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    Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:16
A fair comparison, I think. Both are singers, writers of melancholic music, experimenters, guitarists, electronic musicians, scruffy-looking, and the masterminds of their respective groups... But which do YOU like more and why?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:20
Steven Wilson=amazing and Thom Yorke=very good
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:22
Steven Wilson- I've never been disappointed by anything he has done.




Oh wait...





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:29
Same here Epignosis. Solid album, but I was disappointed by it. I still pick Wilson by a mile though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:37
I'm choosing Thom Yorke for his part in the South Park episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:37
I vote Wilson.

I lost interest in Radiohead after they went bleepy/bloopy. Imagine all the great rock albums we'll never get from the guys who did OK Computer and The Bends.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:41
Originally posted by Epignosis

Steven Wilson- I've never been disappointed by anything he has done.




Oh wait...





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Vote for Wilson, as he is noodling into krautrock and electronic dark music beyond amateurish levels.

While Yorke remains Yorke throughout most of his entire existence.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:45
Originally posted by Logan

I'm choosing Thom Yorke for his part in the South Park episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die".


He and Radiohead could have actually stayed out of that monumental chili incident. I always thought Cartman's prank with Radiohead was just material for dramatic failing, anyway. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:45
Originally posted by dave-the-rave

I vote Wilson.

I lost interest in Radiohead after they went bleepy/bloopy. Imagine all the great rock albums we'll never get from the guys who did OK Computer and The Bends.


That's interesting. I'm far more into bleepy/bloopy Radiohead than rock Radiohead. But then again I'm a big fan of bleepy/bloopy music.

But this poll is too tough. I don't think I'll vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:47
Originally posted by dave-the-rave

I vote Wilson.

I lost interest in Radiohead after they went bleepy/bloopy. Imagine all the great rock albums we'll never get from the guys who did OK Computer and The Bends.


After In Rainbows I think there's still a chance for a new OK Computer. In Rainbows wasn't it, but there's a chance... Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:53
I think Yorke is a "voice" of our era, which is more important to me than Wilson being an excellent musician and producer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 13:57
Dude.
 
Even though Wilson is a fan of Radiohead, Thom Yorke isn't even fit to kiss the ground Wilson walks on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 14:01
I personally have to give it to Yorke. I think he's easily the better singer of the two (and I bet a bunch of people despise his singing), and I love his melodies. Though I think Wilson is a true professional and great at what he does, nothing I've heard from him can even touch OK Computer's beauty.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 14:06
Thom Yorke. Because with Kid A and Amnesiac Radiohead made two of the most unique, daring and important albums (if not the two) in popular music of the last 20 years or so.

Porcupine Tree is ok, but they're still just another band that sound like a mix of other bands (early Radiohead, Tool, Pink Floyd...).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 14:23
Steven Wilson for me is the choice. He's a well respected and sought after producer as well as a great song writer and singer.And i completely disagree with those who slam "Insurgentes" which is dark, heavy and psychedelic just the way i like it,but then it's all about taste i suppose. if i was asked who was more talented i'd say Steven.Who's made better music? Steven. Who's music  has been more influential? Yorke.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 14:54
I vote for Steven Wilson because I like the strong melodies and the psych influences in his compositions. He is IMHO one of the best composers of the late 90's and the 00's. Nothing against Thom Yorke, I still have to hear more of him, but I don't think he is a match for Steven Wilson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 14:55
Thom Yorke, no doubt. Every Radiohead album since The Bends has been flat-out amazing. Porcupine Tree is inconsistent, and they rarely, if not never, reach the heights of Radiohead. I do love both, though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 15:10
In terms of composers, it's tough, but I'd say Yorke edges out Wilson. From a musical standpoint though, it's the other way around.

I'll give it to Yorke this time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 15:46
This isn't even close imho.  Yorke by a landslide.

First, I enjoy his music more. 

Second, Yorke has more creativity in his pinkie than Wilson will ever have.

I agree with Rocktopus' comment above about PT being good, but just another band who sounds like others.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2009 at 16:09
A collaboration between these two would be the greatest thing ever produced.

Anyway, I've never been known to vote against The Radioheads so Mr. Yorke it is.Basically #1 and #2 band right there.
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