Coldplay (alternative rock band)
5.0
1 votes
Are you familiar with this?
Feel free to rate it!
  • Some of my favourite songs from the band Coldplay are Yellow , which was on their debut album and one of the first songs that I heard from them, The Scientist , Speed of Sound , The Hardest Part , Viva La Vida and Death and All His Friends
  • I thought that the lyrics for Clocks were more poetic than many of the rock songs that were around in that era and at the same time I just couldn't quite agree on what the lyrics meant
  • On one occasion I thought that perhaps like many of Coldplay's songs this might have been about love, that Clocks was actually about a very complex and conflicting relationship
  • The release of their album Ghost Stories is one of the reasons why I found myself having a new respect for the band


    • by Redtape
      TRUSTWORTHY

      followers:140
      follow
      A couple of years ago Coldplay was possibly one of the most popular alternative rock bands around the world, but even then I didn’t really like them because I was into much more hardcore music at the time. It took me a couple more years and the decline in the popularity of rock music on a whole to actually appreciate their art, since as the popular saying goes “Absence makes the mind grow fonder”. As I grew to appreciate them I also begun to appreciate their creativity and the composition of their music a lot more.

      The British rock band was formed under a different name in 1996 when the vocalist Chris Martin and the lead guitarist Jonny Buckland were attending University College London (UCL). Later on by the time they changed their name to Coldplay their


      members consisted of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. Coldplay released their first studio album in the year 2000, a few years after they came together, and the name of the album was “Parachutes”.

      One of the reasons why everyone came to like them in the early 2000s was the same reason why I started appreciating them after a while. Their melodic sound was unique and “meditative” as it has been described in other media, rather different from much of the other rock music that was around at the time. If fact, some people have described it as a transition into pop from the hardcore rock that was popular in that era. Personally I loved the way that they had managed to incorporate piano sounds into a genre which I had previously mostly seen guitars

      and drums being used. However, the thing was at the time, even though I could appreciate some of the piano solos and instrumentals I didn’t really like the idea of Chris Martin’s vocals accompanying it.

      Some of my favourite songs from the band Coldplay are “Yellow”, which was on their debut album and one of the first songs that I heard from them, “The Scientist”, “Speed of Sound”, “The Hardest Part”, “Viva La Vida” and “Death and All His Friends”. The song that really opened my eyes to what a good band they were was “Clocks” and that must have been seven or eight years after its release. This happened because I was intrigued with the piano instrumental at first and then years later I looked up the lyrics online and was fascinated with them. I thought ...


      • Coldplay (alternative rock band)
      that the lyrics for Clocks were more poetic than many of the rock songs that were around in that era and at the same time I just couldn’t quite agree on what the lyrics meant. On one occasion I thought that perhaps like many of Coldplay’s songs this might have been about love, that Clocks was actually about a very complex and conflicting relationship. Nevertheless, after reading some other interpretations of the song, I began to wonder if it wasn’t about second chances.

      Over the years Coldplay has released a total of six studio albums, some of the songs I’ve liked and others I’m still trying to understand. Their most recent album was released in 2014, and that was entitled “Ghost Stories”. I didn’t think that it was even half as popular as their previous albums, especially since this

      era seems mostly geared towards electronic dance music. However, ironically even though I wasn’t too taken with them previously, I loved it. This is because the music on the album still has their previous emotional and meditative style, even though it seems like a mellower version, it has driven me to nostalgia and it feels like a breath of crisp fresh air.

      The release of their album “Ghost Stories” is one of the reasons why I found myself having a new respect for the band. Sure, nothing should remain static, but in a world where nearly every band I liked seems to have changed their sound just to adapt to a large EDM audience, I’m very grateful that this one didn’t change too much.

      If you like indie music and alternative rock, you might just want to give the band Coldplay a listen.




  • Don't Be Nice. Be Helpful.

The review was published as it's written by reviewer in September, 2015. The reviewer certified that no compensation was received from the reviewed item producer, trademark owner or any other institution, related with the item reviewed. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. 1423091649260230/k2311a0923/9.23.15
Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy