Ladies and Gentlemen, I read a review recently in the San Francisco Chronicle of Coldplay’s new album X&Y. It was written by Mark Morford and can be found at:
I think this is a well written article, but I had a few question for Mr. Morford so I wrote the following e-mail him.
Michael, [those who read the article know his name is Mark, oops!]
I am a reader who lives in
Just a thought, open your article in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processing software you use, you're likely a trendy Mac user) and do a search and replace substituting "The Beatles" for "Coldplay" and replace "X&Y" with "A Hard Days Night" and you would have a pretty killer review of the Beatles third album. Don't you think?
Do you think Coldplay has the potential for growth? Perhaps not on a "Beatles" scale, but growth none the less. Don't you think that the Beatles, in 1964, were writing songs with mass appeal, "a little saccharine and uninspired and safe?"
I wonder if that isn't the hallmark of how a band grows.
Thanks for the entertainment! I honestly think you are a very talented writer.
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