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“Coldplay, X & Y is a great album! best yet??! With...”

Written on: 20/05/2008 by cass100 (1 review written)

Coldplay, X & Y is a great album! best yet??! With songs such as fix you, talk, message, white shadows just amazing! and what if ect... the list doesn't stop!… Read Full Review

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“Coldplay X & Y is a great listen, and a great change...”

Written on: 14/01/2008 by troshmek (1 review written)

Coldplay X & Y is a great listen, and a great change to all that garbage you see everywhere else… Read Full Review

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“Though not as many on this album as on the bands...”

Written on: 04/12/2006 by flyleaffan2006 (1 review written)

Though not as many on this album as on the bands superb "Parachutes" album, which was the best. Tracks like the inviting "Fix You", "Speed Of Sound", "Low", and my personal fave: the undeniably gorgeous "Til Kingdom Come".

Coldplay are a great band, but the X & Y album can be grating after a while… Read Full Review

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“A very good album, recommended when you want to chill,...”

Written on: 02/10/2006 by BorisT (10 reviews written)

A very good album, recommended when you want to chill, relax, escape the stress during the day. It's not just music, it's sound therapy. X & Y by Coldplay is one of the greatest albums of the year!… Read Full Review

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“Coldplay, X & Y, a brilliant album from a band who...”

Written on: 13/07/2006 by jonny67 (18 reviews written)

Coldplay, X & Y, a brilliant album from a band who refuse to drop their game… Read Full Review

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“Totally Amazing, nothing else can describe it!!”

Written on: 22/08/2005 by shell2782 (2 reviews written)

Totally Amazing, nothing else can describe it!!… Read Full Review

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“All that needs to be said, is that this is an AMAZING...”

Written on: 17/07/2005 by itsmejenn (1 review written)

All that needs to be said, is that this is an AMAZING album… Read Full Review

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“I could not disagree with the other review of those...”

Written on: 10/07/2005 by Tremor2005 (1 review written)

I could not disagree with the other review of those masterful album anymore: Coldplay X&Y is one of THE must-own albums of the year. From space-epic opener Square One to stripped down hidden track Till Kingdom Come, Coldplay's 3rd offering doesn't fail to engage the listener.

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The aforementioned Square One is opens the album in a whirl of synths and misleading lyrics. Opening with synths and vocals, the first minute builds with drums before exploding into the chorus with guitars… Read Full Review

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Jamezz's Response to Tremor2005's Review

Written on: 05/03/2006

So so true.

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“Wow...what can I say about Coldplay, X&Y? I mean,...”

Written on: 28/06/2005 by WSD (71 reviews written)

Wow...what can I say about Coldplay, X&Y? I mean, exactly how does one describe something so mindnumbingly dull, so heart-stoppingly boring that it actually makes time travel backwards? I mean dull, bland, boring, life-sucking, attention-sapping, sleep-inducing, characterless, dreary, flat, lifeless, spiritless...all these wonderful words are have 2 things in common - they describe Coldplay's new masterpiece and they are all more interesting than any song contained therein.

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Hank's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 30/06/2005

Couldn't agree more. Mr Paltrow and friends are dull, mundane and a waste of space. I can't understand all the suckers who listen to this trash. Give me Charlotte Church anyday.

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Pixieofdoom's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 02/08/2005

Chris Martin may have all the integrity in the world but that's not going to stop me falling asleep everytime I hear a Coldplay song.
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<br>It's amazing how a band that really wants to be as enigmatic and intellectual as Radiohead manage to fall so short of the mark.
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<br>Everytime Coldplay release a single I want to like it like I liked Yellow. It never happens.
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<br>I do hear the bits taken from Elbow in Fix You. I think I prefer Elbow. Their song has that great Glastonbury singalong that always takes my breath away.

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Tremor2005's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 31/07/2005

I think this Indie ethos thing is being taking well out of proportion. Coldplay and Chris Martin have done a great deal of good that INFINTELY outweighs any of this "hypocrisy." It's not like Chris Martin and the band have been specifically waiting until they were "safe" from being thrown off the label before turning on it, and I'd hardly say that his "moaning about the corporate labels" is very loud and public. He seems to spend a lot of his time in public talking about helping people though... PLEASE STOP QUESTIONING THE GUY'S INTEGRITY! He is quite obviously a decent man, and if saying that makes me a fanboy so be it!

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Wsd's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 26/07/2005

The point being made about the record label is that Coldplay initially released a single on Fierce Panda, which is about as indie as indie gets these days.
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<br>The whole point of "independent labels" and the ethos behind them is to maintain creative freedom and to stop the globalization of the record industry and the dumbing-down of music in the same way that the anti-globalization groups (including Make Trade Fair) are unhappy with the homogenization of our high streets. Indie is a political statement more than a style of music. Indie bands who are truly indie bands stick to their indie labels because they believe that they can deliver a better creative product by having the freedom to do as they want as artists. For an INDIE band, it's not about the record sales, it's about the songwriting and the expression of their art.
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<br>Coldplay come from that indie background and they knew full well the implications of signing to a major label. Hence, to wait until they've made a fortune on that label and THEN start moaning about major labels and corporate culture - especially considering how politically active they are - is INCREDIBLY hypocritical. They knew what they were getting into when they signed their record deal, so they really have no right to moan about it now.
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<br>If they really believed what they were saying, they would have signed to a smaller label to begin with....

