"These days most bands don't have the courage to keep being better than themselves. Good small bands get so associated with a scene that they just get stuck in it and never try to change what they are. Bowie didn't just stop at being Ziggy Stardust. That's because he looked around him and saw that his competition was Marc Bolan and Lou Reed and thought, 'Shit! I better crank this shit up!' But where once stood David Bowie now stands Chris Martin. He's good-looking, a great songwriter but he's going, 'Shit, how did I get here? I used to worry about sounding too much like Radiohead but what do I do now?'"
James Murphy, The Guardian, 25 June 2005