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I wonder what would've happened or will happen if someone like Steve Lillywhite produced for Coldplay. DARE I DREAM???!?!?!?!!

Apparently they're working with Pitbull and Daft Punk for LP8.

 

But Steve Lillywhite would indeed be amazing. Not going to happen though I'm afraid.

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Apparently they're working with Pitbull and Daft Punk for LP8.

 

But Steve Lillywhite would indeed be amazing. Not going to happen though I'm afraid.

 

Urgh. Love Daft Punk, dislike Pitbull. Timber may have been a club banger but I'm not really a fan of his.

 

I can't remember where I read it from but there was a post that mentioned Steve Lillywhite telling Chris that he loves Coldplay (or something like that) and their music helped Steve and his daughter deal with his wife's passing. Right at that moment I wondered what would've happened if it was he who helped with LP4 instead of Eno...

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Well, they've been working with him since VLV, which gave us LiT and Midnight. I like LiT. Midnight, not so much but the instrumental would be something I add to my playlist for a good night's sleep.

 

With him they made their "wildest" songs of their second part of career. If only Chris would like IDM instead of EDM :/

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Well, they've been working with him since VLV, which gave us LiT and Midnight. I like LiT. Midnight, not so much but the instrumental would be something I add to my playlist for a good night's sleep.

 

I breathe LiT and Midnight so imagining Jon Hopkins producing an entire album with Coldplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

let's just say this forum would have one member less if that would happen :dead:

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Urgh. Love Daft Punk, dislike Pitbull. Timber may have been a club banger but I'm not really a fan of his.

 

I can't remember where I read it from but there was a post that mentioned Steve Lillywhite telling Chris that he loves Coldplay (or something like that) and their music helped Steve and his daughter deal with his wife's passing. Right at that moment I wondered what would've happened if it was he who helped with LP4 instead of Eno...

 

I remember now. It was from Matt's book lol.

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I breathe LiT and Midnight so imagining Jon Hopkins producing an entire album with Coldplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

let's just say this forum would have one member less if that would happen :dead:

 

LOL. Me too, maybe.

 

I want more bass-heavy songs... X&Y's basslines were so awesome. :bigcry:

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I remember now. It was from Matt's book lol.

I'm very mad at myself for not reading the book yet! I hope I get the chance one day.

I breathe LiT and Midnight so imagining Jon Hopkins producing an entire album with Coldplay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

let's just say this forum would have one member less if that would happen :dead:

Same here :cool:

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Maybe this is just me, but I think part of it also has to do with the state of Chris's singing voice. It's never been absolutely incredible but he's just been really really struggling live the past few years. I wonder if that has restricted the material they've been putting out, at least vocally.

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Maybe this is just me, but I think part of it also has to do with the state of Chris's singing voice. It's never been absolutely incredible but he's just been really really struggling live the past few years. I wonder if that has restricted the material they've been putting out, at least vocally.

There has been a slight deterioration in his voice but I think this is just a natural process of aging. I think it's not worth discussing because it's hardly noticeable really, is it? Hardly Liam Gallagher levels of deterioration who was once probably the greatest vocalist in rock history during his tender years and who now sounds like kermit the frog.

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^ :lol:

 

Noel on the other hand . . . :dazzled:

 

But yeah, I definitely agree. The biggest difference I can see occurred between the Viva and MX tours; the strain of two massive international tours will do that to you, though. In my opinion, Chris's voice was at its best from ARoBtth through Viva. Before that it wasn't quite as mature-sounding and after that he couldn't quite hit the high notes consistently like he used to be able to.

 

Hopefully this means we'll get a lot of songs with him using his lower register like in Yes *drools*

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I wonder what would've happened or will happen if someone like Steve Lillywhite produced for Coldplay. DARE I DREAM???!?!?!?!!

 

If Coldplay ever return to more of the predominantly rock sound of Oldplay, Steve Lillywhite would be an interesting choice as a producer... I imagine the result sounding like U2's How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The album would probably include some of Jonny's best work.

