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Old 06-26-2008, 01:51 AM   #16
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Oooh expanding your horizons?? Nice...

And that's very true. If he didn't annoy me so much I'd be enjoying this album more.
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People keep mentioning 'Chinese Sleep Chant' as if it's on the album, but it's not. Am I missing something?
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People keep mentioning 'Chinese Sleep Chant' as if it's on the album, but it's not. Am I missing something?
It's what the faster, more indietastic part of Yes is called.
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There's three 'double' tracks on the album, but the only one that's labelled is Reign of Love backing Lovers in Japan.
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Personally I just reckon he's a cockhead. I just don't like him, a fair bit of it stems from the interview he did with Denton a few years back.
Did you really not like that? I thought it was one of Denton's good interviews! At any rate, I've never read an interview yet with Chris Martin, and this is going right back, where he's ever expressed that's he's comfortable with the interview process, and in all of the print ones anyway, he's always veering wildly from extreme enthusiasm to extreme depression, and the rest of the band are always telling the journalist not to take it personally!

And of course these days he gets all the knobhead journalists who want to wind him up and talk about Gwyneth etc ad nauseaum. He's no worse an interviewee than Michael Stipe in my opinion, who can get REALLY narky when he wants to.

Anyway I've got interviews with Bono from the early 80s where he's a right tool (some would say nothing has changed really.... )
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Did you really not like that? I thought it was one of Denton's good interviews! At any rate, I've never read an interview yet with Chris Martin, and this is going right back, where he's ever expressed that's he's comfortable with the interview process, and in all of the print ones anyway, he's always veering wildly from extreme enthusiasm to extreme depression, and the rest of the band are always telling the journalist not to take it personally!

And of course these days he gets all the knobhead journalists who want to wind him up and talk about Gwyneth etc ad nauseaum. He's no worse an interviewee than Michael Stipe in my opinion, who can get REALLY narky when he wants to.

Anyway I've got interviews with Bono from the early 80s where he's a right tool (some would say nothing has changed really.... )
Yeah... look it was an interesting interview, no doubt, I just didn't like the way he handled himself, what he said, how he said it, the four million bits that he was wearing on his hands and wrists...
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I do believe I am the only one on the planet Earth who likes each Coldplay album subsequently better than the previous.

IMO, Viva la Vida>X & Y>Rush of Blood>Parachutes
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Yeah... look it was an interesting interview, no doubt, I just didn't like the way he handled himself, what he said, how he said it, the four million bits that he was wearing on his hands and wrists...
No better or worse than those doofus rubber One bands that Bono's got...

Anyways, I've been listening to Rush of Blood again this week in the car and God I love this album. Every song fits (even In my Place, which I think is meh), it flows, it's just a great album. Green Eyes, Warning Sign, love it
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The other title track shits all over Viva La Vida.
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Went through some more Viva reviews last night. It's not kind AT ALL, but the best I read by far was by the Village Voice:

village voice > music > Down in Front: Coldplay's Insurmountable Fire by Rob Harvilla

Apparently, they're thinking Coldplay's number #1 influence at the moment is not U2, but Arcade Fire.
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Apparently, they're thinking Coldplay's number #1 influence at the moment is not U2, but Arcade Fire.
They are absolutely correct!

Awesome sig, btw! Love the added Coldplay bonus!
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Thanks for the link, LM. I love the photo caption:

"(Politely) tearing down the walls that hold them inside"

Also, Gibson Girl would do well to read this part, about Life in Technicolor:

"Eno's sweetly pastoral synth landscape sets the tone, and soon it all piles on: the jangly electric-guitar riff, the cheerful acoustic to sketch out the simple chords, the rumbling bass and drums to give those chords muscle and propulsion, the ecstatically clanging piano, a few joyful oh-oh-oh's from Martin just to remind us who's in charge here—a steady and true and exhilarating 150-second rise in volume and intensity that's pure "Where the Streets Have No Name," and if it doesn 't quite blossom into a full, magnificent anthem the way "Streets" did, the point is made."

Guess he's as crazy as everyone else.

Here's another gem:

"...Martin's normally sleek falsetto squeaking amid swirling guitar-hero blasts, as though he actually did give his left ball to write something as good as OK Computer and got ripped off."



"And when the pastoral Eno flourishes that started Vida off so promisingly return for a quick coda, Martin reverts back to his suavely crooning self, but blows it with his first four words: "And in the end . . . . " Bam, you're thinking Abbey Road, and while Vida is far from a dog, it's just another unflattering comparison that the record itself needlessly invites—an extremely overconfident way to handle a crisis of confidence. Big isn't necessarily good, no, and bigger isn't necessarily better."

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seriously we get it Rob, er I mean Laz...
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