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Old 04-01-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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X & Y could have almost been a good album if...

Chris Martin never used his falsetto...

...and he wrote decent lyrics...

...and the band played better music...

...and the weren't obsessed with sounding like U2...

...and they grew some balls...

But not, I'm just joking (sorta) will all that. But seriously, at least half the songs on this album would have sounded much better if he hadn't sung in his weak, grating falsetto. Christ, even Micheal Stipe has a better falsetto (if you don't get this, go listen to 'Tongue' off Monster and you'll undrestand that Micheal Stipe really doesn't have a good falsetto).

But really, I mean, Martin has proven in the past to have a decently strong and interesting voice...when he actually sings like a real rock frontman should. So that's my theory. X & Y might actually be an enjoyable listen if it was ridden of Chris Martin's horrid falsetto.

...and all the shitty lyrics.
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I like falsetto.
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I like falsetto.
So do I. Just not Chris Martin's. At least not when he uses it on nearly every song on a 12-song album.
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So do I. Just not Chris Martin's. At least not when he uses it on nearly every song on a 12-song album.


I will try to fix you.

That album's failure was a combination of the ridiculous hype, vocals, lyrics, arrogance, and overall blandness.

Coldplay took a play out of the Oasis playbook called "Be Here Now."
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I don't mind the falsetto or the poppy music

they peaked and made a fantastic record with A rush of blood....

the way I see it they felt pressure and were pressured into making X&Y....

they tried to "reinvent the wheel "and failed miserably ......

Anyway....two good albums and one shitty one

I think we can forgive them for X&Y ...


I can't wait for whats next....


the good thing is the band too knows that X&Y didn't live up to expectations
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Another good thing is that Brian Eno is producing their next album.
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I will try to fix you.

That album's failure was a combination of the ridiculous hype, vocals, lyrics, arrogance, and overall blandness.

Coldplay took a play out of the Oasis playbook called "Be Here Now."
All of this is very true. If the band weren't complete posers that might help as well, but they have made two other albums that were more enjoyable than X&Y, so to it.
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Another good thing is that Brian Eno is producing their next album.
It'd be even better of Brian Eno were producing U2's next album.
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It'd be even better of Brian Eno were producing U2's next album.
Eno or Rubin is fine with me.
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Another good thing is that Brian Eno is producing their next album.

as is Timbaland
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Or Nigel...
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Or Nigel...
That would be very interesting. I loved his work on McCartney's last album moreso than the last 2 Radiohead albums.

Hail to the Thief and Amnesiac were terribly produced albums compared to Kid A and OK Computer.
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It'd be even better of Brian Eno were producing U2's next album.


I almost wish that U2 would make one really crappy record with Eno (ATYCLB was crappy by U2 standards, but it obviously wasn't crappy enough for people to take notice of it) just so everyone here could see that Eno doesn't make U2. With Rubin, U2 will make an album that we can all be proud of, at the very least. U2's supposed "final masterpiece" (according to interference members) was Pop, an album not recorded with Eno, so can we all just give it a rest?
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With Rubin, U2 will make an album that we can all be proud of, at the very least. U2's supposed "final masterpiece"
Right.............................:
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Right.............................:
Can you tell me why not?
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