Dude, are you living in the future ??Really wondering which direction they will go into next. The AHFOD era was interesting but I just wish they'd do something more stripped down you know? LP7 has been one hell of a ride and it's clearly coming to a climax now. Maybe after today they'll take a few years off.
Look, if Thom despised Chris back during Oldplay times...I can't even imagine how much he is gonna despise him now. :-/Noooo whyyyythey must reunite Chris and Thom as friends using the power of music: enter LP8 a Kid-A styled record Coldplay take notes!
Midnight is a good example of that^ Well if CP express a wish to make a "proper" album of serious music, with experimentation into more avant garde sounds (whatever that would be nowadays ), and could demonstrate that they measure up to suitable standards, Radiohead might consider a collaboration if CP indicate they would like one... I think they would be able to appreciate each other as musicians with similar shared interests in music - all the members belong in bands after all, which would indicate that they can work with other people