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on January 11, 2006
...and not in a good way. I really like the previous two Coldplay albums, but this one nearly bored me into a coma.
The good: Fix You - this song is mellow and beautiful, albeit in a very generic way. When I got my wisdom teeth out, the oral surgeon let me listen to music on my headphones while he gassed me with nitrous and administered IV Valium. This is the sort of music you would want to listen to while having a pharmaceutical grade drug experience in a doctors office. Nothing that makes you trip out, just something that makes you feel like someone else understands you in your sedated delierium.
The bad: Twisted Logic - this song will literally put you to sleep. Actually, the whole album will. But this one, with its refrain of "You'll go backwards, again. You'll go forwards again." sounds like it's literally trying to rock you to sleep. If Coldplay were trying to get on a "Rockers Sing Lullibies" album, this is the sample song they would submit.
The ugly: Speed of Sound - it sounds like Chris Martin is channeling new wave Bono a la Apple commercial. I like this song and hate myself for it. When I listen to it on my iPod, I have visions of myself turning into a shadow on a green background and have the irresistable urge to dance like a spazz. I kick myself for even having the thought, then turn on Rush of Blood to the Head to remind myself that it wasn't always like this.