Question: X & Y = ?
Dude - I just bought the new Coldplay album...and here's my advice to you:
Go buy "Tourist" or "Vehicles & Animals" by Athlete....or "Final Straw" by Snow Patrol.
Now some of you out there are shocked, I know. It's because I have been a diehard, foaming-at-the-mouth Coldplay fan for so long, it seems highly unlikely that I would have such a lukewarm reaction to the band's latest release. But the truth is, Athlete and Snow Patrol have ruined me. Seriously. I'm spoiled. Because now I realize that Coldplay isn't really any better than at least half a dozen other bands out there....Sorry, guys....It's true.
Don't get me wrong: I'm not saying the album sucks. I'm saying - it's OK. A bit too formulaic for my taste. However, my fave songs: "Fix You" and "A Message" totally rock out. Other than those two ....big yawn. [The pre-released "Speed of Sound" is great....but I'm over it already]. All in all, it's good music. Not great music. Good music.
I read a Chris Martin interview recently wherein he admitted that they had ripped off a bunch of artists to create this album. My advice to Chris: Go rip off some different artists. [Oh - and maybe think about actually playing the piano again on the next album....It's part of your signature sound, for cripes' sake....]
So - for those of you keeping score at home:
Answer: X & Y = $9.99 I could have spent on the jukebox at Brownies.
Seriously Spoiled Sassy
P.S. When you get bored with your new Coldplay album, Sassy Travels also recommends the following awesome bands:
and, of course,
West Indian Girl!
Oh - and one last thing - it's possible I am still cranky about the effing Heat game....so don't mind me.