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Old 06-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Is anyone else sick of Coldplay??

Here's the thing: I am a Coldplay fan. In fact, the number one most played song on my U2-edition iPod is "Don't Panic," by a considerable amount. I have Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head, and I plan to get X&Y at some point. Hopefully I'll get to see them when they come to Indianapolis in August.

So all this doesn't add up, but...I'M REALLY SICK OF COLDPLAY!!!

They're on the cover of every blasted magazine, MTV and VH1 play the Speed of Sound video approximatley 23868.49 times a day, and it seems like everyone ever is like "OMG COLDPLAY!!!!!?!?!?!?1?213LOLZ?"

I guess the thing is that I don't like them competing with my boys. Or rather, I don't like people comparing them to U2 as if they're actually in the same league. Because they're not. AT ALL. I simply cannot fathom the people that are going "OMG X&Y is so good, I wish U2 was daring like this!!" Daring? How the hell is it daring? Granted I've only heard about half the album, but even the song that lifts a line from Kraftwerk (Talk) ends up sounding like U2 more than anything else. There are SOME songs that don't sound like U2...for example Fix You, which is supposedly one of the best tracks on the album. Hmm. Personally I found it really boring, but that's just me.

I could go on, but I don't feel like it. The point is I'm tired of Coldplay, or rather, I'm tired of people heralding them as the next U2 or Jesus or something. They're quickly becoming the most overrated band ever.

Somehow I doubt many people will agree with me.
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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I agree with you, and here's why:

the new album is not BAD; it's just all the hype surrounding it is annoying, therefore we take it out on the band. chris martin's comments about being the best band in the world, ala bono, don't help either.
what annoys me the most is how everyone is falling over themselves to kiss coldplays ass right now; they don't deserve it.
they put out an ok album; let's leave it at that.
really, chris martin just doesn't have the balls or the talent like bono did to be so full of himself either.
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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i'm not sick of coldplay! in fact, i think we should fill the board with threads about them!! <sarcasm>
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I agree with you. I like them as well, but the hype for this album has been beyond ridiculous. When Q magazine said that this album represented Coldplay "hurtling across the heavens towards the Beatles themselves", I really had to hurl. Particularly since the rest of the review was luke warm at best. That was the strange thing: The review, aside from that insanely bum-kissing summative comment, read like a 3 out of 5 review. But in the end it was 5 out of 5. Why? Hype.
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Nope, Coldplay are great, and they are on Later with Jools Holland next Friday and I'll be watching!
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I agree with you. I like them as well, but the hype for this album has been beyond ridiculous. When Q magazine said that this album represented Coldplay "hurtling across the heavens towards the Beatles themselves", I really had to hurl. Particularly since the rest of the review was luke warm at best. That was the strange thing: The review, aside from that insanely bum-kissing summative comment, read like a 3 out of 5 review. But in the end it was 5 out of 5. Why? Hype.
Hey can you post the Q review, or is it here somewhere. I wouldn't mind reading that.
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I am sick of these threads

Ich liebe Coldplay
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yea, i still like their 2 albums, i saw them live 2 or 3 years ago and it was a fairly good show but all the hype now gets on my nerves mostly because i really have given this album 6 -8 listens by now and each time it seems less interesting and the lyrics worse
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Y'all do know you can choose not to read the articles about them; can choose not to listen to the radio; can choose not to watch MTV or VH1; and can even choose not to read the Coldplay threads here don't you?

There's usually a little switch on the radio and the TV and the last time I checked, magazine pages can indeed be turned without reading them.
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Y'all do know you can choose not to read the articles about them; can choose not to listen to the radio; can choose not to watch MTV or VH1; and can even choose not to read the Coldplay threads here don't you?

There's usually a little switch on the radio and the TV and the last time I checked, magazine pages can indeed be turned without reading them.

still it's annoying a bit, no?
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I hate Coldplay. They're terribly adult contemporary and bland middle of the road. Their music is dull. It is made worse by his mosquito droning whine. I'm sure as musicians, they are talented. I'm sure as a songwriter, he has a gift. But as a whole package, I'd rather take a bath in quicklime than listen to them.
I'm sick of the hype. Sick of everything to do with this shitawful fucking average band.
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I hate Coldplay. They're terribly adult contemporary and bland middle of the road. Their music is dull. It is made worse by his mosquito droning whine. I'm sure as musicians, they are talented. I'm sure as a songwriter, he has a gift. But as a whole package, I'd rather take a bath in quicklime than listen to them.
I'm sick of the hype. Sick of everything to do with this shitawful fucking average band.

OH GOD YES. THANK YOU.
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still it's annoying a bit, no?
Not for me. I can quite honestly say I don't even know what any of them look like, and rarely if ever hear their music. I'm very good at turning off the TV (and have never had cable anyway), and ignoring the music media. Years of practice....
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