Hm well I disagree because, there are , honestly, some songs that do not belong in the album. Personally, I really don't see the point in A hopeful transmission.MTM would be an obvious standout on the album, it would reflect the wasted potential sprawled over fourteen songs. Better left a b-side, a lost treasure and a legend for those genuinely interested.
That track list makes no fucking sense contextually at all. Really, really messy.1. A Hopeful Transmission
2. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
3. Up With The Birds
4. Moving to Mars
5. Mylo Xyloto
6. Hurts Like Heaven
7. Charlie Brown
8. Us Against The World
10. Up In Flames
12. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
It's not a good album opener. At all. It's a decent song, but I think they were right to keep it off MX.In terms of story placement, the lyric "we are meeting for the first time" more or less cements it as a potential album opener. It also sets the scene, in a sense: the setting becomes somewhere foreign, perhaps Mars, jarring us into our plot in the "schizophrenic" way that Chris Martin described.
I've actually edited the album so that Moving to Mars is the opener. It's really cool, and it works.