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Coldplay: Cockpit, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 13 June 2000

FOR THEIR ardent supporters, Coldplay are the great white hopes of British angst rock. For their equally vociferous detractors, they are miserable musos who have listened to too much Jeff Buckley and Radiohead. What nobody has predicted is that their live performances can induce unabashed joy and merriment: there isn't a soul who doesn't leave this marvellous gig grinning from ear to ear.

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