As you might already know, I love Coldplay and have been a long-time fan, but I’m not above pointing out how ridiculous they are–and by “they” I mean “Chris.” I am simultaneously interested and embarrassed by everything they do.
As I’ve already established, Coldplay have a long track record of creating the ugliest album covers known to man, and their newest for Viva la Vida is no different.
But one day last week as I was staring at the album cover, screaming “WHY? WHY? WHY?,” I realized that the image reminded me of another of my embarrassingly beloved band’s work…My Chemical Romance.
Check it out:
But the comparisons do not stop there…
Take these new press photos of Coldplay dressed in fashion-y military clothing, shot and colorized to mimic a tintype photograph:
Pit those against similar “old-timey” shots done recently by The Raconteurs:
and by My Chemical Romance:
Who’s done the “old-timey” band photo the best?