Coldplay

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2023 (The 2024 Induction Ceremony)


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2026 (ranked #170) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Parachutes (2000)
A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
X&Y (2005)
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends (2008)
Ghost Stories (2014)

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Yellow (2000)
Clocks (2002)
The Scientist (2002)
Speed of Sound (2005)
Fix You (2005)
Viva La Vida (2008)
Adventure Of A Lifetime (2015)

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Will Coldplay be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Is it just me, or does Coldplay just seem like one of those bands that's going to be around forever? I mean, their music is mostly pretty timeless sounding to me.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.21.06 @ 01:01am


Not innovative by any means, but there a standout amongst the current mainstream crowd.

Posted by Casper on Monday, 12.11.06 @ 02:48am


Coldplay is off to a great start to their career with their first three albums. If they can keep it up for another three, they should make the Hall in 20 years or so.

Posted by c.w. on Monday, 02.5.07 @ 18:21pm


Going against the mainsream doesn't mean much... playing the piano isn't new, they bring nothing new, they aren't in.

Posted by Hojonny on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 15:53pm


yeah they're pretty great, but they need to do something new and creative with their music now, it's getting old and starting to all blur together and sound the same

Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:34pm


Yeah, I am not sure about Coldplay. I'm getting pretty tired of the piano mixed with soft vocals. I don't consider it "rock" per say anyways. I consider it elevator music. When you look at it all, you have Led Zeppelin, Cream...and Coldplay? No thanks!

Posted by Andrew P. on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 15:03pm


Coldplay's style is repetitious...maybe a little too repetitious (lol Nickelback). However, they are capable of changing.

To be honest though for me, I particularly find Coldplay to be boring, but this is about innovation and stuff. 2023 is the year, right? Let's check back in 5-10 years to see where they are and if any influenced bands have come.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 04.6.07 @ 11:13am


i hate coldplay, but theyll prolly get in

Posted by Hummer on Wednesday, 04.11.07 @ 16:12pm


They're terribly booring MOR, but people like them a whole lot. They're in no doubt about it.

Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 18:47pm


I am with Andrew P. 100%. Coldplay does not deserve a place in rock history with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Rolling Stones, and others like them. Coldplay is just another mainstream group that will probably taper off in a couple of years.

Posted by Drew on Monday, 08.6.07 @ 20:25pm


I hear Zeppelin played in an elevator once.

Posted by William on Monday, 08.6.07 @ 22:30pm


and its quite popular to gig in toilets at festivals - bands are quite keen to get smallest stage award

Posted by liam on Saturday, 09.22.07 @ 15:25pm


Definately!

Ripp off artists always get in. Thom Yorke will probably hand his award to them, or they'll just take it from him.

Posted by buzz05232000 on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 20:18pm


I love coldplay, and i think they will change...i mean theyr music will be more melodic, i think the deserve that place

Posted by christine on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 14:45pm


I'd be willing to bet that if Coldplay get another one or two popular and (slightly) acclaimed albums, then they'll be a lock.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 15:15pm


I think, as of now, Coldplay is in line to get in. With the release of the first two singles on Viva La Vida it is evident that, with Brian Eno, their sound is evolving. I really like them and their new sound.

I say they're in.

Posted by Pete on Saturday, 05.24.08 @ 15:55pm


Well, when you compare them to such bands as Zepplin, Cream, and the Stones, few bands stand up (U2 and Radiohead are about it). But Coldplay seems like they'll be around for a while, and quite frankly (and this isn't me, this is across the board), the term "biggest rock band in the world" isn't thrown around very much and, right now (until U2 takes it back from them), Coldplay is it. That status deserves induction.

