Thursday, October 20, 2011

Album Review: Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

Mylo Xyloto is album number five by U2 impersonators and soft rock extraordinaries Coldplay. I've always thought the band peaked with the song Clocks, its one of the very few songs by the band that's worth listening to more than once. The last album Viva La Vida was decent but nothing to get excited by and with the band looking more into a new direction due to the influence of old school American Graffiti.

To gauge how good this album was I brought in the biggest fan of Coldplay I know, the man known as Buffplay.
Buffplay is of course the Chris Martin lookalike on the left, thus why he has this nickname so it only made sense to have him round while listening.

Now to the album, its scarily the worst album they've ever made, there is nothing that stands out to me as a quality or memorable track. The album opener and album title track is nice in its summery sound but overall is dull as fuck and while Buffplay was starting to get excited by the prospect of 44 minutes of this I was trying to find a way out of this. The first track working as an interlude to the first song is  kind of meh as it would've just as easily been tacked on to the second song to make one.

I found incredibly cheesy moments in this album, the hip hop inspired slow jam song Up In Flames. I guess they're trying to be soft and meaningful instead its just putting me to sleep. The acoustic tracks Major Minus and U.F.O. leave me feeling further tired, they aren't anything special. A weird appearance from Rihanna on the track Princess Of China made this pop track just a little more wtf by the appearance.

This album isn't good, the worse by this band in fact, seriously bring back the piano pieces.

Overall Rating: 1.5/10

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