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Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (150 of 241)
 

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X&Y ~ Coldplay
X&Y ~ Coldplay
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars x&y, 1 Jun 2005
coldplay gave a commendable grainy debut album when they emerged in 2000 as young ballad hopefuls. then the world started blowing up and the follow-up 'a rush of blood to the head' a couple of years later improved the overall sound of coldplay as their vitality stakes meant they were ' a band for the people'.
so the pressure in 05 for third lp 'x&y' is gargantuan. from the artwork alone (and title) it seemed the band wanted to do a radiohead and rely on electronics to experiment with their sound. on the other hand, more of the same could surely be a good idea... as keane continue to offer more pedestrian output.
neither of these is the case. coldplay are still epic-sounding as… Read more
X&Y ~ Coldplay
X&Y ~ Coldplay
60 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars x&y, 1 Jun 2005
coldplay gave a commendable grainy debut album when they emerged in 2000 as young ballad hopefuls. then the world started blowing up and the follow-up 'a rish of blood to the head' a couple of years later, as their vitality stakes meant they were ' a band for the people'.
so the pressure in 05 for third lp 'x&y' is gargantuan. from the artwork alone (and title) it seemed the band wanted to do a radiohead and rely on electronics to experiment with their sound. on the other hand, more of the same could surely be a good idea... as keane continue to offer more pedestrian output.
neither of these is the case. coldplay are still epic-sounding as chris martin doubles up his voic as he… Read more
O.K. Cowboy ~ Vitalic
O.K. Cowboy ~ Vitalic
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars certainly no cowboy..., 26 April 2005
For starters the guy in question here ain't no techno cowboy. Having released the Pony EP in 2001 at the height of the genre of electoclash, many house-heads were predicting that Vitalic (originally from Ukraine) would follow in the footsteps of Felix Da Housecat, Miss Kittin and all the other trashy purveyors of the scene.
However this proved to be a fad. Instead Vitalic settled down in France (where he grew up) and spent a good four years perfecting his debut album.
What becomes apparent straight away is that Vitalic is now belonging to this very great line of French exports like Air, Etienne De Crecy and Daft Punk. That latter name bears more significance than anyone could have… Read more