Just as there is Godwin’s Law which asserts that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison to Hitler approaches 1,” there is also the lesser-known Godrich’s Law, which states that “as a discussion of music grows longer, the probability of a comparison to Radiohead approaches 1.” A subtle difference, but an important one. Perhaps it’s because Radiohead has such an extensive and diverse discography, or maybe it’s because they are such an entry point into indie rock for people outside the “scene” — whatever the reason, comparing a band to Radiohead is generally lazy shorthand for saying, “Oh, they’re a little weird and cerebral.” Because no one actually sounds like Radiohead. That’s one of the reasons so many people hate/love Radiohead; they’re so distinctly what they are. And yet the comparisons abound. Coldplay? Muse? Bah humbug.