rip-off/copyist bands you prefer to the originals

Silversun Pickups >>> Smashing Pumpkins

probably a rip-off thread tbh

@BobRickerton

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An incredibly broad generalisation but

most 90s bands > most 60s bands

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Magnolia Electric Co. > Neil Young

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Interpol>Editors>Joy Division

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It’s weird how indifferent I am about REM given one of my favourite bands are Idlewild whose best stuff is heavily influenced by them (if we’re being generous)

Also prefer most of the post-punk stuff that rips off The Fall to the band themselves.

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Every band that gets labeled as a Sonic Youth rip off >>>>>> Sonic Youth

Thinking of Trail of the Dead and Deaf Wish in particular right now

Bands that cite the Smiths as an
inspiration >>>>>>>>>>>>> the Smiths

Good that this has immediately become a “say bands you don’t like” thread :smiley:

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Interpol. Like Joy Division but better vocals, people better at their instruments and recorded properly
#sorryImnotsorry

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Big into Four Tet, can never get all that hyped about Aphex Twin

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Prefer bands like Wooden Shjips over Spacemen 3

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are they similar?

So I’m told

Oasis > The Beatles

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Also, reminder that Interpol don’t sound like Joy Division.

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Absolutely nothing like them. They’re a Television rip off, but the singer’s trying to do a Curtis impression (except all the lyrics are basically ooh I have a willy)

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Parquet Courts > Modern Lovers

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War on drugs > dire straits, Tom Petty etc

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Came here to do the Silversun pickups one and it’s covered in the OP.

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The Rapture/Early-Liars >>> Gang Of Four

I’d add utterly, utterly brilliant (IMO) great lost UK band AC Temple to this list of > Sonic Youth.