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I love Coldplay, personally. I hope I get to see them live at some point. And "Viva la Vida" may well be their best song yet, although I think the entire album is pretty good; then again, I've thought that about all of their previous albums, too. For me, their music contains a very specific kind of cathartic emotion, and it's very similar to the kind of stuff U2 -- my favorite band ever -- has been specializing in for nearly thirty years.

Another recent band that I would consider great would be Arcade Fire. Very eclectic, but well worth listening to. Paying attention to, even.

Past that, I'm not terribly knowledgeable on music from this decade. I've got nothing against it, it's just that I've only got so many hours of free time, you know? And I'm getting older, so I'm becoming more and more conscious that it's time to start devoting more of my time to the things that I already know I love.

However, I have no intention of forgoing discovering new things, because that way lies old-farthood.

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I removed Arctic Monkeys because I never heard of them. I spent thirty seconds checking them out at YouTube but I'm still not sold.

They're not anything spectacular, but probably the only music I frequently listen to of this decade that's not film music. You should checck out the first few songs on Favourite Worst Nightmare.

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I spent thirty seconds checking them out at YouTube but I'm still not sold.

Try giving them a full sixty seconds ;)

Regardless of and other than Coldplay's standing, Green Day are actually the closest thing to a classic band in the making. American Idiot is possibly the best album of the last ten years. It's certainly the best punk album in decades.

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im a softcore fan of coldplay, in only have their albums, no DVDs, no special editions or forums or whatever

but enjoy every record and i believe that Viva La Vida is breathtaking in its beauty!!!

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I was actually going to bring up Green Day. I like a lot of their older stuff, too, since they've been around since I was in middle school. Dookie is a classic album.

American Idiot is very strong until about St Jimmy, but I think with the exception of Wake Me Up, the second half of the album isn't as strong. Maybe I haven't heard it as much.

I also bought their live album that they performed in England, but I didn't like the politicking they did on stage. That's all I'll say about that.

I'm curious to see what their follow-up album will be.

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Coldplay, in the past, has always put me to sleep. Their new song sounds pretty decent, though. My girlfriend has the CD, maybe I'll give it a listen.

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I agree there's a plethora of great British Bands (not recently, mind you), but my favorite has always been Dire Straits. It actually was my first musical love, even before John Williams.

Romão, who would outlaw James Blunt if he was the regining dictator

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historically, brithish bands are the best, but in this decade american bands rule the rock scene (at least for me)

personally, i think that the 3 greatest rock bands nowadays are

THe White Stripes

Interpol

The Killers (altough im very disappointed with their b sides and covers material: "Sawdust") I'm expecting to see how they perform on their next album, because Sam's Town is great

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I'll agree with that.

Every one says that of the music of the generation that follows them.

So true.

Nope, if I were a member of today's generation I wouldn't like the music.

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Let me ask this, are there any "greats from the 00's,(I really don't know) or all all the greats from previous era's.

John Williams.

Oh, were we talking about popular music?

Actually, I heard the new coldplay song a while ago, and while it is a catchy tune, I DO NOT like the way it is mixed. But then, I don't like the way much of any popular music is mixed. Better than most stuff out there, that's for sure.

John Williams isn't a great from the 00's, he's a great from another era, obviously you didn't understand the question, but yes I was talking popular music not film music.

Sure...'Cause there is no way he could write anything like Violet Hill now-a-days. He was only writing great stuff like that back in the 80's.

I would take John Williams output of the 00's over any other musical artist's (popular, film, or whatever), which means we have one of two options:

1. There are no greats of the 00's.

2. John Williams is a great of the 00's.

Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

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Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

Yes, of course.

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Let me ask this, are there any "greats from the 00's,(I really don't know) or all all the greats from previous era's.

John Williams.

Oh, were we talking about popular music?

Actually, I heard the new coldplay song a while ago, and while it is a catchy tune, I DO NOT like the way it is mixed. But then, I don't like the way much of any popular music is mixed. Better than most stuff out there, that's for sure.

John Williams isn't a great from the 00's, he's a great from another era, obviously you didn't understand the question, but yes I was talking popular music not film music.

Sure...'Cause there is no way he could write anything like Violet Hill now-a-days. He was only writing great stuff like that back in the 80's.

I would take John Williams output of the 00's over any other musical artist's (popular, film, or whatever), which means we have one of two options:

1. There are no greats of the 00's.

2. John Williams is a great of the 00's.

Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

I'll take Williams's new-millennium work over that of any other composer not named Howard Shore. I'm with you (and at least a few other people on this board) who feel that if he's suffered a drop-off in quality at all, it's been a marginal one. We're in the minority by a damn sight, but I don't mind that too bad.

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Anyway, this new Coldplay album is pretty much in the same vein as the single..with the sub orchestral music Quint mentioned.

Burga - who can't stand the Timbaland sound.

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Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

Yes, of course.

Thanks, Mark. I knew I could count on you.

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Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

Yes, of course.

Thanks, Mark. I knew I could count on you.

That's what I'm here for.

