album of the day: Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

17Jun08

Song Recommendations: Viva La Vida, Lovers In Japan / Reign of Love, Death And All His Friends, Cemeteries Of London, Lost!, 42

I’ve ranted about Coldplay’s lack of new music a few times now, but the time has come. Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends came out today. And yes I actually purchased this one at midnight last night. I’m such a fan, right. This one might scare off a few Coldplay fans. It’s definitely “experimental”. When I first listened I was like “Wha? Innnterrresting.” They worked with Brian Eno who produced a lot of U2 albums. It opens with a 2 1/2 minute instrumental track that lets you know that this is gonna be a different sound. It leads into “Cemeteries Of London” which probably sounds the most like old Coldplay, at least with the placement of the guitar riffs. I’m not sure if “Lost!” is a shout out to my favorite show, but probably not. From the sound of the beat this one will probably be a live concert favorite. “42” starts out with this “Truman Show” feel, but leads into a kindof happy ending sound. “Lovers In Japan / Reign of Love” Is probably my favorite track so far, sounds very U2ish. It’s weird, b/c it’s two different songs on one track. This also happens on “Yes” & “Death And All His Friends”. There’s a pause, like it’s moving to the next track, but it’s on the same song, but it sounds completely different, like a new act or somethin. I’ve been listening to “Viva La Vida” and “Violet Hill” for about a month now and they are both good. I am surprised that “Violet Hill was the 1st single–it’s ok, but it doesn’t sound like it was meant for radio. Overall, a different sound on an album that is long overdue, but I dig it. Check it out!

Enjoy!

 

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