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It’s still a very men’s world
the band had passed 5 billion streams
Recently two major superstars covered Springsteen songs
‘We’re going to create Viola Beach’s alternative future for them’
“I’d be surprised if there was another conventional Coldplay album”
Must he always be on the damn show now that Justin Timberlake is taking a long break?
does the UK have a Super Bowl baby bubble for bands?
But why admit these rejections? Why say your songs have been rejected?
Remember, Gaga 2017, you read it here first.
‘He said no to us two or three times’
“The Swiftbands? Yeah I saw she was using them, that’s cool,”
Coldplay had their best week in years so they aren’t whinging to much about coming in at # 2
I like uplift quite a bit and the album is pretty good in my books. And “Fun” is better than that
A Headful Of Dreams – Coldplay – Norwegian production team Stargate addi beats and hooks and this is like 45 minutes of “Hurts Like heaven” with a disco backbeat -ALBUM OF THE WEEK
The NFL announced the news on Thursday night, and it is a big deal for the British band, which will very probably put tickets on sale for its North American tour soon after the show.
Because of some curious coincidence, there is a common ape theme in these two new videos by Tame Impala and Coldplay, although this primate thing may be the only thing the two clips have in common.
Ellie Goulding is a ‘fucking dick’? Really Noel Gallagher? The problem is that Ellie just talked to the Sun and she told them that you were a fan:
‘Noel came up to me at the Brit Awards two years ago and said, ‘I love your music — but don’t fucking tell anyone’, she declared! Obviously telling everyone would ruin his joke and his game.
‘When we finished [the song], we were like, ‘Okay we are probably ready to come out again.’ This is one of those songs that brings everything else together on a project. I’m not really on it that much — I sing a bit and play a bit of piano — but it’s really the rest of the band on form. It makes me happy to listen to it.’
Opening with a very high energy “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” with young Chris doing his usual dish dash spinning furbish dance and the band remaining anonymously lively and following it with “Viva La Vida” they won me over fast.
Always In My Head – Coldplay – When they write the book on great divorce albums, Coldplay won’t be in the top three, behind Dylan and Gaye, but that doesn’t make this understated song, a poorly articulated but haunting track, might get a footnote – B+
Taylor Swift was spotted in Los Angeles at a Haim concert at the Troubadour on Thursday…. And she was holding hands with Calvin Harris… the world’s highest paid DJ with the world’s highest paid pop star, what a power couple! And both highly overrated! But we already know it won’t last for very long.
“We just made an introspective record and didn’t really do much around it,secretly we may have something else in mind, but I accidentally told Zane [Lowe] about it. We’re trying to make something colourful and uplifting and we’re just having quite a good time making it because we’ve spent so long not making that kind of thing.”
I tried once, but it was rather dull, I am not a video-adventure-game person, but this guy running after his lost love wasn’t the most exciting thing I have seen, it was cute like a Disney cartoon can be cute, and may be I am too old for this?
True Love – Coldplay – They got one, two? hits off the last album, not enough to give em the smash they are use to but enough to justify the downer uncoupling album, This, attempt number three or four, is a good song, nice strings, pretty – B+
This is a real rarity, a better album than a single chart. From Coldplay to Clapton to Petty to,,, Guetta? The album is two years old!!! Still there isn’t one, well maybe “X” but no more than one, bad album in the lot, and Ed is more disappointing than lousy.
The upcoming Zach Braff’s movie, ‘Wish I Was Here’, keeps releasing new songs off its soundtrack, and after a very Shins (but kind of uninspired) song, a Bon Iver tune – that I didn’t even listen to, because I wasn’t ready for more Bon Iver in my life – NPR is now streaming a new and unexpected collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay.
Here is Chris discussing with BBC Radio no longer a vegetarian: ” I’d only eat something that I think I could kill.” So I guess beef is out? Could he kill a cow? Maybe but a bull? NEVAAAAAH. Fish and chicken should be OK, the problem with chicken is probably less killing it and more catching it. I mean, those chicken can be fast on their feet.
No one shocked to see this list, though I wonder if Ed Sheeran can maintain. He is a huge star in the UK, and this is the best selling first week of the year so far, but there is only one “Thinking Out Loud Here”, and I wonder if it will be enough.
I guess the return of Ed has a lot to do with the upcoming sophomore effort which just might do the difficult: be the same and different at the same time. Lana at # 1, though the real question is what will the US make of it? My gut is it will break pop but if West Coast couldn’t make it on the Singles chart what can here? Well, at least should insure a career touring if she has finally learnt how to play live.
