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Old Nov 11, 2010, 03:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation Kanye West Thinks Coldplay Is Better than The Beatles

I do not agree.

Kanye West Thinks Coldplay Is Better than The Beatles

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/11/10/...#ixzz14yjklvYj

When told about this, George W. Bush said it was the lowest moment of his week.

Now we all know that Kanye West isn't short of opinions, but this might be his most outlandish claim yet. In a recent interview with British tabloid the Sun, the R&B star began on fairly safe ground by stating, "America has, and probably always will, dominate music across the globe but it's always been the British who pull out that very special band." But then he just had to go and up the ante.

(See which British bands, including Coldplay, got a Royal stamp of approval.)

"We have had amazing bands like Nirvana and Guns N' Roses but it's the British who have had the cream with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones setting the standard," West continued. "I love Coldplay, and I honestly think they are on the same level as The Beatles. In 30 years, when Coldplay are old men, people will look back and say, 'These guys were more talented than The Beatles.'"

(Go behind the camera with The Beatles.)

Kanye West and Chris Martin have worked together before and it's fair to say that the collaborative effort won't have given the Fab Four much cause for concern. As for Martin's day job with Coldplay, surely not even the band's most fervent fans would share West's views (though Yellow is better than Yellow Submarine.) Perhaps the truth lies in the fact that Kanye's next album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is out later this month and he needs all the publicity he can get. Because let's face facts: "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" sums up the thought process of anyone who thinks Coldplay are better than The Beatles.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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Hmmmmm twisted fantasy is right!
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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I disagree with Mr. West.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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I get the feeling he says things just to get a rise out of people.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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I get the feeling he says things just to get a rise out of people.
That is exactly what he does. I can't seem to reconcile the public persona Kanye West has crafted (or which has been crafted for him) with the music he puts out (because I do believe he is talented and makes some great music)... but he's such a jerk that I can't bring myself to admit that I like him.

Anyway, it says something about our society and consumer buying habits that Kanye can go out and make an ass of himself for the sake of publicity and that this tactic is evidently working for him; he's more widely known for being a complete moron than for his music (he's no Tupac, but nevertheless...). It used to be that your music was your publicity; now, even if you are über-talented, you need to do something stupid to get noticed (because now, in a market saturated with pretty boys and girls who Auto-tune their vocals into oblivion, your looks are no longer good enough to ensure your success! It's a publicity stunt pissing contest, and Kanye wins every time.)

That's what goes through my mind every time I read a news story about someone like Kanye West, so I don't think highly of his opinion on Coldplay vs The Beatles... but that's my two cents...
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I don't think that's right at all. Especially when you consider that all the live videos of The Beatles are great even without them being able to hear what they're playing. I guess Coldplay is alright.. but nothing to compare to The Beatles. (: Just my opinion.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 02:55 PM   #8
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Kanye West doesn't care about Beatle People.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 06:27 PM   #9
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I've never even heard of Coldplay so the Beatles have to be better. I mean, there's no Coldplay Fab Forum!!!
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I have a feeling, a feeling deep inside oh, yeah that Coldplay will one day end up a Trivial Pursuit statistic, but we all know damn good and well the Beatles are here for time immemorial
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Kanye West doesn't care about Beatle People.
He doesn't care about ANYONE!
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 06:19 AM   #12
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I disagree with what Kanye West said about the beatles.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 06:25 AM   #13
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1.The Sun
2. Who te heck is Kayne West??? I do all kinds of music but know nothing of him
3. George Bush Jr. LOL
4. This sad boring always sounding the same voice of the Goldplay singer

What a joke.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 09:29 AM   #15
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I just took less than one minute to listen to a 'song' by West and conclude this person does a total different way of music, the ones with all these odd videos and...well

He may have the knowledge of some other music but to even compare something like the boring Coldplay to The Beatles...LOL will not be taken seriously..like comparing his "music" to someone like James Brown which makes him a total no one.
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He may have the knowledge of some other music but to even compare something like the boring Coldplay to The Beatles...LOL will not be taken seriously..like comparing his "music" to someone like James Brown which makes him a total no one.
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"Ok Beatles, Imma let you finish, but..."
"Coldplay is the best band of ALL TIME!" Haha!

Yeah whatever, its not like i have any respect for him and couldnt care less about who he thinks is the best.
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I'm sure Coldplay feels as honored by Kanye's endorsement as Beyonce did at the VMA's. I think the surviving Beatles should feel honored by Kanye's diss.
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"Ok Beatles, Imma let you finish, but..."
I have a picture of Kanye West saying that . . .
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