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Coldplay: X&Y

Jim Irvin, The Word, June 2005

AS A STAUNCH advocate of pop music that's actually popular, that revels in its ability to make human connections, I can't begrudge Coldplay their unquestionable skill at finding a huge audience and satisfying it. But I remain slightly bewildered by it. As Chris Martin sighs somewhere here: "I feel like they're talking in a language I don't speak." Or, more accurately, a language I don't need.

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