Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Viva La Vida
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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The Slow Melody of Coldplay
Michael Griswold | Rockford, USA | 06/14/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Viva La Vida on the recommendation of a friend and Coldplay has had a fair share of success and I understand why because their music can be very soothing and relieving, but for me personally the Coldplay sound is just too light for my tastes. However, I did enjoy the track Strawberry Swing because it sounded a bit heavier than the other tracks on the album and has a really cool tune attached to it. For the Coldplay fan that enjoys their sound or someone who's not interested in a cornucopia of heavy metal guitars and hyped up drums than this album is definitely for you.
Coldplay is catching a really bad cold the equivalent of the
B. G. Ball | Seattle, WA | 07/06/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Coldplay is catching a really bad cold the equivalent of the black plague, except it travels from money to music."
The only aspect regarding highly rated reviews I don't concur with is, "What's for sure, however, is that this is their most interesting outing to date."
This album is better than "X&Y" for a fact, but it's certainly not as creative and interesting to listen as "A Rush of the Blood to the Head!" In my own opinion, Coldplay hasn't been producing "great" music; not to say that they don't have talent, which they obviously do. What I'm saying is, their music is gradually getting infected by all the pestilences running through music now a day. The radio, album sells, and commercials, etc... Kill music.... I want the way Coldplay use to be; "God put a smile upon your face," songs like that!
The only bands that are known to have managed to avoid catching the disease are Radiohead, White Stripes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Add to the list if anyone wants...
Evidence: Radiohead never plays "Creep" live because they don't like playing "commercialized s*** (quote from the lead singer Thom Yorke)." They didn't release any singles from their best album "Kid A" because they hate singles (they believe in albums).
"It would be nice if artists started to produce albums every year, maybe two albums a year," Jack White in an interview regarding album making. "Something solid, something you can hold like an album... even a CD is great. We want people to have a tangible experience."
Now, I'm not advertizing bands; I have better things to do than advertize bands... If people think that's have I'm doing; they're missing the whole point. Music isn't that way I use to be, because many of our artists don't have morals and believe that tin can throwing from the second story is beautiful music.
Not to end on a bad note, but Coldplay has some hope... "Violet Hill" was a great song with distorted guitar work."