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I've been thinking about this for a while.

 

How do you think Coldplay will be remembered after like 20 or so years?

 

I mean they're pretty huge now. And to me, like their music is the best stuff ever.

 

But I still don't feel like it's going to be legendary among the public. And think the perception of the band is too negative for them to be truly appreciated for their music and what not. The stereotypes and whatever.

 

You look at young people today (not the Jonas Brothers crowd) that will try to get into older music. And you get a bunch of Pink Floyd / ACDC headbangers. Then everyone will download Beatles, Doors tunes etc. U2 maybe?

 

I just don't see kids 20 years down the road downloading AROBTTH and being like WOAH. Even though they should and if they hear it they might say WOAH.

 

That kind of makes me feel like Coldplay won't really be remembered in 20 or whatever years. Cause that'll absolutely happen with some bands. I love Snow Patrol but I don't anticipate many people even hearing of them in the future.

 

But then there's another side of me that thinks that Coldplay has such a bad wrap now, and that in the future people might not be as I dunno, ignorant? and actually look at them for their music and realize how good they actually are.

 

But I definately can't imagine them winning any you know, lifetime acheivement awards or anything. (Maybe only at NRJ lol). But obviously they have a long way to go... and maybe they will make an album that will blow everyone away.

 

It's hard for me to picture that though, because it seems like there are so many haters. And maybe it's because right now we're in this bubble of Coldplay which is the present, and it's hard to imagine what will happen in the future. But I dunno.

 

And I reckon they'll be better remembered in England, but in North America it's even tougher.

 

It just makes me wonder what kind of place will Coldplay have in music history. And where they will rank among other bands that are old but still huge.

 

Bigger than Oasis (I'd think so)?

 

But what about Radiohead, U2, The Beatles (They obviously won't be that big, but you know)?

 

 

 

I just realized this is a long read, but I'd like people's opinions.

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i would disagree....while there does seem to be a lot of coldplay haters and i constantly think where are all the fans because i don't know any besides one...but then i constantly remind myself that coldplay sold the most albums this year...also i think they will be remembered as a great band because lets face it they are great...also i think that in the future young people will be able to get into coldplay because most people get into older music because of their parents and then they pass it along to their friends...< i believe this because i passed coldplay along to my little sister and she is only 8 i know she will be a fan forever there is no better feeling hearing walk around the house and hum spies since that is her new favorite song she has a new one like every week...

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I hope that they are remembered as the biggest band of this decade. If they go on to make lots more good music in 2010+ then I hope they follow the path to be one of the greatest bands in the world. I really want to see if they can actually release a good album at the end of this year like they said they would. If they pull it off and it actually is better than anythine else they've produced then I think they will be well on the way to the biggest band title. They are a very ambitious band and if they keep it up im sure they get there. THey just need a huge break. There was probably other stuff i was going to say but cant remember. The only thing i know is that I will make sure all of my kids listen to every single coldplay song and that they are well known among the people I know.

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i would disagree....while there does seem to be a lot of coldplay haters and i constantly think where are all the fans because i don't know any besides one...but then i constantly remind myself that coldplay sold the most albums this year...also i think they will be remembered as a great band because lets face it they are great...also i think that in the future young people will be able to get into coldplay because most people get into older music because of their parents and then they pass it along to their friends...< i believe this because i passed coldplay along to my little sister and she is only 8 i know she will be a fan forever there is no better feeling hearing walk around the house and hum spies since that is her new favorite song she has a new one like every week...

 

Yeah. Don't get me wrong. I obviously hope they are you know legendary and everything.

 

And you make a good point about album sales. They have to be doing something right.

 

I think it's just hard to imagine the future. They certainly deserve it though.

 

It's tough though, with everyone upcoming album... the critics think it might "THE big album" that every band seems to have. That a tough thing to put out though.

 

And I don't think they've already done it. A lot of pressure. Lol, poor boys.

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It's hard to say how they will be remembered in 20 years. They could be remembered as one of the greatest bands or they could be remembered as an average band. It really depends on the music and how it changes over time and the music taste of the music buyer.

 

There are artists who did not get the respect they deserved when they were in their prime but as time progressed and musical taste change people end up realizing the true talent of the artists. Hopefully, that will be the case with Coldplay. They're obviously not getting the respect they truly deserve, so I hope one day people open their eyes and see the beauty of their music.

 

But the main thing is...it doesn't matter if the overall public and critic think they're the best band in the world. All that matters is that you think they are and pass that along to everyone you know from your future children to your grandchildren. That will mean more to the band that anything else.

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They won't be bigger than the Beatles, no one will ever be because they are legends.

