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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 05:54

to me they sound like U2 covering Echo & The Bunnymen b-sides
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 09:43

Brilliant Glastonbury performance last night from Coldplay.
I'm one of the many who loved Parachutes but just wasn't enjoying the way their music and gigs were going the last few years, but they nailed it lastnight, came across as genuine, all of them into it and a fantastic show with an interesting set.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 28 Jun 2011, 21:18

Yes, they seemed quite hard edged at Glastonbury. Refreshingly so.

I've enjoyed their albums but by the time they got to X and Y they'd become a caricature of themselves (I do like the album, despite myself, but it's full of Coldplay cliches and there's nothing new about it). I like the new road they put themselves on with Vida La Vida and, going by the new songs, they're still chugging along this unfamiliar route. Happily, they haven't sacrificed a pithy good tune on the high altar of experimentation. We already have one Radiohead (one too many in my opinion), we don't need another.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Fri 01 Jul 2011, 17:01

I wouldn't worry about that. Coldplay couldn't sound like Radiohead if they wanted to.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Fri 01 Jul 2011, 18:11

And why, pray tell, would anyone want to sound like Radiohead?

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sat 02 Jul 2011, 16:38

From a logical standpoint, I don't think people would want anyone else to sound like Radiohead, for they would label said artist as copycats, and no one likes a copycat.

Coming from a Radiohead fan standpoint, however, I love Radiohead, so I don't think I'd be that bothered with it, as long as said band doesn't go too overboard with it. Y'know, like taking Radiohead as an influence, as opposed to copying everything they do.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 11:37

Radiohead are a self-indulgent mess. All that avant garde stuff has been done before, and better, back in the late sixties and early seventies. You're quite right; no-one likes a copycat - step forward Thom Yorke and crowd.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 15:59

Radiohead aren't really THAT avant-garde. They have influences from it, sure, but they also have influences from other sources. At any rate, we're having a Radiohead discussion in a Coldplay thread, so we should probably either stop or continue our discussion in the Radiohead thread. Let's carry on, shall we?
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 16:24

Yup; move along now, nothing to see.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 18:25

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Radiohead aren't really THAT avant-garde. They have influences from it, sure, but they also have influences from other sources. At any rate, we're having a Radiohead discussion in a Coldplay thread, so we should probably either stop or continue our discussion in the Radiohead thread. Let's carry on, shall we?

Um, well you started it.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 19:41

And it seems she is finishing it.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 05 Jul 2011, 07:25

Really? I'd say it loks more like someone who can't finish what they started but please, Trevor, if you can see any evidence to the contrary please point it out. Because, god knows, I can't see it.

Put another way, don't take sides, fella - surely admin should be above that?

Now, let's talk Coldplay and not have any more sniping remarks about them on this board - after all, I don't go onto the Radiohead thread upsetting all the little darlings with my negative thoughts about their favourite band (to wit, I would venture the young lady knew exactly what she was saying with her first carping remark - let's not insult my intelligence by pretending otherwise. All that backpedalling smacks of someone who can't argue their way out of a wet paper bag).
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 05 Jul 2011, 08:26

Anyone else thinks that Coldplay have sampled the 80's Disco Classic Ritmo De La Notche by Mystic? The begining of their new single has just gone and swiped that darn piano jam.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 05 Jul 2011, 08:47

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Put another way, don't take sides, fella - surely admin should be above that?
Don't think MT was taking sides, SwingKing. Reckon it was more about acknowledging NeonChoir's awareness that you and she were drifting off-topic & heading towards a flame sesh. And we're not much keen on that around here.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 05 Jul 2011, 12:08

Please do not make assumptions about my motives, SwingKing. I have little interest in the relative merits of Coldplay and Radiohead.

My focus was to keep this thread ON topic.

The suggestion to move the conversation to the Radiohead thread was reasonable. I'm sure all contributers to that thread are thick-skinned enough to further the discussion. If it turns into a flame war, that's a different issue, but I have no problems with rational and reasoned debate.

As an aside, when I do have an opinion on something, I will express it. However, I will not abuse admin privilige to do so.

