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Old 12-12-2005, 09:02 AM   #91
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Guys its acrobatman here..as promised I am doing a song by song comparision between X&Y and HTDAB-whatever

1) Square One Vs Vertigo - I prefer Square 1 - Coldplay 1 U2 0
2) What if Vs Miracle - Miracle is over-rated and what if is not the best of songs on X&Y - Miracle wins Coldplay 1 U2 1
3) White shadow Vs Sometime - White shadow is catchy but sometimes has soul - Coldplay 1 U2 - 2
4) Fix you Vs Love & Peace - Fix you is the best track on X&Y, Love & peace is forced - Coldplay 2 U2 -2
5) Talk Vs City of Blinding - Both are good ones - the former slightly better - Coldplay 3 U2 2
6) X&Y Vs all because of you - very close - both of them not my favorites but still good nevertheless _ I go for a tie
Coldplay 3 U2 2 Tie 1
7) SoS Vs Man and women - Sos wins - no contest
Coldplay 4 U2 2 Tie 1
8) Message Vs Crumbs - Message is such a lovely song - comparitively it gets even better
Coldplay 5 U2 2 Tie 1
9) Low Vs One step - I dont favor any one of them - tie
Coldplay 5 U2 2 Tie 2
10) Hardest Part Vs Original - The latter surely gets this one - one of the better tracks in the bomb album
Coldplay 5 U2 3 Tie 2
11) Swallowed Vs Yahweh - If you dont love swallowed by the sea - you will never like Coldplay - Yahweh is likeable too - but the former wins by far

ignore rest of tracks

Result :

Coldplay 6
U2 3
Tie 2

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Old 12-12-2005, 10:18 AM   #92
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You would take Square One, a song that is basically one massive rip-off of U2, over an actual U2 song? Fix You over LAPOE? I know music is subjective, but wow.
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what song does "square one" rip off?
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1. Parachutes
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3. AROBTTH


HTDAAB is better than X&Y
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what song does "square one" rip off?
not a song really, but it reminds me of UF-era U2, even some ATYCLB stuff
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Guys its acrobatman here..as promised I am doing a song by song comparision between X&Y and HTDAB-whatever

1) Square One Vs Vertigo - I prefer Square 1 - Coldplay 1 U2 0
2) What if Vs Miracle - Miracle is over-rated and what if is not the best of songs on X&Y - Miracle wins Coldplay 1 U2 1
3) White shadow Vs Sometime - White shadow is catchy but sometimes has soul - Coldplay 1 U2 - 2
4) Fix you Vs Love & Peace - Fix you is the best track on X&Y, Love & peace is forced - Coldplay 2 U2 -2
5) Talk Vs City of Blinding - Both are good ones - the former slightly better - Coldplay 3 U2 2
6) X&Y Vs all because of you - very close - both of them not my favorites but still good nevertheless _ I go for a tie
Coldplay 3 U2 2 Tie 1
7) SoS Vs Man and women - Sos wins - no contest
Coldplay 4 U2 2 Tie 1
8) Message Vs Crumbs - Message is such a lovely song - comparitively it gets even better
Coldplay 5 U2 2 Tie 1
9) Low Vs One step - I dont favor any one of them - tie
Coldplay 5 U2 2 Tie 2
10) Hardest Part Vs Original - The latter surely gets this one - one of the better tracks in the bomb album
Coldplay 5 U2 3 Tie 2
11) Swallowed Vs Yahweh - If you dont love swallowed by the sea - you will never like Coldplay - Yahweh is likeable too - but the former wins by far

ignore rest of tracks

Result :

Coldplay 6
U2 3
Tie 2
I'm always struck with how little sense it makes to compare two albums track-by-track. You're basically just randomly pairing up songs based on however the bands wanted them arranged on their respective discs.

That's the equivilant of comparing Canada's export of porkchops to Russia's vodka consumption per capita to determine who is higher on the Human Development Index.



And as far as Square One goes, when a band's album starts off with a filler track it's never a good sign.
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not that anyone is interested (at least, that's what my mother always told me), but:


Coldplay
X&Y
Square One - 8
What If - 6
White Shadows - 7
Fix You - 2
Talk - 8
X&Y - 5
Speed Of Sound - 6
A Message - 7
Low - 8
The Hardest Part - 5
Swallowed In The Sea - 3
Twisted Logic - 7
Til Kingdom Come - 9
6.23



U2
HTDAAB
Vertigo - 8
Miracle Drug - 9
SYCMIOYO - 7
Love & Peace Or Else - 8
City Of Blinding Lights - 9
All Because Of You - 5
AMAAW - 3
Crumbs From Your Table - 7
One Step Closer - 7
Original Of The Species - 8
Yahweh - 6
Fast Cars - 6
6.38


For comparitive purposes, I did the same on a few of my favourite albums, both The Joshua Tree and AROBTTH come out at 7.91 (Led Zep IV is 8.00). In Coldplay's credit, they also produced Gravity and The World Turned Upside Down in this time period, even if Gravity was written ages ago. In U2's credit, their live interpretations are far superior.
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each time I listen to X&Y it seems to have gotten worse than last time...while Atomic Bomb seems to grow on me more and more....well except Vertigo.....and All Because of You...but everything else sounds better each time I listen to it
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each time I listen to X&Y it seems to have gotten worse than last time...while Atomic Bomb seems to grow on me more and more....well except Vertigo.....and All Because of You...but everything else sounds better each time I listen to it
Try the following tracklisting for X&Y and you might enjoy it more. I sure am - i use this alternate tracklisting I made up now whenever I want to listen to the album and I feel the tracks are better arranged. I trimmed the fat from the album, so to speak....

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:55 AM   #101
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Guys and gals

Please feel free to disagree with me and my attempt at song by song comparison

I am not comparing X&Y with Joshua Tree. I am not comparing "sqaure one" with "where streets have no name".

You dont like square one..and you like vertigo... ,

Its ok.

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Try the following tracklisting for X&Y and you might enjoy it more. I sure am - i use this alternate tracklisting I made up now whenever I want to listen to the album and I feel the tracks are better arranged. I trimmed the fat from the album, so to speak....

Ill try it ...

they really should have taken the time to focus on making each song good even if it only resulted to 10 songs or so..instead of making more than half a dozen of medicore songs
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when a band's album starts off with a filler track it's never a good sign.
who said this

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tracklisting I use

1. Square One
2. Low
3. Speed Of Sound
4. A Message
5. White Shadows
6. Talk
7. What If
8. The World Turned Upside Down
9. Twisted Logic
10. Sleeping Sun
11. 'Til Kingdom Come
12. How You See The World #2
13. X&Y
14. Gravity
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:24 AM   #105
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guys

based on the feedback here, i called my brother...he likes stuff like Dire Straits, Nirvana and such stuff

He has heard both albums (X&Y and HTDAB) and he too thinks
X&Y is better album than HTDAB

i am not making this up..

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