TS: Coldplay, Yellow: Y/N

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwjX4dG72s

Coldplay, Yellow, ten years down the line. You decide.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
No 28
Yes 18


lebateauivre, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:22 (nine years ago) link

sure

zachylon, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:39 (nine years ago) link

prefer travis, 'turn'

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:40 (nine years ago) link

underrated sleeper hit imo

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:40 (nine years ago) link

I voted Yes, I like this song and the album from which it came.

moonbop, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:42 (nine years ago) link

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Coldplay's Chris Martin, professed his love for boobs and says they saved him from being gay.

He admits that growing up he worried about being gay.

"It was more like, 'Oh s***, what if?', because was brought up to think it was wrong," he told Rolling Stone.

"But then it struck me: who gives a s**t? And then it wasn't a problem.

"It sounds silly to say it now, but when you're a kid you think, 'I'm going to burn in hell for eternity if I like other guys or if I marry someone Jewish'."

But he eventually calmed down when he realized he was heterosexual.

"I was swayed by boobs," he says. "Let's face it, they're fantastic." Even so, it was not until he was 22 that he finally lost his virginity.

"There were religious issues and s**t like that," he says, adding: "Also confidence. I had a tricky time with girls.

"I got trapped in the friendship tip many, many times.

"I don't want to be the person that makes everyone laugh before they go off and bang. I want to be the guy that everybody bangs."

t. silaviver, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:43 (nine years ago) link

i had catatonia's 'mulder and scully' stuck in my head, earlier, in the shower, or at least the thirty or so seconds i could remember. i think i just spent the remaining three minutes thinking: huh. catatonia. they were a band, that happened. people bought their records.

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:44 (nine years ago) link

By God, there is so much to hate about this band, but I unashamedly love this song, and its video, still.

(I only dared this poll on sandbox, without the sb function tbh)

lebateauivre, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:47 (nine years ago) link

this song actually makes me angry, and then i realise it is 2011 and i am angry at coldplay

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:49 (nine years ago) link

the other day i found solace in a fond memory of travis's 1999 classic 'why does it always rain on me', though

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:50 (nine years ago) link

it was raining at the time

thompp, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:50 (nine years ago) link

i don't mind this song. and some other bits from coldplay. but they're shite tbh. also, let me bring this thread down, my overriding memory of this song is hearing a live version on radio 1 as i sat in my parents' car as they were being told by a doctor that my grandfather's brain tumour was terminal. HA!

jim in glasgow, Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:51 (nine years ago) link

the other day i found solace in a fond memory of travis's 1999 classic 'why does it always rain on me', though

― thompp, Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:50 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

True story: I saw Travis around '99 or so at the Melkweg, in Amsterdam. I was with four friends, two girls and two guys, and it was around the time of my live where we were in Paradiso or Melkweg gigging four or five nights a week. We saw Travis, fine and all, got pretty drunk during the concert.
When it was over, we danced for an hour in the Milky Way(I think the Dewaele Brothers were dj'ing after, Soulwax), and then we left. Outside the venue the big Travis bus was parked. Our female friends ~ drunk but wouldn't do otherwise without any alcohol probably ~ saw movement in the Travis tourbus and started banging the bus' window. All windows of the bus had drawn curtains. But they banged and banged on it, singing "Why does it always rain on me?" (it did rain at the time).
After some serious banging on one bus window, a highly agitated and angry man inside the bus pulled open the curtain to tell us off. It was Fran Healy, the lead singer of Travis, and it turned out the girls had been banging the window of the bus toilet while he was trying to have a shit in peace. He was enraged, sitting on the loo, trying to have a peaceful shit after the concert, but not allowed by the banging on the window by our girls, who loudly sang "Why does it always rain on me?". The expression on his face was.... one of completely agony and pain. I'll never forget it. We laughed so hard, all night, and we still do about that moment...

lebateauivre, Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:06 (nine years ago) link

But yes, Coldplay's Yellow...

lebateauivre, Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:09 (nine years ago) link

I've never understood what "was all yellow". Thay will never stop bugging me.

another suggestbanite (rusty flathead screwdriver), Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:25 (nine years ago) link

fucking hate this song so much so much

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:25 (nine years ago) link

Love the song, love the album. So much better than everything they did afterward.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:48 (nine years ago) link

*cue someone saying something about 'oh real high bar to scale' or something like that*

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:51 (nine years ago) link

The most boring chord progression in existence.

Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:51 (nine years ago) link

otm

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:58 (nine years ago) link

plus Chris Martin sounds like an old storyteller on the track

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:59 (nine years ago) link

I like a few Coldplay tracks but the appeal of this one mystifies me.

Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:04 (nine years ago) link

I like "In My Place", "Politik", and "Viva La Vida".

"In My Place" is a much better version of the same song template IMO. simple melody/chord progression, but a much more appealing hook.

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:14 (nine years ago) link

I don't like any Coldplay tracks but the appeal of this one in particular mystifies me.