Posted by Trey on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 14:59pm


00's Locks: Coldplay, Radiohead, White Stripes. These three bands will get in. not if.... will. The rest of the bands in this decade... well, we'll have to see about eminem, and my morning jacket...... but White Stripes, Coldplay, and Radiohead will get in, no matter what happens

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 11:53am


There could be a lot more bands that become locks in the 00's than people think. By 2025 that voting board will have definitely changed, and their viewpoints on acts like Godsmack/Disturbed/Linkin Park, etc. may be a lot different. Wouldn't suprise me if Fall Out Boy and Avril Lavigne got a second look - between 2025 & 2035.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 08.15.08 @ 06:10am


Even though the knee-jerk reaction is to cringe at the thought of Avril or FOB making the hall, I can see where you're going (a little). Avril could begin to model herself along the lines of someone like Alanis Morissette, who I believe will make the Hall, and if she does so and continues to perform, she could receive consideration. As for Fall Out Boy...they'll be benefited when the next generation takes control of the hall.

But Coldplay, Radiohead, and the White Stripes are the most obvious bands right now who, barring scandal or meltdown, are locks for the hall.

Posted by Trey on Friday, 08.15.08 @ 09:48am


I like the fact that Radiohead (a 90s band) is considered a 00s band. And that's not Sarcasm. Just proves how awesome they are.

Posted by Chris on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:31pm


Yes to Coldplay.. I hope in about 6-7 years from now!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 21:18pm


I know, I know, Radiohead is probably a 90's band. But...... I want them! I'm A teenager in the 00's, and when people look back on my decade, i don't want it to be a complete waste. I want people to say "Well, at least they had Radiohead" Because just about everything but them, The White Stripes, and Coldplay is a waste of music. I mean we got some great indie bands (TV on the Radio, Bloc Party, My Morning Jacket), But i don't think that they will go much places. So I claim Radiohead to be a 00's band just to make myself feel better. And... They did come out with more albums in the 00's then in the 90's.... so maybe?

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 11:53am


I know, I know, Radiohead is probably a 90's band. But...... I want them! I'm A teenager in the 00's, and when people look back on my decade, i don't want it to be a complete waste. I want people to say "Well, at least they had Radiohead" Because just about everything but them, The White Stripes, and Coldplay is a waste of music. I mean we got some great indie bands (TV on the Radio, Bloc Party, My Morning Jacket), But i don't think that they will go much places. So I claim Radiohead to be a 00's band just to make myself feel better.

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 11:53am
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Is the decade really such a waste?

I know there was a time when I thought the moment I was growing up in was a waste, but after a little while I thought better of it. There are pleasures out there, so don't cheat yourself out of them.

Do you mind me asking if your friends feel this way as well? Once again, I promise NO potshots will be taken. I'm just curious.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 15:41pm


Some of my friends do, yes. but most of them like the mainstream stuff, which is think is just terrible. Even a great Rapper like Kanye West had to come out with crap like "Love Lockdown" to fit in. My generation had some great artists, great music, but most of them are indie, and most people have or will hear of them.

Posted by Calzone on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 21:59pm


I too consider Radiohead a 00s band and they definitely are one of the best bands now. Coldplay are okay.

Posted by karmap on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 18:40pm


Joe Satriani, known for his instrumental compositions, alleges Coldplay's song "Viva la Vida" had "copied and incorporated substantial original portions" from his own track "If I Could Fly" recorded on an album released in 2004. He has filed suit against them.

Now this could be interesting.

Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 12:43pm


Blah...the second I heard about this and a local radio station played them over each other, I thought to myself "This sounds EXACTLY like a song from the 70's by Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane singer) called "Hearts"...I'm amazed he hasn't said anything!!! If you get a chance, listen to the Balin song, you'll agree HE should be suing both of them!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:21pm


Looks like "Satch" has a good case - as shown by video below:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofFw9DKu_I

Posted by bubble on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:24pm


I haven't heard the Joe Satriani song but the Marty Balin song does indeed sound like "Viva la Vida" (or more appropriately, the Coldplay song sounds like "Hearts")

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:26pm


Everyone...you gotta listen to this!!! Balin's song came out a good 25 years ago!!! It'll blow your mind!!! I don't think Satriani should squawk too loud...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTp0P5xMHog

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:27pm


Keebord...Satriani's is pretty much an instrumental version of "Hearts"...this is seriously funny!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:29pm


I dunno Gitarzan, sure there is similarity. Actually when I listen to Hearts, it reminds me a lot of Honesty (Billy Joel song). But ICO the Coldplay song, it exactly overlays Satriani's - the key, the tempo, all the chords - all the same?

