Nearly three years after the release of their album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay has produced their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
Coldplay is known for a sound. It’s a sound that their fans crave. It’s a sound that conveys so much emotion that listeners are able to feel exactly what the band wants them to which might just be why they have so many fans. In albums like X & Y and A Rush of Blood to the Head they made such a smooth acoustic sound, which to me is what made all of the songs on them so amazing. The tracks on all albums leading up to Viva la Vida had an honest sound, and fans were able to really feel something.
Viva la Vida introduced a whole other side of Coldplay, and one that fans loved. They produced a much more digital sound, which is completely different from their previous albums. The almost electric sound they produced took me a while to come to terms with, but the more I listened to the album, the more I loved it.
Mylo Xyloto has definitely followed in the footsteps of Viva la Vida. It has an even more digitized sound, which is great but is this really Coldplay? The Coldplay I know and love gives listeners a concert anthem in every song. There are three songs on the album that are under forty five seconds, and don’t get me wrong, they are great melodies but are they really album-worthy? The band is trying new things with this album, but there is nothing wrong with sticking with what works.
Although I was really hoping for a more acoustic sound from the band, I’m not at all disappointed with what they produced. I think “
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