LP7- "A Head Full Of Dreams"

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After the dvd comes out, the era is officially over. Lets hope we hear something soon about lp7 :p
 

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Yes I think that the GS era will be over with this DVD release. I don't expect any LP7 news til february or march 2015 though.
 

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As weird as it sounds but i think its actually the beginning of something. Not the end of an Era. Why would they call this Messenger No.1 Vol.8 if its the end of the GS era? It's like they started a new chapter with this. No idea whats to come but for me this seems more like the start of whatever there is to come instead of the last thing before the GS era ends. Otherwise calling it No.1 Vol.8 would literally make no sense at all.
 

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I was just listening to Ink and Oceans live and have now come up with one single desire for LP7: Please let it sound natural. GS has really grown on me as a record, but I can't get over the fact that it sounds so damn clean and crispy. There is never any harshness coming from guitars, and Chris' voice sounds way too pure! Listen to Oceans for example. The song is incredibly beautiful and haunting, but the acoustic guitar feels like a computer whipped it out rather than having some nice, imperfect strumming. Same with Fly On, the song is so damn lovely, but the piano feels like it was recorded in a room that is void of anything organic. Anyone else have this problem with the record?

MX occasionally had this same problem, but I think some of the rawness of certain tracks saved it. GS live is going to be such a great album because the tracks will feel more natural, so I hope that LP7 sees the guys record TOGETHER in the same room, and the amount of added production kept to a minimum so it doesn't feel too shiny and pieced together.
 

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lol this is so strange, i love GS cause it has a more mature and clean and dynamic production than MX and X&Y, my least favourite albums
 

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As weird as it sounds but i think its actually the beginning of something. Not the end of an Era. Why would they call this Messenger No.1 Vol.8 if its the end of the GS era? It's like they started a new chapter with this. No idea whats to come but for me this seems more like the start of whatever there is to come instead of the last thing before the GS era ends. Otherwise calling it No.1 Vol.8 would literally make no sense at all.
^ Oooooh that is a very good point indeed! Interesting! I wonder what they still have up their sleeve for GS!
 

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Has anyone ever calculated the average time between new messenger volumes and announcing new albums?


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I was just listening to Ink and Oceans live and have now come up with one single desire for LP7: Please let it sound natural. GS has really grown on me as a record, but I can't get over the fact that it sounds so damn clean and crispy. There is never any harshness coming from guitars, and Chris' voice sounds way too pure! Listen to Oceans for example. The song is incredibly beautiful and haunting, but the acoustic guitar feels like a computer whipped it out rather than having some nice, imperfect strumming. Same with Fly On, the song is so damn lovely, but the piano feels like it was recorded in a room that is void of anything organic. Anyone else have this problem with the record?
i agree with you except on oceans. it sounds very organic to me. you can even hear the acoustic guitar strumming out of rhythm and the beat. i love that about the song. but in general, the record is too clean. it needs a bit of rawness to it.
 

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lol this is so strange, i love GS cause it has a more mature and clean and dynamic production than MX and X&Y, my least favourite albums
To a certain extent I agree with you. Some of that cleanness was really refreshing. Perhaps the ideal sound is a mix of clean production and raw instrumentation, which in many ways is what VLV was. MX and X&Y sometimes didn't always feel mature, but I really enjoy some of the musical styles they embraced. Were it not for a few tracks on both albums, I think they would be masterpieces.
 

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I think that Coldplay should become virtual and make a trip hop album like Gorillaz. Chris Martin can have massive arms and Jonny can like play guitar while meditating. :sneaky:
 

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I was just listening to Ink and Oceans live and have now come up with one single desire for LP7: Please let it sound natural. GS has really grown on me as a record, but I can't get over the fact that it sounds so damn clean and crispy. There is never any harshness coming from guitars, and Chris' voice sounds way too pure! Listen to Oceans for example. The song is incredibly beautiful and haunting, but the acoustic guitar feels like a computer whipped it out rather than having some nice, imperfect strumming. Same with Fly On, the song is so damn lovely, but the piano feels like it was recorded in a room that is void of anything organic. Anyone else have this problem with the record?

MX occasionally had this same problem, but I think some of the rawness of certain tracks saved it. GS live is going to be such a great album because the tracks will feel more natural, so I hope that LP7 sees the guys record TOGETHER in the same room, and the amount of added production kept to a minimum so it doesn't feel too shiny and pieced together.

That is why I'm scared about LP7, because Chris lives in a different continent than the rest of the band... and even though there is technology and even though he is commuting between the US and UK, they can't meet up at the Bakery anytime they feel like it...
 

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I honestly think that were about to hear an announcement for the next album very soon... Things are changing.. New dates being announced for December...and didn't Chris say The new album will be sort of a celebration or the end of a story or chapter? (New year). We are sure to hear new music when they pjay at the BBC awards and Munich in December.. We're definitely feeling the calm before the storm right now.


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LP7 could do with a lot less 'challenged relationship' lyrical claptrap that has infested their last two albums. Where that resonated most was A Rush Of Blood To The Head which was more introspective, personal and conflicting with the individual as much it was with another person. It was also totally exempt from cliche ridden mush that resonate only with school age girls in naive and immature "relationships". It's an utterly tired concept and leaves Coldplay severely lacking in lyrical range or depth.
 

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LP7 could do with a lot less 'challenged relationship' lyrical claptrap that has infested their last two albums. Where that resonated most was A Rush Of Blood To The Head which was more introspective, personal and conflicting with the individual as much it was with another person. It was also totally exempt from cliche ridden mush that resonate only with school age girls in naive and immature "relationships". It's an utterly tired concept and leaves Coldplay severely lacking in lyrical range or depth.

Preach brotha
 

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LP7 could do with a lot less 'challenged relationship' lyrical claptrap that has infested their last two albums. Where that resonated most was A Rush Of Blood To The Head which was more introspective, personal and conflicting with the individual as much it was with another person. It was also totally exempt from cliche ridden mush that resonate only with school age girls in naive and immature "relationships". It's an utterly tired concept and leaves Coldplay severely lacking in lyrical range or depth.
well said. coldplay are desperately in need of more interesting, new (at least to them) lyrical themes that are worth talking about. and hope the repetition stops or at least reduces. the only song from GS era that came close to rush of blood levels lyrically was ghost story. now that is how you make a great song out of a simpler theme. i do love the contradictory nature of true love though. even with the over blown repetition.
 

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^^^For shizzle. We know Chris is way better than MX and GS. I really liked how parts of MX mixed things up. I mean overall, now that I think of it, the album has serviceable lyrics. I particularly like lines on HLH, ETIAW, MM, DLIBYH and UWTB. The problem is that every other song was super cliched and mostly unimaginative. GS was a bigger offender. I mean, I like AIMH, and Magic is a really fun and interesting dichotomy when you think of it. Midnight and Oceans are overall good too.

All those songs show that they are perfectly capable of having decent lyrics. I am not saying any of them are poetic masterpieces, in fact, I hardly think any Coldplay song is really all that poetic, but on LP7 they need to get rid of that repetition and love/loss themes. Plus, no more fire, birds, smoke, sky, star cliches. Really over those.
 
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