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barcajaden 05-11-2013 12:23

Chris Martin
 
Why do people dislike him?

Verence 05-11-2013 13:12

He is percieved as middle class so I think a lot of the dislike aimed at him is down to inverted snobberry

It's as if some people think only the working class should be allowed to make music

Honestweegie 05-11-2013 13:16

I dont mind him, its his wife I wanna punch

barcajaden 05-11-2013 13:17

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 69601049)
He is percieved as middle class so I think a lot of the dislike aimed at him is down to inverted snobberry

It's as if some people think only the working class should be allowed to make music

Is he?

There are many middle-class singers actors etc...?

Is he a snob though? Is it because he hardly does any interviews?

Verence 05-11-2013 13:17

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Originally Posted by Honestweegie (Post 69601112)
I dont mind him, its his wife I wanna punch

She's harmless enough

Verence 05-11-2013 13:20

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Originally Posted by barcajaden (Post 69601124)
Is he?

There are many middle-class singers actors etc...?

Is he a snob though? Is it because he hardly does any interviews?

I'm not saying he's a snob, just that there is sometimes an undercurrent of inverted snobbery because some people think he's middle class

Honestweegie 05-11-2013 13:21

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Originally Posted by Verence (Post 69601126)
She's harmless enough

Nah... she wound me up once

Verence 05-11-2013 13:22

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Originally Posted by Honestweegie (Post 69601188)
Nah... she wound me up once

Fair enough

gilliedew 05-11-2013 13:25

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Originally Posted by Honestweegie (Post 69601112)
I dont mind him, its his wife I wanna punch

I wouldn't go that far but I understand where you are coming from, she is done up like a dogs dinner and he just looks dirty,but he has a couple of songs I liked.

My husband can't stand him so they are perceived as the gruesome twosome in our house.

Gulftastic 05-11-2013 13:30

He's too bland to hate.

elnombre 05-11-2013 16:03

Middle class, middle of the road, mild mannered purveyor of middle of the road music for other middle class, middle of the road people. The human equivalent of beige wallpaper.

scatcatcathy 05-11-2013 16:24

Im working class and I don't mind him. I have mixed feelings about his wife she comes across o.k on t.v interviews then spoils it with that Goop thing she does.

Pink Knight 05-11-2013 16:30

I dislike Coldplay, a beige band. His other arf seems a bit like she wants to live in an ideal world were everything is just so.

Microkorg 05-11-2013 16:40

He's a knob

Groundhogal 05-11-2013 16:49

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Originally Posted by elnombre (Post 69603596)
Middle class, middle of the road, mild mannered purveyor of middle of the road music for other middle class, middle of the road people. The human equivalent of beige wallpaper.

It's more to do with the fact that despite being all of the above, he's a very wealthy and successful performer while other more exciting, innovative musicians get overlooked.

Honestweegie 05-11-2013 16:51

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Originally Posted by Groundhogal (Post 69604431)
It's more to do with the fact that despite being all of the above, he's a very wealthy and successful performer while other more exciting, innovative musicians get overlooked.

No I think Elnombre was closer

The Prumeister 05-11-2013 18:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Verence (Post 69601049)
He is percieved as middle class so I think a lot of the dislike aimed at him is down to inverted snobberry

It's as if some people think only the working class should be allowed to make music



Nah.

It's because his music is about as exciting and appealing as a cup of cold sick and he and his wife are smug, supercilious, self satisfied mung bean quaffers who preach about the environment whilst flitting round the globe on their fleet of private jets. I imagine a night at their gaff is a complete barrel of laughs. A little humility wouldn't go amiss from either of them.

Verence 05-11-2013 18:11

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Originally Posted by Groundhogal (Post 69604431)
It's more to do with the fact that despite being all of the above, he's a very wealthy and successful performer while other more exciting, innovative musicians get overlooked.

I wasn't aware there was a law stating that music had to be exciting or innovative

twingle 05-11-2013 18:25

I don't mind him but hate his nasal whiny voice which has spoiled a few of their good songs for me

gilliedew 05-11-2013 18:28

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Originally Posted by The Prumeister (Post 69605735)
Nah.

It's because his music is about as exciting and appealing as a cup of cold sick and he and his wife are smug, supercilious, self satisfied mung bean quaffers who preach about the environment whilst flitting round the globe on their fleet of private jets. I imagine a night at their gaff is a complete barrel of laughs. A little humility wouldn't go amiss from either of them.

I second that, well said

gladiator18 05-11-2013 20:29

Everyone in the world is disliked by someone. With the case of Chris Martin its mostly through jealousy, the fact that hes a very wealthy man with a perfect life whereas theyre stuck behind a computer with no friends and no life.

And thats the real reason

Microkorg 05-11-2013 22:01

Yawn! ^
Yep. I'm well jel of the curly haired bedwetter :rolleyes:

elnombre 05-11-2013 22:10

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Originally Posted by gladiator18 (Post 69609488)
Everyone in the world is disliked by someone. With the case of Chris Martin its mostly through jealousy, the fact that hes a very wealthy man with a perfect life whereas theyre stuck behind a computer with no friends and no life.

And thats the real reason

And that's the most comically infantile post I've seen in some time.

How sad for you that being rich and plain are your only measures of success and that a veneer of wealth and fame amount in your view to a 'perfect life'.

Even if you are to assume that we're all that shallow, I'm not sure why you think we'd be 'jealous' particularly of someone who attained his fortune by playing it safe to a bunch of mediocre milk-sops rather than the great many daring and creative artists in the world who achieved their success through innovation and originality.

It does amuse me that even a defender of Martin chooses, rather than citing anything special in any of his work, to hold up his wealth and fame as his sole achievements. Truly, let's all bow down in deference to our betters. ;)

Big Boy Barry 05-11-2013 22:12

He's fine by me. I love Coldplay

Verence 05-11-2013 23:37

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Originally Posted by elnombre (Post 69611727)
Even if you are to assume that we're all that shallow, I'm not sure why you think we'd be 'jealous' particularly of someone who attained his fortune by playing it safe to a bunch of mediocre milk-sops rather than the great many daring and creative artists in the world who achieved their success through innovation and originality.

Why is music only deemed to be worthwhile if it's innovative and original and made by daring and creative artists??


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