If you haven’t heard ‘Clocks’ yet, you must be new to this planet... so greetings to Earth and all that. Coldplay have sold millions of records, all have showbiz girlfriends (well apart from the band members who aren’t Chris Martin, who erm... don’t talk much) and have jammed just about every auditorium in the world to the rafters with adoring fans. So how do you top that?
This is their third single off ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ and they haven’t even put out ‘A Warning Sign’ yet, the best thing they’ve ever recorded. How such a simple insistent riff has such power must be pure alchemy (or maybe they had copy of 'The Joshua Tree' on the tourbus). It may be the accepted thing to indulge in a bit of tall, poppy trimming, but whilst Coldplay are still making records as great as this, it seems churlish to expect that. (You forgot to mention that it sounds like Simple Minds - Adie.)
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