My point is, I'll take sides on a discussion regarding whether Band A is better than Band B (if I feel strongly enough about it). I don't see why being an admin should stop me having an opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Wed 06 Jul 2011, 23:51

SwingKing wrote:
NeonChoir wrote:
Radiohead aren't really THAT avant-garde. They have influences from it, sure, but they also have influences from other sources. At any rate, we're having a Radiohead discussion in a Coldplay thread, so we should probably either stop or continue our discussion in the Radiohead thread. Let's carry on, shall we?

Um, well you started it.
Actually, you started it with your comment:
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We already have one Radiohead (one too many in my opinion), we don't need another.
My comment about Coldplay not sounding like Radiohead wasnít anything derogatory. It was merely a comment about how their styles are so vastly different, and I canít imagine Coldplay sounding like Radiohead. I love both bands, so itís not like Iím using one to bash the other. Thatís just silly.
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And it seems she is finishing it.
Thatís exactly what I was trying to do.
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Really? I'd say it loks more like someone who can't finish what they started but please, Trevor, if you can see any evidence to the contrary please point it out. Because, god knows, I can't see it.
Put another way, don't take sides, fella - surely admin should be above that?
Now, let's talk Coldplay and not have any more sniping remarks about them on this board - after all, I don't go onto the Radiohead thread upsetting all the little darlings with my negative thoughts about their favourite band (to wit, I would venture the young lady knew exactly what she was saying with her first carping remark - let's not insult my intelligence by pretending otherwise. All that backpedalling smacks of someone who can't argue their way out of a wet paper bag).
Ummm. You obviously didnít know what I was trying to say. Iím sorry if it came off as brash, because I wasnít trying to insult Coldplay at all. In fact, Iíve been a fan of Coldplay for much longer (about two years longer, actually) than I have been a fan of Radiohead. Your assumptions about my behavior are ridiculous. Itís not my character to lash out at people for no good reason. At any rate, by the way you are referring to me, youíre actually pretty much doing what you are accusing me of doing, which is kind of ironic, given the situation. I wasnít trying to flame anyone. I just wanted to have a civilized music discussion. If youíre really going to be one of those people who gets mad over something that wasnít even meant to be offensive, then maybe you shouldnít post on a forum, eh?
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Put another way, don't take sides, fella - surely admin should be above that?
Don't think MT was taking sides, SwingKing. Reckon it was more about acknowledging NeonChoir's awareness that you and she were drifting off-topic & heading towards a flame sesh. And we're not much keen on that around here.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Thu 07 Jul 2011, 01:11

Hmmm.. Well you WERE finishing it Smile

Let's have no more on this now, or the thread gets locked. Which is really unfair on the other subscribers to this thread.

If you want to carry this on, please confine it to PMs.

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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Thu 07 Jul 2011, 05:38

Yessir. Sorry about my extended-quote post above. I just felt like I needed to defend my actions. I didn't want to cause any trouble at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sat 09 Jul 2011, 22:25

anyway... back to coldplay (plodclay if you prefer) but they are playin a pretty good set
tonight at T in the park..... they for me will always be the first two brilliant albums but there are still
some nice touchesi n the others too - haven't heard the new one yet though.
peace to all.
(Amsterdam is still my fav outside track)
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sun 10 Jul 2011, 07:02

I think "every teardrop is a waterfall" is by far one of the best song they've released in a long time.
It's fun listening to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Tue 12 Jul 2011, 21:07

ElbowFreak wrote:
I think "every teardrop is a waterfall" is by far one of the best song they've released in a long time.
It's fun listening to it.

Yes, I like it too! Something new and fresh about it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Fri 21 Oct 2011, 15:43

Quite liking Paradise aswell, in fact I'm looking foward to hearing the new the album.
fingers crossed it will be good.
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Fri 21 Oct 2011, 20:07

The album leaked some time earlier this week. Because I'm highly curious (or, for those who prefer this term, "weak" Razz), I listened to the stream from SoundCloud someone posted on my Facebook wall. I'd give it a 4/10, and that's me being generous. :/
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sat 22 Oct 2011, 16:04

The videoclip to Paradise is really cute Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Coldplay   Sat 22 Oct 2011, 21:10

I personally think it's silly. I will say that it's cool to know that Chris Martin can ride a unicycle.
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