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Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer’s aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album — and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate Ben Langmaid — is accordingly looser and less brusque. She has styled herself less like… More »

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Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams Appears Imminent

Coldplay have been teasing a new album called A Head Full Of Dreams since last December, when Chris Martin hinted that it might be the
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 9:52 am
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Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlist…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Coldplay Headlining 2015 Global Citizen Fest

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam (as speculated), Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran have been tapped to headline this year's Global Citizen Festival. This is the first year (out…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 10:01 am
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Watch Chris Martin Play A Surprise Acoustic Set At A Bar In India

Perhaps because his Game Of Thrones musical didn't work out, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin appears to be walking the earth like Kane in Kung Fu,…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 11:22 am

Watch Chris Martin Perform “Til Kingdom Come” At Beau Biden’s Funeral

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin performed an emotional rendition of X&Y track "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral of Beau Biden, former Delaware attorney general and…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2015 - 9:23 pm
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Coldplay – “Gone But Not F. Cotton”

Coldplay wrote an original song dedicated to BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, who is leaving after over a decade on the channel. It wa…
James Rettig | May 23, 2015 - 10:57 am
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Watch Coldplay’s Game Of Thrones: The Musical In Full

The members of Coldplay are human beings alive in 2015, so like the rest of us, they're all big Game Of Thrones fans; drummer Will…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 8:48 am
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Watch A Teaser For Coldplay & Peter Dinklage’s Game Of Thrones Musical

Game Of Thrones isn't what anyone would really call a funny show. (Especially after last week's ending. Yee.) But it does have funny moments, and…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 2:33 pm
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Coldplay Confirm New Album Title Head Full Of Dreams In Studio Update

Coldplay have launched a new online timeline that tracks the history of the band from their humble beginnings up 'til now, and the most recent
Chris DeVille | May 13, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Hear Four Tet’s Shelved Remix Of Coldplay’s “Fix You”

Jon Hopkins is the latest artist to get his own BBC Radio 1 Residency show, and tonight he broughout along Four Tet to serve a…
James Rettig | February 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm
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David Bowie Turned Down Coldplay Collab Because It Wasn’t Good Enough

During a video segment at last week's BBC Music Awards, Chris Martin revealed that David Bowie turned down a guest spot on a Coldplay song,…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Watch Coldplay Play The 2014 BBC Music Awards With Chris Martin Backstage

Coldplay performed at the BBC Music Awards tonight, which also featured appearances from One Direction, Ellie Goulding, will.i.am., Calvin Harris, and Ed Sheeran. They did…
James Rettig | December 11, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Coldplay – “Miracles”

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently told the BBC's Zane Lowe that the band's forthcoming album A Head Full Of Dreams might be their last. Eve…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 8:36 am
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2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominatio…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am
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Chris Martin Titles “Final” Coldplay LP A Head Full Of Dreams, Compares It To Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Coldplay just released a new album only a few months ago, but frontman Chris Martin revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe today on BBC…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 6:24 pm
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Coldplay – “Ink” Interactive Video

Coldplay have released an interactive video of “Ink” from their latest album Ghost Stories. The Blind-directed video prompts you to choose and direct the course…
Maggie Stamets | November 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm
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Coldplay – “All Your Friends” Video

The members of Coldplay don't appear in their video for "All Your Friends," a softly sweeping bonus track that appeared on some editions of their…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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