Oj was better
This is not great old Coldplay was 🔥!
By Meredyth Wilson
I was personally getting tired of the poppiness of the last few albums. I didn't think they were bad, I just didn't love them nearly as much as their older albums. This, however, is the complete upheaval that my soul was yearning for. The strong messages, the mix of genres, and the truly beautiful songwriting made this album one that I listened to over and over again. Nothing wrong with some occasional dance pop, but nothing beats gospel choirs, orchestral openings, and the stark contrast between the raucousness of songs like Guns and Arabesque and the gentility of others like Old Friends and Everyday Life. People are in here complaining about missing "the old sound" but I definitely hear it here! Especially in comparison to Viva La Vida and Prospekt's March.
Jumped the shark
Well, Coldplay just entered the “jump the shark” world. I kind of wish the rumor was true and they did breakup the band after A Head Full of Dreams.
One of those.....
This is an album that you need to listen to several times before you will fully appreciate it (much like ghost stories). It is definitely not pop. It is very different than past albums and demonstrates Coldplay’s ability to evolve. Chris Martin said that if they do another album it will be different and it is. This is what self actualization sounds like.
After some time away from this I re-listened along with the videos. As a result I increased my rating. Brilliant album especially in this post covid age.
Every band has bad album
Like title says, this happens to every band. I truly do not care for one single track on this album, that is all I am going to say, still a fan obviously but this is not for me at all.
Kind of hate the explicit lyrics in some of the songs like it’s hard to listen to. It’s not the cool version it’s just angry
I’ve always looked forward a new album to come out by Coldplay. I love their style, love their music, but I was very disappointed by their newest album. They should’ve just vacationed, and had fun singing with the natives or whatever they were doing, but shouldn’t have recorded it. It. Is. Terrible.☹️
You lost my respect...
I’ve loved Coldplay my entire life. I grew up with it and it’s so catchy and fun! I was so excited when I saw you guys came out with a new album. But this new album has EXPLICIT?! Explicit language is just boring and lazy. You guys were unique and special by NOT using language and still sounding amazing. Instead of having a clean version, you should of just started with the clean version to begin with. I’m very disappointed and will not be listening to these songs. They don’t sound like the Coldplay styles I know and love. I hope you correct your mistake in the next album. ☹️☹️
Nobody wants this album and we need our band back. They made amazing albums to make one awful one.
By Hope A.
This album is intense, empathetic, somber and soulful. Arabesque is funky, Sunrise is too beautiful for words, and Trouble in Town echoes the horrible reality of navigating life in a world riddled with injustice and hate. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. From Brothers&Sisters to Parachutes to Ghost Stories. Each Coldplay album is a true work of art. Johnny, Will, Guy & Chris, thanks for another awesome album! Much respect from Wisconsin.