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Just noticed on Coldplay's YouTube channel they have a basic game you can play, they want folks to finish it so we can collectively repair the Alien Radio.

Saw some Easter eggs already... found this on the 2nd level. It's the poster from the documentary 

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Hi guys!!! Last Monday an Italian newspaper published a brief interview with violinist Davide Rossi. I'm Italian and live in Italy, so I promptly went to the newsagent's and bought the paper. In

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Although studio version is ok and Coldplay performing it alone has been pretty fine actually, is this the most embarrassing performance ever for Coldplay? I mean all the instrumentation is barely audible and then there is just 7 guys jumping and saying something randomly into microphone like monkeys. Please, Chris you are 44 already, one of the best frontman in the world, what are you doing in the middle of these unprofessional performers?

 

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32 minutes ago, CP-EST said:

Although studio version is ok and Coldplay performing it alone has been pretty fine actually, is this the most embarrassing performance ever for Coldplay? I mean all the instrumentation is barely audible and then there is just 7 guys jumping and saying something randomly into microphone like monkeys. Please, Chris you are 44 already, one of the best frontman in the world, what are you doing in the middle of these unprofessional performers?

 

the performance was fine, it was AMAs sound engineer who was shit, just check some phone recordings from people that were there

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40 minutes ago, gustavothehuman said:

the performance was fine, it was AMAs sound engineer who was shit, just check some phone recordings from people that were there

Yea, in phone recordings it was just buried in this noise, how shit this performance was. And it's not all about a sound, it's just the whole package, it was a total mess by Coldplay standards, this shouldn't happen again.

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3 hours ago, CP-EST said:

Yea, in phone recordings it was just buried in this noise, how shit this performance was. And it's not all about a sound, it's just the whole package, it was a total mess by Coldplay standards, this shouldn't happen again.

the people who were there said the performance was good, y'all are just wanting to hate for the sake of hating at this point 💀

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1 hour ago, gustavothehuman said:

the people who were there said the performance was good, y'all are just wanting to hate for the sake of hating at this point 💀

I have never been hating, I'm just pointing out a few things here and admitting I might have way different standards of quality performance compared to people who go to this kind of events.

The moral from me with this song is:

Yes, there are difficult loves, like this song is trying to present and it's nice to see the overcoming of all the borders with this song, but in the end band should to have some self respect as well. Although studio version and Coldplay alone performing it works alright, this "randomly jumping around with kids shouting" was something, what was really very wrong by Coldplay standards, in my opinion. It seemed like a not rehearsed and uncoordinated mess from two bands, whose style of performance is completely different. While BTS can be excused, Coldplay was really lost in that performance.

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1 hour ago, Westminster said:

I like My Universe but honestly,this live performance is utter sh**. BTS always shouting the lyrics during the song is embarrassing. They better do it alone...

Your comment, Westminster, helped me to better understand why that song was so uncomfortably, at least for me. This is just a personal feeling.

Because at the end, "My Universe" is actually a BTS x COLDPLAY song, and not a COLDPLAY X BTS Song. As Chris Martin himself testifies in the documentary, he created the song for them, so the collaboration was actually something close to Chris Martin producing a song for BTS. And nothing more than that. 

That's why my feeling on "My Universe" live (in any Coldplay Concert so far): It's actually Coldplay "covering" a BTS song. It wasn't feeling like a Coldplay song (even when "A Sky Full Of Stars" has similar beat/tempo, but also has others musical details creating a more Coldplay texture).

In this NMA Awards Performance, Chris Martin was totally devoured by the "BTS Energy" (teenages jumping and screaming a punch of "eo", "yeah", etc.). Coldplay was just a supporting band providing the "music" for the BTS performance. Don't get me wrong about BTS, please. They are quite talented on the genre they represent, and they are the phenomena they are for a reason. 

If the song had some portions of mystical feeling/texture, or some guitar solo from Johhny (even short), or at least drums with a more clean or real snare, maybe the song could have more "Coldplay" spirit, and it could be called as a Musical Collaboration. But in the meantime, is just the personal project of Chris Martin producing a song for others. 

