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Wouldn't make Coldplay's best 10 songs...
on 17 January 2006
Can't help liking this even if it is only a poor man's 'Clocks'; similar chords in the verse and a near-identical 3+3+2 drumbeat.
Compared to 'In My Place' - the frickin' BRILLIANT first single from the previous album - this is a fairly weak offering to kick-start their 3rd.
Luckily they followed this single up with the amazing 'Fix You' - probably 'X&Y's best track - which is both poignant and epic. Buy that instead!
They've just released 'Talk', which is pretty good...but if they don't choose either 'What If' or 'Swallowed in the Sea' as their 4th single, I'll be somewhat upset.
Then again...does anyone actually BUY CD SINGLES anymore?