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Coldplay gets galactic with airy album 'Music of the Spheres'

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So much modern music is rubbish. 1990 to around 2005 was when it all happened. It’s just gone downhill from there. Feel free to disagree or give me a thumbs down!

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So much modern music is rubbish.

There's good music out there, you just have to search for it.

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Alfie NoakesToday  10:34 am JST

So much modern music is rubbish.

There's good music out there, you just have to search for it.

Yes there is but Coldplay ain't one of them. They're a 10th generation U2 wannabe band and not a very good one at that. I love U2, seen them twice but they have 'inspired' a lot of junky imitators too. And Bono himself has slammed these chumps, something he rarely does. Bono knows. Coldplay blows.

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So much modern music is rubbish. 1990 to around 2005 was when it all happened.

Nah, music was well on the downslope by then.

So my dad told me.

Watch the signs of ageing…

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So much modern music is rubbish. 1990 to around 2005 was when it all happened.

"Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts..." - Paul Simon, The Boy in the Bubble, 1986.

And Paul was right. Who'd really try and say definitively whose heroes are the best heroes?

Coldplay aren't a bad band. Just a bit - safe. Musicians have been roaming the galaxies at least since John Coltrane and his band did A Love Supreme back in 1964, or a few years later, Pink Floyd. Usually such excursions were taken with the help of a few chemicals, but I can't imagine Coldplay doing that.

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*Bono himself has slammed these chumps, something he rarely does. Bono *knows

Bono? That old hypocrite and sellout?

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Usually such excursions were taken with the help of a few chemicals, but I can't imagine Coldplay doing that.

...and maybe they should have. I just listened to four tracks of this. What can I say? For those who get the reference, it's like Herman's Hermits had tried to do King Crimson, circa Lizard-era. The musical imagination just ain't there. Coldplay might have been aiming for outer space, but on the evidence of what I listened to, they got about as far as the tops of their own heads.

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“…a spacy 12-track collection with waves of synth and airy melodies …’

Nothing new here: try Hawkwind ‘Space Ritual’ from 72.

And ‘music of the spheres’, a line from ex-Hawkwind Nik Turner’s 2006 Space Ritual group album ‘Otherworld’.

At least Chris Martin’s ex-wife’s film husband spent some time in space in one of those Avengers movies.

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JimizoOct. 16  12:56 pm JST

So much modern music is rubbish. 1990 to around 2005 was when it all happened.

Nah, music was well on the downslope by then.

So my dad told me.

Watch the signs of ageing…

Bono (referenceagain) has also said that thruout all time rock'n'roll has always been, was in 1983, was now (in 1987) full of ScheiBe. And it's true. And the crud that doesn't matter won't be remembered in the decades later.

“…a spacy 12-track collection with waves of synth and airy melodies …’

Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, done all that before.

I saw a Coldplay show recently on cable TV while waiting at a Goodyear to get new tires for my car. They were playing vapid U2-wannabe music to a crowd of upturned empty blank sheep faces in Rio. A giant video screen above them was showing 'cosmic' colorful swirlings and colorful morphings in a lame attempt a la of what I saw at the (Jeff Lynne's) ELO concert in 2019. But it was all just mindless aimless doddering, certainly nothing like the famous ELO iconic starship or any of the stars or planets it 'visited' while the music was being played.

And when these images morphed into a woman embracing and kissing her BF while blindfolded, I changed the channel, I had enough. I don't get off on that stupid kinky stuff, I hate it.

BigYenOct. 16  04:19 pm JST

Usually such excursions were taken with the help of a few chemicals, but I can't imagine Coldplay doing that.

...and maybe they should have. I just listened to four tracks of this. What can I say? For those who get the reference, it's like Herman's Hermits had tried to do King Crimson, circa Lizard-era. The musical imagination just ain't there. Coldplay might have been aiming for outer space, but on the evidence of what I listened to, they got about as far as the tops of their own heads.

They don't come close to the inspiration of the above mentioned bands, not King Crimson, and certainly not RUSH which sometimes had sci-fy lyrical themes. Coldplay falls completely flat in the attempt, a flop. Chumps!

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