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Offline JTBaby

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #180 on: December 01, 2012, 08:57:54 AM »
No. By U2 standards it's crap

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #181 on: December 01, 2012, 08:59:00 AM »
Well....i have sed it before and i will say it again, how blessed am i, that even with u2's most average of releases, i still find them very enjoyable and more listenable than most other stuff out there......especially these days.  To me, if Coldplay were a foodstuff, they would be water!


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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #182 on: December 01, 2012, 09:00:19 AM »
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No. By U2 standards it's crap

NLOTH is crap by U2's standards

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #183 on: December 01, 2012, 09:01:30 AM »
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Well....i have sed it before and i will say it again, how blessed am i, that even with u2's most average of releases, i still find them very enjoyable and more listenable than most other stuff out there......especially these days.  To me, if Coldplay were a foodstuff, they would be water!

Yes water is a good analogy. Although water isn't a foodstuff. If Coldplay were a colour it would be distinctly beige.

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #184 on: December 01, 2012, 09:01:55 AM »
Coldplay may be water. Bon Jovi would be the accumulated drippings From the beer bottles you collect the morning after a party.

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #185 on: December 01, 2012, 09:03:58 AM »
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No. By U2 standards it's crap

NLOTH is crap by U2's standards
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No. By U2 standards it's crap

NLOTH is crap by U2's standards
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Ah the return of the "I know you are but what am I?" Line of debate.

Welcome back. We missed you.

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #186 on: December 01, 2012, 09:51:44 AM »
There are appropriate threads if you use the search function in this forum to:
-compare U2 and Bon Jovi
-compare U2's albums against each other

This thread is about U2 versus Coldplay.

Let's try to keep it relevant and on topic so that we will not be diverted from our daily entertainment.

So now that the pretend-Coldplay-fans have established beyond reasonable doubt that somewhere in this universe there exists a Coldplay album superior to U2 - maybe we can diversify the topic?

Is Chris Martin's hair stylist better than Edge's?

Or maybe there was that song where they played the chord C on guitar better than U2?

Let's keep the Coldplay comparisons coming! This thread is just starting!

Cheers,

J



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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #187 on: December 01, 2012, 09:53:35 AM »
jick's adorable when he's all excited.

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #188 on: December 01, 2012, 10:03:29 AM »
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jick's adorable when he's all excited.

He's like an excited puppy.


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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #189 on: December 01, 2012, 10:05:37 AM »
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There are appropriate threads if you use the search function in this forum to:
-compare U2 and Bon Jovi
-compare U2's albums against each other

This thread is about U2 versus Coldplay.

Let's try to keep it relevant and on topic so that we will not be diverted from our daily entertainment.

So now that the pretend-Coldplay-fans have established beyond reasonable doubt that somewhere in this universe there exists a Coldplay album superior to U2 - maybe we can diversify the topic?

Is Chris Martin's hair stylist better than Edge's?

Or maybe there was that song where they played the chord C on guitar better than U2?

Let's keep the Coldplay comparisons coming! This thread is just starting!

Cheers,

J

Edge is bald so it's unlikely he has a hair stylist

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #190 on: December 01, 2012, 12:05:21 PM »
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There are appropriate threads if you use the search function in this forum to:
-compare U2 and Bon Jovi
-compare U2's albums against each other

This thread is about U2 versus Coldplay.

Let's try to keep it relevant and on topic so that we will not be diverted from our daily entertainment.

So now that the pretend-Coldplay-fans have established beyond reasonable doubt that somewhere in this universe there exists a Coldplay album superior to U2 - maybe we can diversify the topic?

Is Chris Martin's hair stylist better than Edge's?

Or maybe there was that song where they played the chord C on guitar better than U2?

Let's keep the Coldplay comparisons coming! This thread is just starting!

Cheers,

J

Edge is bald so it's unlikely he has a hair stylist

It's called sarcasm, my dear.


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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #191 on: December 02, 2012, 12:09:08 AM »
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1.  The excitement level surrounding Coldplay. 

"Exciting" is about the last word I'd ever use to describe Coldplay.


I've never been more excited about an artist/band than I have been about Coldplay over the last year or so.  Excited isn't a good enough word to describe it. 

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2012, 11:57:11 AM »
In terms of who is the biggest band in the world when comparing U2 and Coldplay, these numbers should bring everything back into focus:

U2 360 TOUR:

GROSS: $736,421,584 (RECORD)
ATTENDANCE: 7,272,046 (RECORD)
Average Gross: $6,694,742
Average Attendance: 66,110
Average Ticket Price: $101.27
Shows: 110
Sellouts: 110


COLDPLAY Mylo Xyloto Tour:

GROSS: $148,043,078
ATTENDANCE: 1,821,327
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,209,598
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 27,184
Average Ticket Price: $81.28
Shows: 67
Sellouts: 58

                  It should be noted that Coldplay still has 8 more shows to play on their current tour. There were also three shows not included in the above figures because they were not reported. In addition, one Coldplay show was cancelled, and 7 other stops on the tour were at festivals and not included in the above figures because they were not exclusive Coldplay shows.

                  Coldplay is indeed one of the most popular concert attractions around the world to come on to the concert scene since 1990. Despite that though, they are no where near U2 in terms of the concert drawing ability. In fact, in North America, they are still only about where U2 was on the Unforgettable Fire Tour back in 1985 after being in the business for 12 years.

                 Coldplay is indeed popular, but after five albums and 12 years in the business, they are no where near in a position to challenge U2 when it comes to concert popularity.

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #193 on: December 02, 2012, 12:03:37 PM »
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With the exception of Sometimes, HTDAAB is an average record by anyone's standards

While this thread makes great comedy, time to present facts because it makes the disparity of U2 and the comical Coldplay more like an mountain and an ant.

The "average" HTDAAB just did:

-win 9 Grammies including Album of the Year and containing the Song of the Year
-had U2's best-ever first week debut US sales of 840,000 copies
-have a support tour that spawned three videos: Chicago, Milan, and the first-ever live 3D movie
-had the song that made the iPod and Apple big

Not bad for an "average" album.

All right, break's over.  Intermission is done.

Let us return the regularly scheduled programming and continue this psuedo-Coldplay gushing.  Let's add more facts and numbers and how infinitely "superior" Coldplay is the U2's "average" album.

This is the best thread ever in this forum!

Cheers,

J

I see you have done your homework numbers wise. Doesn't stop HTDAAB being an average record. Awards and sales statistics are irrelevant in a world where Michael Buble is popular.

Even if you don't think it's an average record you must accept its an average record by U2's standards

          Ah, no, its probably the best thing U2 have ever done with the exception of Achtung Baby and Joshua Tree. Awards and sales statistics are RELEVANT because they reflect opinions other than your own. I mean, your not going to have us believe that YOU ALONE decide what is good, average or relevant, are you?

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Re: U2 V Coldplay
« Reply #194 on: December 02, 2012, 12:05:50 PM »
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U2 have been on the go for 32 yrs. Coldplay could only dream of acheiving that
U2 are one of the most popular bands of all time. Coldplay could only dream of acheiving that
U2 have released one of the biggest selling and most popular albums Worldwide. Coldplay could only dream of acheiving that
U2 are the biggest touring act of all time. Coldplay could only dream of acheiving that

All of that is 100% irrelevant.

In baseball terms, the New York Yankees are historically the baseball team with most championships, highest payroll, and most fans.  Does that mean they're the best team NOW?  Absolutely not.

U2 has more career accolades than Coldplay.  Are they better NOW?  I don't think so

          Thats just an individual opinion though. There is always someone who holds an opinion that says that Band x is better than band y in any given year.