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woofwoofwoof
June 8th 2005


156 Comments


"Coldplay released the unimpressive single "Speed of Sound" to kick off X&Y."

no.

the vocals on that song are not unimpressive. they alone make it more than 'unimpressive'

morrissey
Moderator
June 8th 2005


1688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It was unimpressive.

mx
Moderator
June 8th 2005


733 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Talk" is alright, slightly better than a song like "Daylight", the worst song on "A Rush of Blood".


Daylight was my third favorite song on A Rush of Blood. You have to remember that some songs appeal to different people, and can't be analyzed totally objectively

mx
Moderator
June 8th 2005


733 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Also, there is a difference between a good album and a good Coldplay album. I'm willing to admit this is probably their worst album yet, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad album on its own right...

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 8th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[QUOTE=mx]Daylight was my third favorite song on A Rush of Blood. You have to remember that some songs appeal to different people, and can't be analyzed totally objectively[/QUOTE]

Of course, I can only go off what I see. But when looking at a song without using my opinion, there will always be songs that I find to be worse than others. In my eyes, Coldplay are good at ballads and anything else that they do is rarely good. Anything I write is going to be totally objective from my point of view. Does that mean when someone disagrees with what I write that I haven't been totally objective? No. I have written what I can see by judging the song without using my opinion.
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br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 8th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

[QUOTE=mx]Also, there is a difference between a good album and a good Coldplay album. I'm willing to admit this is probably their worst album yet, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad album on its own right... [/QUOTE]

I never once said it was bad. I said it was average

Nice new "new releases" feature by the way :thumb:

The Flabbit Rides High
June 8th 2005


73 Comments


This album has grown on me.

It lacks a direct epic feel. but lets be honest. Coldplay have never been known for a direct sonic assault. They prever the more "subtle" approache.

Why does everyone hate Speed of Sound? Sure it sounds like Clocks, but try to think of it as a rework of it. I also think SOS has a stronger Chorus and bridge part.(IMO)

The album isn't bad at all. Calling it mediocre seems like such a waste when songs like Fix You, White Shadows,X&Y, and Twisted Logic go unheared. Give the album some time.

The lyrics on some songs are i agree clichè. but some lines in Fix You, What If, and Talk seem quite inspired (IMO)!

This is Coldplay at its purest. Sad, calm, beautiful, subtle. I think this album should be given another chance. There are too many good tracks to just throw it away.

4/5

StaticSynth
June 8th 2005


16 Comments


I'm pretty sure one of the good songs is a Johnny Cash cover too.


Till Kingdom Come was a song written by Johnny Cash before he died. He never got a chance to record it, so Coldplay decided to record it as a bonus track on the album.

Vamos Scorcho
June 8th 2005


12 Comments


coldplay is the only british band that would ever come to cincinnati. you know why? because they suck.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 8th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why does everyone hate Speed of Sound? Sure it sounds like Clocks, but try to think of it as a rework of it. I also think SOS has a stronger Chorus and bridge part.(IMO)


A rework is exactly how I think of it. What I would like to know is, how is this a good thing?


The album isn't bad at all. Calling it mediocre seems like such a waste when songs like Fix You, White Shadows,X&Y, and Twisted Logic go unheared. Give the album some time.


Mediocore does not mean bad. What are you talking about, with those songs going unheard? I've heard every song on the album many many times.

This is Coldplay at its purest.


I heartily disagree


br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 8th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0


Sad, calm, beautiful, subtle. I think this album should be given another chance.


What parts of this album are subtle? And what do you mean it should be given another chance?


There are too many good tracks to just throw it away.


Who is throwing it away?


br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 8th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

mx, make the comment length limit longer! :pThis Message Edited On 06.08.05

Jawaharal
June 9th 2005


1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I picked this album on opening day and I have to say there is nothing really special here. The vocals are beautiful and soothing but no groundbreaking tracks. I just love speed of sound though, just play that song while driving at night looking at the stars and it is just awesome. I'd give it a 3/5. Whats with NME and giving out lots of 8s and 9s to every cd?

woofwoofwoof
June 9th 2005


156 Comments


[QUOTE=br3ad man]
"Mediocore does not mean bad."[/QUOTE]

it does if you're paying money for it

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 9th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not if you know what you are getting.

dizbjosh
June 9th 2005


8 Comments


anyone heard the other version of talk thats not on the album?
i think the other version is better imo

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 9th 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Do you mean the Kraftwerk song? Or is there another Coldplay version?

dizbjosh
June 9th 2005


8 Comments


hmm i dont know if its kraftwerk song or not but
the lyrics goes something like this
Under the great North star
Try to work out where you are
In the silence of the sea
I don't know where I'll be

In the future, in the past
Going nowhere... much too fast
When I go there, go with me
When I go there, go with me


woofwoofwoof
June 9th 2005


156 Comments


thats not the kraftwerk song

dizbjosh
June 9th 2005


8 Comments


ok well then i guess its a different coldplay version.
thats not the full lyrics, it just starts off like that.
if i can find a link for the other version ill post it.



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