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2014-08-10 11:25:10 AM  
Stop trying to be RS, NME.
 
2014-08-10 12:31:07 PM  
Only reason i know the name is because richard cheese does the song better.
 
2014-08-10 12:38:12 PM  
Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.
 
2014-08-10 12:44:16 PM  
As a transition between normal guitar driven rock, and experimental electronic weirdness? Sure.
 
2014-08-10 12:54:53 PM  
FTA:

23.  Burial

No.

Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, otherwise known as Basic Channel deserve this slot.

I'm laughing that Oneohtrix Point Never made this list and Wolfgang Voigt and Autechre did not.

These lists are always so silly, do these journalists even try?
 
2014-08-10 01:09:12 PM  
I don't know if Radiohead is influential or not but Sarah Jarosz's cover of "The Tourist", in my opinion, is much better than the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnNDXjSxr4M
 
2014-08-10 01:09:14 PM  

jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.


Who?
 
2014-08-10 01:09:59 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA:

23.  Burial

No.

Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, otherwise known as Basic Channel deserve this slot.

I'm laughing that Oneohtrix Point Never made this list and Wolfgang Voigt and Autechre did not.

These lists are always so silly, do these journalists even try?


Sure they try. They try to get as many page clicks as possible for their trolling. Either that or they're completely nuts.
 
2014-08-10 01:10:26 PM  
At any rate, if we're truly adhering to "influence," I think the sheer number of blatant Radiohead ripoffs filling arenas these days is fairly strong evidence.
 
2014-08-10 01:17:12 PM  

thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?


They invented sampling(stealing)
 
2014-08-10 01:18:52 PM  
*reads list*

*laughs @ss off*
 
2014-08-10 01:19:42 PM  

LewDux: thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?

They invented sampling(stealing)


Oh Lew, you so crazy!
 
2014-08-10 01:19:48 PM  
List of 100 artists inspiring the music scene in 2014

Who are inspired by Led Zeppelin or Autechre in 2014>
 
2014-08-10 01:20:45 PM  

thamike: At any rate, if we're truly adhering to "influence," I think the sheer number of blatant Radiohead ripoffs filling arenas these days is fairly strong evidence.


2 of the biggest bands in the world right now were influenced by 'em...

Coldplay

Muse
 
2014-08-10 01:34:23 PM  
From what it sounds like to me, the two most overwhelming influences are "Kitty being tortured" and "Compressor on the fritz".


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\\ off it.
\\ now.
 
2014-08-10 01:40:48 PM  
Hahaha,.... Tame Impala > Led Zeppelin.

Troll article is trollish.
 
2014-08-10 01:48:18 PM  
Hole ranks higher than Nirvana?  Ok then.
 
2014-08-10 01:54:01 PM  

killzoe: thamike: At any rate, if we're truly adhering to "influence," I think the sheer number of blatant Radiohead ripoffs filling arenas these days is fairly strong evidence.

2 of the biggest bands in the world right now were influenced by 'em...

Coldplay

Muse


Yes, my point exactly.
 
2014-08-10 01:55:33 PM  

LewDux: thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?

They invented sampling(stealing)


Is this some sort of inside joke?
 
2014-08-10 01:58:07 PM  
"channelling two-step, garage, grime and dubstep into a distinctly British underground sound"

Finally, british sounding two-step garage grime and dubstep. It was worth waiting all these years
 
2014-08-10 02:00:37 PM  

killzoe: thamike: At any rate, if we're truly adhering to "influence," I think the sheer number of blatant Radiohead ripoffs filling arenas these days is fairly strong evidence.

2 of the biggest bands in the world right now were influenced by 'em...

Coldplay

Muse


Yep, although I'll give Muse a little credit and say the ape just as much of their sound from a mix of Queen, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and a slew of prog bands as they do from Radiohead. Coldplay is basically just a mix of watered-down Radiohead & U2.