"Let Somebody Go" hasn't creates that feeling for me. It feels like a collab.

It's incredible how an album generates this rate of mixed feelings. I acknowledge that I'm an "Oldplayer" (I was in their first concert, a lifetime ago :-), but anyway I've also followed their experimentation. But with MOTS, is becoming so bloody hard.  

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I think Coldplay lost their spark with MOTS.
They try to be relevant, but if you look closely - they have big sales, #1 single, but in the past few years they were relevant thanks to themselves, now they are using others (BTS, Selena) and it will not work well in the future.
I really hope, that they will do something not for the masses, not just for the streams and sales. I don't think that without BTS or Selena the album would sell so many copies, but in my opinion they should focus on the quality of songs and they will sell many many more. I know that the music industry is now different than even a few years ago, but they still have potential to write their best album.
Watching that performance is painful, reading the comments too. For me comment sections screams: "hey Coldplay! it was nice (it was not), but we are here for BTS" and it saddens me. They still have a potential, they are still able to create good and interesting music, but now they are just making bad decisions*.

 

*vocal effect in Biutyful is one of them, because I caught myself humming the song a few times.

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BTS collaboration is the most fun thing on this album, and the best is probably Biutyful, at least for me. I think you can feel Chris's real excitement for the joy of this teenage song that MU is, and i think that is beautiful.  Too bad that for the rest of the songs, you cannot feel that honest excitement with the band. Looks like they are a bit lost with production polishes on this album, that you cannot hear their real inspiration to write these songs in the first place. Still i like the album, but i think that EL was full of little experiments(there still are some little bit boring songs there), and was hoping that they will continue to try things out song wise, not production wise.  Biutiful for me is such a nice song, and that is for me being free to not be serious or important or anything, just make something that you like, even if it is silly. I like it for that reason, and that one has emotion in it, and real joy of making music, at least for me. 

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On 11/19/2021 at 4:16 PM, TealAppeal said:

Just noticed on Coldplay's YouTube channel they have a basic game you can play, they want folks to finish it so we can collectively repair the Alien Radio.

Saw some Easter eggs already... found this on the 2nd level. It's the poster from the documentary 

cute.png

Yes, I saw it to, I always wanted to watch it ;-; but is for +14 years old and my older brother  dont let me watch.  I finish the game. 

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41 minutes ago, TheLostColdplayer said:

Just a silly question.

Everyone seems very certain that Coldplay will release other two volumes from the MotS project. But how do we know? Why not just a second volume?

 

In the music video for Higher Power, MOTS is described as being in 'three parts'... I am sure there are other reasons though.

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2 hours ago, TheLostColdplayer said:

Just a silly question.

Everyone seems very certain that Coldplay will release other two volumes from the MotS project. But how do we know? Why not just a second volume?

 

Given the reception, maybe Vol.1 is the first and last.

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9 hours ago, Doomotron said:

In the music video for Higher Power, MOTS is described as being in 'three parts'... I am sure there are other reasons though.

I knew of the video, but I'm pretty sure that this introduction refers to three videos for the three singles, all directed by Dave Meyers and set in the same universe.

8 hours ago, gustavothehuman said:

Given the reception, maybe Vol.1 is the first and last.

Ahahaha, nothing is impossible. But this summer Victoria Canal said she worked with them for the following record.

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6 hours ago, TheLostColdplayer said:

I knew of the video, but I'm pretty sure that this introduction refers to three videos for the three singles, all directed by Dave Meyers and set in the same universe.

Ahahaha, nothing is impossible. But this summer Victoria Canal said she worked with them for the following record.

There was the handwritten message about Coloratura where Chris wrote vol. 1.

So there should be at least a second volume, otherwise it wouldn't make much sense to point out the information in my opinion... 

Things are more difficult to predict about a third volume however 

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8 hours ago, TheLostColdplayer said:

Ahahaha, nothing is impossible. But this summer Victoria Canal said she worked with them for the following record.

they scrapped an entire version of X&Y before releasing what we know today, so discarding albums would definitely not something new

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