Viva la vida or death and all his friends

Viva la vida or death and all his friends

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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!


Item no. 310270
Musical Genre Alternative/Indie
Media - Format 1-3 LP
Product topic Bands
Band Coldplay
Product type LP
Release date 13/06/2008
Gender Unisex

LP 1

  • 1.
    Life In Technicolor
  • 2.
    Cemeteries Of London
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
    Lovers In Japan

LP 2

  • 1.
  • 2.
    Viva La Vida
  • 3.
    Violet Hill
  • 4.
    Strawberry Swing
  • 5.
    Death And All His Friends

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.