Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coldplay

Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in 1997 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After forming Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the lineup. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.

Coldplay's early material was compared to acts such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, U2, and Travis. They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year, Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, received a slightly less enthusiastic yet still generally positive reception upon its release in 2005. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely favourable reviews, earning several Grammy nominations and wins. Coldplay have sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Since the release of Parachutes, Coldplay have drawn influence from other sources, including Echo & the Bunnymen, Kate Bush, George Harrison and Muse on A Rush of Blood to the Head, Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y  and Blur, Arcade Fire and My Bloody Valentine on Viva la Vida. Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Will recomend the classics Clocks, In my place and the ones that arent so famous like Til Kingdom Come and   Yes.

28 comments:

  1. can't say i like these guys too much.

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  2. I like your music blog !
    I have music as well :)

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  3. I love Coldplay...grat post!

    supporting you
    take care.

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  4. I've got kind of sick of them with all their new stuff..

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  5. I've always hated coldplay. meh to each his own.

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  6. Coldplay are good! What are you talking about?!

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  7. great band

    following & supporting

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  8. Not really a huge fan of Coldplay myself.

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  9. Not a big fan,but they have some nice songs

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  10. Not a lot of Coldplay love here, ha.
    I heard one song, whatever he was singing when he appeared on Extras.

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  11. some really awesome songs, but all in all not really what i like to hear in my spare time! :>

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  12. post this type of stuff more!

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  13. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  14. i cant get into these guys so well D; i can listen to it tho lol....

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  15. Not a fan of coldplay :L. I cannot deny their success though.

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  16. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  17. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  18. i like this band their pretty good

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  19. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

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