Its chilly minimalism is what makes it so charming

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Coldplay : Clocks

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Coldplay : Clocks

The windswept stand-out from Coldplay’s very pleasant ‘A Rush Of Blood…’ LP, ‘Clocks’ is basically just an uncluttered canvas for celebrity saint Chris Martin’s angelic voice and gently descending ivory tinklings. Its chilly minimalism is what makes it so charming, now gurning rock maximalism has become tediously ubiquitous. But this does beg the question: Coldplayblokes, don’t you care? Bash out a couple of crazy solos and maybe you could bag an actress too.

Louis Pattison