No Shit Sherlock. I can specifically remember people ringing in and requesting Coldplay on MTV Select when I was younger. I remember seeing the video for the first time thinking Jesus this is grim, Chris Martin moaning about a primary colour on the greyest of all beaches, him also a big blob of grey.(Please don't preach to me about metaphors and the meaning of their songs. Can't cope.) It got worse for me when he married Gwyneth 'Goop' Paltrow and they named their first born after a member of the fruit & vegtable family. This pained me. I came across an article last night by Sasha Frere-Jones for the New Yorker who wrote what I have always wanted to say about Coldplay in a much more articulate way. The first few lines got me hooked...
"It’s hard to deal with vexingly adequate music. In 2008, I ended up somewhere beyond vexed after witnessing an evening of Chris Martin foofing about and dispensing false modesty like it was a donation to the Red Cross"
Please click here to read the rest of the article.
I know they have sold millions of records around the world but God they are shit, especially this song... It's right up there with Toploader's "Dancing in the Moonlight". Why do national radio stations still insist on playing these songs?
Mundane music at it's finest. If you youtube "Dancing in the Moonlight" they all come up on the side. Youtube gets it also. Some examples apart from the God awful two above...
1. Drops of Jupiter "Hey Soul Sister" Wow, I have no words for this song.
2. Daniel Powter "Bad Day" We all have bad days but hearing this song makes it worse.
3.Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" Thank God you're not.
4. The Fray "How to Save a Life" Christ.
If you have anymore examples send them my way!
I'm done. My apologies to all Coldplay fans.I can sometimes tolerate "Fix You" but only because I associate it with a great movie starring Josh Hartnett. You know the kind of movie where Josh meets you at the airport after a long haul flight and 'shock' you don't expect him to show up haa , God Bless epic airport scenes. Of course they had this song playing along in the background.