Dermot O'Leary is playing some beats/at night he's a TV presenter (snoball), Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:15 (nine years ago) link

lol politik

some dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:47 (nine years ago) link

where's whi....err, dealwithit.gif? i'm sure he'll have the demographic that enjoys this track locked down, with detailed explanations of their mental flaws and previous life trauma.

xpost

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:48 (nine years ago) link

quite like quite a few Coldplay songs, this one was shit 10 years ago and is shit now, so limp and dreary

Seed Production Scientist cum Head (Julie Lagger), Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:31 (nine years ago) link

"In My Place" is a much better version of the same song template IMO

Which given how "In My Place" made me want to destroy buildings, rip Martin's head off and shit down the hole explains a lot about how I feel about "Yellow" in particular.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:32 (nine years ago) link

didn't like this song at first but now that there's a whole spectrum of Coldplay songs i love or tolerate or hate and it's kind of in the upper midrange, i have to answer "yes" to this thread

some dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Lols Ned!

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 18:19 (nine years ago) link

People who vote 'yes' = the most disgusting of all savages, imo.

Illia Rump (emil.y), Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:04 (nine years ago) link

;_;

lebateauivre, Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:07 (nine years ago) link

I went to their concert in 2008 or 09 or so, I was twelfth row in an arena. They played this song and I turned around to see ~20,000 people all gasp in wonder at the same time. The sharp intake of breath created a temporary vacuum, four people died of asphyxiation

oPal, Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:18 (nine years ago) link

"In My Place" made me want to destroy buildings, rip Martin's head off and shit down the hole

if it's not too awkward, i would shit down the same hole simultaneously for a multiplier effect, if you're ok with it

Z S, Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:54 (nine years ago) link

it could be a bonding experience!

Z S, Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:55 (nine years ago) link

ShitBros

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 December 2011 21:26 (nine years ago) link

^^^ Nintendo wisely rebranded this legendary game before release

if you ain't gonna wash it, i ain't gonna eat it, Sunday, 18 December 2011 21:29 (nine years ago) link

Coldplay, bringing bros together

oPal, Sunday, 18 December 2011 21:30 (nine years ago) link

i don't want to be the guy that everybody bangs

wrinklepause, Sunday, 18 December 2011 23:11 (nine years ago) link

*THAT* would make it all yellow, for sure!

Y.O. Mini (MarkG oo la showaddywaddy), Monday, 19 December 2011 00:32 (nine years ago) link

most horrible track by horrible band

brony island baby (case spudette), Monday, 19 December 2011 12:36 (nine years ago) link

i had catatonia's 'mulder and scully' stuck in my head, earlier, in the shower, or at least the thirty or so seconds i could remember. i think i just spent the remaining three minutes thinking: huh. catatonia. they were a band, that happened. people bought their records.

I watched Shooting Fish the other month and every song on the soundtrack brought up that feeling of remembering that John Major ever existed and was Prime Minister

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120122/soundtrack

brony island baby (case spudette), Monday, 19 December 2011 12:41 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 26 December 2011 00:01 (nine years ago) link

there are two coldplay songs i will secretly listen to but this is not one of them.

bene_gesserit, Monday, 26 December 2011 00:11 (nine years ago) link

The first two singles from that big breakout disk were good, but I won't suffer if I never hear either of them, ever again.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 26 December 2011 00:17 (nine years ago) link

i fuck heavy w/ yellow

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Monday, 26 December 2011 00:30 (nine years ago) link

Bored me then, bores me now

jer.fairall, Monday, 26 December 2011 01:43 (nine years ago) link

Clocks and Moses I like a lot. Yellow is right on the dividing line between good Coldplay and bad Coldplay, so I voted 'Yes.'. There's way fouler pools of dog vomit in their catalogue--Speed of Sound, Viva La Vida, In My Place, the first two-thirds of Fix You...

tanuki suit, frogbs suit (henrietta lacks), Monday, 26 December 2011 03:45 (nine years ago) link

I remember watching a ton of MTV2 late at night back when I was a freshman in college, which was around when the video for Yellow came out, and it was one of my 2 am jams. So I've always liked it for that. I really like Parachutes, still.

C-L, Monday, 26 December 2011 03:57 (nine years ago) link

I don't like any Coldplay tracks but the appeal of this one in particular mystifies me.

Nearly completely OTM, except I like "Viva La Vida" despite myself.

Sandbox Jesse, Monday, 26 December 2011 06:50 (nine years ago) link

there is one coldplay song i like - well, one coldplay song + the "clocks" piano riff. it is not this one. yellow is such a gross colour anyway

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Monday, 26 December 2011 09:59 (nine years ago) link

(it is "god put a smile on your face")

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Monday, 26 December 2011 09:59 (nine years ago) link

no in the universal sense, yes compared to most of what was being played on U.S. alt-rock radio at the time (e.g. Fuel)

macarena of time (step hen faps), Monday, 26 December 2011 10:23 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 00:01 (nine years ago) link

Thank fuck for that. I may have quit ilx forever if the 'yes' votes had won.

Illia Rump (emil.y), Tuesday, 27 December 2011 00:05 (nine years ago) link

I was curious about the video, so I just watched parts of it. A minute of his mug cemented my antipathy.

Sandbox Jesse, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 00:18 (nine years ago) link

what do these three images immediately above have in common?

  • two of the three are "yellow"
  • all three are more interesting lyricists than chris martin.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 27 December 2011 17:24 (nine years ago) link

pleasant song. didn't see the poll. more pleasant than boring. I'm curious to what ott shit the "more boring than pleasant" folk listen to

CaptainBurlapSax, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 03:24 (nine years ago) link

like vida la vida. barfff

CaptainBurlapSax, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 03:25 (nine years ago) link


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