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Everything posted by lennyrott1

  1. I really really really had a hard time answering this question, but I ended up voting "without." I won't lie, the sudden rush out of Oceans into the upbeat, emotive chords of ASFOS is amazing! It is a surge of ecstasy that I love every time. I even have come to like the lyrics for just being so damn earnest. The problem is that when the synths come surging into the dance beat of the song, it does suddenly seem really jarring. Every time I listen to that thumping part I think back to Oceans and am like "really?" Had they all decided on a different, less bombastic EDM version of ASFOS tha
  2. Which special are you referring to? Maybe they could use it as a launch into the next era? I could see them doing a TV concert and at the end whipping out a new single that blows all our minds and then it is already for purchase on itunes or something. Hey a guy can dream, right?
  3. I could go for a good 80's vibe! A ton of popular bands have been taking this route recently and I generally like the resurgence. A lot of Coldplay's inspirations come from the 80's, with fun and basic synths and atmospheres, cheesy piano and guitar. I think they could pull it off well! After years and years of debating what my favourite Coldplay song is, 42 always ends up on top. It is absolutely perfect for the reasons you describe. The song is original and beautiful, and the funk, shoegaze middle is one of my favourite instrumentals of all time, from any band (and I usually wouldn't
  4. ^This is tough... are you going to include Pour Me?
  5. Even if it is fake, we know a world tour/festival appearances are coming. The question is, when will we start the new era? These next few months? Or 2015?
  6. ^^Well my friends let us hope for an album that surprises us!! I also think that the next album is looking to be yet another pop explosion with innumerable hooks, singalong chants, and overly simplified lyricism, but we really don't know yet. We all are probably right to some degree, Coldplay was able to pack a lot of genres into the GS era that slightly pleased all of us (Midnight and Magic being my two favourites) Butwe won't know until we get new material what the next era has in store. Who knows, maybe they will go acoustic, ditch electronics, or go back to more alternative britpop! Th
  7. ^I completely agree with these reviews and pretty much fall in the same place. Well said!
  8. Both points are completely valid. Everyone here as made a good point, but I fall with Grids on this one. I think we who were fans of their earlier works haven't been as fond of GS or MX, so my argument is heavily opinionated to a different generation of listeners. Both these albums are great, but it doesn't take much to see that they are far more pop and radio friendly than all preceding releases. Here is just a list to prove it: MX has Paradise, Charlie Brown, PoC, , Up In Flames while GS boasts Magic, Ink, True Love, Another's Arms, ASFOS. Don't get me wrong, I adore most of these tra
  9. ^I agree, I overall enjoy Ghost Stories but as far as Coldplay releases go, but it is harder to revel in it since the whole era has felt kind of quiet. For me it really peaked with the NBC concert, which was great, but afterwards the videos that followed (ASFOS and True Love) and some of the live performances were kind of weak IMO. Overall this era put out only twelve tracks, thirteen if we want to count Atlas, and no alternative or acoustic versions. (I don't count remixes) For those reasons GS was smaller, like it was intended, and that is why I have been able to move on so quickly in w
  10. Does anyone else also think that this video "live" version is way better than the studio version??? The strumming pattern in the video is way more folky and less clangy, and the synths and drumpad come in a lot softer and more moving. This music just feels more raw! Almost considering making a rip and replacing it in my mp3 album, but I am afraid it will screw up the whole transition into ASFOS.
  11. ^RIGHT?! Easily the prettiest thing they have ever done...
  12. This Is All Yours is streaming in certain locations around the globe and subsequently leaked!!!!!!!!!!! My initial review is very positive! The album is distinctly what we all know and love about Alt-J! Really gorgeous songs with folky guitar and vocals, really strange tracks that have a lot of unique and diverse samples and instrumentals, and really unique lyrics!! Not to mention a lot of them are catchy as hell! Anyone else heard it yet? What do you think? My favourite tracks right now are : Intro, Nara, Every Other Freckle, Warm Foothills and The Gospel of John Hurt.
  13. If you guys like beautiful electronic music along the lines of Radiohead, Portishead, R&B type stuff etc, My favorite albums of the year of been "The Moon Rang Like A Bell" by Hundred Waters, "LP1" by FKA Twigs, and "What Is This Heart," by How To Dress Well. Also someone already mentioned Rustie's new LP up above. Also really good and worth listening to!!
  14. I am looking forward to this album too!! I was a huge MCR fan back in the day, and in retrospect they were a great alternative rock band!! I really like No Shows too and the whole Britpop/shoegaze theme Gerard is going for! Hope the album pans out to be a solid pop release! I would love to hear more music like this on American Radio (which is his goal.)
  15. I wish the boys were more keen on releasing material like they were up until Viva. Coldplay in the 2000's had SO many B-sides and live performances of songs that didn't make the albums. We technically have only had three B-sides since MX (Moving To Mars, All Your Friends, Ghost Story.) which is pretty sad. It feels like the age of B-sides has been replaced with remixes. Either way, it is impossible to tell if some of these songs will ever be released, or if they have been and we just don't know it. Who is to say if The Race was just a working title for Always In My Head? My dream is tha
  16. ^Agreed. I have said it before, but Coldplay are just too nice. They are not prancing, stylish pop stars, nor are they guitar soloing "American Football worthy rock." They don't fit the ticket for me, I wouldn't want them to pay to play for a corporation that literally has grossed 25 Billion dollars annually..too commerical, man. So A BIG NO!
  17. I don't know why I never made this connection before, but O is also the title of an amazing album by Damien Rice. I knew the title of the song was familiar but for some reason I couldn't' remember until today when the song "Delicate" came on my shuffle! Moral of the story: if you want more O, check out this album. Absolutely beautiful.
  18. Other than the kind of cheesy Chris flying part which looked kind of awkward, I think this music video is far more fitting to the music and is really quite lovely all the same. The street march is fun, but would have been far more charming for another song, maybe one in which they were ACTUALLY PLAYING the instruments that they are toting around instead of fake strumming while heavy synths are the only thing really distinguishable.
  19. Well, since we presumably have a while to wait, we might as well speculate and imagine something!! How do you want the LP7 era to look visually? (Album cover, stage themes, outfits etc??) It seems we have already got it all: plain, soft indie nature of Parachutes, vivid Blacks and Whites of AROBTTH, the dark codified, yet vibrancy of X&Y, the classic grandiose splattered anew with modern art of Viva, MX's euphoric explosion of dystopic spray paint, and finally GS's etched in hazy blue symbolism and simple conceptual beauty. Of course, this isn't to mention the many singles that have ra
  20. Anybody think we will be getting something new during one of the upcoming shows?
  21. Tryna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful!! Oh wait.... I am incapable, I am an incredibly shallow, misogynistic scumbag. Damn youze a sexy ******. Wow great music.
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