Everyday Life Leak Discussion [SPOILERS INSIDE]

Jdckcom

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I think/hope people warm to church. It's really not like AHFOD and I think people aren't taking to it because it's probably the second most 'poppy' after Orphans and that stargate credit. To me it comes from the same place as Rainy Day but just sounds a little more modern, its got a very 2000s melody imo with a more up to date production
My thoughts exactly. There are so many things I like about that song. I guess it's because of all of the good songs it reminds me of ("Rainy Day", "Crests Of Waves", "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles).
 

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Trouble In Town could've done without the voice memo
I disagree with this. It goes a long way to underscore the point they're trying to make with the song and it's visceral. As I said before, with the memo (and political nature of the song) plus Jonny's guitar, it reminds me of a short Pink Floyd song.
 

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I recently was able to obtain the full album and I’ve decided to just listen to the first second of every song:

1. Sunrise - maybe a violin starting up?
2. Church - n/a
3. Trouble in Town - We all fall in love sometimes reborn?
4. BrokEn - n/a
5. Daddy - n/a
6. WOTW/POTP - Is Hymn for the weekend back!?
7. Arabesque- street noise
8. When I need a friend - Waterfall, rainfall sound maybe?

1. Guns - Great intro! Most striking on the album so far
2. Orphans - Another good intro
3. Eko - what a funny little sound sounds middle eastern/Indian
4. Cry Cry Cry - it’s that bit from the press conference!
5. Old friends - U.F.O is that you?
6. Bani Adam - Classical piano
7. Champion of the world - ugh I don’t know it sounds a bit weird
8. Everyday life - N/a
 

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Jesus Christ what an album. I was worried that Arabesque would be the clear best song, but there are some serious contenders. I even love Church, which seems to be kinda polarizing. I’m picking up on a hybrid of X&Y and AHFOD that I didn’t even know that I wanted.
Also, I’ve always thought Chris was an extremely underrated rhythm guitarist, but I was seriously impressed with some of his acoustic work on this album (assuming it was him and not Jonny.) There are several technical and creative riffs throughout. Plus his brilliant piano parts, as always.
 

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Okay, so I was able to listen to the album in its entirety for at least 3 times now. And although I’m not sure yet on where to place it, I must say that it’s definitely a beast of its own. It was both experimental and peculiar at the same time. A cohesive unit that SHOULD be enjoyed as a whole to appreciate it further. Though I admit that I still need to get used to all those “fVck1ng” words everytime I hear it, it feels like this album is very much different from what they’ve done so far: no “hit” single, a lot of instrumentals, voice memos and excerpts, a wide palette of genres/styles, and its sheer rawness and honesty will really catch you. I agree that this album is not everyone’s cup of tea but so are the previous albums to a certain degree. It was a brave effort from the band and really didn’t expect something like this will dawn on us after A Head Full of Dreams. I could see why they are proud of this album. Wish Jonny had more exposure on the album though.

KEY TRACKS
Sunrise: Trouble In Town, Arabesque, Daddy
Sunset: Champion of the World, Eko, Everyday Life

BEST TRACK: Champion of the World
 

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Sunrise: I didn't care much about this one. It's a good intro, but it doesn't beat Life in Technicolor or MX/Hurts Like heaven. 6/10

Church: It's a solid pop song. The Chorus is catchy, and I like Chris' delivery. Jonny's guitar fits nicely with the ambient sound. I thought the female voice (I wonder who it is) was a nice addition. 8/10

Trouble in Town: Great song. The second half was very Pink Floydesque. I liked that it ends with a snippet of kids singing that still managed to fit nicely with the beat. 9/10

BroKen: It reminds me a lot of Death Will Never Conquer. It's short but it has a nice old-school Rythm & Blues vibe. 7.5/10

Daddy: I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I think it's the weakest song of the album. Yes, it has the beautiful famous old painters piano riff, but I felt that the song was dragging before the climax, which was the best part of the song. 6/10

WAOTW/POTW: It's a nice but short acoustic song reminiscent of Parachutes (the track). 7.5/10

