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Thursday, April 21, 2005

chris and glenn get brief mention in fox "news"

Roger Friedman of Fox "News" wasn't wild about Coldplay's new single, saying it sounded a lot like that ginormous hit, "Clocks." Friedman compares Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow rather unfavorably to Difford and Tilbrook. He writes:
"Speed of Sound" relies on the same piano chord progressions as the group's well-known and beloved "Clocks." Not there's anything wrong with that. Plenty of groups can play a "medley of their hits," as it were.

But frontman Chris Martin is never going to be the songwriting equal of XTC's Andy Partridge or Squeeze's Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook. Maybe the rest of Coldplay's new album, "X&Y," will be better when it's released on June 6.

PS-- I used boldface only in "homage" of that ridiculous tabloid style. I'll never use it like that again, I promise. And since Fox is the only American news outlet that refers to Michael Jackson as "Jacko," like only the British tabloids do, can I accuse Fox "News" of being un-American now?