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Coldplay, Glum Rock & the Takeover of UK Pop Music


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Sex, Prozac and rock 'n' roll: satirists turn on the 'Glum Rock' takeover of British pop music

By Ciar Byrne, Media Correspondent

Published : 29 March 2005

They are calling it "glum rock" - a glut of melancholic young pop stars whose music is providing the soundtrack to a downhearted generation.

At the centre of this sombre gathering can be found Coldplay - the inspiration, it is being claimed - for a new wave of bands determined to reverse Bing Crosby's homespun wisdom by accentuating the negative and eliminating the positive from pop music.

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/n...sp?story=624478

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a new wave of bands determined to reverse Bing Crosby's homespun wisdom by accentuating the negative and eliminating the positive from pop music.

this is a bad thing why again? :lol:

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this is a bad thing why again? :lol:

Hmm...should I play some positive Bing Crosby...or that negative Coldplay... I think I will go with Coldplay :lol:

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by accentuating the negative and eliminating the positive from pop music.

i thought that bands like coldplay and oasis were already doing just that?... :)

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by accentuating the negative and eliminating the positive from pop music.

i thought that bands like coldplay and oasis were already doing just that?... :)

You dont like Coldplay, Kiwi? How come?

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i just don`t like the sound dude.....i guess it could be a generational thing.....it drags a bit (to my ears) and i find the sound a bit negative..sort of like REM....it seems to just stall in parts....i`m not saying that the band isn`t talented and good at what they do......i`ve just watched their latest vid " god put a smile upon your face " and i`m still of the same opinion...... :)

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i just don`t like the sound dude.....i guess it could be a generational thing.....it drags a bit (to my ears) and i find the sound a bit negative..sort of like REM...

'Clocks' is kinda catchy ;)

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'Clocks' is kinda catchy ;)

i`ll have a look for it.....back soon.... :)

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not too bad...vocal sounds a bit like sting...nice piano..but just a bit light for me dude..took me 56 seconds to find it.... :lol:

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I like coldplay but hate oasis.

Overall I think pop is getting better and I don't mind if silly pop artists like craig david disappear

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