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Discussion in 'Releases' started by yoyo2000, Nov 15, 2017.

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Which one would you like the band to follow in the making of LP8?

Poll closed Feb 24, 2018.
  1. Electronic music

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Acoustic music

    17 vote(s)
    43.6%
  3. Why not both?

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  1. Libor

    By:LiborDec 7, 2018
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    That make sense.

    They had vacation this year, next year they will work on new LP a they will release it in 2020. :p
     
  2. JM-42

    By:JM-42Dec 7, 2018
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    I think they were talking about what ended up being The Butterfly Package, that's my theory anyways.
     
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  3. wmessin

    By:wmessinDec 7, 2018
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    nothing personal here, but I think they need to move on from Rik Simpson. in my opinion the last few albums and live albums have had some really crappy mixes. Some really head scratching decisions in the final mixes (UP&UP album version comes to mind). I'm sure he's technically very proficient and perhaps Simpson's mixes are just what the band have requested. But a new direction in the final product sound-wise would be welcome.
     
  4. lennyrott1

    By:lennyrott1Dec 7, 2018
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    ^Agree.

    Hard to know how those decisions are made. But some of the mixes on GS and AHFOD (both studio and now live) drive me nuts because a lot of the good instrumentation is watered down. I think Rik is amazingly smart and has likely been a part of some or our most favorite Coldplay moments without us even being aware.

    And to follow up on that David Holmes interview... If what he's saying is true I'm impressed by his transparency haha. That's a pretty specific window he's sticking to. But the quote that really stood out to me is...

    "I think it was just where they were at creatively," said Holmes. "I don’t think they’re ever going to follow a straight album campaign-tour format."

    What does this mean? That they will release new albums and EP's as they wish and not follow a album campaign format? Or that they don't plan on releasing another album and touring it? Or not even another album?
     
  5. jainharshul96

    By:jainharshul96Dec 7, 2018
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    Read 5 pages of this thread just looking for the answer to this question :joy::joy: (and read some amazing fan theories...really AMAZING)
    What does Dave mean that they are not gonna follow conventional format? Its really driving me crazy ..:no_mouth:
     
  6. chrimas4

    By:chrimas4Dec 7, 2018
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    Maybe they‘ll just release single songs whenever they‘re ready?
     
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  7. jainharshul96

    By:jainharshul96Dec 7, 2018
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    Hmm...Probably!
    But I guess it's more exciting to wait for an album

    Single songs don't make a mark in the way we count the eras of Coldplay!!

    Lets see how it actually goes
     
  8. wmessin

    By:wmessinDec 7, 2018
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    In the article perhaps we need to take that quote into proper context. Here's the entire part of the article where that quote is referenced:

    Last year, Coldplay released the Kaleidoscope EP, which has moved 46,510 units to date, according to the Official Charts Company. "I think it was just where they were at creatively," said Holmes. "I don’t think they’re ever going to follow a straight album campaign-tour format."


    Perhaps Holmes was only referring to the Kaleidoscope EP material. Let me rephrase Holmes' words another way - "I think it was just where they were at with the Kaleidescope material creatively. I don't think they were ever going to follow a straight album campaign-tour format with that leftover material"

    I could be wrong, but if this is what he was referring to I have to imagine they will certainly still consider releasing albums and touring those albums. Maybe at a smaller scale. Maybe at the same scale. But why wouldn't you promote your material? It's what they do. It's how they've always done it. That comment makes zero sense outside of this sort of context.
     
  9. lennyrott1

    By:lennyrott1Dec 7, 2018
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    As someone who has worked as a journalist, I can say this is the kind of quote you need to translate for the reader haha

    It's not super germane to the rest of the story and it lacks a time frame. Obviously they're talking about Kaleidoscope EP, but the quote's still unclear.

    He could have just said "Kaleidoscope EP is just an example of how they can release music outside the normal album campaign-tour format, and I think they'll continue to do that." That would just mean things will continue as normal. EP's, albums, singles, collabs, the works. Instead it's left open to read like "they may not release an album and tour it again" if you want to read it that way. Ah well.
     
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  10. stepstr

    By:stepstrDec 7, 2018
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    For me the best sounding period was with Brian Eno.
     
  11. MarckozZ

    By:MarckozZDec 8, 2018
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    Viva-Mylo period...
     
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  12. pansonic

    By:pansonicDec 8, 2018
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    Yes, Eno has this thing when he's like a catalyst and it helped bring out the creativity that all of them had.
    If you haven't seen it, check out his 'Oblique Strategies' notes, conveniently presented here http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html
     
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  13. onlylove

    By:onlyloveDec 8, 2018
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    By:Zero TheoryDec 8, 2018
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    By:Zero TheoryDec 8, 2018
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    One of my main takeaways from this article is that people say Coldplay are very middle-of-the-road and un-revolutionary. Sure, a lot of their songs fit nicely in the background at a Starbucks, but I think quite the contrary to the idea that they are un-revolutionary-

    Certainly, Coldplay admittedly were attempting to put their moderate twist on the sounds of Radiohead and Jeff Buckley towards the beginning, but they have evolved unlike really any of their contemporaries. They have embraced all genres of music to make their own music that truly doesn't have a genre. How many bands have dabbled in rock, indie, country, pop, hip-hop, EDM while actually having acclaim and success doing so? They have redefined "rock" from heavily distorted guitars, groupies, drugs, etc. into a euphoric, uplifting, unifying experience centered more around emotions and less about inventive, complex music to bang your head to.
     
  16. coldplaykb

    By:coldplaykbDec 8, 2018
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    Perfectly said. I have always said that Coldplay are their own genre.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
  17. onlylove

    By:onlyloveDec 9, 2018
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    I love this take!

    So I personally have a hard time with this death of rock thing bc I do love the simple crunch of guitars and bass and drums and all that and wish I could find more of it that I love like the music of my youth as a middle aged oldster.

    That being said I love many genres and lots of music so it isn't bc those others are more popular that it distresses me. Honestly it is probably bc I just dont have the desire to hunt for things like I used to as a kid ...

    Anyway I agree that Coldplay transcends genres and their ability to flow with time is amazing.

    I still think another amazing era of music we've not even thought about yet is right around the corner...
     
  18. LambreXMusic

    By:LambreXMusicDec 9, 2018
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    It is what I have been saying for years, they are the last great, big rock band. Imagine Dragons are now so awful they have no chance of ever getting close to anything like the success of Coldplay. I suppose The 1975 (Who's new album is INCREDIBLE) are next in line to the throne, but idk if they are ever gonna be a stadium rock band.
     
  19. Zero Theory

    By:Zero TheoryDec 9, 2018
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    Imagine Dragons so desperately need a Brian Eno. They are immensely talented with a unique frontman with a great voice. The difference between Coldplay and Imagine Dragons is that Imagine Dragons seem content to stick with a formula that works, whereas Coldplay never wanted to repeat something they've already done, but still have their signature stamp on everything they release. There's nothing inherently wrong with I.D. sticking with a formula that works, and I have seen Imagine Dragons and they are an excellent live act, but it is starting to wear on the general masses. It feels as though they could be so much more, and it's really a shame we might never see them reach their full creative potential, like Coldplay did, imo, with VLV and MX.
     
  20. Libor

    By:LiborDec 9, 2018
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    I saw Imagine Dragons this year live in Prague, very good concert with great energy.

    Dan Reynolds (ID frontman) is 10 years younger than Chris.