When James wants me to listen to some of his music, I'm wary and you would be too if you could hear what he usually plays, but I let him put the most recent Coldplay release in the car CD-player mostly because I was surprised that it could be a band that he likes. I knew so little about Coldplay except that they are British, more or less "alternative rock", and that they are very popular with 20- and 30-somethings. It's not at all James kind of music, or at least what I had in my head to be James kind of music. Maybe he is moving beyond teenage pop.
Anyway, the Coldplay album isn't bad! It's growing on me! Maybe I'm moving beyond '60s teenage pop. Or maybe we've just found some compromise music.