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Old 03-22-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

As many of you probably know already, Coldplay have selected the worst song from X&Y as its fourth and, in all likelihood, final single.

I've heard a lot of rumors concerning the single itself. It could stay in typical Coldplay fashion (for the X&Y record singles) and have two b-sides, one entirely new song and one reworked song that was only performed live on the Rush Of Blood tour. I've also heard that it's going to be a mini live EP instead. I've also heard it's going to be a radio only release, much like Original Of The Species, and therefore not going to offer any b-sides at all.

What's for certain, though, is the video was released today. If you thought the Talk video was strange, you haven't seen anything yet. I'm uploading it to youtube.com right now so when that is finished I'll post the link in here.
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Wow, that song sucks.
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Re: Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

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As many of you probably know already, Coldplay have selected the worst song from X&Y as its fourth and, in all likelihood, final single.

I've heard a lot of rumors concerning the single itself. It could stay in typical Coldplay fashion (for the X&Y record singles) and have two b-sides, one entirely new song and one reworked song that was only performed live on the Rush Of Blood tour. I've also heard that it's going to be a mini live EP instead. I've also heard it's going to be a radio only release, much like Original Of The Species, and therefore not going to offer any b-sides at all.

What's for certain, though, is the video was released today. If you thought the Talk video was strange, you haven't seen anything yet. I'm uploading it to youtube.com right now so when that is finished I'll post the link in here.
what were they thinking
personally I think they should have used either "what if" or "white shadows" as the next single
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How about "Swallowed In the Sea"? It's the right length, and it doesn't suck.
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Re: Re: Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

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"white shadows" as the next single
I was hoping for White Shadows as well, despite the "When Doves Cry" chorus.

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How about "Swallowed In the Sea"? It's the right length, and it doesn't suck.
That also crossed my mind, too. I think that would be an extremely successful single. They've played it twice of the three times I've seen them on the Twisted Logic Tour and it's also a terrific live song.

But I still believe they could have dodged a lot of criticism by releasing Low as the first single from X&Y. I really love that song and it's a rare bit of something different. I'd say Low and Til Kingdom Come are my favorite tracks from X&Y, with Square One tagging right behind. I don't care for the album as much as AROBTTH or Parachutes, of course, but I think that it has a few really great songs on it. It just lacks the consistency of the previous two albums. On the past two, there wasn't a "What If" or "Hardest Part" to kill the rest of the album. I think those songs really bog down the record.

Drop "What If". Drop "The Hardest Part" and probably "Twisted Logic." Leave "Swallowed in the Sea" to close the album by putting Til Kingdom Come somewhere else in the running order. Change the track order around and you definitely have a better album (and by album, I'm saying collection of songs that feels like one experience). X&Y just feels like a bunch of songs thrown together, to me. That's its biggest problem. That and overproduction.

Look at the b-sides from this album. There have been some great songs, especially from the Talk single (Gravity and instant favorite of mine: Sleeping Sun). Coldplay has always left some great material off albums, such as I Ran Away off of Rush Of Blood or Careful Where You Stand from Parachutes. If some of these non-album cuts made it onto the record instead of some of the less spectacular tracks, the albums would improve that much more. Not to say AROBTTH or Parachutes need much, if any, improvement.

But honestly, there's no denying a song like 'How You See The World' deserves to be on a record more than 'The Hardest Part'. HYSTW is definitely one of my favorite songs from the X&Y sessions and I was absolutely thrilled to hear it live for the first time last month. I was also the only person in my section, if not the entire arena, singing along to it. It's too bad most of the casual fans don't get to hear a quality track such as that.

I'm rambling now, here's the damn video already:

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Re: Re: Re: Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

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I'm rambling now, here's the damn video already:


Seriusly who directed that crap. I loved their videos before, but now they are really disappointing
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Thanks for posting it IMP.

I like it.

I've always found the best way to enjoy Coldplay, is as a giant pisstake.

Whenever they stray too sentimental or too heavy in their music they normally tend to offset it with some obscure or half noticed (or in this case totally obvious) mockery in the song title, music video or in interviews etc. I dig it. When they don't do it though I can find them a tad heavy (S.O.S anyone). But this film clip is great. Not as good as Talk, but good.

Really looking foward to seeing them in June.
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Bouncy piano line check
Preschool lyrics check
Unnecessary falsetto check

HAY IT MUST BE A COLDBLEH SONG!

And as for the video, wow. The combination of checker patterns, Chris Martin, white shoes, and thongs will make sure I won't be able to have an erection for at least the next five, or six minutes even.

What the fuck.

Really.

What the fuck was up with that video? Are they really fucking seri0s? Seriously? HJLKHKUJUIGEWR!!!!!!!!1





EDIT: I mean, really. I was expecting the moon robot from the last retarded video to come out of the water and start humping Johnny Buckland. That's how bad this video is.

Don't try to rationalize it.
It's fucking horrible.
The worst.

My god, what have they done?
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I remember that show Attitudes. Weird that it would be used for video. This song is one of my least favorite songs by Coldplay and this video is the most ridiculous thing I have ever watched by any band.
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Re: Re: Re: Coldplay - The Hardest Part (new single)

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I'm rambling now, here's the damn video already:

?fuck the whaT
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What the fuck was up with that video? Are they really fucking seri0s? Seriously? HJLKHKUJUIGEWR!!!!!!!!1
Well I'm sure they weren't. I mean the whole Miami Vice look, 82 year-old dancing woman, local talk show thing.... tounge firmly planted in cheek.
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You know how in middle school you'd think of Margaret Thatcher naked or something so you wouldn't pop one on your date during the slow dances? That's what this video is. It's an FDA-approved anti-boner device. Years from now, I'm going to forget most of the details and conflate them all into an 86-year-old Chris Martin in a checkerboard man-thong. Holy shit, that's bad, even as a joke.
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I love THE HARDEST PART

best X&Y song for me with Swallowed in the sea and Fix You



I have yet to see the video
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I have yet to see the video
The vast majority haven't. Which is why I uploaded it to youtube at the link above.
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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...
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