What's your opinion about Ghost Stories?

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Hi guys! I'd like to know what do you really think of this album... personally I think is one of their best albums, their music inspires me in a magic way (call it magic, call it true... haha). It also came out in a tough moment of my life, maybe that's why it's so special for me. But I heard some people think is their worst album... what do you think about it?
 

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For me one of their best albums, the production is the best of this record.
The lyrics are not as deep as VLVODAAHF or AROBTTH but them enter to your heart directly !
A lot of love for this, really, is my third fav of Coldplay.
 
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I love all their albums equally, tbh. I simply can't choose (a) favourite (or favourites) one(s). They are all amazing in their own way. Ghost Stories was released two years after my parents' divorce and things were a bit troubled at the time. It was also then that I fell in love with the band (when Atlas was released), so GS does have a very special meaning to me too.
 

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I love this album. I think it's their best album if you look at what kind of theme it has.
It's very emotional and kind of sad (in a good way). The songs are very dreamy, something I also like about it, except A Sky Full Of Stars, it's so powerful and full of happiness. So, I think this album is worth 3rd place if you would review them all.
 
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I love this album. I think it's their best album if you look at what kind of theme it has.
It's very emotional and kind of sad (in a good way). The songs are very dreamy, something I also like about it, except A Sky Full Of Stars, it's so powerfull and full of happiness. So, I think this album is worth 3th place if you would review them all.
I agree. I remember hearing Coldplay around this time and thinking 'oh. They sound fresh and new.'

I really loved their music before but I think it's transitioning very cleverly.

A lot of bands wouldn't have done that but that's one of the reasons why I love them so.
 

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I agree. I remember hearing Coldplay around this time and thinking 'oh. They sound fresh and new.'

I really loved their music before but I think it's transitioning very cleverly.

A lot of bands wouldn't have done that but that's one of the reasons why I love them so.
Me too. And that's exactly what makes them Coldplay.

For example, bands have given great music. But it looks like many bands can't change their music with a taste of a different genre, if that makes sense. But Coldplay can !
Compare Yellow with Clocks, Glass Of Water with Magic and another example, Hurts Like Heaven with Adventure Of A Lifetime.

(In my opinion, it is this just unbelievable what they all did so far and what they have reached with this.)
 

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Ghost Stories is fantastic, but i don't listen to it often because most of the songs are kinda downers and i don't want to make myself feel sad :p
 

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Ghost Stories is fantastic, but i don't listen to it often because most of the songs are kinda downers and i don't want to make myself feel sad :p
Which song(s) is/are downer(s) to you? Then I'd immediately think of Ink (it's my least favourite song from GS) but still not a downy for me.
 

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Which song(s) is/are downer(s) to you?
for sure Always in my Head, True Love, Another's Arms, Oceans, O... also All Your Friends and O (reprise)
I listen to them sometimes individually (more so songs like Magic and Midnight), but rarely as a full album
 

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for sure Always in my Head, True Love, Another's Arms, Oceans, O... also All Your Friends and O (reprise)
I listen to them sometimes individually (more so songs like Magic and Midnight), but rarely as a full album
I actually never listen to an album in its entirely. I always listen to specific songs I prefer.
 

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I actually never listen an album entirely. I always listen to specific songs I prefer.
yeah, i usually just have a playlist on shuffle :p but the other day when i was at work, for example, i listened to VLVODAAHF, Prospekt's March, MX, and AHFOD :lipsrsealed2:
 

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I agree with your opinions guys. I love Coldplay now as much as I loved them ten years ago. Their music progress but not become worst or better, just different, and that's something really cool.

Last week I talked to a friend about this and we got to the same conclusion: when you think Coldplay has already reached the top, then another new album comes out to surprises us again. They never disappoint us because they are always changing, and they know how to do it. Despite the changes, they always know how to keep their spirit.
 

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That guitar on Always in my head. Like Strawberry swing. It's better than...

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Ghost Stories is very underrated! Loved it when it first came out, and then grew tired of it but have started to like it again recently. I enjoy every album and don't compare them, just listen to them for what they are, makes listening to them more enjoyable.
 

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I agree with your opinions guys. I love Coldplay now as much as I loved them ten years ago. Their music progress but not become worst or better, just different, and that's something really cool.

Last week I talked to a friend about this and we got to the same conclusion: when you think Coldplay has already reached the top, then another new album comes out to surprises us again. They never disappoint us because they are always changing, and they know how to do it. Despite the changes, they always know how to keep their spirit.
Perfect words

Norys
 

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i LOVE ghost stories but don't listen to it often. it's because it makes me feel so....empty, especially oceans. love that song but can't bear to hear it more than once. maybe thats why i think that its a great album, it gives the feeling/message that it was designed to give. its hollow but beautiful.
 

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You'll find different opinions. Some said it has a Parachutes feeling, some said it is their worst album. It’s one of the albums that divided opinions and that's good because we all like different things. Personally, I love it. I can't say which is my favorite album each one is different. What I love about Ghost Stories is the way each songs is linked to the next. The message of inconditional love the band, and specially Chris, wanted to give was sent in such a emotional way. It was released in a moment of my life where I didn't have any hope about my future and this gives me hope that love exists even though it has a sad feeling when I listen to it. Moreover, I prefer to listen to it on its entirety instead of separated tracks. When I do so I have the feeling that something is missing, mainly when I listen to Oceans.
 

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For most of 2014, I really didn't love Ghost Stories: I thought the production was too modern pop and I disliked TL, ASFOS and I even felt O was a sub-par closer. But for some reason about a year after its release, I found myself listening to the album on repeat..not just individual songs..but the album. The songs flow so smoothly and every track is dreamy in its own way. I even found myself opened up to the energy of ASFOS, despite the dull songwriting, and the strange atmosphere of True Love, despite the unoriginal drumbeat and obnoxious vocals.

I still think Coldplay made some frustrating production decisions on a lot of tracks (why is the e-bow on Oceans not like the live version???). I also wish they dived deeper in the dark ambience they teased the album with--it is a really poppy record after all. But I have come to accept the fun indie-pop vibes mixed with the more moody tracks. The band did a great job making a unique atmosphere for this album, and there is something addicting about it that is both uplifting and sad at the same time.

Some days, it is my favorite Coldplay album, and other days I think it is right down at the bottom of the bucket with AHFOD. Just depends on your feels.
 

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Ghost Stories is an excellent album even if it is not in my top 4!! Chris and co. poured so much emotion into every song that I can really connect to and relate to their feelings. Some dislike the album just because it says Copyright 2014 on the back, but it fits so well with much of Coldplay's earlier work. Tracks like Warning Sign, Sparks, See You Soon, etc could fit right in with the GS era! It took a while for some of GS's songs to grow on me, but I think watching Live 2014 gave me a better appreciation for the album and its songs.
 
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