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The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 13:15
by Neal Zeal
I'm not really a fan of Coldplay although Chris Martin clearly has a great way with a melody, and I'd probably buy a singles compilation if released. Heard the first play of their new single on TFI Friday last week.
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A DJ on Absolute Radio described it as the kind of music you might hear accompanying an advert for investing in an obscure African country on a cable TV station whilst on an overseas business trip! Harsh but fair?

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 13:21
by AdvertBreak
Surprisingly, its very good I think, and their best track since 2008 (although I did like a good few from Mylo Xyloto).

I'm surprised they didn't already try and take a stab at disco/funk before, to be honest. They've proven they're capable for almost half their recording career now.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 13:40
by DrSleepless
Oh cool, they've entered their copying Zooropa phase...

Once again Coldplay just sounds like U2 with all the sharp bits sanded down so as not to offend any possible listener and reach the widest audience.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 15:40
by bugman
it's quite good. vary catchy, happy song

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 17:04
by Neal Zeal
DrSleepless wrote:Oh cool, they've entered their copying Zooropa phase...

Once again Coldplay just sounds like U2 with all the sharp bits sanded down so as not to offend any possible listener and reach the widest audience.
Coldplay sound like U2? Never really thought that before. Coldplay have always (or at least often) had lots of keyboard in their songs whereas U2 are a guitar band. In fact, I'd say it was the David Evans guitar sound that really makes U2 standout.
Not a big fan of either band though, TBH.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 20:13
by Miki
It's catchy. I like it.

Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head are great albums.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 20:25
by 101reykjavik
No fan of Coldplay here, and this doesn't alter that. It's different for them for sure, but it just sounds like bland chart fodder to my ears. It'll do well of course, it's Coldplay.

Oh, and that typography on the official artwork is an abomination. :lol:

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 22:47
by Lt Pinkerton
The album's leaked and it's pretty shocking and bland. The single is the best thing on it so far.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 00:47
by guidedbyvoices
Call me Jamiroquai.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 03 Dec 2015, 07:07
by Mallard No. 22
Neal Zeal wrote:
DrSleepless wrote:Oh cool, they've entered their copying Zooropa phase...

Once again Coldplay just sounds like U2 with all the sharp bits sanded down so as not to offend any possible listener and reach the widest audience.
Coldplay sound like U2? Never really thought that before.
I know what you mean Dr Sleepless. They are a kind of 'Take That' for the rock audience :P

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 04 Dec 2015, 08:35
by Consigliere_11
However generic the new record might be, I somehow dig it. It has the dancy vibe in it, which is something I wanted to hear after the first single. Title track, Everglow, AoaL and Kaleidoscope are highlights so far. And those might be the only tracks that I will save out of this record in the end.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 04 Dec 2015, 14:02
by AdvertBreak
Their Zooropa phase?

Other than that Zooropa has a disco track too (albiet one more dark and not so obviously disco) I don't see it.

Re: The new Coldplay single...

Posted: 04 Dec 2015, 18:24
by KingLouieLouie76
I finally sat down and decided to give it a listen.... Not all too impressed...seems rather forced... also..sounds a lot like Maroon 5 and that is really BAD thing..... Coldplay seems to be at their best when recording ballads.....I cannot get into this whatsoever.....and just dreading they're going to be performing during Super Bowl 50s Halftime show.....