Mylo Xyloto (Coldplay)

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    Oct 26, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    What do you all think of Coldplay's new album?

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    I just got it and I think it's pretty great! How about you all?

    It would be great to hear everyone's opinions on things like sound production, lyrics, artistic quality, and overall direction!
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    Ahh, I hate it! I am a huge coldplay fan, and I do not like the direction they are going. Chris Martin is way too good of a musician to be using such a digitized sound. Where's the piano?

    I get it that they were trying for a new sound, but honestly I wish they hadn't.

    Edit: I do like Every Teardrop is a Waterfall and Paradise though
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    swmrh911 saidAhh, I hate it! I am a huge coldplay fan, and I do not like the direction they are going. Chris Martin is way too good of a musician to be using such a digitized sound. Where's the piano?

    I get it that they were trying for a new sound, but honestly I wish they hadn't.

    Edit: I do like Every Teardrop is a Waterfall and Paradise though

    I somewhat agree. I like how it's moved on to a more experimental sound, but I do quite miss the instrumentals. Fix You is one of my favourite all time songs, and the piano in that is simple but striking.

    Nevertheless, the aural atmosphere created by the album is very immersive, and to me, that's what Coldplay's style is about, no matter what the backing track is composed of.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    I didn't care much for "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" (most bloated song title of the year?) and I absolutely hate "Paradise."

    But I downloaded it anyway. I guess I'm a completist ... I have all of their previous releases. I heard "Charlie Brown" on the radio and liked it, and I know my hubby is going to love that Rihanna duet.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    nope, downloaded it, tested it, deleted it

    I usually buy all my Coldplay albums so I will probably only buy one or two songs from it. I honestly didn't like the direction they took with this album. I know music and artists evolve over time but this was just disappointing to me icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    Wow. So quite a number of people don't like it (only 3 so far, though).

    I got tired of Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall after a while (fits with the album, though) and I'm not a big fan of Paradise either. But overall I like it. I'm not even a fan of Rihanna, but that track (Princess Of China) was great!

    Would any of you like it better if it wasn't branded as a Coldplay album?
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    nicerough saidWow. So quite a number of people don't like it (only 3 so far, though).

    I got tired of Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall after a while (fits with the album, though) and I'm not a big fan of Paradise either. But overall I like it. I'm not even a fan of Rihanna, but that track (Princess Of China) was great!

    Would any of you like it better if it wasn't branded as a Coldplay album?


    Eh, maybe. I just had such high expectations. Listening to it now actually. It might grow on me, but I really do not like Princess of China. I'm not a huge Rihanna fan though.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    Awesome
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    I've been a HUGE fan since day 1. I was really excited for new material. So thoughts... it isn't my favorite album. While it does have some good tracks, 2 and 10. I have to agree that I don't really care for this new direction either. I've also given up trying to see them play live again. At first it was smaller intimate venues, and now I'm paying more to sit in the nose bleed sections!?
    We'll see though.. Viva took a minute to grow on me.
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    Oct 26, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    NewDirection saidI've been a HUGE fan since day 1. I was really excited for new material. So thoughts... it isn't my favorite album. While it does have some good tracks, 2 and 10. I have to agree that I don't really care for this new direction either. I've also given up trying to see them play live again. At first it was smaller intimate venues, and now I'm paying more to sit in the nose bleed sections!?
    We'll see though.. Viva took a minute to grow on me.


    I actually kinda like Coldplay in big venues... and I usually prefer smaller shows. They bring out a lot of different instruments, which I think keeps it interesting. On the Viva tour, I was mesmerized when they dragged that giant church bell on stage. In my opinion, Will Champion is the band's secret weapon who really livens up their performances.

    Whereas I saw U2's 360 tour, and I thought it was terrible... little variation, over indulgent, crap sound.
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    Oct 26, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I always thought of Coldplay as the least sexy band in the world.

    Yet here's a recent photo of Guy Berryman...

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    Oct 26, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    im not a Coldplay fan but i really love their music, and must be honest that i'm prefer "viva la vida ..." more than this, my fav track this time is "Paradise" icon_smile.gif

    by the way, the remix is cool!
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    Oct 31, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    ya i started liking paradise, so maybe it's not all bad
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    Oct 31, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    I love it!

    Paradise
    Princess of China (w/Rhianna)
    Charlie Brown
    Up with the Birds (I think that's the title, the last song)
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    Oct 31, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    ^ oh yeah, and some of the instrumentation reminds me of Sigur Ros.
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    Oct 31, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Will is with out a doubt an amazing musician, I've seen him play several different instruments, even play the piano better than Chris. Last I saw them was when they came back around and Fiona Apple opened for them at the Verizon Center in DC. AMAZING show other than the jerks behind me asked me to sit down. I turned and said "No, I'm at a concert. I'm standing up and going to sing a long, deal with it."

    And Guy was always the cutest of the bunch ;)
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    I can understand how Coldplay fans might not like this direction, but for me, it's still a good album, whether it's their 'usual' style or not.

    Their music was always a bit too melancholic for me, and didn't suit the atmosphere (listening to Coldplay on a hot tropical day is kinda weird), so while I recognised their talent, I never really cared for them. However, when Viva la Vida came out (especially Prospekt's March), I really started to like them. I even went back to their previous albums and found some songs that I now really enjoy. Being a bit more mature and knowledgeable, I can understand and relate to their lyrics better as well.

    Mylo Xyloto is certainly not their usual type of music, and is even further from their original sound than Viva la Vida. The good thing is, I really like this type of electronic / chip board music, so I'm still enjoying the album a lot. I think the main thing is that they're still able to create an atmosphere with their music. It takes you to another place, and I think that's a signature of their music, no matter what style.

    I think Hurts Like Heaven is my favourite track, and Paradise is really growing on me. I like Princess of China, but the second half of the song seems incomplete after that chorus with Rihanna.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    endo saidI always thought of Coldplay as the least sexy band in the world.

    Yet here's a recent photo of Guy Berryman...

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