/Muse have gone downhill over the past few albums. I though they were at least interesting in the early-mid 2000s.
 
2014-08-10 02:06:27 PM  

Killer Cars: Yep, although I'll give Muse a little credit and say the ape just as much of their sound from a mix of Queen, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and a slew of prog bands as they do from Radiohead. Coldplay is basically just a mix of watered-down Radiohead & U2.


Yeah, it's an unfortunate instinctive reaction, and it's entirely because of the Radiohead influence on both that I ever mention Muse and Coldplay in the same sentence.

Muse is on a completely different level than Coldplay.  It's like comparing Boulliabaise to Campbell's Chunky Soup.
 
2014-08-10 03:02:31 PM  

Mr. Oizo: Hole ranks higher than Nirvana?  Ok then.


Looking at it from the perspective of 'don't be fronted by a crazy, strung out biatch who probably contributed heavily to her husband blowing his brains out', I'd agree with listing them higher.
 
2014-08-10 03:06:54 PM  

thamike: At any rate, if we're truly adhering to "influence," I think the sheer number of blatant Radiohead ripoffs filling arenas these days is fairly strong evidence.


They diluted Radiohead in the worst ways too.

HOW TO BE AN ARENA BAND, THE COLDPLAY WAY.

1. Buy Radiohead's "The Bends" and "OK Computer."

2. Copy the crashing drums, airy synths, warbly vocals, and echoing guitars.

3. Wash, rinse, repeat. Call yourself Travis, Snow Patrol, Muse, or Kings of Leon the next time through.
 
2014-08-10 03:11:52 PM  

iron_city_ap: Mr. Oizo: Hole ranks higher than Nirvana?  Ok then.

Looking at it from the perspective of 'don't be fronted by a crazy, strung out biatch who probably contributed heavily to her husband blowing his brains out', I'd agree with listing them higher.


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2014-08-10 03:15:41 PM  
I've never really thought Coldplay had all that much in common with Radiohead outside of the fact that Farkers seem to hate both of them and they're both British. They really don't sound anything alike at all...
 
2014-08-10 03:16:05 PM  
FAIL is for anyone attempting to answer such a question.  and for the clickers who were curious.

l.wigflip.com

/dnc
 
2014-08-10 03:16:24 PM  
Whenever I hear them they immediately influence me to change the station/track that's playing, so there's that.
 
2014-08-10 03:36:47 PM  

WhackingDay: Hahaha,.... Tame Impala > Led Zeppelin.

Troll article is trollish.


I really like TI, but even I couldn't go that far.  Writer sounds like some whippersnapper.
 
2014-08-10 03:37:28 PM  

iron_city_ap: Mr. Oizo: Hole ranks higher than Nirvana?  Ok then.

Looking at it from the perspective of 'don't be fronted by a crazy, strung out biatch who probably contributed heavily to her husband blowing his brains out', I'd agree with listing them higher.


If Nirvana was more influential, Courtney would have blown her brains out. Duh.
 
2014-08-10 03:56:27 PM  
Not impressed.  It's as if they just picked the names out of a hat, one by one.

/apology to Kate Bush
//like the xx - but WTF?
 
2014-08-10 05:08:35 PM  
I should note that the list is about who has had the most influence over music being made in 2014, which makes it (slightly) less ridiculous.
 
2014-08-10 05:35:03 PM  

scalpod: Whenever I hear them they immediately influence me to change the station/track that's playing, so there's that.


Some people aren't so lucky.

Known antidote to the uplifting effects of the theme from Shaft. Fact.
 
2014-08-10 06:05:24 PM  
The Strokes remain one of the major touchstones for modern indie. Were it not for them, there would be no Arctic Monkeys, no Franz Ferdinand, no Killers, no Libertines and no Cribs; and their ardent pace, Julian's no-fi yowls and Albert Hammond's high-end twangs can still be heard in Palma Violets, The Orwells, Parquet Courts and Twin Peaks.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-10 06:21:01 PM  
List fails without Mark E. Smith and the Fall.
 
