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Old 05-11-2013, 12:23
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Why do people dislike him?
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:12
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:16
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I dont mind him, its his wife I wanna punch
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:17
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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?
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:17
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I dont mind him, its his wife I wanna punch
She's harmless enough
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:20
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:21
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She's harmless enough
Nah... she wound me up once
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:22
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Nah... she wound me up once
Fair enough
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:25
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 13:30
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He's too bland to hate.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:03
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:24
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:30
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:40
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He's a knob
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:49
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 16:51
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:05
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:11
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:25
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I don't mind him but hate his nasal whiny voice which has spoiled a few of their good songs for me
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Old 05-11-2013, 18:28
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 20:29
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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
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:01
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Yawn! ^
Yep. I'm well jel of the curly haired bedwetter
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:10
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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.
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Old 05-11-2013, 22:12
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He's fine by me. I love Coldplay
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Old 05-11-2013, 23:37
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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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