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2013-02-05 10:42:47 AM
DNRTFA but I sure as shiat disagree!!
 
2013-02-05 10:46:34 AM
FTFA: "When I first heard it, Chris played the riff and I said 'that's a good intro what about the rest of the song?'

"I was scratching my head trying to find something that would fill a little gap in the record."

He added: "This was a first successful attempt at writing a song where the melodic hook was the key to a song rather than a big chorus. Our manager said it would never be a hit and here we are."


That's a strange way of saying "we played the same riff for five minutes straight and you idiots ate it up."
 
2013-02-05 10:46:52 AM
Never, in the history of the Internet, has the fail tag been more appropriate.
 
2013-02-05 10:48:55 AM
Cool, they should play the Superbowl next year. It will be awesome.
 
2013-02-05 11:23:31 AM
Since real music stopped in the 80s, and what lingered on into the 90s was dying a slow grunge induced death, and ultimately shot in the face at point black range by rap-rock and nu-metal... I think pretty much everything in the last 10 years is as good or as bad as Coldplay.

Bring back extended guitar solos, people wearing crazy clothes and makeup, we're not gonna take it, and doing lines of coke and injecting their eyeballs with heroin before going on stage, and while on stage. Much better role models than the crap they put on TV these days with their X-Factor and their Pop Idols. Y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap music, which gives them the brain damage. With their hippin' and their hoppin', and their bippin', and their boppin'... so they don't know what the jazz is all about! You see, Jazz is like a Jello Pudding- no! Actually, it's more like Kodak film - no! Actually, jazz is like the new Coke; it'll be around forever! Heh heh heh...
 
2013-02-05 11:36:22 AM

Tremolo: FTFA: "When I first heard it, Chris played the riff and I said 'that's a good intro what about the rest of the song?'

"I was scratching my head trying to find something that would fill a little gap in the record."

He added: "This was a first successful attempt at writing a song where the melodic hook was the key to a song rather than a big chorus. Our manager said it would never be a hit and here we are."

That's a strange way of saying "we played the same riff for five minutes straight and you idiots ate it up."


Coldplay have never written a farking chorus in their life.
 
2013-02-05 11:40:00 AM

Slaxl: Since real music stopped in the 80s,


Texas country / honky tonk is still alive and well.  Oh you mean rock.  Carry on then.
 
2013-02-05 11:42:17 AM
Coldplay's Clocks is 6 Music's 'greatest hit'
Dear BBC;
You dropped this:  "S-"  It belongs between the "t" and the "h."
Happy to help;
-Floyd
 
2013-02-05 11:43:55 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Slaxl: Since real music stopped in the 80s,

Texas country / honky tonk is still alive and well.  Oh you mean rock.  Carry on then.


He said "real music" not music to fark your cousin to.
 
2013-02-05 11:50:31 AM

Slaxl: Since real music stopped in the 80s, and what lingered on into the 90s was dying a slow grunge induced death, and ultimately shot in the face at point black range by rap-rock and nu-metal... I think pretty much everything in the last 10 years is as good or as bad as Coldplay.


It all went downhill with Nirvana.  Maybe Metallica Black album.  Though booting DLR from Van Halen was an omen...

Anyway, the 90s mostly sucked, the 00s really did suck, and the '10s, yeah.

Yay 80s on 8.
 
2013-02-05 11:52:20 AM

FloydA: Coldplay's Clocks is 6 Music's 'greatest hit'
Dear BBC;
You dropped this:  "S-"  It belongs between the "t" and the "h."
Happy to help;
-Floyd



Greatest hist YEAH!!!
 
2013-02-05 11:52:56 AM
considering its competition (other Hit songs), I would begrudgingly agree with Coldplay probably being the best of its lot.
 
2013-02-05 11:52:59 AM
The 1980s were f*cking horrible.

Get over yourselves.
 
2013-02-05 11:53:39 AM

enry: Slaxl: Since real music stopped in the 80s, and what lingered on into the 90s was dying a slow grunge induced death, and ultimately shot in the face at point black range by rap-rock and nu-metal... I think pretty much everything in the last 10 years is as good or as bad as Coldplay.

