Marcus Berkmann

Has any band of the past 20 years been as consistently irritating as Coldplay?

The rot began when Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow and they started naming their children after fruit. That said, their new album is actually really good

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It’s a long time, a very, very long time, since I bought a Coldplay album. Has any band of the past 20 years been so consistently irritating? Oasis were aggressively annoying, which isn’t the same thing. I quite liked the first Coldplay album, particularly ‘Trouble’, and A Rush of Blood to the Head was a fine record, full of the sense of an ambitious young band finding out what they were capable of.

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