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Old 04-02-2007, 12:51 AM   #46
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Don't you want to see it come soooooon
Floating in a big white ballooooooon
Or given on your own silver spooooooon

the rhyming on swallowed in the sea is worse

You cut me down a tree
And brought it back to me
And that's what made me see
Where I was going wrong

You put me on a shelf
And kept me for yourself
I can only blame myself
You can only blame me

And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well that's where I belong
And you belong with me
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:52 AM   #47
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Oh wait, let me edit the worst list:

Fix You
A Message
Fix You
Low
Fix You
Swallowed In The Sea
Fix You

sadly the band believes "Fix you" is one of their best songs ever
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:53 AM   #48
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I still want to know what it means to ignite someone's bones.



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no that this is related to X&Y

but how lovely is "A warning sign" ??

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Warning Sign is my favorite Coldplay song.
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Warning Sign is my favorite Coldplay song.
is it really?
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It's rather n00b-ish, but my favorite Coldplay song is Shiver.

High Speed is up there as well.
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for me its "A rush of blood to the head"


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If you can tell me something worth fighting for
And I'm gonna buy this place is what I said
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head
Oh To the head, oh
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is it really?
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Trouble is probably second.
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The worst song on X & Y is Twisted Logic What a half-ass peice of garbage.

On a lighter note, my favorite Coldplay song is Politik.
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My two cents:
1. The album is drowned in synth.

2. Chris Martin has a terrible falsetto, I agree. Especially when he uses it constantly. We got examples of that on Lemon, but that sounded good.

3. The lyrics are terrible. Apparently one of the "best" and most overplayed songs of late, Fix You has the following lyric:

"And ignite your bones..."

What the hell is that?

4. Fix You became the Bittersweet Symphony type song over the past few years (as in played when an athlete is running slow-motion to win a race, it was used when the olympics finished, etc). But it is really very overrated and overplayed.

5. Their guitarist has the mindset "I must be Edge"

6. X&Y has a few good tracks in Square One and Speed of Sound. But that's about it.

7. Yellow is my favourite song. Back when they were just a nice, fresh upcoming band. Chris Martin looked normal. Now they are U2. U2 must feel chuffed. Shame they won't ever be better at being U2 than U2 themselves.

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After hearing some of the b-sides from the X & Y sessions, my only qualm with X & Y as an album is why some of these brilliant songs were left off in favour of some weaker "synth-lacking", but more typically Coldplay, songs.

I appreciate the change of direction Coldplay were taking with X&Y, and I adore the songs that epitomised this change (White Shadows, X&Y, Talk, the amazing Square One).

Indeed, the lyrics on X&Y may lack some depth, particularly when compared with some of Martin's heroes (Yorke, Bono, Morrissey), but I can appreciate them for what they appear to be on face value. The lyrics of a reasonably contented man, yet still coming to grips with fame. To be poetic was surely not one of his main priorities.

Overall, I see something very special in X & Y, yet ackknowledge that it is probably a song too long, and is crying out for an alternative and rearranged tracklsiting.

Drop: A Message
Til Kingdom Come
The Hardest Part/Fix You

Include: Gravity
Things I Don't Understand
The World Turned Upside Down


Consider this, and you'll have an album, while by no means necessarily groundbreaking or mind-blowing, but one that is unquestionably solid and is some senses, quite brilliant.


LP4 excites me with Brian Eno at the helm. Bring it on...
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