05 June 2005

We're sinking like stones…

I guess the New York Times finally got the memo on Coldplay.

Jon Pareles writes in today's Arts Section:

There's nothing wrong with self-pity. As a spur to songwriting, it's right up there with lust, anger and greed, and probably better than the remaining deadly sins. There's nothing wrong, either, with striving for musical grandeur, using every bit of skill and studio illusion to create a sound large enough to get lost in. Male sensitivity, a quality that's under siege in a pop culture full of unrepentant bullying and machismo, shouldn't be dismissed out of hand, no matter how risible it can be in practice. And building a sound on the lessons of past
bands is virtually unavoidable.

But put them all together and they add up to Coldplay,
the most insufferable band of the decade.

And that's just the first two paragraphs. Read the article here.

It ain't pretty.