AnnaElisabeth Posted December 14, 2010 Share Posted December 14, 2010 A concept album is brilliant to here although not surprising as Chris said himself sometime in 2009 or late 2008 that they had this 'story' but he wasn't going to reveal anything else about it . Not nearly enough bands do concept albums and it's a brave thing for Coldplay to do as a band of their stature. Not even U2 have attempted it and even The Beatles tried it until they effectively gave up on the concept half way through Sgt Pepper (as Paul McCartney states himself). Of course writing a concept album does not mean that it will be a fantastic album but it's different and a lot of Coldplay fans and their critics want to see something that is slightly different. If it's a sizeable enough break from the typical Coldplay sound then it could well be a true stonker of an album. Also in response to above posts - I think it would be very unwise of Coldplay to go down the peace and equality route. U2 have done that in many of their songs and there would just be no validity in Coldplay doing it. This story about two people who meet and are lost sounds very much in Chris Martin's songwriting backyard. He is THE KING songwriter of a relationship between one person and another. I await LP5 with much anticipation! It could potentially be a kingmaker for the band. Well said! :nice: Lovers, like-minded outsiders... in the universe of Green Day, and 21st Century Breakdown in particular, that means the exact same thing. American Idiot also applies. ...please Coldplay write a rock opera. Please don't. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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