What Kind of Review is That?
Originally posted on October 09, 2002 9:09 PM
John Mulvey, over at dotmusic, has managed to write one of the least-impressive, and coincidentally least-impressed, reviews I've read so far this tour. Here are just a few of the "lowlights" from his review:
- "That's when it comes: the hardly-fresh realisation that big straight rock you've never liked much can, when translated into such a communal experience, be not exactly moving, but certainly quite touching."
- "[Coldplay has been] making decent, fairly obvious music."
- "Martin, meanwhile, spends 90 minutes working very hard at pretending he's some kind of ingenue who just woke up in a stadium rock band. Some of his spontaneity seems a bit forced as a result, not least the snatches of cover versions he interpolates into his own songs once or twice too often."
- "Sometimes, too, his piano-man balladeering suggests a less-than-appealing future as an Elton John in Japanese jeans."
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