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February 06, 2005

Music that sounds like other music

Does anyone else notice things like this? The way certain riffs or chord progressions sound very similar to each other…I'll give you some examples:

Mr. Brightside by The Killers sounds like Lyric by Zwan
Hindu Times by Oasis sounds like Same Size Feet by Stereophonics
Belong by Remy Zero sounds like She's a Star by James
Gone to the Movies by Semisonic sounds like High and Dry by Radiohead

Go on, listen to them. I think you'll find I'm not wrong.

This has all been leading up to a question I was hoping someone could help me with. Three tracks in particular have been bugging me for a while, because they sound like something else but I can't put my finger on what it is. They are:
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine by The Killers,
Come with me (the harmonica intro only) by Zwan and
The Bends by Radiohead (the intro sounds like something the Stereophonics did but I can't work out what)

Any suggestions?

[Edit: OMGOMG How is it that the intro to Don't Look back in Anger can sound just like Imagine and I never noticed before just now?]

[New Edit: Oasis again - Cigarettes and Alcohol sounds suspiciously like Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi]


An obvious lack of things to say

My radio doesn't like me :-(


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