It all went downhill with Nirvana.  Maybe Metallica Black album.  Though booting DLR from Van Halen was an omen...

Anyway, the 90s mostly sucked, the 00s really did suck, and the '10s, yeah.

Yay 80s on 8.


you guys sound old.
 
2013-02-05 11:59:00 AM
"Clocks" was going super duper platinum whatever in the UK when we visited last. The song is seared into my brain from hearing it 4,275 times over the course of two weeks. The pain.
 
2013-02-05 12:03:56 PM

Slaxl: Since real music stopped in the 80s, and what lingered on into the 90s was dying a slow grunge induced death, and ultimately shot in the face at point black range by rap-rock and nu-metal... I think pretty much everything in the last 10 years is as good or as bad as Coldplay.


moremaor.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-05 12:04:50 PM
So what you will about Coldplay, they're no Nickelback

/runs for cover
 
2013-02-05 12:08:02 PM
UK pop radio is torture.
 
2013-02-05 12:08:30 PM
I assumed Oasis would make the list.
 
2013-02-05 12:08:40 PM
I'm not a Coldplay fan, but it's hard to argue against Clocks being the top hit. Twenty years from now it will still be well-known. And for better or worse, it's spurred the popularity of the "emo/geek" genre (Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service, et al.).

As for the "rock is dead" line, you just need to look beyond the standard fare. We remember the 70s and 80s as being "great" because we've filtered out all the crap there was at the time and the great bands are standing the test of time. Same thing as the "they don't make great movies like they used to" line; we've forgotten the thousands of bad ones.

I'm a big 80s fan but there is still plenty of good music out there. Like most parents of young children, I have little time for discovering new music but the 00s have turned me on to Interpol, The Raveonettes, Stellastarr, Andrew Bird, The Rosebuds, Amy Winehouse, The Decemberists, The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Pete Yorn, OK Go, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc. I also listen to Radio Paradise a lot, which has a great mix of genres and decades including a lot of new stuff.
 
2013-02-05 12:10:13 PM
Travis is the better band, they just didnt the PR.
 
2013-02-05 12:11:01 PM
A Rush of Blood to the Head was a good album to own if you enjoyed sleeping with women circa 2002-2003.
I don't question young women's taste in music, they also think Bam Margera is funny and Uggs look good.
When they're pretty you just roll with it.
 
2013-02-05 12:12:07 PM

BretMavrik: As for the "rock is dead" line, you just need to look beyond the standard fare. We remember the 70s and 80s as being "great" because we've filtered out all the crap there was at the time and the great bands are standing the test of time. Same thing as the "they don't make great movies like they used to" line; we've forgotten the thousands of bad ones.


I would say that the better option is to ditch the mainstream radio and start looking underground. That's where all the good shiat is.
 
2013-02-05 12:18:43 PM
I'm saying this without a hint of irony or sarcasm...

I do like Clocks.
 
2013-02-05 12:19:13 PM
A mainstream pop/rock band wins that poll? Wow, I'm sooooo shocked.

Some of you farkers have to remember that this thread isn't on your lawn, and it's based on the last ten years.  They could have picked much much worse.
 
2013-02-05 12:22:50 PM

FeedTheCollapse: considering its competition (other Hit songs), I would begrudgingly agree with Coldplay probably being the best of its lot.


Radiohead's There There was also on the list. Say what they will about Radiohead being pretentious, that was a good song.
 
2013-02-05 12:26:32 PM
I like "Clocks" a lot and I don't care.
 
2013-02-05 12:27:26 PM

DarkPascual: I'm saying this without a hint of irony or sarcasm...

I do like Clocks.


But Clocks is so mainstream....you're so mainstream!!
 
2013-02-05 12:27:38 PM

thecpt: A mainstream pop/rock band wins that poll? Wow, I'm sooooo shocked.

Some of you farkers have to remember that this thread isn't on your lawn, and it's based on the last ten years.  They could have picked much much worse.