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Tremor2005's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 22/07/2005

As an active male I slightly resent that last bit... lol. As for the indie label thing, they CAN'T back out now as they're signed for 5 albums. And what would it prove to stop making albums now, and lose all money to the record company? Gee, great plan.
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<br>As for the performing of their "upcoming single" at live 8:
<br>1) They've performed it loads of times and its got tonnes of airplay. They don't need live 8 to make it a top ten single.
<br>2) The single ain't out til September time.
<br>3) The song is called "Fix You" it is about helping someone through a tough time. Given what the concert was for, I think that they probably considered it appropriate...
<br>4) It's one of their best songs!
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<br>Please check your facts before whining on about how Coldplay joining and indie label would benefit the people they're trying to help.

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Sayhellototheangels's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 21/07/2005

Spoken like a true fanboy Tremor :).
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<br>While I agree that Chris Martin's fervor for Make Trade Fair and the fact that the band always donate a percentage of royalties to charity is admirable, it *IS* hypocritical of him to sign to a major label and then wait until he's a multi-millionaire to decide this was wrong. I don't see him leaving his label, setting up on his own or offering to donate his hefty advances? And why were they one of the only bands at Live 8 to perform their UPCOMING single? Nice promotional opportunity wasn't it....
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<br>Many bands have been very successful on indie labels. Look at Oasis on Creation, Franz Ferdinand on Domino, New Order on Factory, R.E.M. on IRS, The Smiths on Rough Trade, Fatboy Slim on Skint, Britney Spears on Jive....
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<br>If your music is good and you can get yourself out there, people will listen.
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<br>Besides, none of this alters the fact that Coldplay CDs are full unmemorable dinner party music and are bought at supermarkets by bored housewives who want to listen to the band fronted by Gwyneth Paltrow's husband.

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Tremor2005's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 14/07/2005

Wait a sec, wait a sec, lemme get this straight, you're saying Parachutes is a Radiohead rip off? Dunno if we're talking about the same Radiohead but I'm not sure My Iron Lung is quite in the same vein as Yellow...
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<br>And X&Y is a U2 rip off? Thats slightly more justified I spose, in that Buckland's riffing bears some similarities to The Edge but not much... And you're saying songs off X&Y sound like Vertigo, Yahweh and Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees...
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<br>Bad live? I've seen them three times now. Maybe back then when people didn't know Parachutes (a very acoustic album may I point out, not designed for moshing) they wouldn't have had the same impact, but to say they're c**p live is - now at least - b*****ks. Watch their glasto performance (I was there) and if you think they're bad live after that, I'll know you're delusional! Even people I know who despise Coldplay were raving about it!
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<br>Chris Martin insincere? Utter rubbish. COMPLETE and UTTER nonsense. Would he have had half the impact from a small indie label? Did he even know about Make Trade Fair before he signed to Parlophone? What does he write on his hand every gig, talk about during every interview and campaign vociferously for every day of his life? And you call him insincere? Frankly, a highly stupid comment. If you don't like Coldplay's style of music, fine, but don't insult the integrity of a man who devotes half his life to helping the needy.

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Wsd's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 14/07/2005

You want reasons why I find Coldplay boring?
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<br>When I first heard them they were trying to be Radiohead and doing it badly. Now they're trying to be U2 and doing it badly. They're not even trying to be U2 back when U2 were relevant and exciting, they're trying to be U2 now...
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<br>They write songs that blend together in one droning, moaning, bland blur.
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<br>When I saw them live - TWICE back in 2000 (or was it 2001? It was right after Yellow came out) it was such an underwhelming performance both times that I nearly fell asleep. I go to roughly 1 gig a week and I'd rate their performance skills near the bottom of the pack. No charisma, no anything. Thinking the first time was a bad night - after all Steve Lamacq was saying they were ace - we went to a second show and it wasn't any better.
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<br>Chris Martin seems to REALLY REALLY want to be seen as this eccentric artist yet most of the lyrics he produces are pseudo-intellectual nonsense, and frankly he comes across as very insincere to me. I realise that many people would disagree with this, but it's my own personal perception and so far I've had no reason to alter it. His recent remarks regarding EMI are a case in point. Mr. Fair Trade Make Poverty History was more than happy to sign to a major label when his band was unknown and he wanted fame and money. Only after the evil corporation he claims to hate so much has made him a very rich man has he decided major labels are bad.... Why didn't he stay on Fierce Panda then and stick to that old indie ethos?
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<br>Oh, I could go on...but I think the above is more than enough.

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Tremor2005's Response to WSD's Review

Written on: 10/07/2005

This reviewer is shambolic. He gives no reasons as to why he doesn't like Coldplay, just using all the adjectives for "boring" he found in a thesaurus. I've never agreed with people who call Coldplay boring, and here, in album order, are my main reasons.
<br>1) Yellow
<br>2) Politik
<br>3) In My Place
<br>4) God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
<br>5) Clocks
<br>6) Daylight
<br>7) Square One
<br>8) White Shadows
<br>9) Talk
<br>10) Speed Of Sound
<br>11) Low
<br>12) Twisted Logic
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<br>I didn't even include ballads in that! Trouble, The Scientist, What If, Fix You, all masterpieces of beautiful, emotional songwriting. I couldn't care less if Fix You is "cribbed" from Elbow, its an amazing song that builds into one of the most engaging songs of the modern day. If you don't like the style of music then fair enough, I can accept that. But to attack Coldplay as boring is lazy and neanderthal. Write a useful review!

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