Monday, February 9, 2009

Coldplay - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Love them or hate them, you have to admit that Coldplay know exactly who they are: An anthemic, stadium-filling, UK rock band. Last night's Grammy's found them pulling in the Best Rock Album award for Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. The intriguing thing about Coldplay is that despite all their success and notoriety, they are still quite unpretentious. Disagree? Watch their recent interview on 60 Minutes. During that interview, Chris Martin joked:

"And the other reason why we do well is because U2 is still on holiday. So…they're back in March. So, you know, as soon as they come back, we drop down the ladder a bit,"..."So, we're in our last week of substitute teaching."

You could argue that this modesty is part of their intention to 'Always keep mystery.' (rule #6 on a list of rules in their studio). However, I believe it to be the genuineness of four middle class college friends who started a band and continue to share a love of music.

Here is Coldplay's newest video for the song 'Life In Technicolor ii' which is from the Prospekt's March EP.


Audzzz said...

That was awesome. Lookin forward to seeing you in a few days and getting to listen to some of this music you have been reviewing more closely...can't wait!

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