If Coldplay are “Alternative rock”, then words have ceased to have any meaning whatsoever. What, exactly, are they the alternative to?
Two little words are missing.
They are. An alternative to rock
This was exactly the line I had when “alternative rock” first appeared. The term was rendered meaningless so quickly it became difficult to remember a time when it had any meaning at all.
One rather sad comment I remember reading was the line “The bands that play at this club are too good to be commercially successful”. I interpret that as the classic rock sound of those bands being too unfashionable.
An alternative to anything better?
You guys *do* know Bryan Josh is a fan of Coldplay, don’t you?
Talking of genre definitions …
Do not go near the forthcoming release incorrectly called “Now That’s What I Call Rock”.
Do not read the track listing, or your head will explode.
It is much worse than you think.
(and warning, it does contain Coldplay).
Curiosity got the better of me, and I Googled.
And no, most of the artists on that list are not “Rock”.
I just had to google it too.
I’m so appalled I can barely speak
To be fair, he did warn us.