Posted by bubble on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 18:58pm


bubble...It was weird because it's been a lot of years since I had heard the Balin song. But when I heard the overlay this morning, that song popped right into my head...which is pretty uncommon with me. Being a musician myself, I'd like to think that I don't have the worst ear in the world...LOL!!!! You have a point with "Honesty", too...

We should be careful here...we're gonna stir up a hornet's nest!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 19:35pm


I did an overlay of "Hearts" and "Viva La Vida"...and they fit together pretty well...definitely the same key!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.5.08 @ 21:31pm


This got me to thinking about a few years back when Petty said the Chili Peppers swiped one of his songs for one of theirs (Dani California, I think). I know he let the matter drop down the line.

What always struck me about that was right around that time Petty had a new album coming out, and the lead single had an opening that sounded like a Thorogood song (One Bourbon One Shot One Beer). Even though I have no proof whatsoever I like to think that Petty caught himself that way.

Wonder if the same thing is happening here i.e. Balin to Satriani to Coldplay.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 05:27am


Cheesie....It'll be interesting to see what happens, because the similarities in those 3 songs are too close to be a coincidence...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 07:55am


Sometimes it has more to do with the producer than the band. If you listen to Shania Twain's big hit "Feel Like A Woman", you will hear that she totally ripped off "Uncle Salty" by Aerosmith. I think that had more to do with Mutt Lange than Shania herself.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 12:37pm


Dameon...where ya been??? As for me, I've just been on here bashing Madonna, like usual. It's one of my favorite pastimes...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 12:59pm


Hey Gitar - I have been getting my old arse in trouble as usual. How have you been? I have kept up a little here, but I could not bring myself into another battle with a flaming fanboy. And by the looks of today, I see wr have a Freeze and a Worm going at it. It makes me miss Liam.

Did you check out that Shania Twain - Uncle Salty comparison? I am not a big fan of Coldplay, but who knows what will still emerge of this band. I wouldn't vote them in just yet.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 12.6.08 @ 16:41pm


Dameon...I did hear previously about the "Uncle Salty" incident...that one is also pretty obvious. The Marty Balin song and Joe S.' are what I would term "similar", but the Coldplay one is nearly identical to Joe's...more than a coincidence. What really got me was when Chris Martin said he didn't know who Joe Satriani was...which I thought was highly unlikely.

It's not like Chuck Berry writing one song and putting 40 sets of lyrics to it...you can't plagiarize yourself...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 11:43am


Yeah, I imagine they'll probably get in at some point.

Regardless of influence or what you think of them, they will get in. Coldplay is proving a stable commercial force and this is the kind of anthemic stuff that gets bands the "important" status whether or not they actually deserve it. It wouldn't bother me if they did get in, it would just make them seem more important than they actually are.

(Also: Quit it with the Radiohead comparisons. Early Coldplay may sound like The Bends but...maybe you didn't notice Radiohead sounds nothing like that nowadays...for the last decade? If anything, they're U2-lite with a piano.)

Posted by Jonas on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 00:18am


Coldplay are overrated their only good album was their first. And Chris Martin gives his kids stupid names so he can't be a nice guy

Posted by Punkster101 on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 13:46pm


I hope they get In some day!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 19:59pm


I hope to God you're being sarcastic right there, especially given that you want U2 out.

Posted by Jack on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 06:33am


I can see them there.. most definitely...

they're a big player, there's no getting away from that regardless of opinions (and comments about Chris' children's names...wtf?

Posted by Pierrot on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 19:35pm


"Led Zeppelin, Cream...and Coldplay? No thanks!"

how's about Madonna, Prince, Blondie, Michael Jackson, and Coldplay? does that sound better?

comparing Coldplay to Led Zeppelin and Cream isn't fair. you could take ANY band and make them look bad by comparison to the biggest bands in history.

Posted by Justin on Sunday, 05.24.09 @ 23:55pm


"how's about Madonna, Prince, Blondie, Michael Jackson, and Coldplay? does that sound better?"

