, for whatever they are, a bag of liquorice all-sorts. People either idolise them, tolerate them or chastise them as "non rockers" or non musicians. Which, in all honesty, is a bit harsh as they do play all their instruments, as in: guitar, rhythm guitar, bass and drums. But i guess to them, not in a conventional way, as say, the Rolling Stones
do. But in all honesty, Coldplay are better than just being [rapped] as a smooth pop band, they can rock just like the best of them and their last studio album [Viva La Vida
] put away any of those thoughts to the "un" musician Nay-Sayer's. Personally, I like [Parachutes]
as compared to Viva La Vida, just as much as I prefer Incubus's [Morning View 2001]
as compared to the much heavier [A Crow Left Of Murder 2004]
. Why bands feel they have to prove a heavier side musically always has me perplexed. I don't think I have ever heard Radiohead trying this.
At least you can never accuse the band Muse
of tinkering with their sound radically .. as it is to hard to categorise in the first place and i don't mean that as an insult whatsoever.