Arabesque: Simply the best song in this album. 10/10

When I Need a Friend: I still don't know what to think about this song, but it's definitely interesting, and I feel like it will grow on me. It's very church-influenced with modern Gregorian chants, and it has the sad mood for a fairy tale disney movie or a theatrical perfomance. 6.5/10

Sunset/Sunrise interludes: The church bells remind me of Victorian times for some reason, so I guess they fit well with the early 19th century theme. I can't rate these tracks, but they create a nice interlude. N/A

Guns: It's a raw, brave, and minimalistic song. It's one of their best alternative tracks in recent years. 7.5/10

Orphans: It's very uplifting and U2esque, I loved the lyrics and energy, but If I'm being honest, Mylo Xyloto and A Head Full of Dreams had better pop songs than this track. 7/10

Eko: I really loved this song. It has a quaint and whimsical vibe. The guitar reminds me of Sufjan Stevens from the Carrie and Lowell album. The Chorus is quite charming, and the lyrics are touching. 8/10

Cry Cry Cry: One of the best songs on the album. I think it's their best attempt at making a pop ballad. I love the rythm and the chorus. I think the production was excellent. I loved the auto-tune background vocals. The lyrics are simple, but I feel like it was intentional like the rest of the tracks. 8.5/10

Old Friends: Another short song and another acoustic gem. It's soothing with simple but poignant lyrics. The transition and the change of melody at the end is quite beautiful. 8/10

Bani Adam: An interesting piano-driven instrumental in the first half where Chris was really showing off his skills. Then, the second half fades in. It's groovy and the voice snippets fit quite nicely. 7.5/10

Champion of The World: One of the best tracks. The transition between Bani Adam and the start of this song gave me goosebumps. It's a soft and charming ballad that keeps building up. It was the second most memorable moment of the album. 9/10

Everyday life: Another great ballad. Beautiful instrumentation, top-notch production, uplifting lyrics and a lot of soul. 9/10

Based on the song scores, the album gets an average of 7.8/10

My Coldplay album ranking as of now:

AROBTTH
VLVODAAHF
Parachutes
Everyday Life
Mylo Xyloto
Ghost Stories
X&Y
A Head Full of Dreams
 
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My top tracks:
Champion Of The World
Everyday Life
Daddy
When I Need A Friend
Orphans
Arabesque
Trouble In Town
Sunrise
Eko
Church
Old Friends
Guns
Cry Cry Cry
Broken
Bani Adam
WOTW/POTP
 

HowCouldIForget

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Okay, so I was able to listen to the album in its entirety for at least 3 times now. And although I’m not sure yet on where to place it, I must say that it’s definitely a beast of its own. It was both experimental and peculiar at the same time. A cohesive unit that SHOULD be enjoyed as a whole to appreciate it further. Though I admit that I still need to get used to all those “fVck1ng” words everytime I hear it, it feels like this album is very much different from what they’ve done so far: no “hit” single, a lot of instrumentals, voice memos and excerpts, a wide palette of genres/styles, and its sheer rawness and honesty will really catch you. I agree that this album is not everyone’s cup of tea but so are the previous albums to a certain degree. It was a brave effort from the band and really didn’t expect something like this will dawn on us after A Head Full of Dreams. I could see why they are proud of this album. Wish Jonny had more exposure on the album though.

KEY TRACKS
Sunrise: Trouble In Town, Arabesque, Daddy
Sunset: Champion of the World, Eko, Everyday Life

BEST TRACK: Champion of the World
That last part is my only complaint. This album definitely could've used more Jonny. That's not even him playing guitar on Arabesque. Not sure if people knew that.
 

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I was happy reading all of your opinions on the album until I started to read the same repetitive posts full of hate against AHFOD, and I suddenly remember what was wrong with this forum most of the time of an album release.
Please, go on and learn yourself a lesson from Everyday Life. Enough with the rudeness, and begin to be respectful with others opinions. It's not necessary to claim on every post that, according to you, 'X' album is a piece of garbage: not everybody has the same tastes as you.
 

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I did not understand why the Sunrise / Sunset Interlude was divided into six parts of very few seconds. I don't think it was just to increase the number of tracks, cuz it was not even on the official track listing that would have it. If they had compressed in a single 29-second range in all, I think it would fit a lot better.
 

