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London, United Kingdom (1997 – present)

Coldplay is a British band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland – who met each other in September 1996 at Ramsay Hall (halls of residence) at University College London - bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

With five successful albums releases (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) - and a sixth studio album released in May 2014 (Ghost Stories) - Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva la Vida.

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Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album, Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo And The Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005).

Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

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  • magnetaire

    I miss Viva La Vida era Coldplay.

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  • DDevilized

    awesome stuff man, would buy again.

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    They are great!

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    Coldplay, the very bottom of the barrel. The lowest form of music, truly, deeply unashamedly soulless garbage, like tacky late night emotional pornography, like the gunk behind the fridge, absolutely soulless, plastic self-parody, half-heartedly disguised as an attempt at copying actual rock bands. Asphyxiating to the human soul, lobotomizing to the human mind, the very death of human imagination summed up in a long line of absolutely meaningless, mundane and hollow albums, for an audience of meaningless, mundane and hollow individuals, people so afraid of dying that they never dare learn to live. This band is the perfect symtomatic symbol for where we are as a species: emptied out, hollow and pathetic, thoroughly convinced that there is truly no light at the end of the tunnel. Truly and thoroughly brainwashed; a generation of sheep, of robots, of empty shells. TL;DR: We are all the Hollow Men, and Coldplay the emblem of our generation. [2]

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  • ivanshello

    Have they recorded identical songs for the new album? I mean, really, album after album they are the same...

    27 Mar 11:53am Reply
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    Is the new album gonna be their last?

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    Coldplay, the very bottom of the barrel. The lowest form of music, truly, deeply unashamedly soulless garbage, like tacky late night emotional pornography, like the gunk behind the fridge, absolutely soulless, plastic self-parody, half-heartedly disguised as an attempt at copying actual rock bands. Asphyxiating to the human soul, lobotomizing to the human mind, the very death of human imagination summed up in a long line of absolutely meaningless, mundane and hollow albums, for an audience of meaningless, mundane and hollow individuals, people so afraid of dying that they never dare learn to live. This band is the perfect symtomatic symbol for where we are as a species: emptied out, hollow and pathetic, thoroughly convinced that there is truly no light at the end of the tunnel. Truly and thoroughly brainwashed; a generation of sheep, of robots, of empty shells. TL;DR: We are all the Hollow Men, and Coldplay the emblem of our generation.

    21 Mar 2:28am Reply
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