2014-08-10 06:52:24 PM  

farkeruk: The Strokes remain one of the major touchstones for modern indie. Were it not for them, there would be no Arctic Monkeys, no Franz Ferdinand, no Killers, no Libertines and no Cribs; and their ardent pace, Julian's no-fi yowls and Albert Hammond's high-end twangs can still be heard in Palma Violets, The Orwells, Parquet Courts and Twin Peaks.

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I've heard of this new technology, that allows you to search for bands you may not have heard of, and even listen to their music! We are truly living in magical times, my friends!
 
2014-08-10 06:54:25 PM  
This list is shiat, btw.
 
2014-08-10 07:31:14 PM  
 
2014-08-10 09:05:11 PM  

ParadisePornoTheater: Not impressed.  It's as if they just picked the names out of a hat, one by one.

/apology to Kate Bush
//like the xx - but WTF?


Yeah, there's a bunch of stuff in the top 25 that are good bands, but come on.. many of them have maybe 2 albums released. How the fark can you be influential with such a dearth of actual, you know, music.
 
2014-08-10 09:06:55 PM  

NKURyan: I've never really thought Coldplay had all that much in common with Radiohead outside of the fact that Farkers seem to hate both of them and they're both British. They really don't sound anything alike at all...


There are many Radiohead songs where the main riff is a guitar with TONS of reverb, chorus, and delay on it; a beat maximizing the toms and kick drum; synths and string sections; and Thom Yorke whining something into the mic that sounds intellectual, but it's just whining about an ex-girlfriend.

Coldplay took that, smoothed out the "Kid A" and "OK Computer" weirdness, and made the heartbreak lyrics obvious so more girls would like it. Snow Patrol turned the formula into one that sounded great in movie soundtracks and car commercials. Muse took Radioheads' "Pablo Honey" and "Bends" era, and added melodramatic synths and guitar solos to it, so it would sound better in a stadium.

Many, many sensitive, mopey British rock bands have followed the Smiths and the Cure's footsteps to arena rock stardom. Radiohead was another in that long tradition, and minted a nice coin from it. Naturally imitators followed, and the imitation always dilutes the quirks and signatures of the original to where it's hard to exactly tell what the copycat stole, but the fingerprints are still there.
 
2014-08-10 09:19:54 PM  
I am always saddened when hearing new music by Radiohead. That band had so much promise, such potential, and were just starting to realize it on "OK Computer". Truly an album for the ages. If Thom Yorke hadn't have had that stroke while recording Kid A, who knows how great they could have become.
 
2014-08-10 09:33:50 PM  

thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?


'70s rock band.  Led by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.  Combined bluesy rock with nascent hard rock and Tolkien nerd-rock.  Their first five or six albums are really good, you should check them out.
 
2014-08-10 09:36:58 PM  

farkeruk: The Strokes remain one of the major touchstones for modern indie. Were it not for them, there would be no Arctic Monkeys, no Franz Ferdinand, no Killers, no Libertines and no Cribs; and their ardent pace, Julian's no-fi yowls and Albert Hammond's high-end twangs can still be heard in Palma Violets, The Orwells, Parquet Courts and Twin Peaks.

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You made me laugh my friend.  A loud and hearty laugh.
 
2014-08-10 09:47:53 PM  

Brokenseas: thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?

'70s rock band.  Led by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.  Combined bluesy rock with nascent hard rock and Tolkien nerd-rock.  Their first five or six albums are really good, you should check them out.


Nice.
 
2014-08-10 10:33:49 PM  
 
2014-08-10 10:37:48 PM  
such a list only works if it can be dynamically viewed in monthly increments over a period of 60 years
 
2014-08-10 11:51:04 PM  

Brokenseas: thamike: jayhawk88: Lulz. Tame Impala is one spot more influential than Led Zeppelin, according to this list. Let that sink in a bit.

