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Coldplay: Dodge Music Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Will Hermes, Spin, October 2005

Even after The New York Times declared them "the most insufferable band of the decade" (does that include the new INXS?), Coldplay continue to exist in megastar limbo: They've sold umpteen million CDs but still come off as the rock equivalent of a fruit-juice spritzer — healthier than Pepsi but hard to muster much passion for, even if you dig their singles and admire singer Chris Martin's summit with Ghanaian rice farmers, as chronicled at MakeTradeFair.com

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