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!