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Criticisms with the album?

KarenW

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I actually have no criticism to give (a very rare occurrence)- its not often someone is brave enough to open up and bear their soul to the world like that- and that guitar solo in True Love- OMG you nailed it guys- anyone that's ever felt that way will be head to toe in goosebumps- I'm totally lost for words!!!
 
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kmm1482

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The sad fact about Radiohead is that they've barely made a memorable track since OK Computer. Which was almost 20 years ago. And the few that do stand out, e.g. Everything in its Right Place and Reckoner, are mostly just good for the first 30 seconds before getting boring. They don't really have it in them to write great melodies, so they compensate by layering tons of 'complexity' and conceptual experimentation onto the records (and their career in general).
Eh, it's not really a "fact". I find all of Kid A memorable and I thought In Rainbows was brilliant. And I find the melodies and rhythms they create to be very catchy and evoke emotion. So, not exactly "boring"


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The Philosopher

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:facepalm:

I stopped reading after this.
Man, I'm not as fan of Radiohead as of Coldplay and I don't know their entire discography, but I have the last 3 albums, which are newer than OK Computer, and them have great songs on it.
 

MosesTheMarshmallow

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I still love this album, but hate " when the pages rips right through me". They both can't have an "s".
Jajajajaa omg :lol: I had the exact same mishearing of this lyric every time I heard the song until I read the lyrics. Funny how our brains can do that..
 

Ouch

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Why is this becoming a radiohead v. coldplay thing? How is this even possible to do?? XD
 
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kmm1482

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Why is this becoming a radiohead v. coldplay thing? How is this even possible to do?? XD
A while back, someone pulled "Everyone worships Radiohead" out of their ass.


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Blakexy1125

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so its been about what 3 weeks since the album? The only song stuck on me is AIMH everything else is just eh... This album lacks depth, with other albums I find new things to love in every listen but with GS it's very straightforward, it lacks depth. Very sad for coldplay...
 

matti

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I like GS the only thing i hate is A Sky Full of Stars. Maybe if I still care about or believe in music elitism, I'd hate it because it's avicii but now it's just boils down to it being a sore thumb and breaks the whole sound of the album. Even Will, Guy and Jonny felt that way (based on the interview for GS TV Special, even Chris admitted it). For me, "All Your Friends" should have been included and not ASFoS.

As for Radiohead, they're a more superior band than Coldplay obviously. And to compare them to Coldplay isn't fair to either parties. Still my fave band is Coldplay.
 

AmbroseCadwell

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You know what happens to those who refuse to "go along with the world"? They vanish.

What I mean is, in everything and I mean everything, if you don't "evolve" you're left behind. Our world is mad and it's in constant changing.

For example, industry, once they were manual, now they're all about "robots" and machines, and those industries that kept their old ways, what happened to them? They lost their track, they vanished.

Same happens in music industry. Once they used, what some of you like to call "real instruments", now it's all about computers. Coldplay only has one option if they want to keep in the music industry, go with the flow.
I disagree with the idea that you have to leave everything good about your past behind to stay relevant. Other guitar bands such as Suede and Maximo Park have incorporated more electronics into their albums while still keeping plenty of stripped-down rock songs and in the best cases, combining both within the same songs- and their last couple of albums have debuted in the top ten just fine.
 

getithom

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so its been about what 3 weeks since the album? The only song stuck on me is AIMH everything else is just eh... This album lacks depth, with other albums I find new things to love in every listen but with GS it's very straightforward, it lacks depth. Very sad for coldplay...
We know. You say the same thing every week.

I'll admit I don't enjoy the album as much as I did, but the amount complaining on this site is pulling me away from even posting here.
 

Nature

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I have put A Sky Full of Stars off the tracklist and replaced it with Ghost Story, i like ASFOS but it doesnt fit the rest of the album at all, it would be better for MX.
 
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kmm1482

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I have put A Sky Full of Stars off the tracklist and replaced it with Ghost Story, i like ASFOS but it doesnt fit the rest of the album at all, it would be better for MX.
I did the EXACT same thing! Haven't regretted it one bit


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MidnightSpies

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You know what happens to those who refuse to "go along with the world"? They vanish.

Same happens in music industry. Once they used, what some of you like to call "real instruments", now it's all about computers. Coldplay only has one option if they want to keep in the music industry, go with the flow. Don't believe me? MX explains my point. (I'm not saying it's a bad album)
?errr.. i dont follow... Every single band/artist will/should go for computer electronic sounds or they will just vanish? So for example, Mumford&Sons who are huuugely popular (and many other folky bands), will too?
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Anyway, I think it's good to be critical. And this long thread thats still active since the release shows something. Fans with dissapointment, dislike for songs/production yes true, but.. we're still here. Doesn't that mean coldplay has valuable loyal fans? :)
Its all because of their history of brilliant music, that means so much to us, we can relate to. So if theres a new album that doesn't exactly do that, then of course we can be dissapointed because instead it couldve been another big favourite and very valuable album. We're hoping for this to happen, because it would mean so much and years and years of enjoying the music.

Ghost stories to me is not another favourite like coldplays first 4 albums. Its not just the production, its the (not all) songs too. I don't have a problem with electronic production, I love midnight and I love the production in all your friends. But in songs like true love, ink and anothers arms I just can not feel them with that high sounding polished drumbeat, it doesnt compliment the songs. The songs themselves, melody's, I just do not find them really solid, they're kind of weak, lacking depth.
Its strange, i have never found any coldplay song to be really whiny (first song i loved was fix you) but true love just feels so overly whiny/cheesy and kinda reminds me of a boyband ballad (listened to those many maany years ago). Sorry I cant help it! It just doesnt feel as honest and pure, as almost every other emotional song of coldplay does.

Also, and this may sound silly, but when I start the cd, I have to turn the volume down, otherwise I will get like a shock (my eyes just twitch lol) from the first beat. Especially in the car, its annoying. With magic in my car, my dashboard starts to make sounds. My car is only 3 years old, but cant really handly those beats. And those 2 are laid back songs, no loud sky full of stars boom tracks. How and why did they produce them that way, I wonder...

I listen the most to all your friends and ghost story, they both give me this coldplay thrill.. instant favourites. In those I find the quality that Im missing on a lot of ghost stories songs. Great songs, great music, great lyrics, singing, everything.
 

lennyrott1

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One of my favourite youtube reviewers just did Ghost Stories. As a warning, he mostly likes to review underground, indie, and big alternative music and very rarely does bands like Coldplay. I have always liked him though because he doesn't rule out any music and comes into everything very open. In fact he has mentioned before that he actually likes a lot of Coldplay whereas his friends love to hate on them (probably for no reason at all.) That said, this guy is pretty well spoken and knows a lot about music so I thought I would share his review, which as a hardcore fan, I disagree with only slightly. Also, I know he gets a lot of things wrong on this review (Timbaland and Ink, not realizing Chris Martin's situation, not referencing their early records) but I still think he makes good points.

[video=youtube;FihAfj0FALk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FihAfj0FALk&list=UUt7fwAhXDy3oNFTAzF2o8Pw[/video]

I also think these people at Consequence of Sound are pretty well spoken and have a good review of the album where the overall consensus is around where I am at (though one girl clearly doesn't like or know Coldplay.)

[video=youtube;Kky-t8JBTnE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kky-t8JBTnE[/video]
 
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kmm1482

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I think he really hit the nail on the head with this review


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