22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I want to love it, maybe I will, but not at the moment...,
This review is from: Mylo Xyloto (Audio CD)
After listening too a string of summer festivals and hearing a few of these new album songs, I was very excited for the albums release. As an avid Coldplay fan, having seen them live, owning all they're previous albums and on a rampage trying to collect as many singles and rare CD's as possible, I was crazily awaiting this release.
Upon first listen, it is rather enjoyable. However, it's over produced and has way too much going on, this can be easily spotted once the original excitement has worn down ! When you first hear Hurts Like Heaven, you struggle to actually realise that it is Chris Martin singing ! This said, you can really get your feet tapping too this song. Alot of the songs have a very up-beat tones, something which I think Chris has been yearning too do for a long time. With a little less production and less pointless noise going on, the album could be very good.
Above said, I find it hard to recognise a song which stands out from the crowd, there's no "Yellow" or "Fix You" type song which evokes emotion.
I wish Coldplay would get rid of Brian Eno. He is taking them down a Pop/Electric route and its doing nothing for them. "Princess Of China" is a fine example of this, Rihanna's prescence is competley un-necessary. Viva La Vida had faint traces of older work but also twinned in with newer, more experimental work. It was an album I thoroughly enjoyed, yet still lays bottom of my favourite album list from the band. But now they're pushing the boundary too far. They should settle with a style they can pull off.
I found it hard to listen and enjoy, I find it hard to write this review because I simply can't find anything truely bad, nor truely fantastic about it. The closest thing which comes to anything from the old days is "Us Against The World" a song which I cannot take a liking to, atleast not at the time of writing.
I may be being a bit sour, It generally takes me 10+ more listens before any Coldplay album becomes enjoyable. You need to know and feel the lyrics before they can get under your skin. So hopefully it will grow on me and the rest of the world, because it has great potential, but sadly at the moment, i'm not feeling it like when I first heard Rush Of Blood To The Head or X&Y.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2011 20:14:23 GMT
Josef Blumel says:
Perhaps a helpful review, bar the "too" instead of "to", and countless times on top of that...
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2011 20:31:17 GMT
The Strudwick says:
they're instead of their
"But now they are pushing the boundary to far." the only time Nate should have used too and he got it wrong.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2011 12:27:23 GMT
Apologies Josef, this review was done in a rush. I never bothered spell checking. Hopefully the poor grammar wasn't too distracting and you took some decent info from it !
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2011 12:28:05 GMT
Again, Apologies for my poor grammar. I hope you enjoyed the review non the less !
Posted on 24 Dec 2011 09:56:40 GMT
Yoga Nandiwardhana says:
You had me at "I wish Coldplay would get rid of Brian Eno."
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