So I guess the
question you are asking is how can you name a band the Band of
the Year when they didn't even have an official studio release?
Was the live album that good? Well it is a pretty easy answer.
Somewhere towards the end of 2002, Coldplay went from being just
another British band that is labeled as a Radiohead & U2 wanna
be to being one of the biggest bands in the world. From P. Diddy
to Justin Timberlake, everyone was dropping Coldplay's name and
saying how great the band is, and you know what, they are correct.
Not just content to write your mindless pop
song, Coldplay has something to say and while singer Chris Martin
may be outspoken sometimes with his beliefs, it is nice to see
someone who actually has something to say. Coldplay had hit single
after hit single this year and toured in support of our 2002 CD
of the Year, A Rush Of Blood To The Head. At the end
of the year, the band stepped back into writing mode and is currently
recording their third studio release, which does not have a confirmed
street date. Do not be surprised though when Coldplay continues
to make our list and contend for our Band of the Year honors year