Who put the "roll" in rock 'n' roll? Bo Diddley? The Marquis de Sade? I dunno. But I do know who gutted it: Keane, Snow Patrol, and other current bands trading in make-out music for the emotionally needy. British papers refer to this ilk as "post-Coldplay," in deference to the group that set the sonic template: trivial sentiments painted in broad, declarative brushstrokes against a backdrop of U2-like histrionics. But to judge by the lyrics, which overwork the most generic declarations of love — and usually read like the last rites of the libido — a more descriptive name comes to mind: "monogamist-oriented rock." Or, for short: nu-MOR (as it is a kind of "middle of the... More >>>