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Fresh from the CC board...

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According to E! Online while accepting the award for Best British Single Martin said, “You won't see us at one of these for many, many years,” and added "We won't see you for a long time. I mean it. It's going to be years before we have the chance to say this again."


Make of this what you will...

Hm, not recording for awhile?



Probably not for a while if we (the fans) are lucky. It could mean the end, to be honest.

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well, coldplay saying they're going to leave a bigger legacy than U2? i'm a huge U2 fan so it made me mad.



I have a really hard time believing they said that...can you cite a source on this?
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No, I believe there has been some confusing regarding the U2 comment. Earlier in this thread, we commented about how Coldplay might even rise to U2's popularity and leave such a legacy. I think Dan might have even said something about it when he posted on this thread. I don't think Martin would ever say anything like that in an  interview. So, I think the U2 legacy comment was just misconstrued from other jarks posting their opinions on here. Hope that clears it up!

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I do remember something comment along those lines a while ago... one or two months maybe, maybe more, I don't know.  I don't remember that much more about it, as I'm pretty sure I didn't read the article all the way through, and it might even have been in a "gossip" section or something like that.  I know guitarchick isn't crazy (well, not about this anyway), though I don't know the exact nature of the comments.  I've done a little bit of research to see if there's still any evidence of it, and yes, it is still out there, if you look.

 

Besides, just because you admire a band doesn't mean that you won't have the desire to meet their accomplishments, or even surpass them ultimately.  Augustus admired Julius, but surpassed him in that he actually became the first Emperor of Rome (something which prior to his murder Caesar had turned down).  Or, as Newton said (or something along these lines) "If I have been able to see farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants".

 

Besides, the point they seem to have made was that the want to become the biggest band in the world, bigger even than U2, not that they think they are the biggest band in the world.  And in order to accomplish this, they would need to surpass the current biggest band in the world, that is, U2.  So as much as they admire them, they still want to be better than them in the end.

 

On that note, I will leave you with a couple links in which the statement, or at least the spirit thereof, has been recorded.

 

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/44292004.htm

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7935073/site/newsweek/

 

http://www.gigwise.com/news.asp?contentid=6206


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I like how the music sounds it's catchy but i have never really gotten used to them

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The song "'Til Kingdom Come" from their X&Y album was written for country hero Johnny Cash.

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I have a really hard time believing they said that...can you cite a source on this?

 

 

oh yes. it was in my local newspapr. but that's not a good enough source probably.

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I have a really hard time believing they said that...can you cite a source on this?

 

 

oh yes. it was in my local newspapr. but that's not a good enough source probably.

My friends also said that it's true...

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http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/glimpses/2003/arushofbloodtothehead.html

 

http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/glimpses/2005/xandy.html

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Whoa! i can't believe it's been 6 years since I posted this thread and I can't believe I used the word "hate". I dislike coldplay but not totally hate them.
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I just saw this thread and noticed Dan's remark from 2006:

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Give them five more years.... If they are still making music, it will be serious music about serious things.


Here we are 6 years later. What do you all think? Was Dan right?

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Depends on what you think about Mylo Xyloto. For me, I think Dan was right.
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I personally think Coldplay has always tried to write about some serious things and some simple, silly, fluffly things, just because that's all part of Chris Martin's personality. The problem is that they often take the lowest-common-denominator approach in communicating it, so a lot of their songs feel really good (whether they're happy songs or brooding songs), but they don't really say a whole lot, or at least not in particularly unique terms.

I love Viva la Vida and I think it steps up to the "seriousness" plate in some of the way that Dan described ages ago. But then I think they simply set out to make a solid pop album with Mylo Xyloto, and for the most part, that's what they succeeded at making. In general, Coldplay's best enjoyed by not taking them too seriously.

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