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Born: 1977-03-02
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I think we're a band with a lot of history now so it's nice to come up with something that doesn't have any history at all.

Tags: Band, History, Nice

I'm competitive with anyone who writes a good song - I don't care if it's a band or solo artist or whoever.

Tags: Care, Good, Song

I'm just a public-schoolboy. I've got a degree. I'm from a middle-class family in Devon. I've got no story.

Tags: Degree, Family, Story

I've had tinnitus for about ten years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse - touch wood.

Tags: Since, Started, Touch

It's difficult when you're successful, to admit that you need help.

Tags: Difficult, Help, Successful

Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don't think about until there's a problem.

Tags: After, Problem, Until

Maybe it's because I'm English, but in terms of how people perceive us I only pick up on the negative side of it.

Tags: English, Maybe, Negative

Music comes from a place we don't know.

Tags: Music, Place

Music is split up now into little pockets.

Tags: Music, Pockets, Split

Some people misconstrue our band just to be a commercial venture.

Tags: Band, Commercial, Venture

Sometimes we have criticism that is very constructive.

Tags: Criticism, Sometimes

The goal is to try and make the perfect song. Which of course will never happen.

Tags: Goal, Happen, Perfect

There comes a point where it doesn't matter how many zeroes are at the end of your bank account.

Tags: End, Matter, Point

There's a reason why people who've had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff.

Tags: Angry, Bad, Parents

We aren't cool and never will be.

Tags: Cool

We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Skill, Whatever

Well, I don't like the word 'rock star,' the two words, 'rock star.' Not even 'soft rock star. Not even limestone star. I don't like those words.

Tags: Rock, Word, Words

Well, once we finish something, I can't really listen to it because all I hear are problems.

Tags: Listen, Once, Problems

When you're on your fifth album, you are going to be judged against all your previous work and expectations.

Tags: Against, Judged, Work

You can never say you're big - I don't think you can ever take anything like that for granted.

Tags: Big, Granted

You gotta wear the right trousers if you're gonna be a rock star.

Tags: Rock, Star, Wear

You know, it's possible for two humans to be in a relationship without there needing to be some public reason for that relationship.

Tags: Possible, Public, Reason

I think that the fact that a relationship becomes public is a bit of a bummer. Because it can distract from the real reason why you're together, which is that you just like each other.

Tags: Real, Together, Why

Anyone who criticises me for talking about fair trade is a few pebbles short of a beach. Because everyone should care about it, just like everyone should care about the environment, because we all live here.

Tags: Care, Here, Short

Before our albums are released I feel like we still own it, that we have control over our music. But once it's out there in the world it's no longer ours.

Tags: Control, Music, Once

Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything.

Tags: Become, Run, Unfair
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Even though the album is an endangered species, can we try and make a coherent and good one, even if it's like making a horse and cart at a Nascar conference?

Tags: Good, Making, Try

Everyone asks me about being so worried or thinking about existence as if I'm the only person who can't understand why a tree grows the way it does or why a person is in power when they're not that great. These are questions everyone has.

Tags: Great, Power, Thinking

I always dream about other musicians. And they're never interested in hanging out with us. It's like being at school and the bigger boys don't want to play with you!

Tags: Dream, Musicians, School

I think it's part of being English, particularly if you are middle-class - you're always looking to be reminded that you are no good and you are always actually embarrassed about being successful.

Tags: Good, Looking, Successful

It's more egalitarian on the Internet - anyone can put anything up. But in terms of the money it takes to allow a band to get good, there's less of it to invest.

Tags: Good, Money, Put

Record sales don't really mean anything. For us, the pressure is imagining some 15-year-old kid in Cincinnati who buys our album and doesn't feel like he wasted his pocket money.

Tags: Mean, Money, Pressure

So I have probably 1,200 little bits of paper with notes, which when the Ambien really starts to kick in, don't really make much sense. Say what you like about prescription drugs, but they do help when you're sequencing a record.

Tags: Help, Paper, Sense

What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant age, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It's a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack.

Tags: Age, Makes, Might

You can sometimes get your own feelings across more strongly if you pretend that you're singing it from someone else's angle. But it's always from me. It's just a new way of framing it.

Tags: Feelings, Someone, Sometimes

More idiots should just shut their mouths.

Tags: Idiots, Mouths, Shut

Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you're obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant.

Tags: Best, Good, Looking

I don't mind not being cool.

Tags: Cool, Mind

A band's only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome. The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that.

Tags: Chemistry, Handsome, Unique

If a few companies were less greedy, the people at the bottom woud have a lot more.

Tags: Few, Greedy, Less

Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything.

Tags: Change, Crazy, Real

I do an hour's yoga and go running every day. Then I see a picture of myself and I still look like a skinny, potbellied idiot - and I thought I had turned into this superhunk!

Tags: Idiot, Picture, Thought

Anything that we think is incredible and beautiful and wonderful, we ascribe to something that we don't know what it is.

Tags: Beautiful, Incredible, Wonderful

I do worry - a lot.

Tags: Worry

I don't drink, I don't take drugs, I don't smoke.

Tags: Drink, Smoke

I don't speak particularly well. That's one of the consequences of being extremely ugly.

Tags: Extremely, Speak, Ugly

I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted.

Tags: Care, Cool, Time

Although it's painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don't agree with, you don't work on.

Tags: Time, True, Work

Anything where we're the butt of the joke, no one tells us about it.

Tags: Joke, Tells

Being such a big band is never a problem but it can be distracting.

Tags: Band, Big, Problem

I can't believe we've got away with becoming this huge band. And we still haven't done anything I think is that good yet.

Tags: Away, Done, Good

I could be walking down the street one minute and get a handshake and then get spat on the next. I'm never sure whether to wear gloves or a helmet.

Tags: Next, Sure, Whether

I don't actually own a car.

Tags: Actually, Car

I get more people approaching me about how good I was in 'Napoleon Dynamite' than being in Coldplay.

Tags: Coldplay, Good, Napoleon

I have my moments - usually twice every album - when I basically lose it.

Tags: Lose, Moments, Twice

I just want to make the best music of all time with my best friends.

Tags: Best, Music, Time

I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it.

Tags: Fine, Label, Meant

I never talk about my wife: we're both in public professions but we try to keep our private life private.

Tags: Life, Try, Wife

I personally really like getting a proper album with artwork and everything.

Tags: Album, Getting, Proper

I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world.

Tags: Evil, Great, Modern
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