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#1 Overstreet

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:40 PM

NME reports that they're back in cahoots with Eno, who seems to be competing with T-Bone Burnett for busiest producer alive. (Or is that M. Ward?)

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#2 Holy Moly!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

Steve Albini is probably the busiest. What has M. Ward done lately?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:28 PM

I'm pretty sure it's Joe Henry. But whatever the case, Brian Eno's work on the last Coldplay album can't be undervalued-- he turned them from the lamest band in the world into a really exciting one, and the album is flat-out terrific, no matter what you think of Coldplay's earlier output. Let's hope he brings the same magic to the new U2 tunes.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:47 AM

Concept album!

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:01 AM

New single.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:07 AM

New single.


They really badly want to be considered the new U2 don't they?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:02 PM

New single.


I forgot it was playing while it was on.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

Heard the single on the radio today, and it floated right past. I wouldn't have even noticed it except the announcer made a big deal of it as soon as it was over. Not awful, but not good either.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:36 AM

I can see Chris Martin tumbledancing to this already.

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#10 Persona

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:00 AM


New single.


I forgot it was playing while it was on.

Heard the single on the radio today, and it floated right past. I wouldn't have even noticed it except the announcer made a big deal of it as soon as it was over. Not awful, but not good either.

Wow, same thing for me. Listened to it, wanted to check a few other things online, forgot it was playing, it floated past. But I like this band, so I listened twice. This is going to be all over the radio, better get used to it floating past if you're an FM listener. (Which I don't think anyone here really is, unless they're fortunate or unfortunate enough to have it on at work.)

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Coldplay is now officially Britain's version of Nickleback.

Supposedly, they credit Peter Allen's sampled riff, so they're not swiping straightaway, this time. I find this version infinitely more interesting. And Allen is way cooler than Chris Martin too.

#12 Josh Hurst

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:05 AM

A bunch more new songs.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

The four-on-the-floor beat and the "oh-way-oh" chanting are just a recycling of the song "Viva La Vida." I like these guys but they're also very frustrating.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:06 PM

"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"? Really?!

First reaction: zzzzzzzzz

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

I'm not necessarily loving the new tracks, but I also don't hate them. At the very least, it's good to see Chris Martin actually play an instrument again.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

I first saw the title of the new single, "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall," on AV Club and I thought it had to be a joke. Nope, turns out that Coldplay is the joke now. Seriously, terrible song title and I'm not sure what's more boring, the lyrics or the music.

#17 Persona

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:11 PM

I love Coldplay = I am a hipster Christian

Coldplay is no longer any good = I reject hipster Christian faves = I am a hipster Christian

Rejection of a post about Christian hipsters who love or hate Coldplay = I am cooler than the original poster who goes to a weirdo's LOVE WINS church, therefore = I am still a hipster Christian

You just can't win with this band. They're like Jesus. If he can fit inside your heart, he might just take up residence there, constantly changing and shaping and helping you. (To be more hip.)

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

I love Coldplay = I am a hipster Christian

Coldplay is no longer any good = I reject hipster Christian faves = I am a hipster Christian

Rejection of a post about Christian hipsters who love or hate Coldplay = I am cooler than the original poster who goes to a weirdo's LOVE WINS church, therefore = I am still a hipster Christian

You just can't win with this band. They're like Jesus. If he can fit inside your heart, he might just take up residence there, constantly changing and shaping and helping you. (To be more hip.)


I like Coldplay. I'll admit it. I think their first album is super sweet. Second is very good. VIVA LA VIDA was quite good too (I rank it second in their discography).

BUT...they almost lost me with the "Christmas Lights" single this past winter. It was like a parody, where someone was like "What if Coldplay wrote a Christmas song like Billy Mack in LOVE, ACTUALLY?" Just terrible. And the video was laughable.

They're not doing themselves any favours with this new song is all I'm sayin'.

#19 Josh Hurst

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

You know, the thing about a song titled "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is... it would be okay if this band had ever displayed a sense of humor about themselves. But self-seriousness, combined with this kind of overly-earnest title, is really off-putting, at least to me.

#20 Overstreet

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:00 AM

I love Coldplay = I am a hipster Christian

Coldplay is no longer any good = I reject hipster Christian faves = I am a hipster Christian

Rejection of a post about Christian hipsters who love or hate Coldplay = I am cooler than the original poster who goes to a weirdo's LOVE WINS church, therefore = I am still a hipster Christian

You just can't win with this band. They're like Jesus. If he can fit inside your heart, he might just take up residence there, constantly changing and shaping and helping you. (To be more hip.)

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