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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2005



15691 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Whoa jeez. You guys hate this album. I really think its pretty good. While there's admittedly few Standout great tracks, I think overall its a good album. Speed of Sound is great and so is Til Kingdom Come, the hidden track. The rest are all solid tracks, if not good singles. Other highlights are Low, A Message, Fix You, What If, etc. It's not as bad as you people say it is.

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Masakik
July 15th 2005



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Till kingdom Come" I'm pretty damn sure was written by Coldplay. No where on the album book does it say it wasn't. Chris even said live on one of my bootlegs "This next song was written for Jonathan i mean Johnny Cash."

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 15th 2005



2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Whoa jeez. You guys hate this album. I really think its pretty good. While there's admittedly few Standout great tracks, I think overall its a good album. Speed of Sound is great and so is Til Kingdom Come, the hidden track. The rest are all solid tracks, if not good singles. Other highlights are Low, A Message, Fix You, What If, etc. It's not as bad as you people say it is.


:rolleyes: This just in: Saying something is average means you hate it.

Seriously, the only person in the thread who gave it a rating showing it would be safe to assume they hate it was Iai.This Message Edited On 07.15.05

masada
July 15th 2005



2733 Comments


Masakik, it was going to be included on Johnny Cash's next album, but he died. It wasn't written by Coldplay.

analrightstart
July 15th 2005



96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think this album is better than 'a rush of blood to the head', i find R.o.b.t.t.h is more poppy and radiofriendly than X & Y. No doubt is comes no where near parachutes, but it surpasses r.o.b.t.t.h. The progression of most of the songs are is great. It's a bit dissapointing, but its not as bad as you all make it out to be.

Masakik
July 16th 2005



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Just because Johnny was going to use it on his next album doesnt mean that he wrote it. Johnny has played songs he didn't write before......This Message Edited On 07.16.05

zep_27
July 16th 2005



1 Comments


F*** all of ya'll X&Y is a great album. You complain that Coldplay don't inivate enough, yet you think they should act more like Radiohead, which because Radiohead has done it, isn't original anymore. Don't get me wrong I love Radiohead but it takes a Thom Yorke to pull of what they have done. I'm more concerned as a fan, that Coldplay make good music not if they are using the newest moog sound or some of such rubbish.

masada
July 16th 2005



2733 Comments


The thing is, they're boring songs that sound the same as the last two albums. It seems more like they're standing still than moving on with their sound. That doesn't mean their aren't good songs, there are, but the album is lackluster. Especially when you compare it to the last two. You're just a fanboy that doesn't know how to admit when a band puts out bad material. Unless you actually think that this album is so great.

Coldplay sound like U2 now, almost. I was listening to Live 8 in the other room one day, and I actually thought they were U2 for a little bit.This Message Edited On 07.16.05

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 18th 2005



2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^^^
Exactly. And Masakik, what is more likely, that COLDPLAY wrote a song for Johnny Cash or that he wrote it himself?

Tenfootbrett
July 18th 2005



149 Comments


AHAHAHAHAHAHAH, Masakik, you're the dumbest person on the planet, bar none. Cash wrote the song, had it ready, but never got it recorded, then Coldplay took the music and did the song themselves.

Coldplay would be better off just going that extra 1 yard to the 99 they've already travelled and become a Radiohead tribute band rather than churn out mellow, tasteless garbage like "Yellow" and whatever trashy single they put out from this garbage heap.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 18th 2005



2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I disagree with him, but there's no need to be rude.

masada
July 18th 2005



2733 Comments


How wude! [/Full House]

"'Til Kingdom Come" is a really great song. I was surprised when I say them play it on some show on Vh1/Mtv, seeing as how I would have never though that Coldplay would cover Johnny Cash.

RushHourSoul
July 20th 2005



26 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well, I recently borrowed this off a friend. Didn't even copy it to my computer, was so boring. Nothing that grabs you, a few good tracks but that was it. Very dissapointed in them since I own Parachutes and love it.

I think they tried too hard with this album, tried to make it too emotional, that in the end it just came out fake. Lets hope they do better next time.

Senor_Whippy
July 29th 2005



367 Comments


I think this review is helpfully as i was gonna buy the album tomorrow but know my money's going on the cribs.Thanks

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 29th 2005



2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Glad to help. Have a listen to it though as fans seem to be split 50/50 on this one.

Sepstrup
July 29th 2005



1563 Comments


Yeah, but the half that thinks it is average/bad is the Top 15 list mainly, with great taste in music, and most of the others are fanboys...


I haven't listened to this album and I don't really want to.

Final Origin
July 29th 2005



343 Comments


I guess this is just down to taste of music really, personally I actually like the sound of this album since I like Radiohead but I also like Jeff Buckley a lot so I like also Coldplay's older stuff.

Its just down to taste of music IMO if you like this album.

But whatever...

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 29th 2005



2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I abosolutely love Radiohead and Jeff Buckley. Radiohead were my favourite band for years and I own pretty much all of Jeff Buckley's releases.

So meh

Masakik
August 2nd 2005



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well, i havent read anything proving that johnny cash wrote till kingdom come. So i'll believe what i want until then. It even says on the sheet music that they wrote it.

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=mn0049619&bl=/features/artists/coldplay/&bd=Coldplay+Sheet+MusicThis Message Edited On 08.02.05

analrightstart
August 22nd 2005



96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'Square One' and 'X & Y' are both amazing tracks. The others havnt really had any impact on me



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