Not really, but they still proably get in because they are the only rock band that gets pop airtime that critics respect.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 05.25.09 @ 00:04am


"Not really, but they still proably get in because they are the only rock band that gets pop airtime that critics respect. "

I'm saying they'll get in (although it would make my day if they did) but i was just objecting to him commenting that they should not be in because it's for people like Cream and Led Zeppelin, which isn't true at all.

My point was you can make Madonna, Prince, Blondie, and Michael Jackson look just as bad comparing them to Cream and Led Zeppelin, yet all four are in the hall of fame.

Posted by Justin on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 14:38pm


correction, i'm NOT saying they'll get in

Posted by Justin on Wednesday, 05.27.09 @ 17:31pm


a bunch of terrible losers!

Posted by no way on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 17:42pm


YES YES YES they are one of the BEST so YES YES YES!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 21:59pm


Look at it like this. I am a black guy all the way in South Africa....I think ColdPlay, Chris Martin are a gift from god... Im a black guy from Africa, I shouldn even be listenin to rock or knowing what it is. But ColdPlay, I dont care what music u listen to... These guys are just AWESOMW.. Their definitely gona make it, take my word fot it

Posted by Phil on Friday, 10.16.09 @ 02:09am


I'm not a Coldplay fan anymore - moved on to a shitload of better bands (Pink Floyd, Radiohead, etc.) but they are sure to get in even if they still sound like a second rate U2:-/

Posted by Lenny on Monday, 11.2.09 @ 11:11am


They gots their own Great musician...

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 12.8.09 @ 19:45pm


I thought it was pretty funny when Chris Martin sang "Amerika" by Rammstein on stage once.

wait wut.

Posted by iorffghjkliufhjre on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 20:15pm


Too early to tell. I believe if they keep this up they will be in; after only four albums they've already sold 20 million albums in the U.S. and U.K. alone (the two countries combined), and as noted they're one of the few bands nowadays that is really popular and still liked by critics, and A Rush of Blood to The Head is a solid album. I think they'll be around for a while, and if they do stick around and keep producing albums I believe they'll make it (new album coming out late this year, early 2011.) Should they? That's a different question. At the moment no, as they're not innovative and haven't really shaken things up. With that said, it's way too early to try and make an influence argument yet and they have plenty of time to break new ground. Let's resume this conversation in another five to ten years and see where they are.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.23.10 @ 12:37pm


"00's Locks: Coldplay, Radiohead, White Stripes. These three bands will get in. not if.... will. The rest of the bands in this decade... well, we'll have to see about eminem, and my morning jacket...... but White Stripes, Coldplay, and Radiohead will get in, no matter what happens"

-the Strokes will get in

Posted by pip on Sunday, 03.14.10 @ 19:37pm


Radiohead are eligible in 2017, so I'll be shocked if they're not in by the time the recognization of the 2000's happens (if you put out you're first release in 2000, you're eligible in 2025.) If Radiohead keeps up the course they're on now, they'll be in at the very least in three years, probably first-ballot. Coldplay have 2 #1's and 3 Top 10's in the US, and have sold 11.5 million albums there. All four of their albums have gone to #1 in the UK, and that's good for another 8 million certified units (as far as I can tell that's already eclipsed the certified British album sales for Radiohead, U2, R.E.M. and Led Zeppelin.) Their last two albums were also #1 in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and the Netherlands, and they've sold approximately 50 million albums and singles worldwide (very good numbers for a band starting out in the era of downloading, and the fifth album is due this winter.) Plus they can now fill stadiums pretty much everywhere, and have some critical acclaim to go with it. Now, I know popularity isn't the same as quality, I'm just saying that they couldn't ask for a better start to their career. If they keep this up they'll get in easily, though I hope the main British indie acts can get in first. The White Stripes have even more critical acclaim and the popularity to go with it, so they'll get in. With Eminem it depends on whether they're going to induct hip-hop beyond the important acts (as in, after the 80's and early 90's artists.) If they do, he'll get in easily, as he found critical acclaim and popularity, and made a huge comeback last year. If they don't look beyond the important/rock influencing hip-hop, it's a toss-up. The Strokes and My Morning Jacket I haven't listened to, so I can't comment. Four names to keep an eye on, though, and they're all Brits. Arctic Monkeys are huge back home, but are basically a one-hit wonder in the US at this point. If they can build up more popularity in the US they have a chance. If The Libertines can make a comeback (alas, Doherty's been busted for smack again, proving that he has a long way to go to get it together) and get somewhere in the US, then maybe they'll make it. They're credited with bringing British Indie back down to earth, so they have the acclaim back home, they just need to come back and break America. Franz Ferdinand have been critically succesful and managed to find an audience on both sides of the Atlantic, now they just need to keep it up (especially in the US.) Muse have made it somewhat in the US, and have a big audience everywhere else. If they can keep it up they have a chance. The rest I have no idea about.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 20:34pm


