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I didn't discover my love for Coldplay until 2015.

 

Damn, these hiatuses are hard... and it's only been 3 months. How have y'all done it all these years?

I find myself getting studying for school, then watching a video about Coldplay every 10 minutes.

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I didn't discover my love for Coldplay until 2015.

 

Damn, these hiatuses are hard... and it's only been 3 months. How have y'all done it all these years?

I find myself getting studying for school, then watching a video about Coldplay every 10 minutes.

I agree! I've loved them forever but only became a superfan since I went to the concert last August. I have been watching videos, reading articles and even just bought a biography from 15 years ago lol.

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I agree! I've loved them forever but only became a superfan since I went to the concert last August. I have been watching videos, reading articles and even just bought a biography from 15 years ago lol.

Right, I always loved the songs I heard, then one day listened to Parachutes 20 times, then A rush of blood, etc etc on down the line of albums until now 3 years later I still listen to everything on repeat all day.

 

I NEED MORE

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Stress, depression changes who I am but whenever I want to go back to who I was.. I take a walk along the trail and have my coldplay's song into my ear. then I just feel like cool boy that I was..

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I just listen to something else tbh. I also like taking some breaks from Coldplay music from time to time. It gives a pretty nice "rediscovery" vibe when I eventually go back to listen to it regularly.

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Stress, depression changes who I am but whenever I want to go back to who I was.. I take a walk along the trail and have my coldplay's song into my ear. then I just feel like cool boy that I was..

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This time round I am listening to a lot of other artists and genres. I ask my friends for their taste on anything music orientated. I think that the last week I haven't heard any music from Coldplay at all. The last time I was so much into non-Coldplay music was in Autumn 2015. The only thing that drives me through the hiatus is reading and writing in this forum and discovering old unknown for me interviews.

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I just realised the beautifulness of up in flames, expecially the "can we pour some water on?" in the end. Is MX someone else's favourite album?

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I just realised the beautifulness of up in flames, expecially the "can we pour some water on?" in the end. Is MX someone else's favourite album?

 

Yeah it was one of my least favorite Coldplay songs until I realized how amazing that part is...I still don't like it that much but I love the ending now

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Yeah it was one of my least favorite Coldplay songs until I realized how amazing that part is...I still don't like it that much but I love the ending now
Yes, mylo is such an upbeat album but it has beautiful melodies.
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I just realised the beautifulness of up in flames, expecially the "can we pour some water on?" in the end. Is MX someone else's favourite album?

MX is definitely up there for me!

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Mylo is very underappreciated. People criticised it for being too clean and shiny at the time, but it really is a unique sounding album on its own. Some of my favorite Coldplay production choices and some of their best songs! People go after it for some reason when GS and AHFOD are objectively pop/vocal/r&b records and MX is actually a rock record...

 

Funny enough though I've never liked Up In Flames. Always thought it was the lowpoint of the record along with UFO for sounding way too sappy and crisp. The piano and guitar almost feel fake they're so clean (for my taste).

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I didn't discover my love for Coldplay until 2015.

 

Damn, these hiatuses are hard... and it's only been 3 months. How have y'all done it all these years?

I find myself getting studying for school, then watching a video about Coldplay every 10 minutes.

 

after about the second or third, you just get used to it :joy:

 

I just realised the beautifulness of up in flames, expecially the "can we pour some water on?" in the end. Is MX someone else's favourite album?

 

yes, MX is tied for my favorite along with X&Y :heart_eyes:

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MX is awesome. There is a reason it's Pitchfork's highest rated Coldplay album. Very creative, very unique. It's hard for anyone to criticize that album by saying Coldplay "ripped off" someone. It is very much Coldplay's, and that fits in with their idea of having the title "Mylo Xyloto"- something that can only be associated with Coldplay.

 

Songs that have really grown on me- UATW, Up With The Birds, U.F.O. These are really excellent acoustic ballads.

And all the dense stadium MX songs rock.

Charlie Brown contains their second best riff ever, behind Clocks, IMO.

 

One of my best friends (who's a huge Radiohead fan) makes fun of Coldplay, but says MX is their best album.

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But although mylo is my favourite, i recognize viva la vida as the best.

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I had forgotten about that. It's hard to believe, yeah, but at least here Jonny corroborates that version (listen from 1:13 onwards):

Sounds like they should all come back to Liverpool, settle down here and frequent Parr St. studios again. :blush:

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But although mylo is my favourite, i recognize viva la vida as the best.

