Sorry, but couldn't disagree with you more. This is their best release to date, even better than X&Y. If you don't like this kind of music, then try someone else. It's all a matter of taste. But don't ask Coldplay to make a different kind of music, because many of us love it just the way it is.
Nope, not true. I thought Viva La Vida had a few good tracks but overall was weak. This one has almost no weak tracks by comparison. I think the only exception, ironically, is Paradise, which they are promoting as a single. Not sure why they picked that one to promote. I would have picked all the rest over that one.