So, I’ve been listening to Coldplay’s new album Viva La Vida, and it's ok. To me, it sounds good, but the lyrics banal at best. I think what gets me is that Coldplay sounds like they’re trying to be really deep – and they’re just not. There was a piece in Time a few weeks ago, where it said that the band was the biggest thing going and that they were the rock/pop heir to U2. It also offered sort of the backhand compliment that while many people liked Coldplay, few people loved them.
And so I ask you to weigh in: