In Britain, there is one iconic product which is synonymous with the concept of either loving or hating something:
Is this known about in other countries? I know that Vegemite is the Australian equivalent. Does it inspire the same extreme views?
My impression of today’s band, Coldplay, is that it is a kind of Marmite band.
Either you are totally in to them, or you want to smash Chris Martin in the face.
Happily, I am in the former category – particularly as I have managed to collect three of their albums, plus a special edition iTunes festival thingy (I think this was one of iTunes’ free giveaways last Christmas). So, I have:
Now, I am willing to accept that most of the music sounds sort of the same (I hope that is not heretical). But if you like Coldplay’s general vibe, then it seems to me that this is not really a problem. I like the quality scoring, production and musicality. And I don’t even mind Chris’s voice.
It’s not going to be the music you put on in the gym and need power help. Some of the tracks are mega-anthems, but for me this is mostly music to have on when you want to be quiet and read a book. Perhaps accompanied by some nice tea and toast (with or without Marmite).