulean songs baths played were great (but the new stuff was kinda lame) and Braids whole set was engrossing