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Item no. 310270
Gender Unisex
Musical Genre Alternative/Indie
Media - Format 1-3 LP
Product topic Bands
Band Coldplay
Product type LP
Release date 13/06/2008
Coldplay, the fourth: this time without the big, opulent, spacy Pop and without the irresistible melodies from the past. For that angled, squared-edged and with more bravery to the musical experiment. Respect!
LP 1
1. Life In Technicolor 2. Cemeteries Of London 3. Lost! 4. 42 5. Lovers In Japan
LP 2
1. Yes 2. Viva La Vida 3. Violet Hill 4. Strawberry Swing 5. Death And All His Friends
Marcel Anders

by Marcel Anders (10.07.2008) Ok, they couldn’t record another album just like "X&Y". Ok, they had to develop in some direction or another. And of course they would try other producers, like Brian Eno. But: it wasn’t easy for Coldplay – which you can hear on their fourth album. One thing’s obvious: they want to get rid of their old skin – even if the new one still isn’t there. The London collective aims for the next level, but that’s not the status quo now. Chris Martin & Co. are right in the middle of an ongoing metamorphosis. Still, there are no adequate counterparts to that spherical pop and epic melodies, so sometimes, they go back to the well-worn modus (e.g. on "Death and all his friends"). Apart from that, the band experiments with a lean, reduced sound, more edges, progressive rock elements including mini rock operas and a deliberate "no" to opulent and lofty parts.