 

They will never be bigger than Radiohead, simply because Radiohead's music is already considered classic, and songs from 10 years ago are still constantly being discovered by younger people. They are one of the most genius bands ever, and they will be remembered as such.

 

 

Bigger than U2? Probably not, only because U2 basically created the genre that Coldplay resides in.

 

 

But U2 was no bigger than Coldplay is now before The Joshua Tree. Perhaps a legendary, all-time album is just around the corner for Coldplay. One that will cement them in history like Joshua Tree for U2 or OK Computer for Radiohead.

 

As of right now, if they retired, they'd be remembered as "that band from the 2000's", but certainly not musical legends.

 

 

just my views

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They won't be bigger than the Beatles, no one will ever be because they are legends.

 

They will never be bigger than Radiohead, simply because Radiohead's music is already considered classic, and songs from 10 years ago are still constantly being discovered by younger people. They are one of the most genius bands ever, and they will be remembered as such.

 

 

Bigger than U2? Probably not, only because U2 basically created the genre that Coldplay resides in.

 

 

But U2 was no bigger than Coldplay is now before The Joshua Tree. Perhaps a legendary, all-time album is just around the corner for Coldplay. One that will cement them in history like Joshua Tree for U2 or OK Computer for Radiohead.

 

As of right now, if they retired, they'd be remembered as "that band from the 2000's", but certainly not musical legends.

 

 

just my views

 

Yeah, I feel the same as you.

 

And I dunno, I don't foresee them putting out their "Ok Computer" or "Joshua Tree".

 

I mean surely I hope they do, but I have a hard time imagining it.

 

It feels like their career with be full of little successes (each album will sell well etc), but they'll never hit the stride or big album they're striving for.

 

Which is kind of depressing. But I dunno.

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I think it matters how many Greatest Hits albums they sell. :p

 

No, no, no!!!! They don't want to be known as the band that puts out a Greatest Hits CD every few years like the band Chicago. LOL!! They lose respect that way. :laugh3:

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No, no, no!!!! They don't want to be known as the band that puts out a Greatest Hits CD every few years like the band Chicago. LOL!! They lose respect that way. :laugh3:

 

Lol :P

 

They can do one though.

 

And it will be a double disc for sure. :p

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Yeah, I feel the same as you.

 

And I dunno, I don't foresee them putting out their "Ok Computer" or "Joshua Tree".

 

I mean surely I hope they do, but I have a hard time imagining it.

 

It feels like their career with be full of little successes (each album will sell well etc), but they'll never hit the stride or big album they're striving for.

 

Which is kind of depressing. But I dunno.

Well don't lose faith!

 

Radiohead was marked as a "one-hit wonder" after the booming success of "Creep", and even after The Bends they were still expected to burn out just fade away. Then out of nowhere comes (arguably) their best album, and one the the greatest albums ever in OK Computer.

 

And with U2, their first 4 albums were not entirely different from The Joshua Tree. Most of the songs had a very similar feel and style, and the lyrics were certainly similar. Yet for some reason, they went relatively unnoticed. The they suddenly came out with Joshua Tree, which wasn't a big change, and for whatever reason it was exactly what they needed to become huge. Coldplay may not have to change themselves completely. Perhaps just a few more small tweaks and suddenly everything will fall into place and a classic album will be born.

 

 

I don't think anyone ever really sees the legends coming, and that's part of what makes them so special.

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Well don't lose faith!

 

Radiohead was marked as a "one-hit wonder" after the booming success of "Creep", and even after The Bends they were still expected to burn out just fade away. Then out of nowhere comes (arguably) their best album, and one the the greatest albums ever in OK Computer.

 

And with U2, their first 4 albums were not entirely different from The Joshua Tree. Most of the songs had a very similar feel and style, and the lyrics were certainly similar. Yet for some reason, they went relatively unnoticed. The they suddenly came out with Joshua Tree, which wasn't a bug change, and for whatever reason it was exactly what they needed to become huge. Coldplay may not have to change themselves completely. Perhaps just a few more small tweaks and suddenly everything will fall into place and a classic album will be born.

 

 

I don't think anyone ever really sees the legends coming, and that's part of what makes them so special.

 

 

Yeah. Good points.

 

That's one of the things with those huge scale bands. You don't know how good they're gonna be until they make that album or song or whatever.

 

Also why it's so ridiculous how a new band comes along and people deem them to be future legends and what not. Pure lies.

 

But yeah, I'll keep my hope. :P And it doesn't matter to me anyhow. I'd rather listen to them than Radiohead or U2. Personal preference, right.

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Yeah. Good points.

 

That's one of the things with those huge scale bands. You don't know how good they're gonna be until they make that album or song or whatever.

