Thursday, June 23, 2005

Batting Sixth For The Coldplay Sincerity Skeptics All-Stars...
... and playing shortstop, Owen "Final Fantasy" Pallett:

"A Coldplay song is written with a specific idea of emotional manipulation. When you watch Patch Adams, you can hear the composer thinking, 'Time for another tear-jerking moment,' and you're groaning cuz it's another string swell."
(from his lovely interview with Miss Liss in this week's Now.)

See previously:
1. Jon Pareles
2. Sasha Frere-Jones
3. Hua Hsu
4. Brendan O'Neill
5. Adam Green

Update. Vaguely related: Sometimes snarkiness is preferable to sincerity

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