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White Shadows :drunk:

 

YES. Square One and White Shadows are my jam. WS especially. If they really insist on sounding more pop then I'm good with something like Charlie Brown. But gdi I need something like Politik again. OPEN UP YOUR EEEEYYYYYyyyYYYYYyYyYyYyYyyYYYEEEES

 

I'm very mad at myself for not reading the book yet! I hope I get the chance one day.

 

Google Books has a preview of the book :P Many pages are missing but it's still good to read.

 

https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=9lDACAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Roadie:+My+Life+On+The+Road+With+Coldplay+preview&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4QuwUwAGoVChMIpM7NsuiXyAIVi1SOCh33UQFP#v=onepage&q=Roadie%3A%20My%20Life%20On%20The%20Road%20With%20Coldplay%20preview&f=false

 

There has been a slight deterioration in his voice but I think this is just a natural process of aging. I think it's not worth discussing because it's hardly noticeable really, is it? Hardly Liam Gallagher levels of deterioration who was once probably the greatest vocalist in rock history during his tender years and who now sounds like kermit the frog.

 

LOL KERMIT.

 

I think the deterioration is noticeable, actually. He seems to be struggling more with high notes recently. It's a bit painful to hear. I think it's from aging and the wear and tear of vocal chords many singers face. In this case, I'm appreciate further the fact that Chris doesn't smoke because it can do shit to people's voices.

 

If Coldplay ever return to more of the predominantly rock sound of Oldplay, Steve Lillywhite would be an interesting choice as a producer... I imagine the result sounding like U2's How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The album would probably include some of Jonny's best work.

 

I really love that album of U2's :loveshower:

 

I read an article sometime back about Lillywhite when he was in Singapore to work with some of our local bands for a programme. He never says no to the artiste's ideas and doesn't change the band's sound much. I don't know how that would work with the band's current direction. I can picture Oldplay x Lillywhite though.

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This! I think it's Chris' popularity and his new-found love of EDM that is the reason for Coldplay's downfall. Although he seems to be a really nice guy he may be too naive and perhaps it's the influence of famous friends that makes him move the band in the direction of mainstream pop.

 

Yes, Chris Martin is a person who is quite self-deprecating, always doubting his own work (except his decision to go pop...unfortunately) and looking up to other artists. I think he is someone who can easily be impressed or influenced by other people's music. His inspirations were totally different in Coldplay's first years, and they were of really good quality (Radiohead etc.) and I think it is part of the reason why Coldplay sounded like they did. At some point, he entered other musical spheres and got hooked up in that.

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Stop taking fucking yoga lessons with Jay-Z in malibu and bring back your anger, your nightmares, your questions about life and space, just bring the artistry back, basically.

 

Agree with that. The celeb lifestyle probably does not encourage you to adress the great questions of life other than in a superficial or pseudospiritual way, like "Amazing Day".

Also, I dislike it when people, the older they get, forget about what shaped them when they were younger and become kinda complacent with life as it is. I always feel that you need to be true to yourself, and in Coldplay's case I wonder where the fears and doubts and melancholy and (very tame, but still palpable) rebelliousness of their early years have gone. Where is the naive uncertainty of a "We Never Change", where is the anger of a "Violet Hill" ? Seems to me that these themes are now mere shadows of themselves. Do they think emotions express themselves by stupid lines like "Under the rubble, sing a rebel song" ?

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There has been a slight deterioration in his voice but I think this is just a natural process of aging. I think it's not worth discussing because it's hardly noticeable really, is it? Hardly Liam Gallagher levels of deterioration who was once probably the greatest vocalist in rock history during his tender years and who now sounds like kermit the frog.

 

I fins it quite noticeable, to be honest, and it has does sound irritating to my ears (especially how it sounded on the GS album) but what can one do, for some reason it's simply gone....

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I can't respond to all the posts here but let me tell you I agree with almost all of them ! And thanks for the very positive responses to this thread. It means a lot to me. In the beginning I feared that people are gonna rip it apart because it is somewhat of a separational, instead of a unifying thing. But as you noticed, many of the "all-Coldplay-fans" flame at you when you say something in the direction of, they were better before MX, or I hope LP7 is not gonna be like MX, in the LP7 thread or other places so it's cool to have this thread to discuss and lament as much as we want to among kindred spirits :)

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