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Old 05-26-2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Martin: 'Coldplay's The Best Band In The World'

I'm not sure if this article was already discussed:
Here is the link...http://au.launch.yahoo.com/050525/10/4iv7.html

Martin: 'Coldplay's The Best Band In The World'
(Soundbuzz, Friday May 27)

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Chris Martin believes his group's previous albums have proved they are the most brilliant living artists, and he's now set his sights on beating dead musical geniuses with new disc X&Y. He says, 'We're the best band in the world. Are we trying to get to the next level? Yes. We're trying to get to the very highest level. We want to be better than Mozart. That doesn't mean we are, but that's what we're trying for. To me, there's no point in trying for anything less.' (wenn)

Apparantely Bono and the boys aren't "living" anymore.
What a load of crap.
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If this is true that's a pretty pompous statement. Let's see if they're still playing in 25 years...then we'll talk.
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Imagine Bono, saying that, after October, and just before the release of War. That's where Coldplay are in their career path.
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I disagree with the whole notion of a "best band in the world." Bono was wrong for saying that about u2 but at least he had some substance to back it up. Coldplay has been around for how long? There good, not great.
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Chris Martin is the worst lyricist around. To back up his claim, he must write a song like "One." But he can't. Coldplay are a decent band, but, like Thom Yorke said, they make "lifestyle" music. The new album is going to be played in every supermarket/department store/elevator in the country. For me, it will not be heard where it counts - in the heart. U2 does that for me.
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Yeah they are the best band in the world at the moment...but the state of music and groups these days thats not saying much!
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"Better than Mozart".
Gawd, it just gets more and more ridiculous.

Chris Martin is 28. Where were U2 at 28, and what had they accomplished? We all know the answer to that. Coldplay have so much catching up to do it's not even funny. Actually, it is.
(And poor Chris is already losing his hair. Sorry, I'm just tired of all the Bono-hair jokes. Take that, Chris!)
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Yeah they are the best band in the world at the moment...but the state of music and groups these days thats not saying much!
it depends on what you are listening to ....there are plenty of great bands out there. i don't measure the quality of the band by the amount of albums it sells. they are not even close to being the "best band in the world." it's an illusory title. there is absolutely no such thing.
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Wow. Coldplay is just getting worse and worse as the days go by. They were a very good band during Parachutes era.
Now? They make me laugh. In a tragic way. All the songs from X&Y I heard so far are plain average.
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I'm glad someone's at least stepping up to the challenge Bono put out there. I think Coldplay's a good band, but U2 is the standard. Coldplay has a lot to do besides put out three albums though.
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I think someday they'll be on top but not until Bonos 6 feet under.
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(And poor Chris is already losing his hair. Sorry, I'm just tired of all the Bono-hair jokes. Take that, Chris!)



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Yeah they are the best band in the world at the moment...but the state of music and groups these days thats not saying much!
first, and this is purely subjective but they are NOT the best band. second, in present times the state of music has been rebounding. Look at all the new great bands out right now, just to name a few...Bloc Party, The Killers, audioslave, franz ferdinand, etc. etc.
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Coldplay are good and are about October-War stage but u2 are 10 times better.
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this is totally unrelated but how do u quote somebody and include the "Originally posted by" in italics?
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Best band in the world? Being beaten to no.1 by a Frog.....

Whatever Mr Martin.
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this is totally unrelated but how do u quote somebody and include the "Originally posted by" in italics?
Just hit the "quote" button on the far right of the post you want to quote.
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there is only one wat to settle this.


they need to go on American Idol

and let the voting begin.
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Just hit the "quote" button on the far right of the post you want to quote.

oo silly me. Thanks!!
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Bono would be proud. He explained his whole "best band in the world" title, was partly a motivation for U2, but also, a motivation for other bands, to step up and prove him wrong, or at least compete with them, against "saccharin" music as Bono put it.

It worked, I mean, look how many rock bands are out there, on the charts, pop charts even, compared to when U2 were touring last time.

Some U2 fans are angry, Bono's probably laughing, "it worked!"
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As long as U2 is in existence, Coldplay will never, ever, ever, ever be the best band in the world. And even when U2 is gone, Coldplay will have to compete with The Killers....
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