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Radiohead vs. Pink Floyd vs. Tool vs. Opeth

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    Posted: October 27 2010 at 03:26
Originally posted by adace1

Originally posted by JLocke

^ It's not really a bias. Pink Floyd just have a larger influence and following for obvious reasons.
You're right but I was kinda hoping that more people would consider the modern bands on their own terms rather than automatically choose Floyd because it influenced all the rest. I just wanted to avoid the whole "Old bands are better because they're old and new bands are worse because they're new" type of logic but yeah, I see your point.

Walter's logic, then?

Gotta be Opeth for me. Tool in a tight second with PF, and Radiohead really don't do much for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote adace1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 03:29
Originally posted by octopus-4

OK computer is a quite good album for me, but to be  honest I can't see a relation. I've listened to Tool for the first time in my life just yesterday and again I don't see this influence but in this case I may be wrong. 


Hmm..As far as Radiohead goes, it might be that both Radiohead and Floyd used synths in an experimental fashion. The two albums might be related more so lyrically than by anything else since the themes on both seem to echo each other. Also, people often say that Tool is the "metal version of Pink Floyd" (although they say that about Opeth too). Maybe if you listen to songs like Disposition or Intension you can hear the resemblance but in my opinion, Tool is a little closer to post-rock/post-metal than traditional prog rock.
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''What's theeeeeeeeeeere?''
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Synchestra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 04:23
Originally posted by JLocke

''What's theeeeeeeeeeere?''
"I may be paranoid, but I'm no android"
 
Also I voted for TOOL but it was hard because I've been on a massive Radiohead binge lately
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Originally posted by Synchestra

Originally posted by JLocke

''What's theeeeeeeeeeere?''
"I may be paranoid, but I'm no android"
 
Also I voted for TOOL but it was hard because I've been on a massive Radiohead binge lately

With the more recent bands, it's tougher to make a call, since their careers are still valid and going strong. As of right now, I still find it hard to beat Tool, but that could change tomorrow. That's the beauty of the present. With Floyd, we know all their work already and have enough time to compare them with their peers in retrospect. Much easier to pick a favorite in that situation. At least for me. 
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I think Opeth are on track to be one of the greatest of all time. Pink Floyd already are. Tool and Radiohead, certainly significant bands, but not greatest of all time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JLocke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 04:31
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I think Opeth are on track to be one of the greatest of all time. Pink Floyd already are. Tool and Radiohead, certainly significant bands, but not greatest of all time.

Except not nearly enough people enjoy scream-oriented vocals to put Opeth in that broadly-accepted a position, even in the future. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 05:34
In a PF vs over hyped 'New progressive' bands PF wins hands down. I've listened to all of it except for Opeth which I only have 'Damnation' and they all have a long way to go to touch the material that Floyd produced.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Textbook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 05:40
JLocke: I dunno, Opeth played the Royal Albert Hall the other day. They're bringing death metal places people would have bet money it would never go. And even if it's never a mainstream proposition, they'd still be one of the greatest of all time to people who knew them which counts for something.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 06:51
PF against prog metal (good band) against other ... with some scent of prog just for fashion? Strange poll...

I really like some modern prog, but - indie/brit-pop/pop-metal influenced bands with some borrowed synth sounds? Hmmm...
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Did anyone really think Pink Floyd would not win this?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 07:00
Why don't we start a poll between...let me think...Genesis vs Yes ? Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Telinstryata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 07:05
I like Radiohead
I adore Pink Floyd
I love Tool
I love Opeth

Surprise, surprise... the vote goes to Pink Floyd.
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Originally posted by Misomex777

Did anyone really think Pink Floyd would not win this?


I don't.


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Tough choice im a fan of Tool,Radiohead and Floyd. Cant get into Opeth, ive tried. So i would have to go with Tool, great lyrics, great musicanship,great live show...cant pass that up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 07:43
Poeple like me ( 55 years old ) have a longer story with floyd albums and it's one reason for choosing it but it's not the only reason , i think they did strong and innovative albums that will last longer time than some modern bands i mean radiohead , for instance , i like them but they sometimes did pretentious things, realy boring stuff and also made stupid statements like , for instance < genesis is an abominable band but we've stolen a few tricks to them ?? is it supposed to be a prog state of mind?
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Opeth
 
 
Pink Floyd/Tool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radiohead
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Floyd and Opeth, Radiohead and Tool are fine but don't get to me as they should
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1. Opeth
Tied for 2nd: Radiohead and Pink Floyd
4. Tool
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