Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Coldplay's a thief?

While I've been waxing poetic about Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," some guy on YouTube is claiming that they copied his song. There are some minor notes that are similar, and the arrangement of the verses are set up in a similar manner, but I wouldn't have confused them as the same song.

Click below to hear and judge for yourself, but if frontman Chris Martin did really absorb the song from a random viewing of the band while they played live, it wouldn't be strange either, as musicians tend to absorb notes and melodies very easily, and it could've have all been subconsciously done. I'm not trying to justify alleged plagiarism, I'm just sayin'. :P

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