Sam, I'm afraid The Libertines are dead and buried, hall-wise and otherwise-wise. They would hardly even make it into the British HoF if there still was one.

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 21:03pm


Sam, I'm afraid The Libertines are dead and buried, hall-wise and otherwise-wise. They would hardly even make it into the British HoF if there still was one.

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 21:03pm

I replied to you on the Robbie Williams page, because you sounded like a fellow Limey. Two things. One, they actually started a British equilavent to this Hall of Fame, and Channel 4 agreed to broadcast it, but they pulled the plug after 3 ceremonies due to a "lack of funds." My guess would be they recognized they were on pace to do as bad a job as this Hall, right? Two, a full-scale Libs reunion will be tougher now, as it looks like Pete's gotten clean and relapsed several times, and was even busted for driving drunk. Now he's apparently supposed to have supplied the drugs that killed that heiress. He's on bail until April, and if he ends up going on trial that'll delay any reunions even further (and if he's convicted, forget about it.) I realize the nominations will be fairly weak by 2027, but if they want to be guaranteed a spot they'll have to come back and work really hard, and it doesn't look like it'll happen anytime soon. Oh well, bring on the new Radiohead album.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 17:53pm


they're whiny

Posted by Bob on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 00:10am


Not very innovative at all. Some solid songs. I don't see their influence becoming that great at all either unless they end up being some sort of "gateway" band to their own influences. Basically a ripoff of U2, Echo, Radiohead and countless Shoegaze and Britpop bands. Pretty mediocre stuff really.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 10.17.10 @ 10:25am


I like them, but no not innovative. Do they sound different from what else is out in the mainstream? Yes. As far as innovation is concerned, in the words of AllMusic: "Soon, newer bands merged the moodiness of Radiohead with the workingman stance of Oasis - a combination heard in everyone from Coldplay to Kasabian - and that became the British Alternative sound of the new millenium." Coldplay may have really introduced that combination to the wide world, which can give them credit for Perpetuation, but the band Embrace put that combination out there first in the UK (AllMusic calls them a combination of Oasis and The Verve, but they also list Radiohead as both an influence on them and as a Similar Artist.) So there goes most of the ideas about innovation. I'm not sure about Influence, but AllMusic has a bunch of followers listed for them (I suppose if one was really curious they would go and check out those listed and check some interviews with them to confirm that.) They do still have time to develop influence even if it turns out they don't have any. They'll be inducted regardless, so it's irrelevant. Did I get it right Chalkie?

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 10.19.10 @ 14:25pm


i just think if 1 of the best things that are in this world are to be nominated,......coldplay definitely would make top spot.

Posted by transd on Thursday, 12.23.10 @ 04:30am


Coldplay is hardly even rock...or good.

Posted by Bob on Friday, 02.18.11 @ 16:04pm


Coldplay is like Radiohead for people that don't actually like music. They brought nothing new or innovative to the table, and they are most certainly NOT rock.

Posted by Conor on Tuesday, 05.31.11 @ 23:32pm


Influence: It's too early to tell, but I'd say that most brit tock bands probably have some influence from them.
Innovation: None.
Critical Respect: About the middle I'd say, some love them and some hate them
Sales: Probably the biggest selling british band of recent times.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.25.11 @ 15:31pm


Alan McGee on Coldplay...
“Coldplay are the dictionary definition of corporate rock. The singer is about as weird as Phil Collins. They are career rock personified. EMI should’ve signed Otis The Aadvark instead. At least he only sucks his thumb rather than corporate cock.”

