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Old 05-13-2005, 06:40 PM   #16
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speed of sound is very ordinary. Don't get me wrong, it's a likeable song, but is missing someting extraordinary.
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:23 PM   #17
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I have to agree that HTDAAB is not their best. I first heard it and thought I read the lyric sheet and thought I like it now cos I've played a zillion times, and some songs more than others have grown on me (COBL, ABOY, Yahweh) but it never gave me those goosebumps JT and AB did.

But that's OK, they can't all be brilliant.

I think Coldplay keeps getting singled out for the U2 comparison cos they're about the only newish band at the mo' who seem to have that same kind of "integrity" for a better word, that U2 have. They're not manufactured, they're unusual (cos their lead instrument is the piano) AND they can appeal to the masses. I don't think there's any other band out there who can compete.
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Cuz Coldplay's guitarist nicks ideas from 80s Edge. That's where the comparison begins, IMO. I think Speed of Sound is alright but whenever I listen to it, all of sudden I'm always reminded of Talk b/c of the melody. If I hadn't listened to Talk, Speed of Sound would have made a greater impact IMO. Damn the internet and my downloading ways!

I like Coldplay and believe Rush of Blood to the Head holds up well against the likes of U2 classics such as War and Unforgettable Fire. I like Parachutes as much as HTDAAB or any other U2 album except for Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby.
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:46 PM   #19
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Blah blah blah

Is it just me or has this thread managed to take not one but TWO talked-to-death topics and roll into one? I mean, the whining and moaning about the U2 of now AND the mention of of the CP/U2 thing in the SAME thread?

Well done, well done.

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Blah blah blah

Is it just me or has this thread managed to take not one but TWO talked-to-death topics and roll into one? I mean, the whining and moaning about the U2 of now AND the mention of of the CP/U2 thing in the SAME thread?

Well done, well done.

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Ah, and now the sarcastic response that complains about the bad threads. That makes three now, I guess.
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Old 05-13-2005, 09:16 PM   #21
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I think Coldplay keeps getting singled out for the U2 comparison cos they're about the only newish band at the mo' who seem to have that same kind of "integrity" for a better word, that U2 have. They're not manufactured, they're unusual (cos their lead instrument is the piano) AND they can appeal to the masses. I don't think there's any other band out there who can compete.
That may be true, but unfortunately Coldplay lack charisma, passion and originality. I just can't see them getting to the U2 level without that.
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HTDAAB is mediocre.
I don't quite see how your standards work. How to... is easily one of the most enjoyable albums of 2004.

How many bands can come up with a How To... ?
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Many can come up with better, if thats what you were asking...
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I go freaking nuts when I listen to HTDAAB, it has more spark and even passion than JT. The only reason I still rank JT ahead of it is because I feel obligated to. Miracle Drug, OOTS, COBL, Yahweh are all in the same league as Bad and WTSHNN. Sometimes is not far behind, and there's some great ROCK songs on HTDAAB that do not exist on JT outside of Bullet. Pardon me, but I think HTDAAB stands toe to toe with JT.

Having said that, Coldplay is a fine band. I will listen to their music as it is being made, and not make some projection as to what type of albums they'll be making in 5, 10, or 20 years. So I can't say just how good they will be, I don't think anyone does.
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There's a new song that Coldplay has, called "White Shadows" and it sounds almost exactly like a U2 song. That was the live version though, but it I was amazed.
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That may be true, but unfortunately Coldplay lack charisma, passion and originality. I just can't see them getting to the U2 level without that.
And a lot of people say that U2 lacks charisma and has been pretty soul-less (2 things I've read in coldplay forums recently).

It all pretty subjective. U2 is my favorite band but I'd have to say that Coldplay have a lot of charisma--definitely more than U2 had with only 2 albums released.
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Coldplay =

U2 =
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It's simple: U2 ARE GODS BECAUSE OF ONE SONG.

If you know me well, you know what I'll say that song is.
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It's simple: U2 ARE GODS BECAUSE OF ONE SONG.

If you know me well, you know what I'll say that song is.

























Heartland....
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Wrong.

The Speed Of Sound = Cheap imitator of The Speed Of Light.
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