To start, I would like to state that I enjoy the music of Coldplay. Really, I do. I think that both Parachutes and Viva La Vida are among the best albums in their release years. They are good and perfectly enjoyable. Honest. But Coldplay are Radiohead with a slightly different paint job. Let’s face it. The mainstay of Coldplay’s sound is lifted straight out of the song Karma Police off of Radiohead’s masterful OK Computer album. For more clarification, I’m not directing this rant at Coldplay themselves.They seem like down to earth and cool dudes. Plus, “Everybody rips off everybody” as my Mother often says. There is nothing wrong with letting your influences bleed through. No, I’m directing this at the fans of Coldplay’s music. Not the casual fans, mind you. But the fans who hold Coldplay to be this shining beacon of light in a dark and Rockless world. Bull. Crap. you want some original Rock and Roll? All you have to do is look around. Creative artists are everywhere. Bands like Animal Collective, Broken Social Scene, or The Flaming Lips. Try singers like Bon Iver or Joanna Newsom. Hell, just listen to some Radiohead. Independent and creative artists are coming out with wonderful stuff every month. Bands like Coldplay, Kings of Leon, or Muse get labeled “Indie”. That word doesn’t mean much already, but we might as well start calling U2 or Kanye West Indie. Sorry, but if you sell out Stadiums, you aren’t Indie. That goes for Arcade Fire too. Indie isn’t a genre. Anyways, I kind of rambled off there. The thing I am trying to say with this is think before you review. I might have made that mistake sometime or another, but I’m going to try and not do it again. Let’s all attempt this. Sorry, but Coldplay released a new album a few months ago and with all the writing I’ve seen about them recently, this had to be said.