Except perhaps the band themselves. At this stage of their career, they don't really need hits, or even to shift records, so it's only natural their going to do what they like at the moment, even if it's less popular. It happens to a lot of bands once they no longer have the pressure of worrying about money or acclaim. Coldplay are making music for the fun of it at this point.Not only that, but all of Coldplay's recent one-offers seem to be following the same style.
The band should take the hint that this is the style seemingly everyone likes
Indeed. Nothing will ever please anyone, but this song has gotten more positive reaction (both from the fanbase and critically) than anything the band has released in an exceptionally long period of time. That counts as universal acclaim in my book.Well no, it'd be insanity to expect them to please everyone, but from what I've read Atlas is being reviewed positively more often than not
I'm glad you mentioned this because it made me realize I need to clarify something I said about MX. It's not that I didn't like most of the material on MX (Priness of China not withstanding), rather it was the heavy-handed production of the recording that didn't sit well with me. I strongly prefer the live version of every song on MX to the studio version, because the natural character of the band is far more evident in the live recordings.And I don't understand why people on here are being negative to certain eras (especially MX).
I feel like I'm in the clouds when I listen to itYou're right, they are more dynamic, but to me, Atlas is like a slow jam with all those good Coldplay feels....
that doesn't even make any sense. usual nonsensical coldplay bashing. I read the comments on another website and they were all referring to coldplay fans as "gay tweens"! you get the sense they're some fat useless oafs from kentucky who get a kick out of insulting people on the internet so they feel superior and less emotionally disturbed.
The reaction here has been great, the iTunes ratings are even better, but there is also some negative criticism of it being "zzzzz" and "too nice" which I have to agree with (Chris' "exploding" can barely constitute a minor fart).
So while this is fine I'd also like to hear something edgier and less goop approved on LP6.
Wow. No. There's objective criticism and there's that.that doesn't even make any sense. usual nonsensical coldplay bashing. I read the comments on another website and they were all referring to coldplay fans as "gay tweens"! you get the sense they're some fat useless oafs from kentucky who get a kick out of insulting people on the internet so they feel superior and less emotionally disturbed.