So I really like Viva a lot but it ranks low for me. I think my order is

 

AROBTTH

Ghost Stories (which is shocking to me bc I did not love it much at all at first)

Parachutes

MX

X&Y

Viva

AHFOD

 

But I do love them all lol

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So I really like Viva a lot but it ranks low for me. I think my order is

 

AROBTTH

Ghost Stories (which is shocking to me bc I did not love it much at all at first)

Parachutes

MX

X&Y

Viva

AHFOD

 

But I do love them all lol

VLV 5 spots below Ghost Stories o_O

GS is full of emotion and relatability, but VLV is a pure masterpiece.

I gotta go with-

AROBTTH

VLV

X&Y

MX

Parachutes

GS

AHFOD

 

But to each their own!

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Atlas Project Twitter account is down for some reason. So I got to Facebook to check out what's wrong and I couldn't find out. Anyway, then an ad popped up in my Facebook feed about a British band called "Coasts", some of you may know them. They formed in 2011, their music could be described electro-indie and they aren't too massive. The weird thing is the ad was followed by a caption that was something like "You seem to like Coldplay, if you do then you should check out our music on our Spotify page". I didn't liked it that the band's marketing tactic was to share that their music is Coldplay-esque. Although my curiosity led me to their music and I found more Coldplay references! Three of their four EPs and respective songs have Coldplay related names: Paradise, A Rush Of Blood, Oceans!

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Atlas Project Twitter account is down for some reason. So I got to Facebook to check out what's wrong and I couldn't find out. Anyway, then an ad popped up in my Facebook feed about a British band called "Coasts", some of you may know them. They formed in 2011, their music could be described electro-indie and they aren't too massive. The weird thing is the ad was followed by a caption that was something like "You seem to like Coldplay, if you do then you should check out our music on our Spotify page". I didn't liked it that the band's marketing tactic was to share that their music is Coldplay-esque. Although my curiosity led me to their music and I found more Coldplay references! Three of their four EPs and respective songs have Coldplay related names: Paradise, A Rush Of Blood, Oceans!

 

How very odd. I just looked up the page about them on Wikipedia and their lead singer is also named Chris :D

At the university where I am we sometimes have small regional bands performing for free on campus. I used to often give it a try (not so much anymore). Over the years numerous mentioned Coldplay in their sound influences, but except for one I never actually heard a similarity. I think a lot of people like to put this on their label to promote themselves.

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I just found this, thought it might be of interest: A short article about U2 written by Chris for the Italian Rolling Stone, dated from yesterday !

 

Here's a Google Translate translation, pretty well understandable.

 

 

22 February 2018

by Chris Martin

 

The U2 are the only band of which I know the entire catalog by heart. I remember A Sort of Homecoming, the first song by The Unforgettable Fire, both right and wrong. It is an exciting, brilliant and wonderful piece. And it's one of the first songs I sang to my son, even now that he's not born yet.

 

The first U2 album I've heard is Achtung Baby. It was 1991, and I was 14 years old. Before I did not even know what they were, the records. From that moment on I started to go back to their discography - every six months I bought another one. The sound they proposed - the enthralling rhythm section along with those ethereal guitars, which float submerged by the effects - was something never heard before. I think they are the only really amazing "stage" band. They are the best, there are no doubts.

 

What I love the most is that the band is more important than songs, or records. They are still friends, and each plays a fundamental role in the lives of others. They are all indispensable - if Larry Mullen Jr. wants to leave and dive for a week, then the band is stuck. All U2 songs - as well as Coldplay - are signed by all members of the group, and in more than 30 years of career have never changed training, no separations or dramas.

 

It's incredible, the biggest band in the world is full of integrity and passion for its music. Our society is completely ruined, success is a waste of time and the culture of celebrity is disgusting. There are few people who are brave enough to talk about it, people who use their success to do good. And every time I try to do it, I feel like an idiot, because Bono really does. While we were all busy insulting George Bush, Bono got billions of dollars for Africa.

 

People can be really cynical - nobody really likes good Samaritans - but he does not let himself be touched, as if he were saying: "I do not care what everyone thinks, I'll say what I think". He achieved incredible results in Sarajevo, with Greenpeace, and is always at work. When Coldplay decided to talk about fair trade, we followed his example and ignored people's opinions. This is what I learned from U2: you must have the courage to really be yourself.

 

And here's the original link: http://www.rollingstone.it/musica/news-musica/chris-martin-racconta-gli-u2/2018-02-22/#Part1

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And it's one of the first songs I sang to my son, even now that he's not born yet.

 

 

so either Google didn't quite translate this right, the article is way older than the date leads you to believe, or Chris really wasn't kidding about being full of surprises :p

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so either Google didn't quite translate this right, the article is way older than the date leads you to believe, or Chris really wasn't kidding about being full of surprises :p
Hmmmmmm, another Martin?
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or Chris really wasn't kidding about being full of surprises :p

O.M.G. :joy:

 

I just assumed it means he sang it to Moses while he was still in the belly :)

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