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Old 06-26-2008, 12:55 PM   #31
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I actually agree about Life In Technicolor. Excellent song, but it's a shame that more of the album isn't that propulsive. Furthermore, the more I listen through this album, the more I realize it's just the same old Coldplay tricks wrapped up in a much prettier package. The bigger problem is that there isn't a song as good as Yellow or Shiver here...but there also isn't anything as bad as Swallowed In The Sea. Heck, the worst songs here are as good as the very best of X&Y, so it's a nice progression, but it won't change your life.
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seriously we get it Rob, er I mean Laz...
Sorry, I thought this was a discussion thread, not a blind adulation one.
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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."


You and anyone else can continue saying the same thing over and over, but—and I'm speaking for myself, here—you will never, EVER be able to change my mind.

The signs can be be blantantly obvious for some, but my ears like what they hear, and my ears do not know whether Martin is a "twat" or not. My ears just like what they like, no matter what anyone else says.

I realize that this is a losing battle, since people have been criticizing other people's musical choices since the dawn of mankind. Personally, I think what you're really saying is that your tastes in music are much better that some people here because we like Coldplay. And this smacks of elitism.

Well, in keeping with my "music=subjective" mantra, there are bands that you personally love that others other there are revolted by. This is a fact, given that human nature is what it is. And if these people constantly rag on your musical tastes, a) it would get tiresome in the extreme and b)I doubt very much you'd heed these people's criticism's and go right on listening to the music that you love.

In my mind, this is logical. But, as someone so aptly put it last week, "logic is for chumps." So you can go right on increasing your post count with the same garbage. It won't make one iota of difference, as far as I'm concerned.
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Sorry, I thought this was a discussion thread, not a blind adulation one.
I appologize for that, you are correct.

Ok then, is there anything you LIKE about Coldplay for starters? It would help if I didn't think you were just here to be a troll.
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Sorry, I thought this was a discussion thread, not a blind adulation one.
This is a discussion thread, and I'm all for dissenting opinions. In fact, I encourage it. But, for God's sake, bring something new to the table, otherwise we keep going in circles and aggravating one another.
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What are you getting so upset about, BoMac? It's not garbage anymore than the mindless "Viva La Vida's string arrangement " posts are. It's just an opinion, one you happen to disagree with. Perhaps said opinion doesn't come across all that well in a thread like this one, but you shouldn't call it garbage.
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I am LOVING lurking on this Coldplay thread.

It's fun.

Continue, please.
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What are you getting so upset about, BoMac? It's not garbage anymore than the mindless "Viva La Vida's string arrangement " posts are. It's just an opinion, one you happen to disagree with. Perhaps said opinion doesn't come across all that well in a thread like this one, but you shouldn't call it garbage.
Yes, perhaps garbage is too strong a word. But, it just gets tiresome and annoying to me, because it seems like some go out of their way to continuously drive home the same point over and over and over. I'm just having a hard time seeing through his disdain for Coldplay, specifically Chris Martin, and digesting the points he's trying to make, valid as they may be.

So, I apologize for using the word garbage.
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Yes, perhaps garbage is too strong a word. But, it just gets tiresome and annoying to me, because it seems like some go out of their way to continuously drive home the same point over and over and over. I'm just having a hard time seeing through his disdain for Coldplay, specifically Chris Martin, and digesting the points he's trying to make, valid as they may be.
But they are valid, no? Laz is obnoxious in many threads he posts in, but usually has a good point or two to share in the process. Just take it in stride.
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What are you getting so upset about, BoMac? It's not garbage anymore than the mindless "Viva La Vida's string arrangement " posts are. It's just an opinion, one you happen to disagree with. Perhaps said opinion doesn't come across all that well in a thread like this one, but you shouldn't call it garbage.
Not to speak for BoMac but the problem I have at least is that if you don't like Coldplay, fine. Come in here, once, maybe twice and say so and hopefully give some reasons (with actual thought behind them) as to why.

I know Laz doesn't like Coldplay, you know it, everyone knows it... Now I will give you that he does back up his statements for the most part but after his first couple of posts all the rest are just a re-hash of the same thing - Chris Martin is a Pussy/Bono/Thom Yorke wannabe and all of their songs are trite and copy U2...

We get it, and as much as discussion is nice, do you honestly think anything I say will change his mind? I know that nothing he says is going to change mine so what is the point exactly?
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But they are valid, no? Laz is obnoxious in many threads he posts in, but usually has a good point or two to share in the process. Just take it in stride.
Yes, they are valid, because they're his subjective opinions. I just think they'll resonate more, at least with me, if he's not so obnoxious about it. And I usually enjoy his posts. They're positively cracking.
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Not to speak for BoMac but the problem I have at least is that if you don't like Coldplay, fine. Come in here, once, maybe twice and say so and hopefully give some reasons (with actual thought behind them) as to why.

I know Laz doesn't like Coldplay, you know it, everyone knows it... Now I will give you that he does back up his statements for the most part but after his first couple of posts all the rest are just a re-hash of the same thing - Chris Martin is a Pussy/Bono/Thom Yorke wannabe and all of their songs are trite and copy U2...

We get it, and as much as discussion is nice, do you honestly think anything I say will change his mind? I know that nothing he says is going to change mine so what is the point exactly?






And I can span the globe and read a million reviews that back up my opinions and post them here and say 'See? See others think the same thing.' But I can also find many, many more reviews that say the exact opposite. So, what is the point exactly? Who is right and who is wrong?
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The signs can be be blantantly obvious for some, but my ears like what they hear, and my ears do not know whether Martin is a "twat" or not. My ears just like what they like, no matter what anyone else says.


and I've never given 4 thumbs up to anyone in this forum before!

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And I can span the globe and read a million reviews that back up my opinions and post them here and say 'See? See others think the same thing.' But I can also find many, many more reviews that say the exact opposite. So, what is the point exactly? Who is right and who is wrong?
Was he trying to prove his point with that review? Does he even have a point that's provable?

Honestly, I think the "music is subjective, so discussing it is basically pointless" argument that gets made all too often when things get heated is a bit fluffy. Shooting fish in a barrel, really. Obviously, no one can change the opinion of another, but as long as the discussion is respectful, there's always a "point" to such discussion.
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The signs can be be blantantly obvious for some, but my ears like what they hear, and my ears do not know whether Martin is a "twat" or not. My ears just like what they like, no matter what anyone else says.
You know, Twinkies taste really good to some people, and if they eat too many of them, they become obese. Because they aren't good for you.

Yes, I am an elitist. I never denied this.
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