Posted in music on June 8, 2008



"What Radiohead did [releasing the album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-like download] was great. They had that freedom because they were out of contract. We didn't. I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it. We're trying to keep pace with the idea of free content, though. We gave away [the album's first single] "Violet Hill" with NME and as a free download.

"Next month we're doing free concerts in London, New York and Barcelona. And on the album, tracks five and six are two songs but show up as one, so you can download two songs for the price of one. That was inspired by the 'buy one get one free' promotions at KwikSave, where I once worked."


"I always thought that if you were a 16-year-old and liked Coldplay you'd keep it quiet. We aren't cool and never will be. But I hope after this album, 16-year-olds will feel proud to like Coldplay. The best gig I've ever been to was by John Williams, who wrote the music for Jaws and Star Wars. I also love Stevie Wonder and Christy Moore. Are they cool? The best bands in the world today are probably Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós. I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world." [Brian Boyd talks to Coldplay's Chris Martin]

Stevie Wonder is very cool. Sigur Rós are currently streaming their whole new album.



Comments (23)

"I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world."

Not only is he conceited, he thinks he's humble!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 9:55 PM

More of the usual fake, self-deprecating nonsense from this band. It's such a turn off when they act like this in interviews around album releases.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 10:00 PM

Seems like Chris Martin likes other musicians that write the same songs over and over again *cough*John Williams*cough*

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 10:17 PM

Love it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 10:22 PM

And Christy Moore IS cool!

Posted by Kevin | June 8, 2008 11:29 PM

what a twat

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 11:58 PM

why would you be dropping Sigur Ros as a headline when you actually have a chance to mention Christy Moore?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 5:43 AM

I saw a clip of their performance on MTV. it really was quite bad, they were out of sync, and Chris's vocals were way off. lyrically, the stuff he writes is meaningless.

Posted by NotGreat | June 9, 2008 7:45 AM

How insightful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 9:03 AM

"I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world."

Well, he sure doesn't listen to a lot of music... Seventh best in the world.... That's the kind of shit you expect from assholes like Mick Jagger or Elton John...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 9:36 AM

Ya'll need a sense of humor, stat.

Posted by Liz | June 9, 2008 9:49 AM

it's hard to get sarcasm through text but i'm giving him the benefit of the doubt despite the fact that i don't enjoy his music he seems like a good guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 9:57 AM

Hey Chris, you're #1 on my shit list. Who cares about being the seventh best band in the world?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 11:21 AM

Ha! The 7th best in the world, that is hilarious. good for him. not a huge Coldplay fan here, but I like what he had to say. I guess I mostly don't like them because, they're ALMOST good. frustrating.

And he likes John Williams. Nothing wrong with that at all!

Previous poster. saying that Williams writes the same songs over and over again is quite suspect. His mastery of themes and their dramatic orchestral settings has defined movie after movie after movie.

The most common criticism offered against any musician that one doesn't like is "all their songs sound the same." It's often a lazy criticism.

Posted by Steven Stark | June 9, 2008 11:27 AM

Remember when people had a sense of humor? "anyone remember laughter?"

Posted by Chris | June 9, 2008 11:46 AM

He's joking losers.

Posted by zik | June 9, 2008 1:10 PM

correction : the best band in the world is daft punk, followed by dan deacon and the black (pissing in each others mouths) lips. honorable mention : deerhunter & the handsome furs

Posted by hipster poseur | June 9, 2008 2:03 PM

To me Coldplay are watered down Radiohead,but his
self-deprecating humor is always good for a good puke.

I read in one of the free nyc papers that Gwyneth
is now pregnant with baby #3.I bet Chris sings
Coldplay songs to put all his kids to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2008 2:20 PM

He's joking you idiots, it's called sarcasm

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 10:31 PM

coldplay, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 1:43 AM

i dont mind coldplay but fuck me calm down everyone, i think he was kidding, think some people need to stop hating things because they want to,

Posted by john | December 6, 2009 4:45 PM

"I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world. "

He was joking, calm the fuck down...

Posted by bla | March 23, 2013 5:01 PM

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