Coldplay has announced that they will retire gracefully after their next cd. Of course I will miss them. My life would have been entirely different without Parachutes and A Rush of Cold Blood to the Head. But I respect their judgment and the fact that Chris Martin should have family time with Gwyneth and the children. The demise of this titan will leave a tremendous void. Alas.
But I think I know the band who is going to step up to try their shoes on for size. Low vs. Diamond may be small for the time being, but they are getting a giant rush of critical acclamation. Rolling Stones picked them up for their golden list of Six Artists to Watch in 2008