Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Viva La Vida/Prospekt's March
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Chris H. from MIDDLETON, WI
Reviewed on 9/16/2009...
I used to think that Coldplay was just a hyped up shite band that would outplay itself on the radio for a few months then fall to the wayside like so many other canned crap I come across these days. It has mostly to do with the fact that if I hear a lot of hype about a band I automatically think "lowest common denominator" and pay no more attention.
Coldplay has reinstated my faith in the validity of other peoples opinions. Not enough to listen to Brittney Spears or watch who wants to dance with a millionaire idol, but enough to possibly, just maybe believe.
The simple sounds combine into a complex harmony that just drives bolts of clensing joy through me. I have not heard a band lately that has done such a thing for me since the first time I heard Janes Addiction Nothings Shocking in 1988. A different sound, yes, but just as powerful in it's own right.
Coldplay's Greatest Album
satro343 | Bellevue, WA USA | 09/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before purchasing this album, I had doubts whether the tracks were worth listening to and after hearing first-hand how bad X&Y was, I was justified in having second thoughts about buying it. After hearing that the album had dropped down to $5 for a limited time, I decided to buy it and experience it first-hand. What I experienced was an almost perfect album. I have to admit that it does stray from their earlier albums like "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" but not being a hardcore Coldplay listener, I welcomed the change. Songs like "Lost!", "42", "Lovers in Japan" to name a few showcase Coldplay's new and welcomed direction where they expirement with various styles. Not to mention all the songs are extremely catchy and they will be stuck in your head for days. Here are some of my comments on the songs:
Life in Technicolor - 4/5; Short but sweet
Cemeteries of London - 4/5
Lost! - 5/5; Catchy
42 - 5/5
Lovers in Japan - 5/5; One of my favorites, awesome lyrics
Yes - 5/5; Also my favorite, features Martin singing looow, middle eastern section
Viva La Vida - 5/5; Amazing of course
Violet Hill - 4/5; Love the guitar solo
Strawberry Swing - 2/5; Okay, could have been left out
Death And All His Friends - 5/5; Great ending to a great album
Disc 2 is also awesome. I don't have time to comment on each song but make sure you buy the Prospekt's March edition! Why some of them were left out of Disc 1 is suprising really.
In summary, buy the album for you and 10 of your friends. It's that good."