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To say there has been a lot of anticipation for Coldplays fourth album, Viva La Vida, is an understatement. Having enlisted legendary leftfield producer Brian Eno, borrowed their album title from a painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and made tantalising remarks about sonic reinvention, the world has been curious (to say the least) to hear what the new Coldplay might sound like. Viva La Vida definitely makes some departures from the bands usual formula, which happens to be one of the most commercially successful rock-pop blueprints of recent years. The plangent chords, emotive melodies, stadium-rock rhythms and universal lyrical concerns remain, but Martin and co. have gone out on several limbs here, incorporating instrumental tracks ("Life In Technicolour"), using subtle North African and Latin elements ("Yes", "Strawberry Swing"), and overhauling previously strict verse-chorus-verse structures in favour of slightly more avant arrangements. The old Coldplay still shine through (see tracks like "Violet Hill" and the title song) but even their classic sound feels more muscular and confident. The bands new flourishes, cosmetic and self-conscious as they may be, are enough to make Viva La Vida a welcome break from the old routine --Danny McKennaPeople en Español
Of course it's amazing...it's Coldplay. Excited to have this album on Vinyl.Published 9 days ago by Katie W.
I'm a huge fan of Coldplay and this CD was a departure from their first three CD's. This CD feels more tuned to radio play, which isn't always a bad thing. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Auto Broker
I bought this for my nephew....he likes it. They need to put out another greatest hits....Published 1 month ago by chrissys traveling circus
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|Coldplay "Viva La Vida" Best Buy LP version||
I was just at best buy and the LP has a sticker on the front that says "CD Inside" so I think that's a clear indicator that the CD is in there. Hope that helps :)
Jun 17, 2008 by Mick V. Nicholas | See all 12 posts
|Chris Martin=Wannabe Dave Matthews||
Well guys, I think this is a pretty terrible post, but maybe I can maybe straighten some things out by adding to it with my own personal knowledge and point of view. I am going to try and do this without arguing with anyone or calling names, because I think that is pointless.
Coldplay has... Read More
Jun 26, 2009 by Smitty Smith | See all 16 posts
|Why is this world so obsessed with bad music?||
Everyone is entitled to different taste in music. It's a personal choice. What you think is good is probably terrible to someone else. It all depends on what someone is looking for in it. Attacking someone's taste in music is attacking them as a person. If everyone had the exact same taste... Read More
Oct 4, 2008 by Linda J. Knee | See all 15 posts
|CD doesn't play in PS3 or computer||
I can't get it to play in my work computer (Vista), either. It will play in the car. I haven't put it on my home computer yet (it is pretty slow so I hadn't done it yet) but I will try that tonight. I really wanted to put it on my IPOD.
By the way, I bought mine from Target.
Jun 25, 2008 by C. Wright | See all 21 posts
|Is Coldplay simply U2 for hire (again)?||
I think there are some similiarities on some songs but when I hear an album by Coldplay I don't think of U2 and likewise. They have there own sound that has evolved. They have said many times that they are influenced by bands like U2, and Radiohead and that can be heard, but it is still Coldplay... Read More
May 25, 2008 by Mr Jones | See all 16 posts
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