Radiohead vs Muse poll

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Mastablingbling said:
Radiohead's best is far greater than Muse's best.
"Far greater"?

How have you come at that?

I wouldnt say the gap was all that great. In fact i would say Muse's best has Radiohead's best covered. Of course thats purely an opinion based on my taste and what i value in bands, specifically their musicianship, songwriting, production and ideas and the seemingly dying art of putting on a great live show.

And i also believe Muse's best is still ahead of them while i'm not sure Radiohead have another great album in them. The fact Muse are still in their 20's probably helps though.

In 25 years time Radiohead will probably be remembered as the more important band and i have no problem in saying that they were no doubt instrumental in paving the way for bands like Muse. Thats not saying that i think Muse are a Radiohead clone or even all that similar fwiw, but i have no doubt they were an influence.

But if Radiohead and Muse were playing at the same BDO at the same time i'd go and see Muse every day of the week.
 

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Carlos said:
But if Radiohead and Muse were playing at the same BDO at the same time i'd go and see Muse every day of the week.
I would too but at a small, intimate venue i'd go Radiohead every day of the week.
 

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Carlos said:
"Far greater"?

How have you come at that?
Just my opinion :)

I like the feeling in Thom Yorke's voice, its really natural. Matt Bellamy just seems to be straining to often.

I haven't heard a single song from Muse which betters about 75% of the stuff(rough guess) on both The Bends and OK computer.

Not to say I dont like listening to Muse, they just aren't Radiohead.

:)
 

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Darealrath said:
I would too but at a small, intimate venue i'd go Radiohead every day of the week.
That's a very good point. At a big venue the rock hard sound of Muse is awesome however at a small intimate venue you can sit back and go a little deeper with Radiohead. I would choose a Live Muse gig in front of Radiohead though.

I feel at their best the quality is very even with perhaps Radiohead in front however Radiohead have by far more crap songs then Muse. Actually Muse only realy have a couple of crap songs which is a pretty impressive effort considering that they are taking risks with their music.
 

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Mastablingbling said:
Just my opinion :)

I like the feeling in Thom Yorke's voice, its really natural. Matt Bellamy just seems to be straining to often.

I haven't heard a single song from Muse which betters about 75% of the stuff(rough guess) on both The Bends and OK computer.

Not to say I dont like listening to Muse, they just aren't Radiohead.

:)

That's interesting, because Matt Bellamy is a classically trained singer and pianist I believe and while I find his voice strong when it needs to be and fragile when it needs to be fragile, I find Thom's voice to be a weak and whiny caricature to what it used to be. It's almost as if Thom's voice has leukemia, but its a put on now, exxagerating that sickly sound and it just doesnt come across as genuine emotion to me anymore.

I think on Pablo, The Bends, OK PC and Kid A his voice had genuine emotion, but it just sounds so put on to me now, or perhaps Im just tired of his whineing:confused:


As for the bands, Muse by a universe.
 

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The Dice Man said:
That's interesting, because Matt Bellamy is a classically trained singer and pianist I believe and while I find his voice strong when it needs to be and fragile when it needs to be fragile, I find Thom's voice to be a weak and whiny caricature to what it used to be. It's almost as if Thom's voice has leukemia, but its a put on now, exxagerating that sickly sound and it just doesnt come across as genuine emotion to me anymore.

I think on Pablo, The Bends, OK PC and Kid A his voice had genuine emotion, but it just sounds so put on to me now, or perhaps Im just tired of his whineing:confused:


As for the bands, Muse by a universe.
Interesting....

I find Thoms voice on The Eraser to be the best its ever sounded
 

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driver 8 said:
Interesting....

I find Thoms voice on The Eraser to be the best its ever sounded

It's strange isnt it, because I find the exact opposite. Ive only given the Eraser 2 listens and I'll pull it out today for another listen. But it just confirmed for me, what Id suspected after Hail to the Thief.... that they'd(Radiohead and Thom solostuff) lost me.
 

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Carlos said:
In fact i would say Muse's best has Radiohead's best covered.
:eek:

Radiohead are easily hateable. I understand that. But to me they're quite comfortably the best band in the last ten years.

Both are ****ing awesome live!
 

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I never got to see Radiohead live, it would've been a treat.

Id agree they were the best band for the 5 year period 1995-2000ish, but nothing they've done since then, IMO, deserves to see them even spoken of in those terms.
 

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It's strange isnt it, because I find the exact opposite. Ive only given the Eraser 2 listens and I'll pull it out today for another listen. But it just confirmed for me, what Id suspected after Hail to the Thief.... that they'd(Radiohead and Thom solostuff) lost me.
I implore you..............!

Give The Eraser more listens!

Its a genuine grower

As for Radiohead live, I saw them on the hail to thief tour and theyre the best live band i've ever seen.... muse coldplay and REM also right up there
 

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driver 8 said:
I implore you..............!

Give The Eraser more listens!

Its a genuine grower

As for Radiohead live, I saw them on the hail to thief tour and theyre the best live band i've ever seen.... muse coldplay and REM also right up there

I will give it another listen... Ive put the opening track onto my MP3 player as I liked that one, but the rest just didnt 'grab' me...

I was listening to JJJ yesterday and they had on some hardcore blackmetal band in teh studio, and one of the last gigs one of the band had seen was Coldplay in LA and he said they were suprisingly awesome live.

Still think Id be fighting back the chunder personally.
 

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Coldplay arent everyones cup of tea... a bit like the U2 situation. They (or more to the point Chris Martin) rub people up the wrong way... still i dont think Chris Martins even cloe to Bono's league in driving certain people mental.

On the eraser, check out The Clock and Harrowdown Hill. Especially Harrowdown Hill... its genius
 

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Ahh ok.. well Im just about to listen to the Muse gig they played on the Impossible Music festival last week, then I'll chuck the Eraser on...

Hmm, that reminds me, there was no Radiohead in that impossible festival thingo... and IIRC there wasnt even a Radiohead option to vote for.
 

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