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Old 03-22-2006, 11:32 PM   #16
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Meh, the song isn't great. I like it better than others on X&Y but it's nowhere as good as White Shadows.
White Shadows is the best song on the album, hands down.

Watching the video now...
White shadows is jawsome. I think Coldplay should just scrap the rock thing and become a dance pop quartet.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:43 PM   #17
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White shadows is jawsome. I think Coldplay should just scrap the rock thing and become a dance pop quartet.

Hell, it could even suit them better. One thing about hearing some of those songs in an arena for the first time last month was I noticed that some of the songs on the album, notably Talk, seem to be written for no other purpose but to pound an arena.

This mentality is another thing that killed X&Y and explains why the original Talk was so much better than it's arena-rock doppleganger. It feels much more organic and much more like a song Coldplay would write. Not that I think expanding your horizons is a bad thing, because you need to do it to remain relevant. Maybe cutting down on the (over-)production would yield better results. Just let the songs see where they want to go without all the bells and whistles.
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I'm ambivalent about it. It's somewhat funny, and maybe even a great commentary on the American pop culture/value system. But like most things Coldplay, it just seems too forced. And the guitar is so terribly derivative of early U2 and Echo & The Bunnymen(*channels disturbing ghosts of threads past*).

I find it mighty interesting that they appear as a lounge act. Mighty.
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How about "Swallowed In the Sea"? It's the right length, and it doesn't suck.
I agree

10 months after buying the album, the only song I listen to is 'Talk'

that's pretty sad.
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Um.
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How about "Swallowed In the Sea"? It's the right length, and it doesn't suck.
hehe, you're kidding right?

Fucking LOW all the way, man. All five minutes of it.

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man, I thought the Talk video was bad. My brother came in and said 'Gareth, new coldplay video's on Channel 4 if you're interested...' so i went to telly and switched it on and saw that garbage. I thought it was a fucking JOKE or their song was being used in Eurotrash or something...complete crap. I don't care if it's "Irony" or "Great Commentary" it's still a shit video for a shit choice of song...!
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Fucking LOW all the way, man. All five minutes of it.
Uh, no.

Daniel Lanois' classic classic coffee cup riff in Zoo Station really overshadows Coldplay's brand of poppy cutlery thwacking.
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Is this a joke? It's one of Coldplay's poorest videos and the theme seems to have nothing to do with the song ... weird. The song was a bad choice for a single.
In the place of this REM-look-a-like-song I think the album have much better tunes to turn a single... Oh yes it does. I wish Square One (my fav) or White Shadows could do that job. Or even Low, X&Y or What if, I like them too...
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I really enjoy 'The Hardest Part', but I could only watch about half of that video. It was very disturbing.
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i had to stop watching
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I saw the video on TV last night. Only one smiley comes close to getting across what I thought of it -

I like the song though
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Re: Re: Re: Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

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(*channels disturbing ghosts of threads past*).


I actually really, really like X&Y and I also like The Hardest Part (didn't think much of it at first but it grew on me) but I don't think it's the most appropriate single choice off the album. I'd rather see Square One released personally.

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X&Y just feels like a bunch of songs thrown together, to me. That's its biggest problem.
I'd agree with that. There are some great songs on it (In fact, I'll put my head above the parapet and say most of the songs on it are great IMHO) but many of them just don't gel together as an album and some of the songs are just too similar (For example, A Message and Swallowed In The Sea always remind me of each other. I enjoy both songs but should they really be on the same release?)
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Why do the people here in Battering Clang who HATE Coldplay the most LOVE to post on every Coldplay thread? Just curious.

If it helps, Chris Martin confessed that The Hardest Part in particular and X&Y in general are not un-related to his relationship with Porn.

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it's a good song. i'd rather they release "A Message" or "Swallowed By The Sea" though.
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