Well it is 6 Music, so that wasn't necessarily going to be the case, it is intended to be generally more hipster/fringe/alternative than other BBC music radio.
 
2013-02-05 12:28:28 PM
1 Coldplay - Clocks
2 Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
3 Elbow - One Day Like This
4 The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
5 The Killers - Mr Brightside
6 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
7 The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
8 Johnny Cash - Hurt
9 British Sea Power - Remember Me
10 Radiohead - There There
11 Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
12 Arcade Fire - Wake Up
13 LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
14 M83 - Midnight City
15 Midlake - Roscoe
16 Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
17 Sigur Ros - Hoppipola
18 Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart
19 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
20 Bon Iver - Skinny Love
21 Richard Hawley -Tonight The Streets Are Ours
22 The Libertines - Time For Heroes
23 The Walkmen - The Rat
24 Lana Del Rey - Video Games
25 Amy Winehouse - Rehab
26 Florence + the Machine - Kiss With A Fist
27 Doves - There Goes The Fear
28 Adele - Hometown Glory
29 Foo Fighters - All My Life
30 Blur - Out Of Time
31 Bloc Party - Banquet
32 The Maccabees - Love You Better
33 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
34 Outkast - Hey Ya
35 La Roux - In For The Kill
36 Alabama Shakes - Hold On
37 Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
38 Mumford & Sons - The Cave
39 MGMT - Time To Pretend
40 Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
41 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - There She Goes My Beautiful World
42 Foals - Spanish Sahara
43 Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
44 Kasabian - Fire
45 Alt J - Tessellate
46 Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
47 The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
48 Interpol - Obstacle 1
49 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
50 The Cribs - Men's Needs
51 The XX - Islands
52 The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love
53 Gorillaz - Dare
54 Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
55 The Strokes - Juicebox
56 MIA - Paper Planes
57 Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
58 PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
59 Hot Chip - Over & Over
60 The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
61 Animal Collective - My Girls
62 The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
63 The Streets - Weak Become Heroes
64 Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
65 Laura Marling - Sophia
66 Mclusky - That Man Will Not Hang
67 Bat For Lashes - Laura
67 Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
69 Vampire Weekend - A Punk
70 Kings Of Leon - Molly's Chambers
71 Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
72 Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
73 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
74 The Shins - Phantom Limb
75 The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
76 Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
77 Underworld - Two Months Off
78 Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
79 Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
80 Cat Power - The Greatest
81 Damian Marley - Welcome To Jamrock
82 The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
83 Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends
84 Klaxons - Golden Skans
85 Phoenix - 1901
86 Primal Scream - Country Girl
87 Janelle Monae - Tightrope
88 Kanye West - Jesus Walks
89 Daft Punk - Robot Rock
90 Paul Weller - From The Floorboards Up
91 Metronomy - Heartbreaker
92 Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up Look Sharp
93 Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
94 Noah & The Whale - Five Years Time
95 Friendly Fires - Paris96 Feist - 1,2,3,4
97 Kelis - Milkshake
98 Joan As Policewoman - The Ride
99 Lower Dens - Brains
100 Okkervill River - Calling & Not Calling My Ex
/has 4
 
2013-02-05 12:30:46 PM
*scans headline*

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2013-02-05 12:31:44 PM
GF bought tix to see them in DC last summer, as it turned out, it really was a great friggin show.

I don't get all the hatred, Joe Satriani plagerism aside, they're really not bad.   IMHO, the biggest crime against music today is any set of lyrics by Train.

/Come at my cool story bro
 
2013-02-05 12:33:27 PM

xria: Well it is 6 Music, so that wasn't necessarily going to be the case, it is intended to be generally more hipster/fringe/alternative than other BBC music radio.


I'll be honest, I didn't know what that was.  Nevertheless, it made a huge run on alternative stations and is generally a tolerable if not liked song by lots.

that list posted above has some great songs on it, but face it.  Its an oddball audience that puts Lana Del Rey at 25 over those songs.
 
2013-02-05 12:35:05 PM

kid_icarus: DarkPascual: I'm saying this without a hint of irony or sarcasm...