But let’s imagine for a minute all the possibilities for other bands. If it would be very easy to imagine any entrée inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meat Loaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, the Black Eyed Peas, Korn
As bad as Lazeretto is, the vinyl sounds awesome: it plays backwards and forwards, there is a holagram of an angel, alternative songs depending on where you put the needle down. The result? The vinyl alone sold an astonishing 40,000 copies and vinyl alone? White would have been at # 4 on the charts. Meanwhile, that country album? Painfully bad.
Hank Marvin still has a beautiful tone to his guitar and these instrumental versions of early 60s to late 70s hits is pretty wonderful, meanwhile at the top of the charts Kasabian are probably the best English rock group ion the world today.
Better Led Zep’s first three albums than all those damn Bro boys, right? And much better Miranda Lambert, who, should stop dressing like Bozo if Bozo was a honky tonk hooker, than any Bro including Eric Church. Between the four of em you’ve got a solid album charts for a change.
Yes, folks, at the top of the charts is the only Coldplay album I don’t actually hate. Young Chris problem as a composer is he is a magpie and too obvious, as a lyricist he doesn’t have a poet’s soul but as a manic depressive he will do nicely.
Here is a true rarity, a better album chart than the single chart. Headed by the great Sam Smith and followed by Coldplay’s best album to date, Paolo is quite good, Paolma is alright and Pharrell, eaton and London Grammar maintain the quality.
Screw Coldplay and Michael Jackson, the thrill here is the return of Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, otherwise known as the Beautiful South. I saw the Beautiful South in the 1990s at the tiny Supper Club and they were terrific. My fave band at the time (I never remember them when I am considering greatest bands of the 1990s) I am very very excited to hear there is a new album though I have only heard one song off it, “DIY”. I sure wish they’d release it here and then tour. So good to have these guys back. very very thrilling.
Can the Hank Williams album be considered new? If it can it would knock off every single thing on this list but a sixty year old recording… Kenny is the clear winner but Conor, I am wondering if I underestimate him because well because I am a little bored of his schtick by now. Certainly, except for the bridge, “Zig Zag” is a good as it gets.
Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent – Gwen Guthrie – The Queen of the Paradise Garage’s finest moment spelled out exactly what she expected from the man in the her life with a spare funky bottom and an all rhythm disco. They sure don’t make em life this any more – A
I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Oro – Jay Z protegee breaks through after a coupla years of featured chorus singing and this is good EDM pop, sweet and not very assuming – B+
Yes, I know, I haven’t been crazy about the Conor Oberst songs I’ve heard off Upside Down Mountain and I do remember giving Coldplay an almost positive review once upon a time this week, but Conor has a history (Wide Awake was my fave album of the 00s) and I really believe once you get deep inside the album it will all make sense.
Ghost Stories is the real thing, it feels like the real thing, the ache on “A Sky Full Of Stars” is real, but Coldplay can’t put it across, they can’t sell it the way Beck could. Not one song here had been running for the eject or the repeat, nothing moved me to tears, and nothing quite moved it either
Chromeo ran away with the week but the surprise here is Coldplay, I’ll give em two out of three songs, not masterpieces but at least I don’t want to punch Chris in the nose. Always a step in the right direction. Swans is Swans –I like em in small doses.
And now here she comes again, the woman, the legend, from Sonny and to disco diva, to half native American hippie queen who let the Stones sleep on her floor in 1964 through TV diva, divorcee, Mrs. Greg Allman, Studio 54 denizen of the demimonde, gay icon, Chastity’s Mom, and all round believer in life after love, at the Barclay on Friday. The one and only Cher.
Like all of us, rock stars go through highs and lows, peaks and valley, just when you have the world you lose it all and just when things can’t go get any worse, everything clicks into place… for awhile. Here are some career peaks!
TICKET INFO FOR THE NYC SHOW We can exclusively reveal that tickets for Coldplay’s 05 May show at the Beacon Theatre in New York, USA will go on sale at 10am ET on Wednesday, 23 April from here
Coldplay is about to release a new album ‘Ghost Stories’ and a band like them usually embarks in a massive world tour, booking giant size arenas from Australia to Stockholm,… No such thing here, not even a festival headlining, just 6 dates in tiny places?
I thought it was once again for the Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not sure because they don’t say anything but anyone can try, it’s free… and after all I won one for Paul McCartney, so everything is possible…. Not that I even like Coldplay but they are kind of a big deal, right?
“Magic” which sounds like something U2 have been working on, something darkly atmospheric full of drum machines and shades of blue… only a little more melodic and relatively laid back for this sorta stuff.