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Old 01-06-2002, 01:39 PM   #1
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Coldplay vs. Travis (and bands you would rate against them)

I love the Coldplay cd and the new tracks they debuted live this year, and now I am finally getting around to liking Travis (Invisible Band cd I borrowed from a friend)

for obvious reasons I see these two bands as being natural competitors, what bands would you include in this category? give me some lesser-known bands of this genre that I should give a listen to
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Old 01-06-2002, 02:05 PM   #2
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you may be interested in these bands:

ours
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badly drawn boy
the doves
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gomez
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I think no disk covered my suggestions.

But I just have to say Coldplay blew me away this year. "Yellow" has got to be one of the most heart-wrenching songs I've ever heard.

The first time I heard it, I thought:
"Wow! I know what that guy's feelin'"
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Stereophonics
JJ72
Manic Street Preachers

Some of them are a bit of a stretch, but all have that Radiohead« feel to them somewhat.

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Hey Craig!

I'm assuming you have Urban Hymns by the Verve? Or their other album Northern Soul? U.H. is my favourite non-U2 album of all time...

The Manics, as mentionned above, is a pretty good one...Stereophonics aren't bad...

The Charlatans are a bit heavier but a good band indeed...

I definitely agree with you re. Travis and Coldplay - your taste in music isn't so bad after all!
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Oh yeah - Foxxern mentionned JJ72 - I was absolutely blown away by them when I saw them open up for U2 in London!
What a surprise!!!! Very, very good - they've got lots of potential indeed!

p.s.: I still think the Matthew Goode band is the best thing to come out of this country in the past 5 years!!!
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you may be interested in these bands:

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gomez
pete yorn
Yes.
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You might want to add Muse to that list. Although they sound nothing like Coldplay and neither band sounds anything like Radiohead, they have tended to be lumped in together by sections of the music press.

I feel Coldplay may emerge as the better of the two - if their first record is a starting point. If their next record is not better, and significantly so, then my opinion of them may drop away somewhat (by which I mean that wonderful as Parachutes is, there's plenty of room to grow, especially in the lyrical department).

A lot of Muse's lyrics are pretty atrocious, but the whacky intensity of their on-record performance often carries the day. Plus they seem to have a musical fixation with reproducing "A Day in the Life". I'm sure they stole part of that tune for one of their earlier songs. Check out the album in question, called Showbiz. It's pretty good overall, in a Bends-y kind of way (shit, I've contradicted myself).
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I've listened to both Muse and Ours and have been a bit disappointed, I just find their songs to be lacking a certain something...

of course I have The Verve's U.H. julie! just got A Northern Soul recently, another excellent cd
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this is so unfair I LOVE Coldplay AND Travis and Im going to see Travis in March oh Mr Wanderer you should get Travis-The Man Who Album its REALLY good.

My favourite between these two is coldplay but only because I got to meet them and then got to go their aftershow party...

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Coldplay = superb
Travis = superb
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I guess I prefer Travis, but I don't know that much of Coldplay's stuff excpet Yellow.

Ours is great, but I think they are a bit "morbid" compared to Travis.

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Both bands have some absolutely gorgeous songs, but I think I'd give a slight preference to Coldplay. For one thing, they don't overdo that "we're not important maaan, it's all about the music" thing.
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Both bands have some absolutely gorgeous songs, but I think I'd give a slight preference to Coldplay. For one thing, they don't overdo that "we're not important maaan, it's all about the music" thing.
Not to mention their songs are slightly better. Something about Travis just troubles me, unfortunately.

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I agree. They're amazing.
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