"Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

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When ASFOS came out I couldn't understand why people liked it so much. I was totally in love with Ghost Stories album, but this one was the only song I didn't love so much, it was just fine for me. But finally and after listening to it on live I kinda started to like it...

But with SJLT I have a different feeling. I don't like this song from the very beginning... nothing at all. Think it doesn't fit with CP style. I don't understand how it can be in the highest places of certain music rankings like Billboard, srsly I don't get it... it's not even a good stadium song in my opinion. I've made an effort to try to find their beauty, but I couldn't :/

This is just my opinion... maybe some of you love it. Or maybe me myself I'll love it some day... can't tell haha
 
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Well the Chainsmoker's album has arrived, and surprise surprise, its godawful (in my opinion). Many tracks have a pretty clear Coldplay influence with the guitars.... and without a doubt the most lively moment is SJLT's finale, and that isn't saying much.

The lyrics are pitifully immature and the audio interludes made me gag.

I struggled to find one moment on the record where I though "wow, thats super catchy pop" or, "wow, that was surprisingly fun or creative."

I would say its the whitebread of music, but there are actually things to enjoy about white bread.

Okayish moments: SJLT finale, It Won't Kill Ya (breakdown), Last Day Alive (could they get sued for this? It sounds like M83...)
 

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I tried to ask my younger sister's opinion regarding the album since she is very fond of Chainsmoker's previous releases and I was surprised that she didn't find it amusing. I also gave it a listen and I must say that I agree with her. It's an album comprised of their familiar techniques, and asLENNYROTT1 mentioned, it's dull and not that catchy (something that is not common for a pop/EDM record in my opinion). Maybe I'm still biased when it comes to their music... I don't know. I just don't get them. Thank Coldplay for making one of their songs "listenable" at best.
 
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^ oh god. That sounds so pretentious?

"Break Up Every Night shows off our indie rock roots more than any other song on the album. Sonically, it's the furthest departure from anything we’ve done in the past. We worked with our good friends Captain Cuts with the goal of writing a record that was upbeat and alternative but kept the roots of our sound." :joy::joy::joy:

"Don't Say is an incredible song" ...well if you say so :|

"It Won’t Kill Ya is about a night out, seeing someone you are attracted to across the room which pulls you into this mental struggle to gain the courage to interact with them."
wow so deep!!!1!

I listened to a couple of songs off the album because I saw a couple of people saying it was so bad so I wanted to decide for myself. Well. How shall I put this. The clue is on the cover: do not open. The lyrics are unbelievably weak (there's something with "fuck me back to life" in the chorus of the second song. w- what?) and the beats aren't very groundbreaking either. Which would be fine if they didn't talk about themselves like they're so important and special.
 

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Your post made me laugh, @Captain Crieff ! It was so to the point. :)

"Coldplay is one of our biggest inspirations"
Hmm, does this count as an insult ? :p

"stream of conscious"
-ness !

"It’s hard to maintain your identity when working with such an established artist" What identity ? The generic beats or the deep lyrics ?

The clue is on the cover: do not open.
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Oh God, I did not heed the warning and listened to the rest of the tracks because I was too curious....like, are they really that bad ?
I am not someone who cannot enjoy a catchy pop/dance tune (Katy Perry's Chained To The Rhythm being an example of a recent song that, when it comes up on the radio, wouldn't make me turn off). But these songs sound so generic and indeed cheaply made, the verse as well as chorus melodies are trite and unoriginal and, well, the lyrics make X Marks The Spot read like Shakespeare in comparison. The EDM effects sound cheap too.

By the way, now I understand the comment about keeping identity: SJLT seems to be about the only song that has a somewhat memorable melody and does not contain the f-word in every second line. I see that their identity has really been diluted by Coldplay's participation, indeed.

It's cringeworthy that the name Coldplay appears on an album of this quality and they promote this stuff. It also ruins the band's reputation imho, I cannot understand how they agreed to be associated with this...
 

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duuuuudeee. you wrote the songs Closer and #Selfie for christ sake. you're saying you wrote an indie track, which is cool, but here's the thing, Taggart. BREAK UP EVERY NIGHT HAS NO CONNECTION TO INDIE WHATSOEVER & you're saying a song with the lyrics 'she wants to fuck me back to life' are FUN to you? FUN? give me a break, guys. this album is complete (using the term lightly) GARBAGE.
 

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The album is currently standing at a whopping 43/100 on Metacritic. That's the second lowest ever on that website. How embarrassing for them.


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The album is currently standing at a whopping 43/100 on Metacritic. That's the second lowest ever on that website. How embarrassing for them.


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this is one time i'm glad the number isn't 42. i don't want them tainting that :p
 

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The album is currently standing at a whopping 43/100 on Metacritic. That's the second lowest ever on that website. How embarrassing for them.


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Yet it went straight into number 1 on Billboard Top 200. smh.
 

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Oh God, I did not heed the warning and listened to the rest of the tracks because I was too curious....like, are they really that bad ?
I am not someone who cannot enjoy a catchy pop/dance tune (Katy Perry's Chained To The Rhythm being an example of a recent song that, when it comes up on the radio, wouldn't make me turn off). But these songs sound so generic and indeed cheaply made, the verse as well as chorus melodies are trite and unoriginal and, well, the lyrics make X Marks The Spot read like Shakespeare in comparison. The EDM effects sound cheap too.

By the way, now I understand the comment about keeping identity: SJLT seems to be about the only song that has a somewhat memorable melody and does not contain the f-word in every second line. I see that their identity has really been diluted by Coldplay's participation, indeed.

It's cringeworthy that the name Coldplay appears on an album of this quality and they promote this stuff. It also ruins the band's reputation imho, I cannot understand how they agreed to be associated with this...
"...Makes X Marks the Spot ...like Shakespeare ". That is the best line I'be heard in awhile! LMAO!![emoji23]


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For me, what stood out right away was Will and his backup vocals and drums. He may have changed the beat? And also the way the mic was picking up the snare I believe.
 

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I really like the fact that the EDM is tuned down in the Coldplay live versions
 
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