My copy of Coldplay’s new album “Viva La Vida” arrived yesterday. I’ve listened to it a couple of times now, and it’s fantastic!
I would say this is probably their best album yet. They’ve been a bit more experimental in this one with the way they’ve arranged the music – it feels like a more mature album than “X&Y”.
I was talking with Phil last night about the difference between a band like Coldplay and (to pick a relatively new artist from the Virgin Radio Playlist) Scouting for Girls: I don’t know if you’ve listened to any of Scouting For Girls’ songs, but they all sound the same. I quite like listening to them, but they’re quite repetitive and one sounds similar to another.
Not so with Coldplay. Their music has changed, adapted, and matured. This album is the product of three albums refining, changing, obsessing over details… it shows. I really like it.
DISCLAIMER: Opinion subject to change on repeat listenings (I should start putting something like this on all reviews that I write!)