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Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

Reviewer :
Johan Wippsson Format: Album
Release date: 2011-10-21 Year: 2011
Label: Parlophone
Genre: Alternative Rock
Producer: Markus Dravs, Brian Eno, Rik Simpson, Dan Green
Artist discography


Becomes a bit tired of all critical Coldplay gets. Ok, they are greatly appreciated as we can be seen in all their record and ticket sales, but still feel they get a lot of undeserved criticism. To me they may not be the biggest band, but have tremendous respect for Chris Martin and his men as they take arena rock format to the further and does it with a unique approach.
And of course they have taken ideas from others and sometimes a little too clearly. This album is no exception where they take samples from Peter Allen's "I Go To Rio" in "Every Tear Is A Waterfall". A good song and a very nice keyboard melody, but unfortunately The Sacados destroyed it in 1990 as their "Ritmo Del Noche” was played far to many times.
However, Coldplay are even this time really on their “own” as we can here in epic "Paradise" and "Charlie Brown" which to me is among the best I have heard from the band. It’s a little more straight forward and radio friendly than its predecessor, "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" which was a bit more exciting with its progressive sound. But, I think that "Mylo Xyloto" has better songs overall and really shows that they are alone on the throne when it comes the new generation of arena rock. Great album!

Tracklisting 1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. Paradise
4. Charlie Brown
5. Us Against the World
6. M.M.I.X.
7. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
8. Major Minus
9. U.F.O.
10. Princess of China
11. Up in Flames
12. A Hopeful Transmission
13. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
14. Up With the Birds


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