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Old 02-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Is it just me??

I am new to these forums and I must say that this is a very friendly place that I am glad to finally be a part of

... anyways...

after looking around and reading posts there seems to be a lot of negativity towards coldplay and Chris Martin. I personally love coldplay (not as much as U2 of course!), but what is with all the remarks towards coldplay as if we are trying to compare them to U2?
I would assume we can respect coldpay's music, but is there something Im missing here? maybe some fued between U2 and coldplay I missed?

...maybe its just me
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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nah, people just hate the children of U2 because they'll eventually kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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nah, people just hate the children of U2 because they'll eventually kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

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hahah I see... i guess its no secret at all
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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Actually... we hate Coldplay because Christ Martin was actually the person who stole the October lyrics from Bono back in '81. They're sprinkled throughout Coldplay's albums. It's true, I tell you!
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Thanks for the nice comments.

I like some Coldplay too.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Who's Coldplay?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:13 PM   #7
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not all of us are Coldplay bashers. I happen to really dig them.

i think peeps don't like them because of the recent phenomenon where a publication will Trash coldplay by citing how good U2 is, but then when mentioning U2 on their own, trash them as well. I may be one of the few that has noticed it, but it does seem odd that U2 is mostly only complimented when being compared to Coldplay.

Also, Chris Martin has clearly attended the Bono school of lead singership. That doesn't bother me. He just says "Yep" a lot when backing away from the mic, Bono style.

All that said, I am a big fan of the Coldplay.

Anyway, welcome! This place is the best.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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i really don't get the Coldplay hate. they're a great band with great tunes, but people don't like them here largely because they take so much inspiration from U2. like that's a crime.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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Some people hate Coldplay cause they are the band that one day will take U2's place. I don't even like them that much, but that's what's gonna happen imo.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #10
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Yeah, I personally feel that the anti-Coldplay sentiments are pretty pathetic. And it isn't just because they are one of my favorite bands, but because any bashing of other bands and artists is simply low in general.
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I really like a lot of Coldplay's music.

But they're pretty damned easy to mock.
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I think the anti-Coldplay brigade just can't hack the fact that someone as boy-next-door and who is of a similarly raised and musically inspired background, such as Marto, has succeeded in life where they might have failed.

Marto is in one of the most successful and talented bands in the world, has adoring fans, is married to an actress, is living the dream life.....and they're not.

Marto > the anti-Coldplay brigade

Deep down we all want to be Chris Martin, it's just some people channel their envy by constantly cutting down the tall-poppies, when deep down, they want to be the tall poppy.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:53 PM   #15
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We could utilize as many tools as possible on Mars at this very juncture in our mission. Also, I greatly enjoyed the "Coldplay" video featuring a robot device.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:34 PM   #16
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I wonder if the people on some coldplay forum talk about U2 the way some people here talk about coldplay ... probably haha

personally i thought viva la vida and death was a fantastic album but after hearing NLOTH... its just... well, different. It's hard for me to listen to a lot of music now that I have heard the greatness of NLOTH
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It's kinda sad that Coldplay is probably one of the only mainstream bands making albums with any coherency and tracks that attempt not to be fad-prone and stuck in one moment (VLV is an exception, kind of, but it's still better than most of the crap on the charts). In that sense, they can be called U2's closest successor, but here's the thing: U2 aren't done yet, and NLOTH proves that.

If U2 went away today, Coldplay would probably be branded as their 'successor', but I'd much rather see that 'honor' go to Arcade Fire. They're an awesome band that definitely took hints from U2, but freely innovated and created their own distinct sound. God, I wish more people liked them.
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Welcome!

I happen to really like Coldplay. Love Viva la Vida, not really the song, but there are some GREAT moments on that album.

See "Strawberry Swing"
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:59 PM   #19
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The hatred towards Coldplay stems from the fact they are so overrated. Every press review/report always seems to refer to U2 and that's where the comparisons come from, it is fueled by igorant newspaper reports and music magazines like Q, NME etc, who seem to think Coldplay are the biggest band in the world etc.

I can appreciate they are a popular band, but their material is mediocre at best, with some good songs like Viva La Vida, but I'd put them at the same level as The Killers, Kings of Leon etc, the press really go over the top and the fans have an bloated opinion of them as well.

I am not saying they are crap, because that would be stupid and blatantly wrong, I just don't like the gross overexaggerations surrounding bands like Coldplay, who release quite bland and uninventive music on the whole. I don't feel any excitement when I hear their music, they don't have the passion, desire, drive or energy like U2 have. They are not unique or innovative in anyway and will not inspire other bands to follow their musical direction like U2 have done. So I still don't see where the comparisons come from, except that Chris Martin blatantly wants to be Bono.

Other irritations are Chris Martin, he can't really sing, it's just whaling, moaning and whining and he can't bloody dance. The other band members look like a bunch of planks, no charisma at all and the french revolution style uniforms are lame. The seem to try too hard and think they are better than they are, when they are not.

In summary, they are okay, but I have no idea where all this euphoria surrounding them and their music has come from. They are nothing special and are not the most talented musicians around. If they had a bit of character and got a decent singer with some power and range, then they might become a really good band.
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We don't like ChrisPlay because they are U2 stealers, wanabees whatever you want to call them. When they did 'Yellow' tell me how that was not a vibe from Passengers. They are smart and they knew what they were doing but you expect us all to love them.
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