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Old 08-25-2008, 07:25 AM   #946
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I'm kind of proud of the fact that I still haven't listened to this album.
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Brian Eno story about coldplay on coldplaying.com

One fine day' — there's a funny story about that," Brian Eno says with a smile, referring to one of the 11 songs on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the new, gleaming art-pop album the British producer and occasional solo artist has made with his friend, ex-Talking Heads singer-guitarist David Byrne.

Sitting at a table across from Byrne in the latter's Lower Manhattan office, Eno says that at a point early in the record's extended birth, he played a piece of instrumental music in his London studio for Coldplay's Chris Martin: "Chris said, 'Wow, I'd love to work on that.' I'd given it to David a few months before and hadn't heard anything back. So I gave it to Chris."

Also I hear from that site that:

Coldplay sews for fun, and 'are worse than they were yesterday', reports CinemaBlend, in an article posted earlier today.

If it’s possible, Coldplay got even dreamier, more artsy and more pseudo-bohemian than ever, when AOL News reported Wednesday that the band enjoys spending their free time sewing and modifying their clothes. My man-crush on them is now complete.

“Making clothes together in our studio makes us feel complete,” Chris Martin said, philosophically stroking his stubbled chin and batting his long eyelashes. “We probably sound like a group of grannies in a knitting circle, but it's the truth, and it gives us some control over our visual identity.” He continued, “When you are a big band and everyone is taking shots at you [pause for emphasis], the more things you can do together the better. And if you're wearing uniforms made by your own hands it helps achieve that.” Bring on the high-school girls.
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If it’s possible, Coldplay got even dreamier, more artsy and more pseudo-bohemian than ever, when AOL News reported Wednesday that the band enjoys spending their free time sewing and modifying their clothes. My man-crush on them is now complete.

“Making clothes together in our studio makes us feel complete,” Chris Martin said, philosophically stroking his stubbled chin and batting his long eyelashes. “We probably sound like a group of grannies in a knitting circle, but it's the truth, and it gives us some control over our visual identity.” He continued, “When you are a big band and everyone is taking shots at you [pause for emphasis], the more things you can do together the better. And if you're wearing uniforms made by your own hands it helps achieve that.” Bring on the high-school girls.


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This is them showing proof that somebody won an autographed copy of the album:



What's up with the guy on the right? lol.
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that's will champion lookin a little psycho.

looks like chris M. cut is mop of hairdo.
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Chris looks less lame with a shaved head.

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I'm kind of proud of the fact that I still haven't listened to this album.

I was thinking the same thing
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I prefer Chris with a shaved head and Will's expression is a bit disturbing. /pleba moment comment.
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This is them showing proof that somebody won an autographed copy of the album:



What's up with the guy on the right? lol.
Those clothes must have net them a C- in Home Ec.
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Those clothes must have net them a C- in Home Ec.
"I did home economics. I got an A+."
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"I did home economics. I got an A+."
That's quite a nice spread you've got there.

Is it just me, or do they all look related?
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A very short ditty (about 1:30) and B-side of the Viva La Vida single.
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That's because they do. It blows my mind how insecure U2 fans are about Coldplay. (similar to how Radiohead fans used to be with Muse, which seems to have died off a bit) It's odd to me that U2 fans of all people would dislike someone for liking, talking about, and being influenced by U2. Pathetic. They're a good band who presently get far more press and attention than one of the many bands they cite as an influence, get over it.
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Hello, hello... old time interference user here who likes to show up every, oh... I don't know... 6 months? 2 years? 3 years? or so.... hello!

Just for context, I've been a die hard U2 fan since I was 12 (right at the height of the Zoo TV tour)... and strangely, while I was never head-over-heels in love with Coldplay, I really liked A Rush of Blood to the Head to the point where I look at it as one of my favourite albums that defines the year 2003 for me. But never had I ever really listened to Coldplay and thought they were ripping off U2. Sure, there were influences, but never a full-on rip off. Yet, I've been aware that others have constantly compared the two bands. I was never a part of that.

Now, July 2008 comes around and I decided to go to the Pemberton Festival in the middle of the Coast Mountain ranges, where Coldplay and Jay-Z were headlining on the final night of the 3 day festival. With exception to seeing Coldplay perform on Jon Stewart (and being bombarded with Viva La Viva on the radio), it was my first introduction to the new album.

With Viva La Viva stuck in my head, and being introduced to the song Lost! live in concert, I went out and bought the new album. And holy!! Now, there's an album that summons the spirit of the atmopsheric experimental U2 that I crave and miss.

You know... Bad, The Unforgettable Fire (song), A Sort of Homecoming, Love Comes Tumbling, Night & Day, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, etc.

But in this case, I don't even know if it's a coincidence... it's not just "the spirit of U2", but full on replications of exact sounds.

Usually when I hear a song and I hear an immediate and uncanny likeness to U2, I'll call up my sister and we'll chat and gawk about this, as it seems that only we can stomach these kinds of U2-music-geek conversations without anybody rolling their eyes.

Ex: The Coldplay song Low from X&Y. Listen to that and don't tell me you don't hear War-era U2 in that song.

So... with all this chat about Viva la Vida, surely I am not the only U2 fan who hears this:

Cemeteries of London - They took The 4th of July (from the Unforgettable Fire) and added lyrics. Thanks Edge for that touching solo. I can almost envision you (at 1:43) performing on the heart shaped catwalks... and the vocals that immediately follow... Bono? Is that you? Edge, is that you singing the la la la's? And at 2:58 why do I hear an uncanny resemblance to the end of Until the End of the World? or the end of The First Time? (And what's with that Elbow piano track?)

(See, only true U2 geeks can appreciate this level of detail, everyone else just thinks I'm nuts!)

Lost! - Okay, they've harnessed Peter Gabriel for this one. Next!

42 - How long, to sing this.... oh wait! This doesn't sound like U2 - it's a traditional-sounding Coldplay song. At least they didn't put this as the final track of their Unforgettable Fire album!

Lovers in Japan - The melting audio tracks... the reverb... Edge's guitar from the Joshua Tree. This is certainly the long lost track from the Joshua Tree... even the vocal style. The whole way this song is structured is just... well, I absolutely LOVE it. But I love it because it takes me back to a nostalgic period in U2's past... and kudos to Coldplay for managing to find that space and bring it to 2008. If you're going to compare Coldplay to U2, then this song should be the reason.

Reign of Love There's a U2-esque lullaby akin to MLK... but I can't quite put my finger on it. Kind of like The First Time, but not quite.

Yes/Chinese Sleep Chant Not very U2-ish in my eyes, at least not immediately. Somehow it reminds me of the Dandy Warhols for the first part, and the second part should have been a Kevin Shields outtake for the Lost in Translation soundtrack!

Anyhow... I had to get that off my chest, and I figured this was a good a forum as any, seeming as I'm sure I'm not alone!
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