I do like Clocks.

But Clocks is so mainstream....you're so mainstream!!


But I've heard this cover by this band from New Zealand that makes Mongolian music on Didjeridoos and xylophones... You probably never heard of them...

/List have some pretty cool songs, apparently...
 
2013-02-05 12:38:35 PM

DarkPascual: But I've heard this cover by this band from New Zealand that makes Mongolian music on Didjeridoos and xylophones... You probably never heard of them...


I saw them 6 years ago at a warehouse party. Before they got all corporate.
 
2013-02-05 12:53:19 PM

FeedTheCollapse: considering its competition (other Hit songs), I would begrudgingly agree with Coldplay probably being the best of its lot.


This.

As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.
 
2013-02-05 12:56:04 PM
In the words of The Onion: "Your favorite band sucks."
 
2013-02-05 01:04:07 PM

Lorelle: As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.


Translation: I'm too lazy to look beyond the radio for music

/trust me any music you can imagine is on teh intertubes, just like porn
 
2013-02-05 01:04:08 PM

Lorelle: As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.


Oh, for fark's sake. They weren't even the best band out of Seattle.
 
2013-02-05 01:07:07 PM
NOBODY HAS RECORDED ANY GOOD MUSIC SINCE BUDDY HOLLY DIED

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-02-05 01:32:13 PM
No Robbie Williams?  THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
 
2013-02-05 01:33:12 PM

mitchcumstein1: Lorelle: As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.

Oh, for fark's sake. They weren't even the best band out of Seattle.


If you say Pearl Jam, I will farking cut you.


With words.
 
2013-02-05 01:37:01 PM

kid_icarus: Cool, they should play the Superbowl next year. It will be awesome.


I don't think America is ready for Coldplay
 
2013-02-05 01:37:22 PM
NO GOOD MUSIC HAS EVER BEEN RECORDED
 
2013-02-05 01:41:18 PM

I love Garlic Man: NO GOOD MUSIC HAS EVER BEEN RECORDED


Actually I think the Romans did some really good stuff, but you can't hear it, because they didn't write it down.
 
2013-02-05 01:44:07 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: mitchcumstein1: Lorelle: As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.

Oh, for fark's sake. They weren't even the best band out of Seattle.

If you say Pearl Jam, I will farking cut you.


With words.


Soundgarden and Mudhoney weren't bad.
 
2013-02-05 01:58:19 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: mitchcumstein1: Lorelle: As far as I'm concerned, music died with Kurt Cobain. Practically everything released after 1994 sucks.

Oh, for fark's sake. They weren't even the best band out of Seattle.

If you say Pearl Jam, I will farking cut you.


With words.


Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam...all better, imo.
 
2013-02-05 02:34:31 PM
"Music hasn't been good since ________." -- Every old person on the Internet
 
2013-02-05 02:36:23 PM

BretMavrik: I'm not a Coldplay fan, but it's hard to argue against Clocks being the top hit. Twenty years from now it will still be well-known. And for better or worse, it's spurred the popularity of the "emo/geek" genre (Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service, et al.).

As for the "rock is dead" line, you just need to look beyond the standard fare. We remember the 70s and 80s as being "great" because we've filtered out all the crap there was at the time and the great bands are standing the test of time. Same thing as the "they don't make great movies like they used to" line; we've forgotten the thousands of bad ones.

I'm a big 80s fan but there is still plenty of good music out there. Like most parents of young children, I have little time for discovering new music but the 00s have turned me on to Interpol, The Raveonettes, Stellastarr, Andrew Bird, The Rosebuds, Amy Winehouse, The Decemberists, The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Pete Yorn, OK Go, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc. I also listen to Radio Paradise a lot, which has a great mix of genres and decades including a lot of new stuff.


I listen to Radio Paradise quite a lot, too. Bill has a way with a set list.
 
2013-02-05 02:39:41 PM
If you liked the "Silver Linings Playbook" then you should like that Coldplay song.

Its like a bi-polar anthem.

/Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
 
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