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Double albums are disasters waiting to be recorded. Part of an album's art is choosing the best 10-13 songs and placing your faith in the tracklist; you have to choose what is right sometimes, and not what is best.

 

Viva is an excellent example of this, Kid A and In Rainbows also. X&Y is the opposite. There is such a thing as "too much".

 

Viva could have been double album with Prospekts March and maybe some of that "bloodless revolution" stuff. I mean, Viva was made as a single album and thus has sort of a storybook feel to it. I like it the way it is and would rather have it a single album BUT if they went in with the intention of a double album, not just including filler and things that would be bonus tracks, I think they could pull it off. The creativity and track variety of the Viva era assure me they could do it.

 

I know they won't, people have very short attention spans (especially today). However, not as many people even listen to an album all the way through in one sitting these days so I wonder if it would matter what with the rise of mp3s and all.:shrug:

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Yeah I think Biffy Clyro did a double album. And there was a feature in NME a couple of months back about how double albums are disasters waiting to happen! Not sure I agree though. :/ also Green Day's trilogy was good but I can understand why the singles didn't chart very well. Hmmm.... :)

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Green Day's trilogy is just OK, I think they could have done a single album with the best material from the 3 records, it would have been better. About Coldplay making a double album: no way this will ever happen, since Viva La Vida they have the rule of making albums between 42 and 45 minutes and around 9 songs long (although Viva had 13 and MX 11 btw).

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Double albums are disasters waiting to be recorded. Part of an album's art is choosing the best 10-13 songs and placing your faith in the tracklist; you have to choose what is right sometimes, and not what is best.

Viva is an excellent example of this, Kid A and In Rainbows also. X&Y is the opposite. There is such a thing as "too much".

 

YES, I mean Viva doesn't have the best 13 songs they recorded on that period, who would say Lost! is better than Glass Of Water or Rainy Day? Still that album is great because it all fits well, Viva and Prospekt mixed could have been a good double album, but Viva La Vida alone is a greater record.

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YES, I mean Viva doesn't have the best 13 songs they recorded on that period, who would say Lost! is better than Glass Of Water or Rainy Day? Still that album is great because it all fits well, Viva and Prospekt mixed could have been a good double album, but Viva La Vida alone is a greater record.

 

Actually yeah, I like how The songs were divided between Viva and Prospekt's March. They have a similar overarching feel but Prospekt's March, to me, has more in common with the Viva demos. Sure, some of the songs could have been on the album but I feel we would have lost the viva feel that way. I often listen to them back to back but Each has a feel to it it would lose if it was together. I don' think that has anything to do with album length though, it's just that Viva was written to be a single album. Double albums need to be written as double albums IMO not just "two albums thrown together". But yes, I totally agree, Viva and Prospekt's March are better as stand alone works.

 

We were spoiled with Prospekt's March, it pretty much an album all its own, though with EPs I think that is generally not the case.

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That is what I think too. They're getting older so they have to work faster I think, they just can't wait, before they know they're old and have no power to work that hard as they did before.

 

I think it could be a kind of album, with some new songs and the old songs in acoustic versions? Like the upcoming In My Place?

 

What the hell? :facepalm:

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who would say Lost! is better than Glass Of Water or Rainy Day?[/color] Still that album is great because it all fits well, Viva and Prospekt mixed could have been a good double album, but Viva La Vida alone is a greater record.

 

I would. Lost! is an amazing song that has lyrics that really speak to me (and not many CP songs do that). I like how the song is a bit low-key, slow and subtle. I love how the organ bleeds through the song and is some what haunting. I love the beat and the guitar solo is just perfect for the song. I'm glad they put Lost! in.

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Yeah I think Biffy Clyro did a double album. And there was a feature in NME a couple of months back about how double albums are disasters waiting to happen! Not sure I agree though. :/ also Green Day's trilogy was good but I can understand why the singles didn't chart very well. Hmmm.... :)

 

Maybe because Green Day are too old to still be doing pop-punk?

 

Also, why does Green Day always get a mention as one of Coldplay's contemporaries?

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The White Album by the Beatles was good, but even they had a bunch of fillers. Could Coldplay make a double album that had quality? Perhaps, but Chris would have to have a lot of great songs in a short amount of time.

 

Sorry but your wrong on so many counts on that one. Also the record company would never let them release a double album.

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Sorry but your wrong on so many counts on that one. Also the record company would never let them release a double album.

 

Why the label wouldn't let them do it? Like, they are the biggest band on theire hands, they would let Coldplay release pretty much anything right now.

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Coldplay announce new album of Death Metal Classics

 

In an unexpected move, rock band Coldplay have announced that their next album, due for release in the spring, will consist entirely of death metal covers.

 

‘It’s true,’ confirmed Chris Martin in a radio interview yesterday. ‘There’s nothing I like more after a long day of mawkish balladry and pontificating on world hunger than winding down to a bit of hard core thrash. Once the kids are in bed, the wife and I like to curl up on the sofa, crack open a bag of macrobiotic cress and have a couple of games of Boggle while Carcass’s ‘Crepitating Bowel Erosion’ plays in the background.’

