Did Coldplay totally rip off Radiohead?

United States
February 10, 2007 8:39pm CST
I like both, but there's no denying the similarities. I guess I have to like Radiohead more b/c they never recorded something like 'The Scientist' or 'Yellow'- can definitely do without those.
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@xphile777 (428)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I've often thought about how similar both bands are but, I doubt that ColdPlay has ripped off Radiohead, at least intentionally. I think they sound alike because both bands probably have the same musical influences. So, if one's ripping off the other, I hope they continue because I like them both, a lot, and want them to continue making the kind of music they are. :) Have you heard Thom Yorke's solo album "The Eraser"? I've heard some of the tracks from it and like it a lot. My favorite song that I've heard from the album is "Black Swan." You should check it out, if you haven't. It's very RadioHeadish.
• United States
11 Feb 07
I wouldn't call them a "rip off." There are many many bands that are similiar to eachother but I wouldn't say that they're ripping anyone off, just that they've been highly influenced or their choice in sounds and songs is very similiar to someone else's. And personally, I like both groups :)