Is Coldplay Biting My Chemical Romance’s Style?

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:

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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:

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Courtesy of Capitol Records/Stephan Craneanscki

Pit those against similar “old-timey” shots done recently by The Raconteurs:

and by My Chemical Romance:

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Who’s done the “old-timey” band photo the best?

Author: laura

I run The Modern Age.org

6 thoughts on “Is Coldplay Biting My Chemical Romance’s Style?”

  1. but I’m not above pointing out how ridiculous they are–and by “they” I mean “Chris.”

    LOL. so true. poor guy, will, and especially jonny.

  2. couldn’t you say this about a million different bands? what band doesn’t get “dressed in fashion-y military clothing, shot and colorized to mimic a tintype photograph”

  3. I don’t necessarily think that Coldplay is ripping anyone off with their album art; I think they are just being really unoriginal. To me, the painting they picked for the cover and the album title don’t really go together… Do me a favor Coldplay, outsource this shit to a non-label affiliated design studio for the next album.

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