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Old 11-05-2009, 07:30 AM   #166
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maybe they should have a go at stuck in a moment...
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No group of video artists, however great, could polish that turd.
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maybe they should have a go at stuck in a moment...
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There's already a great video for this.

YouTube - U2 - Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:34 PM   #170
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99% of popular music released after my 34th birthday (1994) sucks!! and gives me a headache.

Also known as the "curmudgeon effect."
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There's already a great video for this.
Great is pushing it. And you're going to be mad, but here is a similar concept with better results:

Sayonara, indie cred

Much better song too. And that's my unpopular opinion of the day.

I can't find any official release date for either video, but the "Trouble" single did come out before the "Stuck at a Match Point" single. Signs point to this not being a case of Coldplay copying Shuttlecock, so don't even start.
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As I said earlier in this thread, Parachutes is the only great record Coldplay ever made. Also, Trouble >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Stuck. Any halfway decent song would be.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #173
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I'd still take Rush of Blood over it, buoyed by its stellar second half. "A Whisper," the title track, and "Amsterdam" is the best three song stretch they've done, and they're all in my top ten of theirs. It's hard to really evaluate the first half since all of those songs have been played to death except "Daylight." But Parachutes still holds up to this day. "Spies" is the shit.

There's definitely a part of me that thinks that band is capable of something truly great in their future. Viva la Vida was a step in the right direction, but we'll have to wait until their next album to see if they can make the big leap I've been expecting for more than half a decade.
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Viva La Vida was very good. The lyrics were too poor to carry the music, however. Chrissy really held that record back. But I mean, yeah, it was definitely a huge improvement, and gave me a lot of hope for them after the massive traffic jam heading off a cliff that was X&Y.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:47 PM   #175
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Well, you certainly can't say the lyrics were any worse than X&Y's. And even as cumbersome as some of the lines were (I'm looking at you, "42"), it's pretty obvious he was at least beginning to think out of the box he worked himself into. That I can appreciate. "Cemeteries of London," my favorite song on the record along with "Strawberry Swing," had some positively inspired lyrical work in the context of their canon.

But then again, if you're listening to Coldplay for lyrics, you've been shit out of luck since day 1.
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I'd still take Rush of Blood over it, buoyed by its stellar second half. "A Whisper," the title track, and "Amsterdam" is the best three song stretch they've done, and they're all in my top ten of theirs.
Amsterdam > Parachutes
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #177
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Strawberry Swing. It may have climbed its way up to become my favorite Coldplay song, and remains one of the few tracks that still sounds fresh on the now-overplayed Viva La Vida. I'm rather glad they waited as long as they did to make a video and send it out to the public, but even if it oversaturated the music world the same way the first few singles did, there's nothing to hate about that song. Believe me, I've looked. It's in my cred's best interest to hate this band, but I'm genuinely rooting for them at this point. I believe, years ago, there was an element of that laughable U2/Coldplay fan rivalry tinting my view, but I've come to realize that neither band really deserves to be lauded at this stage, though both are improving.

I'd love to hear something more akin to Postcards From Home on the next album. Though they do bombastic tracks well on occasion (see Glass Of Water for a recent example), I have no doubt that a more Parachutes-esque, low-key record with Brian Eno at the helm would yield great things. In that regard, I think Viva La Vida was something of a missed opportunity; it simply didn't shake the band up the way it could have, and the experimental elements of the album were WAY overblown, but Eno definitely got Martin past writing about Junes and moons and silver spoons. He's now writing about such broad, universal topics that I have no idea what he's going for half the time, but it certainly sounds better.
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Well, this thread has taken a turn for the worst.

Wake me up when it's over.

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And what the hell is this? That doesn't even make sense. Kind of a cool title though, better than Postcards From Far Away, anyway. Just shows how hardcore a fan I am.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #180
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And what the hell is this? That doesn't even make sense. Kind of a cool title though, better than Postcards From Far Away, anyway. Just shows how hardcore a fan I am.
Thought that's what you meant....lovely little 50 second-or-so instrumental.

No idea what to expect next from Coldplay, but Chris Martin has often talked about releasing their Kid A, and they seem intent on a 9-song album for some reason, so yeah, we'll see.
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