 

However, while many have praised the band’s bold new direction, some critics remain sceptical, suggesting that it’s no more than a cynical attempt to capitalise on actor John Barrowman’s surprise Christmas 2012 smash ‘Twenty Golden Norwegian Black Metal Hits.’

 

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^LOL I will pretend I didn't read that.

 

About double album: I don't think it's gonna happen. Like someone said before, the guys don't seem to like long albums and they make whatever they can to cut songs and make'em short(RIP Car Kids).

Their thing is a less-than-one-hour album with a strong thematic and maybe a background story (like Viva and MX).

About what is to come, some folk/Cemiteries-Of-London-ish songs would be cool. More rock like X&Y (The Hardest Part, White Shadows,...), and if there's going to be some slow ballad/sad song, they shouldn't follow Up In Flames. I wouldn't mind an ETIAW-like song too.

(I don't know why I have the feeling that they secretly read this forum and take some of our opinions in consideration).

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^LOL I will pretend I didn't read that.

 

About double album: I don't think it's gonna happen. Like someone said before, the guys don't seem to like long albums and they make whatever they can to cut songs and make'em short(RIP Car Kids).

Their thing is a less-than-one-hour album with a strong thematic and maybe a background story (like Viva and MX).

About what is to come, some folk/Cemiteries-Of-London-ish songs would be cool. More rock like X&Y (The Hardest Part, White Shadows,...), and if there's going to be some slow ballad/sad song, they shouldn't follow Up In Flames. I wouldn't mind an ETIAW-like song too.

(I don't know why I have the feeling that they secretly read this forum and take some of our opinions in consideration).

 

It's really bloody annoying how neurotic they are sometimes. Off the top off my head, Space Oddity, A Day in the Life, All My Friends, Paranoid Android, Won't Get Fooled Against, Knights of Cydonia, Saeglopur, Champagne Supernova, One Day Like This and Insomnia are ten songs over five or six minutes long that are considered masterful; it's not the size of the boat, it's the motion in the ocean, so to speak.

 

They need to realise that X&Y wasn't shite because it was long and they had no rules, it was shite because it was vague, samey, poorly written and everything was dragged out. If they work with a couple of new producers, like Godrich, Orbit or Flood and they'll open Coldplay's eyes to just jamming and going with their gut. If anything, Eno's only made them more paranoid (not that he should necessarily be dropped).

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Maybe because Green Day are too old to still be doing pop-punk?

 

Also, why does Green Day always get a mention as one of Coldplay's contemporaries?

 

Because they've done a triple album and the last page of this thread was about double albums! Also they're not too old! Blink 182 are the same age. So are foo fighters. Muse and coldplay are only a couple of years younger than then. So sorry but I don't really get your point. An from the replies I've got when taking about green day were not so good so I guess I'm the only one here go lives green day as well as coldplay!! :( :confused: also green day's previous album was released in 2009 and they were 37 then, which is like one or two years older than Coldplay are now. Most of the singles on green days 2009 album charted well. So did American idiot in 2004 and they were about 32 then which isn't that younger than coldplay are now. Also all of the five singles from that album got to 3 5 11 8 and 17 in the UK charts!!!!. The album sold 14 million copies in the world. :) go green day! :) :)

 

But I guess that's just your opinion :/ :)

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Maybe because Green Day are too old to still be doing pop-punk?

 

Also, why does Green Day always get a mention as one of Coldplay's contemporaries?

 

Also doesn't contemporary mean "at the same time" or "modern". And Green Day and Coldplay are alive at the same time so I guess that does make them contemporaries of each other. But I only got an A in English, not my best subject. :) :) :D :D

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^ I think he meant that Green Day should be doing other type of music by now, singig pop-punk doesn't suit 40 year old man so well as it suits 20 year olds. And I kinda agree, you see after the more serious themed American Idiot and 21stCB that was a huge step back both on the sound and the lyrics. I do like Green Day but I guess you don't need to come up with comparisons with them so often too.

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Coldplay announce new album of Death Metal Classics

 

In an unexpected move, rock band Coldplay have announced that their next album, due for release in the spring, will consist entirely of death metal covers.

 

‘It’s true,’ confirmed Chris Martin in a radio interview yesterday. ‘There’s nothing I like more after a long day of mawkish balladry and pontificating on world hunger than winding down to a bit of hard core thrash. Once the kids are in bed, the wife and I like to curl up on the sofa, crack open a bag of macrobiotic cress and have a couple of games of Boggle while Carcass’s ‘Crepitating Bowel Erosion’ plays in the background.’

 

However, while many have praised the band’s bold new direction, some critics remain sceptical, suggesting that it’s no more than a cynical attempt to capitalise on actor John Barrowman’s surprise Christmas 2012 smash ‘Twenty Golden Norwegian Black Metal Hits.’

 

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IS THAT TRUE??!! Nooo!!!! I like metal but most of its about deaths me drugs and swearing. How the hell will coldplay manage that :/

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