Sounds like we're all on the same page here. Speaking of hype, as is usually the case, I think Coldplay owes much of their garnered attention to the fact that Rollingstone mag really got behind promoting them.
As far as Radiohead goes, same here. I watched them in concert on TV awhile back, wasn't a single song (if that's what you call 'em--songs?, eh, what?) that flipped my switch. I do think Paranoid Android
(which they didn't
perform) was very good, but otherwise...