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Mylo Xyloto CD, インポート
Coldplay's fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on October 24th by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno, Mylo Xyloto follows 2008's Viva La Vida, which charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
2011 release, the fifth studio album from the British Pop/Rock quartet. Mylo Xyloto, was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson (the official press release adds "with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno"). R&B sensation Rihanna guests on one track on the album. Features the first single 'Every Teardrop Is Waterfall'.
The great shame of it is - this is a really, really good album and I feel enthused about Colplay once more. Still recognizably Coldplay, but sounding excitingly fresher than they've done for years and far less pretentious and trying to be clever than on their last album. 'Paradise', 'Charlie Brown', 'Up in flames' and 'Hurts like heaven' are undeniably catchy and hard not to enjoy, but volume levels do let down the latter a little. Moreover, 'Don't let it break your heart' is almost unlistenable due to all the volume levels being pushed to the max, sounding almost distorted. Once again,'Princess of China' would sound even better with some softness in sound, instead, not unlike on enjoyable 'Every teardrop is a waterfall', it blasts at you non-stop - once again a shame as the song is quite original, melodically a treat and works realy well dynamically. If you listen to this album on decent speakers - you will notice how overblown (on volume levels) the production is on so many tracks and it does marr the enjoyment a little.
I thought the trend was moving away from maxing all levels and returning to a wider range of levels that allows for a more nuanced and fuller sound?
So great album overall, but would be even more enjoyable and five stars if produced better. Although I disagree with some reviewers - I think they should explore the electronic route even further - although if this is the production he is allowing to go through, possibly it is time to bid farewell to Eno?
Firstly, let me say that I really am not a huge Coldplay fan. However, I have all their albums and have found them enjoyable but I would not call them my favourite band. Secondly, I have seen the comments about the quality of the sound, but to my ears the album sounds great.
I not too sure what people expect from bands that have been around a while. Do they want them to keep on churning out the same album?
I like bands to evolve over time and improve. I think with this album Coldplay have certainly succeeded in doing just that. The is an obvious departure to previous albums. It is certainly upbeat! However, it is the quality of songwriting throughout that makes it so enjoyable. The first three songs, Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise and Charlie Brown, show a very confident band at the top of their game and is the best start to an album I have heard in a long time.
That's not to say the rest of the album is not of the same quality, it is. Up In Flames is my personal favourite at the moment. But I think it is best heard in one go.
I have been playing the album a lot over the past few weeks and still enjoying it. Great album.
These are songs after all - so the words should have have some meaning on their own, and they should be interesting, and they should stand up to repetition, indeed even get better. I suspect the band may have known the lyrics were weak - there's rather too much of Chris Martin going ooh-ooh-ooh, aah-aaah, la-la-lala-la-lala and whoo-oo-oo, more noticeably so than on other CDs. Surely a classicist like him could find more inspiration?
Yes I know, many current song lyrics (even the ones worth listening too) are highly repetitive and sometimes trivial. But - call me an old fogey with justification! - songs are supposed to carry emotion, and the words should be a central part of that.