Who?

'70s rock band.  Led by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.  Combined bluesy rock with nascent hard rock and Tolkien nerd-rock.  Their first five or six albums are really good, you should check them out.


Har har
 
2014-08-11 02:27:31 AM  
Kanye West is indeed a huge influence on my bowel movements, but I challenge anyone to show me in what way he is the #3 most influential musician of all time - or how he's even a legitimate musician at all.  (A commercial entertainment sensation - yes.  A legitimate top-flight musician?  Heh...)

And while they were kind enough to include Led Zeppelin much farther down than they should have, and a couple of other classic rockers here and there (nice shout-out to David Bowie), not even a mention of The Beatles, except when they finally mentioned Radiohead.  The farking Beatles, who virtually perfected the templates for pop/rock and progressive songwriting, arrangement and instrumentation that's still used in 90% of pop/rock music to this day, 50 years later, even if the bands who use it don't know they're using it.  In fact I'd make the argument that if somebody is being influenced by somebody else but doesn't even really know it, that's a bigger influence still.

No Who, no Rolling Stones, no Black Sabbath (would heavy metal even exist if there'd been no Black Sabbath?), no Eric Clapton, no Steve Miller, no Jimi Hendrix, no Eddie Van Halen, no Miles farking Davis (who really has a great argument for being #1 himself, much less just belonging in the top 50)...I mean look, you don't need to be some nerdy classic rock junkie to acknowledge that these are many of the guys who left lasting imprints to this day.  Frankly, at least half this list should have been composed of music at least 25 years old - I mean, isn't part of the definition of "influence" is that it has legs and has stood the test of time?  Where do they think Radiohead's vaunted "wall of sound" got its genesis anyway?  Surely they don't think Radiohead invented that themselves?  Do they even know who Thom Yorke's influences are?  (Hint: a couple of them actually made this list - so how does Radiohead get placed above them?)
 
2014-08-11 03:41:35 AM  

karmachameleon: Kanye West is indeed a huge influence on my bowel movements, but I challenge anyone to show me in what way he is the #3 most influential musician of all time - or how he's even a legitimate musician at all.  (A commercial entertainment sensation - yes.  A legitimate top-flight musician?  Heh...)

And while they were kind enough to include Led Zeppelin much farther down than they should have, and a couple of other classic rockers here and there (nice shout-out to David Bowie), not even a mention of The Beatles, except when they finally mentioned Radiohead.  The farking Beatles, who virtually perfected the templates for pop/rock and progressive songwriting, arrangement and instrumentation that's still used in 90% of pop/rock music to this day, 50 years later, even if the bands who use it don't know they're using it.  In fact I'd make the argument that if somebody is being influenced by somebody else but doesn't even really know it, that's a bigger influence still.

No Who, no Rolling Stones, no Black Sabbath (would heavy metal even exist if there'd been no Black Sabbath?), no Eric Clapton, no Steve Miller, no Jimi Hendrix, no Eddie Van Halen, no Miles farking Davis (who really has a great argument for being #1 himself, much less just belonging in the top 50)...I mean look, you don't need to be some nerdy classic rock junkie to acknowledge that these are many of the guys who left lasting imprints to this day.  Frankly, at least half this list should have been composed of music at least 25 years old - I mean, isn't part of the definition of "influence" is that it has legs and has stood the test of time?  Where do they think Radiohead's vaunted "wall of sound" got its genesis anyway?  Surely they don't think Radiohead invented that themselves?  Do they even know who Thom Yorke's influences are?  (Hint: a couple of them actually made this list - so how does Radiohead get placed above them?)


This is the most influential artists in 2014, not of all time, so take it easy. The list kind of sucks but I still think you missed the point of it.
 
2014-08-11 04:24:57 AM  
Music paper interviews many bands.

Standard repertoire question "What are your influences?"

Add up results, publish.

I don't see the problem here.
 
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