The only band that could ever steal me away from U2 has a new album coming out in a couple months, a new single (“Speed of Sound”) now hitting radio, and a promotional machine that’s cranking up much like U2’s does for a new album and single.
And just like the days when A Rush of Blood to the Head was released, the Coldplay-U2 comparisons are starting to fly in full force. From this interesting article about the business side of things comes a quote from NME:
“Coldplay follow a tradition of great British bands,” said Julian Marshall, news editor of New Musical Express. “I have heard the full record. It is easily as strong as their last album. I think they are now up there with U2.”
No doubt there will be more of that. Much more.