Go away, Coldplay

I’m so sick of Coldplay, and, in particular, I’m annoyed that their new song, “Viva la Vida,” keeps getting stuck in my head, because the iPod/iTunes ad that features it has been running incessantly during the NBA Finals. I’ve never liked Coldplay, mostly because I already hate U2. More than ever, especially in that ad, Chris Martin seems to be channeling Bono.

I am apparently not the only one who has noticed this. When I read the Houston Chronicle headline, “Coldplay Channels U2 on New Album,” I remarked to Dan that it could have been an Onion headline: how does this represent a new direction for Coldplay? Well, whatever — the Finals should be over tonight anyway, which will mean less exposure to Chris Martin’s annoying chest-patting and Jesus-like arm-spreading.

2 Responses to “Go away, Coldplay”

  1. Dan
    June 17th, 2008 09:13

    Andy Gill, writing in The Independent about Brian Eno’s involvement in Viva La Vida:

    One can only wonder how many musclebound oafs were required to carry the cheque that persuaded Eno to produce Coldplay’s new album. I mean, given his rarefied cultural tastes, surely it can’t have been the project highest on Eno’s wish-list? And what with all the U2 royalties, he couldn’t conceivably need the money.

    The rest of the article is great as well, particularly for Coldplay-haters: “the sonic consistency of wilted spinach,” e.g.

  2. kelly
    June 22nd, 2008 20:34

    Um, FYI, Coldplay is great. I’ve already dowloaded Viva La Vida and it’s awesome. Wish the whole album was available! We seriously need to work on your taste in music.

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