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Let me ask this, are there any "greats from the 00's,(I really don't know) or all all the greats from previous era's.

John Williams.

Oh, were we talking about popular music?

Actually, I heard the new coldplay song a while ago, and while it is a catchy tune, I DO NOT like the way it is mixed. But then, I don't like the way much of any popular music is mixed. Better than most stuff out there, that's for sure.

John Williams isn't a great from the 00's, he's a great from another era, obviously you didn't understand the question, but yes I was talking popular music not film music.

Sure...'Cause there is no way he could write anything like Violet Hill now-a-days. He was only writing great stuff like that back in the 80's.

I would take John Williams output of the 00's over any other musical artist's (popular, film, or whatever), which means we have one of two options:

1. There are no greats of the 00's.

2. John Williams is a great of the 00's.

Thus, my HILARIOUS joke of bringing him up in a popular music thread is still wonderfully effective.

you don't get it, he's a great of the past, that doesn't mean he doesn't do great works today, but saying John Williams is of the 00's is like saying Madonna is or Elton John is, they are great today, but they are not from this current time,

by great of the 00's I mean someone who came into the scene in the 00's. that goes for you to Bryant.

as for the stuff being made today, I'd rather listen to some Jimmy Buffet, or some Elton John, and I still like playing my 23 year old cd of Tears for Fears, Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without, come on, I'm talking to you...

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I have to say, I am barely listening to anything aside from scores at the moment. Besides some Johnny Cash and some Ramones on my Ipod, everything else is film score. I just don't seem to have the inkling for anything else.

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as for the stuff being made today, I'd rather listen to some Jimmy Buffet, or some Elton John, and I still like playing my 23 year old cd of Tears for Fears, Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without, come on, I'm talking to you...

This weekend I went out and bought the CD of the Commodore's 1977 double LP live tour album.

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as for the stuff being made today, I'd rather listen to some Jimmy Buffet, or some Elton John, and I still like playing my 23 year old cd of Tears for Fears, Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without, come on, I'm talking to you...

Did you hear the album Tears For Fears did a few years ago -- Everybody Loves a Happy Ending? I thought it was terrific; I wish they'd do another one.

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Reviving this thread, the current female soloist sweeping the nation here in the UK is Gabriella Cilmi, a mere 16 years of age and easily talented beyond that number in years.

Has this song reached your country yet?

I was 'meh' after an initial listen, but now I'm hooked - thanks to BBC Radio 1. I've heard this record a million times and the girl is a massive talent in waiting.

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I pretty much hate and disregard all mainstream music, but any British band must be good. I liked their song that was on the Garden State soundtrack, and this one is pretty good too.

At least you have an open mind.

Sometimes the ignorance of this board amazes me.

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Hey that Amy Winehouse chick sure is in the news alot, is her music any good, she seems to be more popular for her sleaze factor, not to mention high on the list of muscians who are expected to die soon.

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Amy Winehouse's music is good and rather distinctive, but she's also a repulsive skank, thanks to her putrid behaviour. A real shame actually, she's on self destruct and she is beyond help from anyone, including her worried father.

Coincidentally, for a sample of the Winehouse style, just click my Gabriella Cilmi link above, since their two styles are so similar that for a while many people thought her record Sweet About Me was actually a Winehouse track, myself included.

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I'm not really a fan of popular music; it takes either a very catchy tune or a strong connection with a film/tv show to make me like it, most often the former.

Generally, a song is good in my ears if the chorus would make a great main theme for a score. In fact, as I look through all 300 or so of my song collection, I can't see a single one that doesn't have a great tune. On the recent Coldplay album, I like 3 tracks, and they all have really memorable tunes that hit it exactly right for me.

I really think film music has taken over my life... seriously :)

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I like Winehouse, although the stuff she sings is generally your average Motown retread. "Valerie" is a great track though.

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On the recent Coldplay album, I like 3 tracks, and they all have really memorable tunes that hit it exactly right for me.

You seem to be more understanding than most of the people around here.

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I've been listening to the new Coldplay album in my car since getting it, and I've come to the conclusion that it's pretty close to being brilliant. There isn't a single song that I don't like a lot -- and there are several ("Viva la Vida," whatever the second half of "Yes" is called, "Violet Hill," and "Lost!") that I flat-out love.

I'm hoping I can scrape up the money to go see them in Atlanta in November. It's been awhile since I went to a show.

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Their show is sold out around here. I'd have to buy tix through some vendor, I don't think I can afford it.

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Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, and I guess you could add Coldplay. Nothing is better than British rock.

Don't forget Queen. And, more recently, Muse.

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^^

Are they some new band that I've never heard of?!?!?!?!!1!

:flush: :censored: :banghead::lol::microwave::folder: :censored: :down::fouetaa::blink:

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Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, and I guess you could add Coldplay. Nothing is better than British rock.

Don't forget Queen.

Is Queen a British band? Hmm... but anyways, yes, brilliant. I'm burning through the skkkkyyy yeah! 200 degress that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheeiiiit!

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