Way back in June of 2005, I had a hissyfit when in a Jon Pareles article about Coldplay, Pareles wrote that Travis and Embrace were influenced by Chris and co. I commented on the article in their forums (which I NEVER do) since I was so outraged, having been a fan of both Coldplay and Travis.
The original inflammatory passage:
“‘Am I a part of the cure/Or am I part of the disease,’ Martin pondered in ‘Clocks’ on ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head.’ Actually, heâ€™s contagious. Particularly in its native England, Coldplay has spawned a generation of one-word bandsâ€“Athlete, Embrace, Keane, Starsailor, Travis and Aqualung among themâ€“that are more than eager to follow through on Coldplayâ€™s tremulous, ringing anthems of insecurity.”
The New York Times attached a correction to the article (originally published June 5, 2005) on December 24, 2006:
Correction: December 24, 2006
An article on June 5, 2005, critical of the band Coldplay referred incorrectly to the groups Embrace and Travis. They released records before Coldplay did; they were not part of a generation of one-word bands spawned by Coldplay. A reader’s e-mail message on Dec. 11 pointed out the errors.
GRRRRRRRRRR WHATEVER, NEW YORK TIMES!
Thanks to Fo for the blood-boiling link.