In the beginning, lazy journalists were happy to tag Coldplay with the Radiohead sound-alike label. These days, pundits reckon every other new band is modelled on them.
"I'm not sure where the transititon happened between us sounding like everyone, and everyone sounding like us," ponders Chris Martin. "I didn't write any of the songs that are supposed to sound like Coldplay, and I didn't invent the piano."
The fact that Coldplay are seen as collectively responsible for a piano-led upsweep in the world's musical tastes is testament to the regard in which the band is held.
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