a observation on Coldplay

You may say what you will about their music but what grabs me is the lovely chemistry they have... the four sods have gobs of it.If you have ever played in bands you know how hard that part is to find.Peace
Great response Brian...just because someone is a schmuck doesnt negate the fact that he/she is a wonderful musician.
Mmmmm...I really enjoyed Coldplay's debut it was charming and innocent and could be enjoyed on that level.
However the second one seemed like an attempt to pull off something that was flawed in conception and execution.
It really did seem to be trying (some of the lyrics are awful)to be full of life experience moments but merely sounding like a young man's angst.It had it's moments but they really do seem like Diet-Radiohead.

In comparison to a record like The Bends or even OK Computer they are nowhere.

I do look forward to the new one and you can dress it up how you like but Chris Martin has issues (ego,fame,hair etc.),sure we all do but we don't all front a band whose record just sold 11 million and insists in talking to the press and making some er..interesting statements.

It'll be interesting to see if the new in June is worth the time and effort they've put in.The NME in the UK yesterday gave it 9 out of 10 in their review but it didn't read like that interesting a record.....time will tell
Great band …

Fist CD was fantastic

It's an old story ... if you could just freeze chemistry. REM, U2, even the Stones seem to put way too much effort into writing/recording the more time tics on. Springsteen’s new attempt at “getting back to his roots” is dismal in comparison to Nebraska, Asbury Park or Darkness. Nothing against any of them … just an observation. I keep buying the music so I’d be a hypocrite to diss on them all too much.

Maybe it’s transcending from starvation to caviar … Hamm’s to Dom Perignon?

Looking forward to seeing Coldplay live – maybe this summer.
That's why they are famous and selling albums. They make good music.

Although so is Ashley Simpson -- there goes my theory.

Cold Play, Green Day, Linkin Park, etc. are all bands that take what they do seriously, and it shows in their music. Others tend to just find riffs that sound good, add a gimmick, and hit the charts.

I agree about the ethics thing. If you judged a persons personal life instead of listening just for the music part, you wouldn't have much to listen to.
"In comparison to a record like The Bends or even OK Computer they are nowhere"

At last ... that's what I have always thought. I don't particularly care for the newer Radiohead albums, but I am shocked at the attention Coldplay receive. To me they are an above average pop band, but their contributions to music pale alongside Radiohead.

The only reason I think that Coldplay have received so much attention is because of a dearth of competition.