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Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Truly Outstanding

Even by just looking at the cover of this album you can tell that it is different than Coldplay's previous releases. Where those ones were minimalistic and spare, Viva La Vida is exploding with color in every inch and so the same can be said for the music. Departing fr...
Even by just looking at the cover of this album you can tell that it is different than Coldplay's previous releases. Where those ones were minimalistic and spare, Viva La Vida is exploding with color in every inch and so the same can be said for the music. Departing from their usual mellow, Chris-dominated formula that was gradually becoming stale (Speed of sound = Clocks?)Coldplay uses this opportunity to show off a much richer, more vibrant album than any of their previous ones. Here Chris takes a step back and Will, Guy and Jon step up, resulting in a very well-rounded sound. I've listened to this whole album on repeat for a good couple of hours and I likely won't stop anytime soon.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I’d rather pull my fingernails out slowly with pliers than listen to this CD

I am so mad at myself for buying this CD. I downloaded without listening to it first. It’s horrible. It is the most bland, watered down, uber-mainstream and uninspired excuse for music I’ve heard in a long time. Coldplay has resorted to adding ethnic and Louisiana-style...
I am so mad at myself for buying this CD. I downloaded without listening to it first. It’s horrible. It is the most bland, watered down, uber-mainstream and uninspired excuse for music I’ve heard in a long time. Coldplay has resorted to adding ethnic and Louisiana-styled sounds to their songs – in a feeble attempt to make them interesting. It doesn’t work. I’d rather pull my fingernails out slowly with pliers than listen to this CD. Yes, it’s that bad.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I’d rather pull my fingernails out slowly with pliers than listen to this CD

    I am so mad at myself for buying this CD. I downloaded without listening to it first. It’s horrible. It is the most bland, watered down, uber-mainstream and uninspired excuse for music I’ve heard in a long time. Coldplay has resorted to adding ethnic and Louisiana-styled sounds to their songs – in a feeble attempt to make them interesting. It doesn’t work. I’d rather pull my fingernails out slowly with pliers than listen to this CD. Yes, it’s that bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They've done it again.

    Quite possibly the most over rated band of all time next to Dream Theater goes and does exactly what they've done on their past 3 albums. Make bad music. Chris Martin should spend less time worrying about ridiculous names for his children and more time thinking about how to do something origional with his "music". Don't listen to this travesty.

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