Both Radiohead and Coldplay are touring Australia. So The Brisbane Times asks: Who is the best? Where is your money best spent? And why are British bands like London buses?
We like round 3 though:
Round Three: Who’s cooler
It must be said that Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), is up with their best. It must also be said that their decision to design their own stage outfits based on its Spanish Civil War theme made them look ridiculous. Did they learn from this? Apparently not. They’re sporting some dubious threads in line with the DayGlo graffiti artwork of Mylo Xyloto. Frontman Chris Martin is a handsome, smiling, proper pop star and proud of it. Then again, so is Justin Bieber. 4/10
To Radiohead, the idea of a good publicity shot finds them in blurry monochrome looking like they just buried someone in a forest. No one knows, or cares, much about their private lives. You don’t even really see them anywhere except on stage and staring enigmatically from magazine covers. It really is all about the music for Radiohead and, given they get to make whatever sounds they want, safe in the knowledge that most fans will still buy their music and most critics will wet themselves, they couldn’t be cooler. 10/10
For round 1 & 2 and the conclusion, check the Brisbane Times.