 

Also why it's so ridiculous how a new band comes along and people deem them to be future legends and what not. Pure lies.

 

But yeah, I'll keep my hope. :P And it doesn't matter to me anyhow. I'd rather listen to them than Radiohead or U2. Personal preference, right.

Exactly. Most of the time, if someone is labeled early on as "legend", they will not meet those expectations. It's very much like in sports when young athletes are labeled "future Hall-of-Famers". Most of the time, those ones end up sucking.

 

And I agree. I personally like Coldplay more than any other band (well...maybe tied with Radiohead, it depends on the day), so it doesn't matter, because all their music will be classic always to my ears.:smug:

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Exactly. Most of the time, if someone is labeled early on as "legend", they will not meet those expectations. It's very much like in sports when young athletes are labeled "future Hall-of-Famers". Most of the time, those ones end up sucking.

 

And I agree. I personally like Coldplay more than any other band (well...maybe tied with Radiohead, it depends on the day), so it doesn't matter, because all their music will be classic always to my ears.:smug:

 

Yup. :) One thing about CP music is that it feels timeless. Like if I hear some grundge band it's like '90s. Or some emo band might be around now.

 

But Coldplay doesn't feel that way to me. Parachutes is nearly a decade old... but would still feel fresh if it was released today.

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Yup. :) One thing about CP music is that it feels timeless. Like if I hear some grundge band it's like '90s. Or some emo band might be around now.

 

But Coldplay doesn't feel that way to me. Parachutes is nearly a decade old... but would still feel fresh if it was released today.

I'm the same way. The music has such an emotional connection with me that I am able to enjoy it over and over again, because it's not just notes, it brings me back to times of my life and emotions I felt at those times. That's what really great music can bring out in a person.:D

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I think Coldplay will be remembered as one of the great bands of this generation.

 

Mentioning bands liek The Beatles, Pink Floyd, U2, they seem almost untouchable because they are on really such a pedestal. Rightly so, the music is fantastic.

 

I think Coldplay would be comparable, at least in my eyes, to the equivalent of, let's say, a U2 in 20 years time.

 

They have made a definite mark on music. Their sound is one that is all their own, and they have talent that I think has yet to be explorer. I expect even greater things as time goes on. They have become a influence on up and coming bands, and I think that they will continue to grow in influence in that department as well.

 

Who knows how many young people have picked up a guitar, a bass, a drum kit, and all because of Coldplay.

 

I have no fear at all that when I am old, and in a nursing home, I can say I saw one of the most influential bands of music history live. No doubt at all.

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I'm the same way. The music has such an emotional connection with me that I am able to enjoy it over and over again, because it's not just notes, it brings me back to times of my life and emotions I felt at those times. That's what really great music can bring out in a person.:D

 

I was actually only 8 years old when Parachutes was released. :P

 

But I dunno. It doesn't matter.

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I have no fear at all that when I am old, and in a nursing home, I can say I saw one of the most influential bands of music history live. No doubt at all.

 

Hmm.

Yeah.

 

That's also cool to think that we're part of it.

 

You know fans before they hit that huge scale success. And just through it all.

 

With the classic legendary bands, well I'm obviously too young to have been there when they were growing and building up to their huge fame and success.

 

I think that's really great when you think of it that way.

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I think the first CP album I downloaded was when I was in grade 7. So I was probably 12-13 also. If I counted right.

 

It was X&Y btw.

For me it was Parachutes. My best friend's band played Yellow at a school talent show, and I was hooked. I spent the rest of the year slowly listening to more of Parachutes, then got it for Christmas and have been hooked since.:D

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For me it was Parachutes. My best friend's band played Yellow at a school talent show, and I was hooked. I spent the rest of the year slowly listening to more of Parachutes, then got it for Christmas and have been hooked since.:D

 

 

That's cool.

 

Yeah, I already had a few songs like Yellow, Clocks etc.

 

But then I remember before X&Y came out, it was like a HUGE deal. And a lot of hype and anticipation And I was pretty curious. So I checked it out. I don't think I loved it right away. But after some listening, I was pretty hooked. :P

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That's cool.

 

Yeah, I already had a few songs like Yellow, Clocks etc.

 

But then I remember before X&Y came out, it was like a HUGE deal. And a lot of hype and anticipation And I was pretty curious. So I checked it out. I don't think I loved it right away. But after some listening, I was pretty hooked. :P

Yea, I hated X&Y first time thru. I had read some reviews that said the album was just a U2 copy. At first listen I was like, "Dammit, they DID just copy U2!"

 

 

then I heard Fix You:heart: and from that point on I have never doubted them for a second

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