Mylo Xyloto

Mylo Xyloto

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by Coldplay
     
 

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Coldplay began working on Mylo Xyloto in 2009, while the band was still in the midst of its multi-year tour in support of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Recording sessions stretched from 2009 to 2011, with Brian Eno collaborating with the band on several songs and R&B singer Rihanna lending her vocals to "Princes

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Coldplay began working on Mylo Xyloto in 2009, while the band was still in the midst of its multi-year tour in support of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Recording sessions stretched from 2009 to 2011, with Brian Eno collaborating with the band on several songs and R&B singer Rihanna lending her vocals to "Princes of China." Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson all shared production credits, too, resulting in a diverse album inspired by industrial rock and electro-pop. Coldplay began debuting the new tracks as early as May 2011, with "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" kicking off a string of anthemic singles.

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Release Date:
10/24/2011
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099908755322
catalogNumber:
87553

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Mylo Xyloto 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
dygunraider More than 1 year ago
I've listened to this album a Few times to make sure I wasn't just some nutty fanboy raving about it, and I've found I'm not it really is that good. I became a Coldplay fan after receiving "Viva La Vida" for Christmas back when it came out, for lack of a better term I found that album Magical and it still brings back happy memories when I listen to it, makes me think of running through the Yard as a child playing with the neighborhood kids and starring out of windows. For something as nolstalgic as that it would be an understatement to say I had high expectations for "Mylo" and it pretty much fills them all I'm happy to say. That nostalgic magic feeling still pervades through many of these songs, the title track, hurts like heaven, charlie brown, us against the world, every teardrop, in fact almost all of the songs on this album do, the only songs that dont are Princess of China, Up In Flames, and Major Minus and those are still fantastic songs. I heard some Critic called Coldplay "Schoolboys" that seems an accurate way to describe them racing through the streets full of joy and wonder at the world around them. A throughouly wonderful album, the only problem I can think of is that the Lyrics are at times very hard to understand though this doesn't necessarily cripple it to much as its kind of one of those albums where its more feeling as opposed to logic. And then all to fast its over, the beauty, the joy, the happiness, one wishes it could go on forever, that's a good sign right? - CM
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
"MYLO XYLOTO" by Coldplay is a very good album. Coldplay creatively took chances with the songs on this album with impeccable results. Every song on this album is great. However, my personal two favorite songs on this cd are "Princess of China" and "Paradise". "Princess of China" is a great track that features Rihanna and symbolizes the meaning of the exciting journey of being in a romantic relationship. My overall favorite musical gem is "Paradise" because I personally resonate with it. In addition, "Paradise" seems to symbolize a joyful concept of creating a happier and more Utopian world for the self and those in the surrounding environment. "MYLO XYLOTO" is most likely to be enjoyed by many who enjoy any of the Coldplay musical tracks.
mon-nom-de-plume More than 1 year ago
Seriously the best album YET. The EP is fantastic and every song on this album is amazing. Paradise is probably one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
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Tremaine More than 1 year ago
There are some seriously ridiculously beautiful melodies on this album. In my opinion this was more of an art form than the others. Mostly considering the fact that it sounds like there was carefully consideration with the song selection and flow, not just sound. Listening to it in it's entirety it just sounds like an edited artist portfolio. Unfortunately, the album is so enjoyable that it was over before I knew it. Rating the album in my iTunes library the overall was 4 stars. The lowest rated for me was Princess of China. Mostly because of my own personal taste. I'm not a Rihanna fan ( not for lack of trying ). I'm just not a fan of her voice and I'm not putting down those of you who are. The five star songs for me is Mylo Xyloto, Hurts Like Heaven, Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, Major Minus, A Hopeful Transmission, & Don't Let It Break Your Heart. Everything else was either 3 or 4 stars for me ( mostly four ). The album was like listening to an beautiful art exhibition. And should be considered as such.
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