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I was happy reading all of your opinions on the album until I started to read the same repetitive posts full of hate against AHFOD, and I suddenly remember what was wrong with this forum most of the time of an album release.
Please, go on and learn yourself a lesson from Everyday Life. Enough with the rudeness, and begin to be respectful with others opinions. It's not necessary to claim on every post that, according to you, 'X' album is a piece of garbage: not everybody has the same tastes as you.
AHFOD is a top 3 albums for me.
1-GS
2-VLV
3-AHFOD
4-MX
5-EL
6-AROBTTH
7-X&Y
8-PARACHUTES
 

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Now, about Everyday Life...

It's for sure the more experimental thing they have done since 2008. To me it's like VLV and AHFOD have a children: taking the varied spectrum of sound from the first and the concept of kindness and gratitude to life from the second. It's raw and weird, but I like it.

It's also one of Guy's most prominents albums (a good thing) , but the lack of Jonny is very very noticeable, and that makes it a little bit weak to me (Jonny Boy is my favorite member).

Top: Everyday Life, Champion Of The World, Church, Arabesque, Cry Cry Cry.
Good: Old Friends, Sunrise, Orphans, Trouble In Town.
Normal: Guns, Eko, Daddy.
Interludes: BrokEn, WOTW/POTP, When I Need A Friend, Bani Adam.
 

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I disagree, I really like the intensity it adds to the song.

The voice samples are really good in my opinion, it adds a very interesting dimension to the songs.
I agree completely. It helps along with the instrumental backing to build up a whole lot of tension which is perfectly released with "Why don't you shut up?" and Will kicking it up a notch.
 

ColdMartin

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I was happy reading all of your opinions on the album until I started to read the same repetitive posts full of hate against AHFOD, and I suddenly remember what was wrong with this forum most of the time of an album release.
Please, go on and learn yourself a lesson from Everyday Life. Enough with the rudeness, and begin to be respectful with others opinions. It's not necessary to claim on every post that, according to you, 'X' album is a piece of garbage: not everybody has the same tastes as you.
i love AHFOD, easily top 3 for me
 

danirl87

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My album rankings

1. AROBTTH
2. DAAHF
3. X&Y
4. Everyday Life
5. Parachutes
6. Ghost Stories
7. MX
8. AHFOD
 

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Ok on 3rd listen , now I start to get caught up in lyrics it always takes me a few try’s to fully get what songs are saying .
Wow sunrise is reallllly so beautiful .

I’m a little confused by church .. I mean it sounds good but lyrically I’m not sure what exactly it’s supose to be about in relation to the rest of the album ..

trouble in town - aggressive and full of impact ..

broken - to the point uplifting gospel tune , just still can’t process this styling from Chris lol

WOTW/POTP - a bit hard to hear I had the feeling it was Chris singing bits and pieces of a song he was trying to create .. I need to further hear the lyrics

Daddy - was soooo not expecting this at allllll . So touching and sad . Sadly such true lyrics .. I really enjoyed this one . I can’t personally connect to it but I know many that can .

Arabesque- again such a good song

When I need a friend - really to emotional for me .. I feel a strong spiritual , cry in this . I just really liked it

Guns - thought it was excellent , rushed but That’s kinda what made sense .. it had authority , like someone getting worked up about what they need to say .

Orphans - loved it since the first time I heard it :)

Eko- I need some more time with this one and it’s lyrics

Cry cry cry - I love everything about this song ! After my initial shock that this was Coldplay lol first lyrically simple but again makes you feel like your never alone . Just uplifting . And I’ve never heard Chris Martin sing like this lol I dunno I loved all of this it was special . However I cannot listen to it without thinking about curious George I dunno if it’s the music there’s something that’s giving me déjà vu lol

Old friends- in my top 3 on this album ! It just makes me smile and I love the music in it

Bani Adam - beautiful

Champion of the world - YES! This is Coldplay .

Everyday life - perfect

I really appreciated this era . Definately not mainstream but needs to be heard .
 
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