Posted by ed on Monday, 09.12.11 @ 15:28pm


they will surely get in here...their music is so fresh and timeless and Chris Martin is goin vocals fame too

Posted by abhishek on Saturday, 10.1.11 @ 08:34am


Coldplay are definetly going into the hall of fame.
wanna know why?

they've got that all important mixture: critics love them and they sell lots. not to mention by the time they are eligible most of the current committee are gonna be dead and the people who take their space are probably gonna be a lot more predisposed to current bands.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 13:37pm


Most likely will get in, they just need more experience.

Posted by Troy on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:20pm


i have to agree with GFW an Troy
I hope thy get in

Posted by Happy on Sunday, 05.13.12 @ 19:45pm


surely they're not at Led Zeppelin,Queen,Rolling Stones level ..but in the Hall there are already some bands that are not so good and ,even if i think Coldplay don't have so much influence on Rock n Roll...but i still think they'll get in..

Posted by elisabetta on Sunday, 01.20.13 @ 04:38am


How is this even a question? If Coldplay doesn't make it in in their first three years of eligibility I will be stunned. They have done so much for rock. And they are a generational band for people born in the 1980's. So yes they got my vote

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 08:52am


Coldplay sucks sorry... No... Piano rock is garbage no matter who does it.

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 05.13.14 @ 15:18pm


Hate Coldplay, but among rock bands (even though I know they are more pop than rock) they're probably the last first ballot if their career keeps going like that.

They're U2's bastard child at all.

Posted by Romo on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 19:47pm


Hate Coldplay, but among rock bands (even though I know they are more pop than rock) they're probably the last first ballot if their career keeps going like that.

They're U2's bastard child at all.

Posted by Romo on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 19:47pm


It's too obvious that they'll be in and I support that.

Posted by Jacob N on Thursday, 04.9.15 @ 16:29pm


Coldplay started out as an alternative rock band. However, they have changed to pop rock on their latest album. Still, they are considered as a "rock band". They have released chart-topping songs, sold out stadiums, and performed at the Super Bowl Halftime 2016.

In terms of their music, their first three albums were purely alternative, then experimenting different sounds from their fourth to their latest. They have their own sound, and even with the genre-changing, they have kept their "Coldplay feel" (which not a lot of people agree to). Also, they have songs that are all-time favorites such as "Yellow", "The Scientist", and "Viva la Vida".

Overall, they will get in. Sure, they're not as big as Led Zeppelin or Prince or Madonna. But they've done and achieved (more than) enough to get in.

Posted by Kate Langbid on Friday, 09.16.16 @ 13:18pm


Coldplay has a great chance, even possibly being a first-ballot lock. I know, its crazy for me to say it. But like them or not, they have maintained their presence on the rock/pop scene. They have put out several successful albums (both critics and audiences) and tours. Plus Chris Martin is high-profile most of the time, so that helps. They are one of my very few favorite "soccer mom" bands, since they have recorded several catchy songs, and still do. I can't believe its been more than 15 years now since I first heard "Yellow". They got staying power. Don't be surprised ten years from this writing that they are in.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 01.3.17 @ 21:38pm


Jason, Coldplay is a band I'd love to see someday. I'm surprised they've never headlined one of the many fests I've been to over last 6 years.

Happy New Year to you & all the other esteemed commenters at FRL, and to our great host, of course!

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 01.4.17 @ 20:01pm


Never a sure thing with the hall but Coldplay is pretty close to a lock. The band has intense staying power they have been one of the most popular bands in the world for over a decade. Yes they took stuff from U2 and other British rockers but that's how music works. Groups like one republic, the fray, and kings of leon were enormously influenced by them. The band has remained wildly successful from young newcomers with indie britrock songs, to superstars in the 2000's, now they are "pop" just because of how popular they are not because of losing any musical taste or talent.

Posted by Cleveland Rocks on Wednesday, 02.22.17 @ 02:02am


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