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#211 Verizon Center in D.C.12-08-2008, 08:39 AM
Coldplay: I know it ain’t cool, but I like them. Coldplay recently played the Verizon Center in D.C. and is due to return again for another show on Halloween. While I know it’s not exactly “cool” to admit, I think Coldplay is pretty good. Coldplay’s stock in hip circles has plummeted considerably since Chris Martin’s nuptials to Gwyneth Paltrow. The same sort of thing happened to Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum when he was shacked up with Winona Ryder. Nonetheless, before and after Martin married Paltrow and started naming his kids after still life fruit and sea parting Charlton Heston roles, Coldplay was, and still is, a solid group of musicians.
Coldplay’s latest release Viva La Vida, although a bit depressing, is a good listen. Martin gives the falsetto a break and delivers some decent performances in his lower register. The songs are dynamic and original. Despite the constant U2 comparisons, I believe Coldplay stands on its own as an original band. However, Coldplay has employed former U2 producer, Brian Eno for this effort, reminiscent of U2’s Unforgettable Fire CD released in the mid 1980’s. I seem to recall Eno over producing that album, making it difficult for U2 to duplicate the album’s sound live. I hope Coldplay doesn’t fall into the same trap.
I am particularly found of the tracks “Cemeteries of London” and “42.” “Violet Hill”, which has received a majority of the CD’s commercial airplay, is also a solid tune. Viva La Vida is definitely not a toe tapper. It is actually best enjoyed in dim lighting. I often use it to accompany my afternoon nap. I do wake up refreshed, so I guess that’s saying something. I’m just not sure what.
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18-08-2008, 10:09 PM
the reviews are incredible. my friend and i were supposed to see them in July, but as it got cancelled that didnt happen. she ended up giving her tix to a friend who told us a week later - it was an incredible show. We were both in chicago and nearly cried when we realized coldplay would be on the stage. i think at that point i was dancing my ass off to mark ronson which made it a bit better.
now being near broke - we're trying to find a way for halloween to happen. maybe some money god will find me and send me some. LOL
Love the pics and vids! cant wait for NJ.Just give me a second darling, to clear my head....To find you awake by your windowsill a sight for sore eyes and a view to kill. I shouted with passion "I love you so much!" - "Unfinished Business" - White Lies
24-08-2008, 12:14 PM
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first post updated with vids. youtube is blocked at work so no chance to search for other tracks at this point
04-09-2008, 12:38 AM
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Any chance we can get an audio of this?
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