Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Video: Coldplay and Jay-Z - "Lost +"

I post this not because that I'm a huge Coldplay fan, but because I wonder how this new collaboration between Chris Martin's brit-pop stalwarts and Jigga fits into the discussion at large of Coldplay as a whole. Former MFR writer David Brusie and fellow critic Geoff Cannon have an interesting debate about the merits of Coldplay over at Vita.MN, and you can read that here.

Here's my simple-minded take. As the band started to wander from Jeff Buckley territory over to ground covered on later-day U2 albums, they started to lose me, as what began as simple and sweet pleasures on Parachutes became something more bombastic--in a bad way. Still, I've been intrigued by what I've heard from Viva La Vida, which is admittedly not a whole lot. I've yet to buy Vida because I can haz poor haus!?, but I think that I might pick it up used somewhere down the line.

What say you, readers?

Download: Coldplay and Jay-Z - "Lost +" (via)

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Blogger Charlie said...

Ugh. No me gusta on the collaboration. Terrible idea.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Fat & Sassy said...

I would say that you should pick up the album, because it is delicious. But I would also have to say that I feel like Jay-Z and Coldplay could have done so much more with this. I don't like that Jay-Z just has a single verse and the rest is Coldplay.

10:39 AM  

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