coldplay vs radiohead?

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i like coldplays first 3 releases then some singles after them but that is about it for them whereas radiohead i like ok computer the best and alot more singles and over all i like radiohead the best.

xzanfar, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:31 (two years ago) link

great thread idea

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:34 (two years ago) link

my answer is radiohead bc i like their music better

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:34 (two years ago) link

there was a really, really good thread about this back in 2004

barroom brawl: radiohead v. coldplay

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:35 (two years ago) link

This is like comparing Drake vs Kendrick.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

we are talking about them being in a physical fight in a bar, right

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

Drake:Kendrick::Coldplay:Radiohead?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

in my feelings to pimp a cold rush of kid a's blood

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 4 October 2018 03:51 (two years ago) link

history has airbrushed away my truth
but
i can remember a number of relatively credible friends gently repping for coldplay back in their early days
not hard
and they deny it today
but they totally did

umsworth (emsworth), Thursday, 4 October 2018 04:41 (two years ago) link

parachutes is a great album, fuck the haters

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 4 October 2018 05:23 (two years ago) link

Remember when every rapper's favorite rock band seemed to be Coldplay? Chris Martin was the Phil Collins/Lionel Richie of the aughts. That's not a dis. But he was always better off aiming for Thom Yorke even if he didn't have the skills to get there. Once he figured out who he really was it was hell on his music - at least Adam Levine's got the vocal chops to conceal the giant stick up his ass. I don't remember what TV program it was, but long about some evening in 2011 when I heard Martin wandering off key over the bog-standard chord progression that was "Paradise," all the while trying to own the stage like Bono and, somehow, simultaneously making pass-agg "don't fuck this up, guys" hand gestures to his bandmates, it was enough to turn me off to their present and future output forever. A Rush of Blood and Viva La Vida, the only two albums of theirs I've heard in full, are both solid-to-excellent. Still haven't heard most of the debut and never really gave a shit about "Yellow," but "Trouble" is a stroke - almost on par with Lionel and the Commodores' "Easy." That's the best thing Chris Martin will ever write, and it's enough.

It's like an Christian pop (thewufs), Thursday, 4 October 2018 06:47 (two years ago) link

the 'a rush of blood to the head' title track bangs tbh

imago, Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:01 (two years ago) link

coldplay have sold 100m records, radiohead have sold somewhere in excess of 30m, so therefore coldplay are better don't @ me

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:49 (two years ago) link

you know who else sold a lot of records? hitler.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:24 (two years ago) link

Some era defining classics in here
https://www.discogs.com/artist/223385-Adolf-Hitler

tsrobodo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:32 (two years ago) link

did hitler sell more records than coldplay? if so then hitler is better don't @ me

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 09:35 (two years ago) link

I'm really not a violent person, at all. But there's something about Chris Martin that makes me want to punch him in the face.
While there's something about Thom Yorke that makes me think someone already punched him in the face.

Anyway, I think of Radiohead as the far superior and way more interesting band, although I have to say I actually hardly know Coldplay (just some singles, I liked Clocks but never thought much of Martin's vocals); Radiohead's earlier 'classic' stuff (until and including OK Computer) tends to bore or annoy me.

Valentijn, Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:05 (two years ago) link

i'm really not a violent person, at all. but there's something about adolf hitler that makes me want to punch him in the face.

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 11:14 (two years ago) link

if the new doctor who tried to dress like radiohead's album covers it would be a fucking disaster

dub pilates (rushomancy), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:31 (two years ago) link

In 2004 a Coldplay-liking friend told me about a fellow Coldplay-hater who had announced "This is brilliant, what is it?!" when 'Yellow' came on at an indie club, then slunk off when he heard the vocal come in. I sympathised as the bits of Coldplay songs that don't feature Chris Martin's vocals or lyrics are not the bits of Coldplay I object to.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:36 (two years ago) link

yellow is such a plodding fucking dirge, i can't imagine it being anything other than an instant floor-clearer

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:40 (two years ago) link

Drake has also sold more records than Kendrick.

