Tag: Mylo Xyloto

Track By Track: Coldplay — Mylo Xyloto

Track By Track: Coldplay — Mylo Xyloto

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Because I dread the thought of writing yet another album review where I spend hundreds of words trying to frame an album in the proper context, or where I try to find yet another way to write about chord progressions, I'm just going to take it one song at a time and share my first impressions. So here we go with Coldplay's fifth and newest album, Mylo Xyloto. "Mylo Xyloto" -- Like most instrumental passages fewer than 60 seconds long, it's nice but not really essential. Next. "Hurts Like Heaven" -- Ooh, peppy! I like the directness and dance-ability of this, even though I am in fact a shitty dancer. This is easily more immediate than anything on the Viva La Vida album (which is not to say better, mind you). Nice vocal melodies from Chris "Mr. Paltrow" Martin. "Paradise" -- This ha
Listening booth — Coldplay, “Paradise”

Listening booth — Coldplay, “Paradise”

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I've taken my shots at Coldplay over the years, but I can also admit when they produce quality music. Parachutes was a very good album, and I was similarly impressed with Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. I know that it's "cool" to hate on Coldplay, but that's just stupid. If you honestly don't like their music, fine. But bagging on Chris Martin & Friends because they seem wimpy or because they're really popular is just a waste of energy. That said, I'm not very taken with "Paradise," the second single from the upcoming Mylo Xyloto album. It's not bad really, it's just kind of... there. It all sounds perfectly pleasant, but as a single it falls a little flat. "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" is a much stronger song and was a better choice for a single. Anyway, here's "...