Here's what Chris Martin of Coldplay had to say about their latest record (out June 12 '08):
Martin compares Coldplay to U2
Monday, June 9 2008, 12:40 BST
By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter
Martin told The Telegraph that their album Viva La Vida, which is released this Thursday (June 12), is comparable to U2's fourth record.
"I always view our albums in terms of U2 albums," he said. Viva La Vida is our Unforgettable Fire in that it's less straightforward, more oblique. It's about sex and death and love and fear and travel and illness. There's light and there's dark."
Despite Coldplay's albums achieving huge sales, Martin admitted that he doesn't think his group is the best in the world.
"The best bands in the world today are probably Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós," he said. "I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world."
Earlier this week, Chris revealed he has been dreaming about U2 frontman Bono.
He said: "I always dream about other musicians. And with U2 or Radiohead it's always, 'Hey, how are you doing?' And they are never interested in hanging out with us. It's a permanent feeling of being at school and the bigger boys don't want to play with you."