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Ok, this might sound odd, but I'm convinced I'm right.

 

The first time I heard the studio version of Major Minus, it seemed very obvious to me that the vocal effect on Chris's (and Will's?) voice on this song was meant to replicate one's voice over a telephone. Think about it. The narrator is calling someone up to warn them that "they" are watching him/her. Personally, I am of the opinion that Major Minus is not about the media, I think it's more in the vein of the unreleased songs Charlie Brown and Hurts Like Heaven in that it fits into this theme of literal rebellion (graffiti, riots). In this one, they are simply being watched closely by the opposition, and they have to watch out for each other (got one eye on the road and one on you).

 

Just my two cents. Sorry if that doesn't make sense. < RHYME! :smug: I realize that Coldplay generally don't think stuff through this way, but I've felt this ever since the first time I heard the song.

 

Anyway, I love the vocal effects. :)

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I like the effect, makes the song more into that UFO - space - mars era, like the alien effects at the end, THEY ARE BRILLIANT, oh and moving to mars gots more effects, specialy at the end of the song!!!! loving these effects in all the songs, NEW ERA = EPIC SPACE JURNEY

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I always looked at it as though Chris was singing into a megaphone to a large group of people. It has that distorted megaphone sound, I think. I know some people aren't a fan of the effect, but I think it's very effective for this song!

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Agreed to all of the above. Originally I thought it may be sung TO the media (not about), and would be an interesting flipping of the tables. But the line "It's just us against the world" leads me to believe that it is more of a warning to comrades that they must stay on guard against the opposition (which could still be the media, it's about whatever you want hehe)

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It's called Autotune, doofus. And it's skank. I'm sure they didn't have any depth reason to use it apart from they though lt it sounded good, when it ruins his voice. They need to fire their producer, he's totally fucked these songs

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It's called Autotune, doofus. And it's skank. I'm sure they didn't have any depth reason to use it apart from they though lt it sounded good, when it ruins his voice. They need to fire their producer, he's totally fucked these songs

 

Yeah, actually it isn't autotune, and has nothing to do with autotune. Effects can be applied to microphones just like they can be applied to instruments, and thats what they did there

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Am I the only one who prefers the live version?

 

I'm with ya, buddy! I really, REALLY hope they decide(d) to record some alternate versions to Major Minus like they did with lost and lovers in japan! While I still Like the studio version, I really, REALLY like the live version!

 

So here's to hoping for a stripped version of Major Minus!! :D

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It's called Autotune, doofus. And it's skank. I'm sure they didn't have any depth reason to use it apart from they though lt it sounded good, when it ruins his voice. They need to fire their producer, he's totally fucked these songs

 

 

Incorrect. You obviously have no clue what autotune really is. And, didn't your mother ever tell you it isn't nice to call people names? Tst, tsk, tsk.....

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It's called Autotune, doofus. And it's skank. I'm sure they didn't have any depth reason to use it apart from they though lt it sounded good, when it ruins his voice. They need to fire their producer, he's totally fucked these songs

 

HEY GUYS I DON'T KNOW WHAT AUTOTUNE IS I JUST HEARD ABOUT IT FROM SOME OTHER GUY WHO SAID THAT BAD MUSIC USES AUTOTUNE SO IM JUST GOING TO ASSOCIATE EVERYTHING I DON'T LIKE WITH AUTOTUNE

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It's called Autotune, doofus. And it's skank. I'm sure they didn't have any depth reason to use it apart from they though lt it sounded good, when it ruins his voice. They need to fire their producer, he's totally fucked these songs

 

This was seriously your first post?

 

Way to make an impression. :lol:

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It's nice to hear Coldplay going out on a limb and trying something they haven't done before. [: Besides, I don't think it sounds bad at all. Abd, It's not unrecognizable or going nearly as far as say, maybe Kid A? It definitely seems a progression of sorts though. And technology isn't a bad thing so why not do a little experimentation here and there? That is what making new music is all about, right?

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I don't why I feel an Oasis vibe there. Please don't "hit" for saying that. not very strong, just a little. I feel a quick capture for the whole rhythm/beats/movement - sth. familiar but can't recall. A bit grundge maybe...

 

In such a convext, the voice is sure to be distorted. Good experiment, quite successful!!

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