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I consider myself a pretty open-minded kind of guy, but I do have my limits...
More like ColdGAY, amirite!?
I don't know why I hate them, but it seems the "cool" thing to do. I'm going to go listen to Sun0=)(:!!!)) or whatever the fuck it's called now.
if you're going to shamelessly pimp out your blog you could at least write something on it
One of Coldplay's more appealing features is also the biggest stick with which to beat them - they are a painfully earnest band. Maybe it's this sense of self importance and implied deepness that really irks the "indie community" (although the spheres of "indie" and "earnest" are hardly miles apart). Maybe it's because Martin is a wiener who can't write lyrics. But at the best of times, he can get hold of a good melody and bring something from it, and this melodic sense mixed with the suggestion of "emotion" is probably why they're so popular
is very good
Oasis, Stereophonics, Razorlight and Travis.
It's easy to forget.
oh yeah, because they weren't, they just weren't as fucking awful as their following albums.
not commenting on the others but 'Word Gets Around' is a very good album. Lots of nice lyrics that tell stories about local people linked to good chugging rocknroll.
other fans please make yourself known just so I feel less exposed :
Oasis, Razorlight, fuck even Kasabian had a good first outing.
I still reckon Word Gets Around is one of the best debuts made. Shame they are so bad now.
Oasis - correct, Stereophonics - correct, Travis - correct.
Number 2 going to be about how you introduced Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love yeah?
I'm come too far in my life to give a fuck about whether some blogger thinks Coldplay are worthy or not. This post is all I can offer on this subject. I apologise.
They aren't, for example, as awful as a band like The Stereophonics.
I feel like your anger should be directed elsewhere.
anybody who doesn't think the stereophonic debut is a good album is plain wrong. It's great.
The rest are average, boring and generally not very good, though.
It went shit after that.
with bad quality control
the contents of that blog appeared to be a link to an article followed by "I DISAGREE!"
high fives all round
How I missed you
You took the plunge
And invented grunge
Then you disappeared
Now you're here
Wooo wooo wooo
is actually pretty good.
just putting that out there.
I just never understand the hate towards Coldplay. Most of their albums are somewhere between good and excellent (With the exception of X&Y, which has some of their best songs, but is an awful abum... if that makes sense?), and Viva La Vida was one of my favourite albums of last year.
it's not really about coldplay.
is a TUNE
apart from x&y which was abysmal.
Clint Mansell as well really.
Clint IS God.
This has riled me.
I'm not really sure what's going on here.
anyone else remember when they were hailed as 'the new Travis' ?
and then soon after, Starsailor were 'the new Coldplay' ?
being hailed as the new Radiohead.
Serious answer: first record WAS good, had some very beautiful songs and some subtlety. I started to wholeheartedly go off them at the point that the worst, most facile, plodding song on the album, the one that I don't think was good enough to even be a second-choice b-side [but evidently it was a good choice because every other fucker seemed to like it, alas...] became The Hit that sent them stratospheric. I gave up hope then, and everything they've done since has been equally plodding and increasingly pompous.
There is nothing wrong with earnestness or sincerity, but it should not be confused with pomposity.
I remember really wanting to hate them when they first came out, but I must say that I was won over by the first album. And I really enjoyed the second album, but my enjoyment of it was ruined by the singles being overplayed on the radio/TV/whatever.
I've not listened to either for years, although I'd be interested to listen to them again and see how well they've held up - I suspect the first one will have held up a bit better. I really didn't like X&Y and I'm not interested enough to give the new one my time. Personal tastes change over the years and what I liked then isn't neccesarily what I'd listen to now (but I'd like to think that I can still see some worth in it, even though I wouldn't want to listen to it).
I am thinking about this even more now...
I once recall Chris Jesus Martin once name dropping Joy Division around the time of their second release 'A Rush Of Blood to the Head'.
He obviously was very interested in Joy Division and perhaps some form of Factory esque/Peter Saville work era. With this influence he mentioned "I would like to be like Joy Division, you know. Do two albums and fuck off".
This was very interesting. Why? :
A) I don't think. Wait, no. I know this wasn't the intention for J.D due to the death of their singer.
B) Chris Martin would kill himself perhaps and save the world from being a 'Mothers Day' band and releasing perfectly produced and well timed albums in unique time for that annual celebration. Nothing like some flowers, breakfast in bed and the NEW stunning, NME approved, potential Mercury Prize award Coldplay record.
C) They would stop making albums.
Now like Everett, I am fairly an openminded guy. I can sometimes just admit if I don't like it I can use the phrase of "It's not my cuppa tea" or depending on the Lunar Cycle, I can snap and say "go fuck yourself Vines".
I am from Exeter, well currently I have lived all over and got to see Coldplay when they were just getting pubes and teh singer had almost an afro. It amazes me to see where they have gone...its music for Tom Cruise to make space babies to.
Good call sir!
Like linking me to a blog with 3 sentences? Phew.
Also, Coldplay is fantastic. Awesome. Fucking Awesome. x
they are just pretty inoffensive, pleasant enough kind of thing, easy to ignore nothing to get worked up about
it's going to everett's head.
Coldplay album is really good. Don't think they'll top it though. It's a difficult genre to write anything other than weak albums in but occasionally one comes along. It's not like they've ever released anything offensively bad either.
Also agreed the first Stereophonics album is their (only) crowning glory
Mansell is an excellent film composer, his work on Requiem For A Dream produced one of the greatest scores I've ever heard, it's almost like another character in the film. As for his writing, it's shitty unforgivable hipster posturing. Coldplay has some nice tracks, despite having truly abysmal lyrics at every turn. I particularly enjoyed The Scientist and Clocks. Classic.