Why? Because they suck.

Houston Chronicle music writer Joey Guerra:

I’m not exactly sure why or what happened or who decided – but it’s not cool to like Coldplay.

Professing love, or even like, for Chris Martin’s emotive art-pop is not just an alarm for taste levels. It’s meant to evoke a question of – or provide a punch line for – intelligence or, worse, manhood.

I must admit the lead was a bit of a surprise to me. I figured I was being the uncool one for thinking Coldplay sucked. Guerra may be right that “50 million albums aren’t just going to droopy teens and women,” but we all have our guilty pleasures, I suppose — though I am not ashamed to admit I have Kelly Clarkson on my iPod. (Megadeth’s “Peace Sells (But Who’s Buying)” happens to be playing on the Sirius stream as I write this, though. At any rate, I am reminded of the following exchange Sabra and I had outside of HEB one day a couple of weeks ago…

“Coldplay — for those who think U2 is too edgy!”
“Haha! Yeah, but once in about every 20 songs U2 will come out with a song that doesn’t sound like all the others.”

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