I used to be a big Coldplay fan. And in a lot of ways I still am. The début Parachutes is good, A Rush Of Blood To The Head is fantastic and X&Y showed the likes of U2 how to make a stadium album again. But it all went wrong with Viva La Vida.
So now Coldplay have released a Christmas single: Christmas Lights.
Judge for yourself. I think it's better than the songs they have released recently but the wheels fall off in the second half when Martin seems to think it's the best Christmas song ever made. Shame the production ramps up so much.