Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coldplay Through The Years

Five albums of Coldplay

Coldplay has indeed evolved when it comes to their musical style. During the Parachutes era, their songs weren’t really THAT outstanding in terms of melody but their lyrics were beautifully written. Yellow is an all-time favorite of mine from that album. Then came A Rush of Blood to the Head in 2003. Sure enough, Clocks and The Scientist were an instant hit causing the band to rise higher to fame.

Coldplay’s style, which includes repetitions of one word or syllable accompanied by the melodic oooooh’s and ahhhh’s and the repetitive chord progression is always present in every albums. Try listening to Viva La Vida, Clocks, Speed of Sound and Rainy Day.

Okay, back to Mylo Xyloto. Despite the lack of creativity in their lyrics (Life goes on, it gets so heavy, every tear a waterfall… in the night, the stormy night… c’mon, seriously?), Coldplay always takes risks and experiments on  new themes and styles. That makes them unique. Their five albums are unique to each other; each tells a different story. And oh, featuring Rihanna was NOT really a bad idea, after all. Rihanna and the English band certainly pulled it off.

Forget about the lyrics of their Mylo Xyloto songs. All you have to do is to listen to the melody of their songs. Nonetheless, millions would still love it because it's Coldplay. They're Coldplay.

Here are my top three favorite Mylo Xyloto tracks:

  1. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  2. Paradise
  3. Charlie Brown
What's your favorite Coldplay song/s? Comment below!

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