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    Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:12
Both of these bands are pioneers of the post rock genre. Both make fantastic music, pick your fave between the two.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2008 at 22:22
I admire Mogwai a lot, but I love Tortoise


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 00:48

I love both bands, but Mogwai wins easily for me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 05:31
Tortoise. Mogwai are a fine band, but Tortoise use a much wider variety of instruments and have a much more varied sound, which makes them much proggier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2008 at 15:27
I like both, but I'll go with Mogwai!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2008 at 02:28
Tortoise takes, bakes, and eats the cake on this one.   Mogwai has a problem of not being very progressive.  They've barely expanded on their original concepts and haven't released a good album since Happy Songs of Happy People.  Tortoise not only continues to write interesting music, but have experimented in their approach quite a bit.  The tortoise fellows are considerably better musicians too.  However, I don't really consider mogwai to be post-rock (and neither do they).  instrumental rock for sure, but post rock? I don't know about that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2008 at 02:29
Love both to bits, Tortoise takes this one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2008 at 02:45
hmmm, not a huge fan of mogwai, gotta say tortoise on this one, although i only have milions now living and TNT. mogwai gets a little bland at times and when there is so much other post rock out there to listen to. . . 
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