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Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Was Super Bowl 50 a Golden Bowl?

A pop culture play-by-play of the biggest TV event of the year.

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay originally fell to the altar of their influences before finding their voice. Now they rip off other songs so blatantly that you wonder if a lawsuit is waiting around the corner.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin Finds Renewal in Los Angeles

Chris Martin: “I don’t expect people to understand where songs come from, because I don’t understand either."

Mikael Wood
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The Next Level of Global Citizen: An Interview With Global Poverty Project's Justine Lucas

The Global Poverty Project's crown jewel is the Global Citizen Festival but the organization works year round to get commitments from politicians and actions from citizens.

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Low: Ones and Sixes

Low's Ones and Sixes is surprising for sounding very much of the moment.

Music

Uncool Britannia: Radiohead's 'The Bends' vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.

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Coldplay: Ghost Stories

The only ghosts on Ghost Stories, Coldplay's sixth studio effort, are the ones of a band that’s now left the building.

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The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest

A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.

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SINGLE REVIEW: Coldplay's "Midnight"

Coldplay have been teasing out new material on soundtracks and the like, but this new fairly ominous track is unlike anything they've ever done before -- and it's the best thing that could ever happen to them.

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Guessing the 2013 Grammys

It’s the Super Bowl of music, and we’re guessing who will be the MVPs.

Film

Coldplay Drops Video for “Paradise” in Advance of 'Live 2012' Film

Coldplay's new live concert film, 'Live 2012', appears first on EPIX on November 17th and then the various DVD and CD packages hit stores on November 20th. Meanwhile you, can catch the film in theatres on November 13th.

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Coldplay – “Hurts Like Heaven” (video)

Coldplay's latest video “Hurts Like Heaven” released today. It's a track off last year's 'Mylo Xyloto' and appears in time to drum up interest for the band's upcoming live album 'Live 2012' that drops November 20th.

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Various Artists: Now That’s What I Call British

The long-running Now series has a go at crafting a selection of contemporary British pop's leading lights for an American audience. And then it sticks Radiohead's "Creep" near the front of it.

Music

Jukebox the Ghost: Safe Travels

The criminally underrated Philly-based piano-pop band returns for a third outing full of big-hearted anthems and a few sonic surprises.

Music

The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.

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Rating the Performances at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Starting with the most memorable and ending with the most dull (or clichéd), here’s what happened on “music’s biggest night”.

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Bored This Way: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

In the wake of a tragic loss within the music industry, the Grammy Awards actually went on a surprisingly respectful, understated route... before turning into the vapid technicolor circus that has become hallmark for the very worst of Grammy broadcasts.

Music

Guessing the 2012 Grammys

Predictions on who will be honored on “music’s biggest night”, based on a mixture of rumors, critical acclaim, and the academy’s voters.

Music

My Glorious: Minefield

Austrian group bids for the heart of America with new EP.

Jedd Beaudoin
Music

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

Music

Coldplay Concert Directed by Anton Corbijn Streams Live Today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tune in today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST to catch a livestream concert from Coldplay as part of the American Express Unstaged series brought to you by YouTube and VEVO.

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Austin City Limits: Friday 16 September 2011

Even the sticky situation of having Kanye West and Coldplay sort of split the Friday night finale on opposite sides of Zilker Park was a wise and calculated decision.

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Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

The big-budget sequel to the Technicolor Viva la Vida is multi-textured, arena-ready...and boring as hell.

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Coldplay - "Paradise"

The band, the producers, or the label -- who gets the blame for "Paradise"?

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'Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay': It's All About the Beck's

Matt McGinn has been a roadie for Coldplay for more than a decade. Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay is exactly what it sounds like, and, according to Coldplay, "half of this book is probably true."

Music

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

Music

Alan McGee - Bitter Old Man with No Apparent Sense of Irony

Former Creation Records boss Alan McGee continues rapid decline into unintentional self-mockery.

Music

Barcelona: Absolutes

Coldplay is popular. Barcelona sounds like Coldplay. Surprisingly, this is not a bad thing.

Music

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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