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COLDPLAY-“EMOTIONAL LEAP OF FAITH” MYLO XYLOTO-REVIEW JOHN EMMS

Coldplay’s fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto is an emotional artistic leap of faith into the 21 Ist century.

And as you jump into it, Johnny Buckland, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion will be right there with you.

This band knows what they want and have taken 3 years to make sure their fanbase “gets it”

As song titles would suggest, It Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise and Every Teardrop is a Waterfall the band has built an album that is dramatic but shot full of hope

For every person that feels like their world/our world is out of reach and out of touch, Coldplay have given you a blanket of songs and hope that even though it’s us against them or you versus the world.

It’s Gonna Be Allright

Check out Us Against the World, where “the devil is talking with those angel eyes or Charlie Brown,”where my heart gets smashed to smithereens’ it’s profound stuff but Chris Martin and the band have their audiences back.

As each song  unfolds, the huge pop of Paradise and mega anthemic Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall  Coldplay are making music that is big on melody, and big on letting their audience in on it

On Princess of  China where Rhianna joins the band the synths and beat smashes up against a killer vocal interchange. It can’t miss .

Up In Flames is tender and almost sounds like a young Brian Wilson mid 60’s. Simply gorgeous.

This is such a layered album that as you may have noticed on the band’s Letterman appearances the core four have used a lot of backing tracks to make the sound HUGE.

It does not hurt the recording, but it’s something I’m not  fond of when I see a band performing in concert

Mylo Xyloto is big on emotion and atmosphere and will sell big numbers

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