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Mon, 04 Jul 2005

Coldplay, X and Y


The clean lines of uber production values lend Coldplay a degree of antiseptic feeling that tends to reinforce whatever prejudices a listener might have. Indy rockers will mostly think it borgeois and lacking in spirit while those with more formalist pop tendencies will tend to like it.

It's certainly taken the UK popular market in a big way, helped along by deep price cutting at some big supermarkets. So one might say that it's very popular with a non-music audience, but that would be unfair.

There are some nice songs here and some nice changes. Yes, it is antiseptic and maybe that's what people want right now -- a little distance from the yelling. (thunderfinger)

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