according to chris martin,
travis is the reason coldplay exists today.
besides lauding them for the existence
and emergence of the plethora
of sappy soft rock bands such as keane
and most recently snow patrol,
you really got to appreciate their music
sans the widespread distaste
at their ability to allow melancholy
to creep into people’s heads…
rendering them sad and helpless.
album #5 took 4 years to arrive and
it was well worth the wait and anticipation.
the boy with no name showcases travis at its best
and it definitely proves consistency in retaining
their niche sound while reaching out
to both mainstream and indie fans.
mellow tracks such as ‘closer’ and ‘big chair’ manages to soften the
hardest heart while others such as ‘my eyes’ shows the evolution in
their sound which is in fact very easy to swallow.
all of you are gonna hear ‘closer’ till you puke
so heres 2 others off the album
*used for magazine review