It's Coldplay. And all because of this one interview:
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I generally find Coldplay's music boring - a fact that stunned and concerned my parents, since they find most of the music I like boring. Given that, I'm not really sure why we stayed for the interview; I imagine it had something to do with the fact that there was only about 15 minutes left in the hour, which left precious little time for something else, and my parents wanted to catch Andy Rooney, who wasn't on last night anyway. So we sat and watched, going into it vaguely cynically. With that being the case, it is surprising how fast I fell. I felt kind of like Renee Zellweger; they had me at "The other reason that we do well is because U2 are still on holiday." - "They come back in March." - "They're back in March, so as soon as they come back, we drop down the ladder a bit." Well, it was between that and the "If you see people's silhouettes in the exists, it means you're probably not playing the right song. 'Cause, a lot of people are going to get a hot dog or whatever". Absolutely freaking adorable.
So, I stole my sister's Viva La Vida CD (actually, I asked for it nicely and returned it promptly, but stole sounds better), loaded it on my iPod, and I'm going to give Coldplay another shot. All because Chris Martin and his band are so earnest and self-effacing and quirky.