There’s something to the idea that—as a culture, ultimately—we make popular the bands we think we deserve. Sometimes, they’re just not the ones we want (or will admit to liking). If you’ve read this to the end and still feel like shitting on Coldplay, just know that Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, and Jonny Buckland are cool with it. Hell, Martin will join you. Since X&Y, the band has showed enough humility and self-effacing humor to indicate they know their music won’t win everyone over (just millions of people worldwide trollololol). But that doesn’t mean they’re not still hopeless romantics about love, loss, and being the Biggest Band in the World. Coldplay’s charm offensive charges on for at least one last album/tour cycle. And they will try to fix you.