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Brothers & Sisters

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An album by Coldplay

Mega Rare copies of this long deleted Fierce Panda single found! Always a hot item on E-Bay where it is currently at $35 & rising. This 3 tracker is b/w two beautiful tracks 'EasyTo Please' & 'Only Superstition' that would have fit nicelyin with their … see full wiki

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They think listeners are easy to please, anyway

  • Jan 7, 2009
In 2008, Coldplay's still struggling to add some meaning to their style, with their meaning and especially their style showing significant growth thanks to their union with Brian Eno. In 1998, they had only this to show, a single with three tracks and half a song. "Brothers & Sisters" proves that they can all play well enough--although at this point they didn't have the meandering confidence which produced "Lost!" or even something like "White Shadows"--but they can't really do much more than play. Chris Martin's taking himself too seriously, formulating lyrics like "What if cards don't go my way/Then it's sure to spoil my day," where even the first part is a rhetorical question stated just because it seems like the verse should open with a question--although to his credit the same song opens with "A cardboard head I see/Has found its way to me," which doesn't mean anything, but at least it sounds interesting. Which actually sums up a lot of the group's work. If you disagree, listen to "Easy to Please," the center piece of these tracks: its dreaminess falters if one listens to the lyrics too closely, and it's completely shattered by the background noises the group nervously added to ensure that the dreaminess remain intact, or to feel sure it was there at all. At least now I get the early Radiohead comparisons--and also why serious Radiohead fans would like to slit Martin's falsetto-spewing throat.

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Brothers & Sisters
Label: Brash Music
Artist: Coldplay
Release Date: November 18, 2003

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