Plants and Animals – Waltzed in from the Rumbling

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.

Release Date
April 29, 2016
Label
Secret City Records
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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