Best bands that people have lazily compared to Radiohead


#1

You can also discuss any bands that actually did want to write songs that sound like Radiohead too, just so king as they were or are a good band


#2

QUICK! Edit your OP to remove the racial slur!!!


#3

Hahha, oh dear, thanks for the proof reading.


#4

“It’s what I do.”

Now, as to your question.

I have variously heard Rush, Tool, The Deftones and Muse referred to as “the metal Radiohead”.


#5

What about Trent ‘i’m know there’s a Kid A in me somewhere’ Reznor?


#6

For what it’s worth, I got into NIN after hearing the opening track of With Teeth, which is very Kid A.


#7

Good, so we’ll keep him/them in the thread.


#8

When the latest Bon Iver came out I remember hearing a lot of people or reviews make some sort of “Kid A” for a new generation statement. That line always infuriated me but he’s good.

People are also always doing the “Deja Entendu” = “The Bends” and “Devil and God” = “OKC” for Brand New.

I hear the Deftones and Tool ones a lot too.


#9

Have Liars ever been compared to Radiohead? WIXIW = Kid A


#10

I think the first Muse album brought a lot of it on, with fairly good reason, but since then they’ve been a pretty different band.

There was loads of shit like jj72 back in the day that was VERY derivative.


#11

Have heard Wilco and Grandaddy both described as ‘American Radioheads’ - in many ways lazy comparisons but in Grandaddy’s case especially there are some similarities (beyond them both being GOATs)

Also remember reading a Q review of Bloc Party’s Intimacy (I was too young to know better!) and it made some horrendous sweeping generalisation that the Coldplay/Muse generation of bands were Bends-era acolytes where as Bloc Party et. al were the Kid A-worshippers. Mind boggling


#12

Tool
Opeth
Anathema

And some others have all been called ‘metal’s answer to radiohead’

Edit
Didnt read thread


#13

Yup, pretty sure I’ve heard this comparison before, particularly in relation to WIXIW.


#14

And there it is!


#15

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


#16

The Icelandic band Low Roar remind me of In Rainbows-era Radiohead. They’ve got 3 decent albums now.


#17

Still a cracking album, Liars have new music out soon apparently.


#18

Both feature heavily in the best movie ever, Clueless.


#19

Interesting. not sure what I wanted from this thread, but I’ll give them a listen.


#20

Because if you had, you’d realise your error in not naming Deftones in your list?