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Viva La Vida (song) Reviews

RunForTheHills

AKA Zemy101
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8.2 is a brilliant mark! Very few songs that I've heard get over 8/10 for me (not even Violet Hill, actually).
 

RunForTheHills

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Coldplay - Violet Hill (Parlophone)



Mike Caulfield
26/ 5/2008

3 STARS ***

FOR a group so regularly accused of being boring they’re certainly never short of fanfare when they return.

Having first been made available free to download for a week from their own website - now known to every media platform as “doing a Radiohead”, Coldplay’s don’t-call-it-a-come-back return is said to have already reached two million peoples hard-drives.

Whilst those still buying the NME will no doubt have commandeered their parents’ turntable to spin their cover-mount 7” copy also.

‘Violet Hill’ thankfully finds the four-piece moving away from the lighters-in-the-air, cynical balladeering that made previous album ‘X & Y’ such an irritating listen, with Martin’s lyrical call of “when the futures architectured by a carnival of idiots on show” as worked up as we’ve seen him away from the paparazzi.

Though master sound manipulator Brian Eno’s contribution is hard to detect, as the four-piece take on an overall ambience familiar to Manchester’s own Elbow throughout - minus Guy Garvey’s unassuming charm.

Whilst it’s parent LP ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’ is likely to contain more arresting and immediate moments, as returns go it’s not bad.

Released on May 26

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/music/single_reviews/s/1051192_coldplay__violet_hill_parlophone
 

the_escapist

Just a flock of birds
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maybe at the beggining it is a three stars song - but I have discovered that Violet Hill is such a grower - I bet this guy will come again on a month and give it five stars!!!

cheers!!!
 
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