Return to form
After a few very mainstream sounding (and in my opinion lackluster) album releases, Coldplay is back to exploring new frontiers with eclectic instrumentation and amazing guest musicians. Don’t get me wrong, the past 3 albums had some great moments, but they failed to wow me.
Everyday Life won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but in a world that is on the brink of chaos, Chris Martin’s sometimes angry vocals give us a glimmer of hope for not only humankind, but music as we know it. Instead of following the overdone and tired electronic pop trends, Coldplay has decided instead to do the opposite-go back to very raw instrumentation with lots of different sounds-strings, horns, organs, even some electronics and of course the piano and guitar sounds. The album never gets boring.
I find this album as almost a Viva La Vida pt. 2, which i think is due to some of the arrangements and the multitude of instruments. You may not like this album, you might not like Coldplay, but it cannot be argued that this is a wonderful piece of art. I applaud the band for making an album they obviously wanted to make, not one with a sound that was forced upon them by greedy producers.
For music lovers, this album is a no-brainer. For those that only listen to the easily-digested mainstream pop, you won’t get it. And that’s ok. That’s why taylor swift exists.
This is a terrible, lifeless, boring album from one of the best bands in the world. I’m not sure how this even happened but this is just not good.
Can’t believe they are going to be on a stage and finding the kind of fun that came out of Headfull of Dreams.
There's some terrific moments on this album, and strong and catchy tunes that carry the listener through some occasional rough spots (some of the spoken word and add-ins are a bit confusing) but overall there's 10 really good songs that stand up to anything Coldplay has produced in the past.
Below Average Album
The Coldplay magic feels very weak in this album. Too many songs that strike as filler. Only a few songs are great to listen to and sing along with (Everyday Life, Daddy). The theme for this album simply did not stick the landing, and may have even crashed for others. The explicitly is not what Coldplay is, and is a shame to see. The album feels like an agenda for live performances and/or political views. Coldplay is my favorite band, so I hope to see them bounce back from this one. An Album or EP drop in the near future may help. Love you Coldplay.
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Truly an amazing album. Some highlights are Arabesque, Everyday Life, Church, Orphans, and many not agree with me but, Guns. So happy to here they still got it!
Coldplay's White Album
I've heard quotes attributed to George Martin over the years that the Beatles success had achieved a level to the degree that they were able to record whatever they wanted to regardless of length or quality. This album feels a bit like that to me. There's some stand out tracks that are great and still quality writing, but there the structure of the album is really disunified and never really comes together. I'm not even sure how it is considered a full abum with no transition on the short tracks to the main songs. I don't even mind the annoying preachy political vibe in Guns (note that are no guns in places shooters go to target) or the silly Blacks are always victimized portion of Trouble in Town. But why the pseudo-religous tones in borrowing hyms and spirituals while at the same doing a track with someone speaking in Arabic? Is this the whole many paths belief? It doesn't quite work or come together or completely congeal.
Okay now Here's the good parts. The intro instrumental, Church, Everyday Life, Ecko, Old Friends, Cry Cry Cry, and Champion of the World. I'm a hard core Coldplay fan buying the old EP's and singles for the old nuggets I missed coming onboard because of the Joe Satriani controversy. But this album feels really incomplete.
Sounds Like An Album Compiled Of All The Songs That Didnt Make Previous Albums
And its also the darkest Coldplay album to date. I dont mind bands experimenting with other sounds, I really dont...but this one is definitely a no from me although I liked the spiritual hymns on this album. The album cover alone is enough to let you know this one was gonna be dramatically different—they look like a folk band performing on Austin City Limits or something. I definitely missed the upbeat, colorful and encouraging rockers but I guess every artist has to express their dark side every now and then. 2019 is Coldplays time
Explicit -Thumbs down
Too bad I downloaded explicit, I have iTunes family, disappointed it’s an option, rather not have those songs on play list under my purchase.