From Vanity Fair.
It is important to be aware that an affinity for Coldplay can cause an immediate loss of respect among â€œadvancedâ€ level white people. The best way to earn the trust of these people is to say â€œColdplay is this generationâ€™s U2.â€ (Note: this is an insult.) Advanced level white people are often the poorest white people in terms of money but the richest in terms of credibility and respect.
More appropriately, in my opinion Coldplay are this generation’s Dire Straits.