In fact he is officially the top certified singles artist ever with 142 million certified units. Therefore he is the GOAT.

The radiohead vs coldplay :: kendrick vs drake comparison makes more sense than I’d like to admit for a joke.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:00 (two years ago) link

Thom Yorke's voice is more annoying than Chris Martin's voice which, given how annoying Chris Martin's voice is, is something of an achievement.

Zach Same (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:14 (two years ago) link

Coldplay is the Goop of rock bands.

dinnerboat, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:17 (two years ago) link

Kendrick and Thom Yorke heights: 5’5”

Drake and Chris Martin heights: 6’1”

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:25 (two years ago) link

You may have just cracked the code.

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:27 (two years ago) link

Kendrick sampled Radiohead on “how much a dollar cost”

Drake sampled Coldplay on “congratulations”

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:44 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DorT2VwXgAA8qrV.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 October 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

to be fair Yellow sounds kind of like the Wedding Present and they are good

rip van wanko, Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:23 (two years ago) link

yellow but with david gedge as the singer

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:31 (two years ago) link

Remember when every rapper's favorite rock band seemed to be Coldplay?

this is still kinda true tbh, with some helpings of blink 182 and rhcp

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:37 (two years ago) link

coldplay better

dyl, Friday, 5 October 2018 02:13 (two years ago) link

i would be way more likely to enjoy a random coldplay song if it came on at the supermarket. the comfort of unfamiliarity and the pleasant surprise of it not being nearly the worst it could be, like 'superman' by five for fighting or something. radiohead are just completely spent for me at this point and their fans are so dim and pretentious and repellant, too much like me 15 years ago, i would try to leave as fast as possible if one if their songs came on in some public place i happened to be in.

macropuente (map), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:02 (two years ago) link

agreed that five for fighting is the absolute worst

maximum derek borchardt (crüt), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:40 (two years ago) link

Listening to Coldplay is like a drawn out version of flipping through a station and hearing a song that catches your ear but then they start singing about Jesus and you change the station immediately

maximum derek borchardt (crüt), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:43 (two years ago) link

tho I'd much rather hear a Coldplay song than that newish "rock" song about the thunda, th-th-thunda

maximum derek borchardt (crüt), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:46 (two years ago) link

the english art-rock band from england called radiohead is a high quality musical quintet and they are from ENGuhlend, highly recommend "the kid a"

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:50 (two years ago) link

you may already know their song "the creep" which is about a creep who moonlights as a weirdo

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 5 October 2018 03:59 (two years ago) link

it is not that great of a song but it has a part where you sing high and loud so people like to sing along even though they can't do it good, just loud

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 5 October 2018 04:00 (two years ago) link

anyway if you enjoy other radiohead songs, you might like other english musicians like mark morrison or hermin's hermits

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 5 October 2018 04:01 (two years ago) link

they are also from england

21st savagery fox (m bison), Friday, 5 October 2018 04:01 (two years ago) link

beavis otm

mookieproof, Friday, 5 October 2018 04:19 (two years ago) link

first time i listened to the coldplay album someone had burned me a copy and had switched out the title track with a guster track of the same name and i was briefly stuck in this lynch state of "how bad do i really hate this band?"

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 5 October 2018 04:52 (two years ago) link

I know the casual thing to say is that Radiohead is pretentious but Chris Martin feels way more pretentious to me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 October 2018 05:15 (two years ago) link

wish it were Franz Ferdinand who'd decided to become a Pop band instead, Coldplay just couldn't pull it off. they were at their best when Eno successfully helped them become art rock-lite on Viva La Vida

top 5 coldplay off the top of my head:
strawberry swing
glass of water
clocks
always in my head
chinese sleep chant

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 05:48 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Thom Yorke Admits Vast Majority Of Musical Output Fueled By Constant Fear Of Being One-Upped By Coldplay https://t.co/jPUNPMVW2j pic.twitter.com/kFfkkaSIkf

— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 18, 2018

silverfish, Friday, 19 October 2018 15:41 (two years ago) link

re: the rappers loving Coldplay thing. I always loved the Kanye line "I told Jay I did a song with Coldplay / Next thing I know he got a song with Coldplay" in Big Brother. Firstly, for being the only person to ever rhyme Coldplay with Coldplay. And secondly, for the idea that him and Jay refer to Chris Martin as 'Coldplay' in their conversations with each other.

triggercut, Friday, 19 October 2018 15:45 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

what happened to coldplay after their 3rd release? they got too commercial for me!

xzanfar, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 21:58 (one week ago) link

spiderman and i'm stuck in the middle

ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 22:08 (one week ago) link

I realised years ago that the reason I'd never consciously heard any Coldplay was that I always changed the channel when they came on.
This realisation came when some pub was playing a Coldplay song and it was aggravating enough that I checked what it was.

Anyway, Radiohead.

raven, Thursday, 9 September 2021 07:59 (one week ago) link

Radioplay vs Coldhead

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 9 September 2021 10:01 (one week ago) link

My dad always thinks I like Coldplay when actually I like Radiohead.

chap, Thursday, 9 September 2021 10:46 (one week ago) link

can coldplay do this?

https://i.imgur.com/Z17LD2I.png

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 September 2021 19:16 (one week ago) link

honest coldplay question: can someone put "yellow" in radiohead terms? not musically, but in terms of where that stands in their catalog.

full disclosure, i was a coldplay fan through parachutes. i liked yellow. it was all yellow. to me that was like their "creep", at the time. but the difference is, then they became U2 and made much huger songs. whereas, with radiohead, creep was creep, and although they became critically acclaimed after that, creep is still the big song for them, the one that people who weren't there for radiohead will think of first. i think.

so what is "yellow"? "pop is dead?" lol

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 September 2021 19:28 (one week ago) link

I think “yellow” is “creep”…. they’re both their breakthrough single and performed similar in the charts - top 10 UK - barely registered in the US Charts.

Believe it or not Paranoid Android is their best charting single in the UK.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:42 (one week ago) link

Yeah Yellow is definitely Creep

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:45 (one week ago) link

“yellow” is still a jam

brimstead, Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:45 (one week ago) link

Xp for real? I remember Pyramid Song charting really, surprisingly, high too

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:46 (one week ago) link

In the US: “creep” charted #34 and their second highest single is “nude” at #37.

In the UK they charted in the top 10: “paranoid android” charted #3, “no surprises” and “there there” at #4, “street spirit” and “pyramid song” at #5, “creep” at #7 and karma police #8.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:11 (one week ago) link

Yeah “pyramid song” being a hit in the UK is weird, weirder when you consider it performed better than “creep”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:11 (one week ago) link

I think if Kid A had any singles “idioteque” could have been their highest charting hit.

The only potential singles I can think of in the kid a/amnesiac era are “everything in its right place”, “idioteque” and “i might be wrong”… maybe “optimistic”.

Kid A seems much more radio friendly to my ears than amnesiac, their single release strategy was completely off there… I mean I suppose it worked since both albums went to #1 in the UK/US (and in pretty much every country that has charts) but Amnesiac should have been the album with no singles.

Pyramid Song being a #5 chart hit in the UK is probably just accumulated goodwill from OKC and Kid A.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:17 (one week ago) link

Hell, even an edit of National Anthem has single potential.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:18 (one week ago) link

Coldplay’s run of singles is surprisingly low in the US as well, I thought they were well beloved in the states, and had a run of top 10 singles similar to Maroon 5 (15 top 10 singles) but they only have 4 top 10 hits in the US (speed of sound, viva la vida, sky full of stars and “something just like this” with the Chainsmokers)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:27 (one week ago) link

In the USA I think clocks or one of those other really shitty ones was their creep? like the mass breakthrough

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 September 2021 23:41 (one week ago) link

Clocks was omnipresent for a long time. As a casual consumer of publicly broadcast music in the states I experienced the overplayed Coldplay chronology as Yellow > Clocks > Fix You

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 10 September 2021 00:02 (one week ago) link


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