None of the above comments seem to consider the differences between individual shows and festival appearances. I had a discussion with a part time Radiohead fan (Bends, OK Computer and that’s it) who was adamant that they can play what they like at an individual show which is obviously full of people specifically there to them, but should play all the crowd favourites at a festival appearance. As a huge Radiohead fan I kind of saw her point but was insistent that they can play what they like. Thinking about it though, was I just being selfish because it’s hard for them to play a song that I don’t like?
“Could be one of the more polarising releases of the year” is basically shorthand for “We think it’s shit”.
Ugh! This is Klaxons with their balls cut off. It sounds more like Hurts. Awful.
Totally agree. None Shall Pass was the first Aesop Rock work I found myself disappointed by. It would be fifth or sixth on my list. Hard to choose between Float, Labor Days and Bazooka Tooth.
Well, it was actually the hypocrisy of her playing the rebel when she’s actually just a good little corporate whore, but now you mention it yes, the idea of Lily Allen criticising the music of Radiohead is hilarious. In short yes, I literally agree with what you’re saying despite your pathetic attempt at sarcasm.
Lily Allen was once asked on a quiz show “What was special about the release of Radiohead’s album In Rainbows?” to which she replied “Well it certainly wasn’t the music” and then went on a rant about their pay-what-you-like-fuck-the-record-labels release strategy which sounded like it could have been read verbatim from a major label PR release. Any chance she had of me becoming a fan were officially done there and then. If she’d released any great music since then I would have had a terrible dilemma. Luckily that quandary has never presented itself.
Some people may well have done that, but it doesn’t invalidate a single thing I said.
Read your post back, then grab a dictionary and look up the word hypocrisy.
Jeez. So many things wrong with this statement. You find people who hate Coldplay to be ‘childish and irrational’, and then go on to imply that anyone who hates Coldplay ‘can’t think for themselves’ and are simply letting ‘backlash trends’ influence their opinions. Maybe I, and many others have genuinely thought they were, if not shit, then at least massively overrated right from the start? Saying that we Coldplay haters can’t think for ourselves seems a little, well, childish and irrational.
The people saying Coldplay is shit are absolute idiots. It’s Coldplay ‘are’ shit.