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* Indie rock with dance influences will draw comparisons to Music/NewOrder or Music/LCDSoundsystem.

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* Indie rock with dance influences will draw comparisons to Music/NewOrder Music/NewOrder, Music/LCDSoundsystem or Music/LCDSoundsystem.Music/TalkingHeads.


* Indie rock with dance influences will draw comparisons to Music/NewOrder.

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* Indie rock with dance influences will draw comparisons to Music/NewOrder.Music/NewOrder or Music/LCDSoundsystem.


* Good ProgressiveRock will get compared to Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Yes}} or Music/KingCrimson. Music/{{Rush}} may show up occasionally if the reviewer's nerdy enough. Bad ProgressiveRock and long, drawn-out, endless wankery albums will inevitably get compared to Yes' famous disaster ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'' and to Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.

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* Good ProgressiveRock will get compared to Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Yes}} or Music/KingCrimson. Music/{{Rush}} may show up occasionally if the reviewer's nerdy enough. Bad ProgressiveRock and long, drawn-out, endless wankery albums will inevitably get compared to Yes' famous disaster ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'' and to Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.Oceans'', Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer or Music/{{Styx}}.

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* Indie rock with dance influences will draw comparisons to Music/NewOrder.


* Good ProgressiveRock will get compared to Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Yes}} or Music/KingCrimson. Music/{{Rush}} may show up occasionally if the reviewer's nerdy enough. Bad ProgressiveRock and long, drawn-out, endless wankery albums will inevitably get compared to Yes' famous disaster ''Tales from Topographic Oceans''.

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* Good ProgressiveRock will get compared to Music/PinkFloyd, Music/{{Yes}} or Music/KingCrimson. Music/{{Rush}} may show up occasionally if the reviewer's nerdy enough. Bad ProgressiveRock and long, drawn-out, endless wankery albums will inevitably get compared to Yes' famous disaster ''Tales from Topographic Oceans''.Oceans'' and to Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.


* Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Music/PetSounds'': baroque pop album bordering on psychedelia, intricate orchestration, cool production, massive harmonies. Key difference from ''Sgt. Pepper'' is that ''Pet Sounds'' implies a more sedate pop sound as opposed to trippy rocking out.

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* Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Music/PetSounds'': baroque pop album bordering on psychedelia, intricate orchestration, cool production, massive harmonies. Key The key difference from ''Sgt. Pepper'' is that ''Pet Sounds'' implies a more sedate pop sound as opposed to trippy rocking out.



* Any PostRock band that is not Mogwai, Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, Music/ExplosionsInTheSky, or Music/SigurRos will inevitably be compared to at least one of those. This is especially frustrating for bands such as God Is An Astronaut, who claim in interviews to have never been influenced by ''any'' of them. Even side-projects of the above artists are not immune to these comparisons. Case in point: Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor vs. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

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* Any PostRock band that is not Mogwai, Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, Music/ExplosionsInTheSky, Music/ExplosionsInTheSky or Music/SigurRos will inevitably be compared to at least one of those. This is especially frustrating for bands such as God Is An Astronaut, who claim in interviews to have never been influenced by ''any'' of them. Even side-projects of the above artists are not immune to these comparisons. Case in point: Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor vs. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.



** Speaking of Music/PinkFloyd, ''Dark Side of the Moon'' is reviewerspeak for "ConceptAlbum with excellent production and progressive tendencies".

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** Speaking of Music/PinkFloyd, ''Dark Side of the Moon'' is reviewerspeak reviewer speak for "ConceptAlbum with excellent production and progressive tendencies".


* Speaking of Music/TheBeatles, Music/GeorgeHarrison's triple-album ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' is pretty much shorthand for "first two discs are awesome, but the third part is complete shit and nobody ever listens to it".


* During the late 90's / early 2000's, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] [[Music/{{Travis}} true]].

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* During the late 90's 90s / early 2000's, 2000s, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] [[Music/{{Travis}} true]].


** And as a corollary, any female pop/electro singer who wears outfits at all flamboyant will be compared to Music/{{Bjork}}.
*** Not so much anymore. The new standard of comparison is Music/LadyGaga, fortunately or unfortunately.

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** And as a corollary, any female pop/electro singer who wears outfits at all flamboyant will be compared to Music/{{Bjork}}.
*** Not so much anymore. The new standard of comparison is
Music/{{Bjork}} or Music/LadyGaga, fortunately for better or unfortunately.for worse.


* During the late 90's / early 2000's, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] ([[Music/{{Travis}} true]].)

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* During the late 90's / early 2000's, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] ([[Music/{{Travis}} [[Music/{{Travis}} true]].)


* During the late 90's / early 2000's, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] (in the case of [=Travis=] true.)

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* During the late 90's / early 2000's, many European reviewers insisted on comparing new UK bands to Music/{{Radiohead}}. Unfortunately, it [[Music/{{Coldplay}} was]] [[{{Music/Muse}} often]] (in the case of [=Travis=] true.([[Music/{{Travis}} true]].)


** As a corollary, Music/PuffDaddy: {{Sampling}} GoneHorriblyWrong.

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** As a corollary, Music/PuffDaddy: [[Music/SeanCombs Puff Daddy]]: {{Sampling}} GoneHorriblyWrong.


* Any metal band that has ever been vaguely melodic, especially if they use guitar harmonies prominently, will get compared to Music/IronMaiden.

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* Any metal band that has ever been vaguely melodic, especially if they use guitar harmonies prominently, will get compared to Music/IronMaiden.Music/IronMaiden, or maybe Music/ThinLizzy if the reviewer has a bit more hard rock or metal knowledge.


One way to get around the problem is to compare or contrast the work in question to other artists or albums. In itself, this trope [[TropesAreNotBad is not bad]] since it can provide an easy reference for a band's SignatureStyle, kind of like how PowerPop = Music/TheBeatles [[XMeetsY plus]] Music/TheWho. However, done excessively it can get annoying (like, say, featuring the exact same comparison in every single review of albums released by a particular band), and it can also backfire if it's WrongGenreSavvy: comparing something to an obscure Japanese noise band will fly over the heads of most mainstream listeners.

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One way to get around the problem is to compare or contrast the work in question to other artists or albums. In itself, this trope [[TropesAreNotBad is not bad]] since it can provide an easy reference for a band's SignatureStyle, kind of like how PowerPop = Music/TheBeatles [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY plus]] Music/TheWho. However, done excessively it can get annoying (like, say, featuring the exact same comparison in every single review of albums released by a particular band), and it can also backfire if it's WrongGenreSavvy: comparing something to an obscure Japanese noise band will fly over the heads of most mainstream listeners.


* Any PostRock band that is not Mogwai, Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, Music/ExplosionsInTheSky, or Music/SigurRos will inevitably be compared to at least one of those. This is especially frustrating for bands such as God Is An Astronaut, who claim in interviews to have never been influenced by ''any'' of them. Even side-projects of the above artists are not immune to these comparisons. Case in point: GodspeedYouBlackEmperor vs. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

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* Any PostRock band that is not Mogwai, Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, Music/ExplosionsInTheSky, or Music/SigurRos will inevitably be compared to at least one of those. This is especially frustrating for bands such as God Is An Astronaut, who claim in interviews to have never been influenced by ''any'' of them. Even side-projects of the above artists are not immune to these comparisons. Case in point: GodspeedYouBlackEmperor Music/GodspeedYouBlackEmperor vs. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

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