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Did Coldplay gain or lose fans with Mylo Xyloto?


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I did :D

Well, tbh I became a fan really at the beginning, and I loved them already, it's just that this era was a revelation I guess :lol:

 

I'd say they gained lots of fans during this era (thank you Paradise), despite the mixed critics from media and Coldplay fans themselves.

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They've gained a lot of false fans who know only Paradise or ETIAW or PoC.

Perhaps but among those "false" fans there are probably a lot of people who actually got interested in their older songs and now really love a good chunk of their discography, and maybe bought tickets to their concerts as well.

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Perhaps but among those "false" fans there are probably a lot of people who actually got interested in their older songs and now really love a good chunk of their discography, and maybe bought tickets to their concerts as well.

 

Don't take it like an offence to you, I've became a true Coldplay fan with Paradise release, but many people now think that Coldplay are just xylobands, Paradise and ETIAW.

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Don't take it like an offence to you, I've became a true Coldplay fan with Paradise release, but many people now think that Coldplay are just xylobands, Paradise and ETIAW.
Oh no worries, non taken :P

 

I see what you mean, sure, but that was kinda the same with VLV, wasn't it ? "I LOVE COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA IS AN AWESOME SONG". Some of those people are big "real" fans nowadays :)

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Oh no worries, non taken :P

 

I see what you mean, sure, but that was kinda the same with VLV, wasn't it ? "I LOVE COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA IS AN AWESOME SONG". Some of those people are big "real" fans nowadays :)

 

I used to be like that like 3 years ago :uhoh: (except that the song in question was Violet Hill)

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Oh no worries, non taken :P

 

I see what you mean, sure, but that was kinda the same with VLV, wasn't it ? "I LOVE COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA IS AN AWESOME SONG". Some of those people are big "real" fans nowadays :)

 

Yes, but Viva era in my opinion was amazing, they release an album FREE, the songs totaly rocks and they had collaborations with great musician, now we have Rihanna, live show with the same setlist from May, ticket that cost a lot and that fuckin' bullshit called "gold floor".

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Yes, but Viva era in my opinion was amazing, they release an album FREE, the songs totaly rocks and they had collaborations with great musician, now we have Rihanna, live show with the same setlist from May, ticket that cost a lot and that fuckin' bullshit called "gold floor".

 

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Yes, but Viva era in my opinion was amazing, they release an album FREE, the songs totaly rocks and they had collaborations with great musician, now we have Rihanna, live show with the same setlist from May, ticket that cost a lot and that fuckin' bullshit called "gold floor".
All you said doesn't influence the number of fans at all. I mean, it potentially could but first it's only your opinion, and then well their tour was freaking huge, and by that I mean that they sold out almost every single one of their shows, so to me it shows that a lot of people do like this era. :)
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Yes, but Viva era in my opinion was amazing, they release an album FREE, the songs totaly rocks and they had collaborations with great musician, now we have Rihanna, live show with the same setlist from May, ticket that cost a lot and that fuckin' bullshit called "gold floor".

 

Now, we have xylobands instead of LRLRL. (If they kept the free album idea, I'm sure someone would complain about lack of creativity). If I'm not mistaken, during VLV era, their setlist didn't change much neither.

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Now, we have xylobands instead of LRLRL. (If they kept the free album idea, I'm sure someone would complain about lack of creativity). If I'm not mistaken, during VLV era, their setlist didn't change much neither.

Most importantly, their label would complain about giving away free music all the time!! :lol:

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Now, we have xylobands instead of LRLRL. (If they kept the free album idea, I'm sure someone would complain about lack of creativity). If I'm not mistaken, during VLV era, their setlist didn't change much neither.

 

During Viva era they play about 25 songs, now they play 20 songs.

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They did gain and lost fans. Some of the new fans are ''false'' fans and others have come to know Coldplay through the new songs. They lost fans because their songs became to be too mainstream, too artificiel. When I heard ETIAW for the first time, I was not convinced at all. Today, I like MX era, but It's definitely not their best era.

 

There's only one thing that I don't like in this era; the VIP tickets (It was too expensive!!!).

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Yes, but Viva era in my opinion was amazing, they release an album FREE, the songs totaly rocks and they had collaborations with great musician, now we have Rihanna, live show with the same setlist from May, ticket that cost a lot and that fuckin' bullshit called "gold floor".

 

 

I'm not sure those things are all that different from what they've always done. They released a duet with Kylie (a pop star if ever there was one), they're live sets have NEVER changed greatly over the course of a tour, and their ticketing was/still is expensive (though realistically is still toward the low end for acts of their size and popularity.)

 

All of these things are fair enough as points of criticism (though I wouldn't really agree with any of them.), but none are NEW issues exclusive to the MX era IMHO.

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They did gain and lost fans. Some of the new fans are ''false'' fans and others have come to know Coldplay through the new songs. They lost fans because their songs became to be too mainstream, too artificiel. When I heard ETIAW for the first time, I was not convinced at all. Today, I like MX era, but It's definitely not their best era.

 

There's only one thing that I don't like in this era; the VIP tickets (It was too expensive!!!).

 

I'm sorry, but the whole "mainstream" line drives me absolutely f^%$ing nuts. It's one thing to say the new songs aren't good, but it's simply flat out incorrect to say the band has been anything but mainstream since the release of Yellow. If you looked up mainstream pop/rock act in the dictionary, you'd find Coldplay's picture.

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Gained them because they're trying to broaden their audience to stupid tweens and angsty toddlers

 

The tween market is driven by hit singles and Coldplay have never truly had those outside of the UK (and possibly some other parts of Europe). I'd say their niche is more the middle aged soccer mom crowd, judging by what I've seen at their live shows (and no disrespect intended to anyone who actually falls into that group.)

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During Viva era they play about 25 songs, now they play 20 songs.

 

Counting short songs etc. I've been to shows since AROBTTH tour and the MX show is the same approximate length as Viva, and a little longer than Twisted Logic and AROBTTH. Their gigs have hovered in the 90-95 minute range for years, and probably always will.

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I'm sorry, but the whole "mainstream" line drives me absolutely f^%$ing nuts. It's one thing to say the new songs aren't good, but it's simply flat out incorrect to say the band has been anything but mainstream since the release of Yellow. If you looked up mainstream pop/rock act in the dictionary, you'd find Coldplay's picture.

 

For some Coldplayers MX it's mainstream. But I didn't say that I thought that X&Y and Viva La Vida was mainstream. I really like those album and I really like some MX songs too! Don't be mad. Everyone can have their opinion!

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