SonnyIanni Posted October 21, 2011 Share Posted October 21, 2011 Mylo Xyloto - This very short introduction to the masterpiece itself will leave fans wanting more epicness. If this track was a full song, it would fit nicely here. Otherwise, it needs to be mixed in with Hurts Like Heaven. Hurts Like Heaven - Other than the autotune, this track is definitely the song fans will adore. Who wouldn't love the epic guitar solos mixed in with a high-pitched synth?. It works well being the opening track. Paradise - Being the second single, this song is either something you will love or hate. The low bass toppling over Chris Martin playing a sweet tune on the piano leaves you feeling polarized. Some fans may find the repetitive. Charlie Brown - This is no doubt the best track on the album. Being the fan favorite live, it strikes resemblance to the melody of Viva la Vida. This tracks shows you that Coldplay still love to write the same music they wrote ten years ago. Us Against the World - Played throughout the summer festivals, this acoustic piece features drummer Will Champion singing along side Chris Martin over a soft guitar melody. This track best represents the acoustic portion on the album. M.M.I.X. - A short, pointless interlude that you will definitely skip over on your iPod. It has no build-up to the next track whatsoever. Resembling no meaning and is a waste of time, this could've been left off the album. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - We then cut to the street single that was released over the summer. The acoustic/electronic mix is best represented here. Chris Martin knows how to write an anthem but surely doesn't know where to place it. Major Minus – A low synth pounding over an untuned guitar is well-fitted in this high-point of the album. Chris Martin's distorted vocals leave you with a rocking feeling that makes you want to scream! U.F.O. - A short acoustic piece by Chris Martin rings the sounds of Wedding Bells and shines the Christmas Lights. It was much unexpected but it works nicely here. Princess of China (ft. Rihanna) - An R&B/Hip-Hop beat over Rihanna's high pitched voice leaves this radio-friendly hit surprisingly nothing special. It's a tune you can nod your head to and nothing more. Up In Flames - Being written and recorded in over a week’s worth of time, this rushed piano piece will catch you from the start. A scorching melody over a hard hitting 808 kick will again leave you feeling polarized. A Hopeful Transmission - A short interlude that hums the melody of Mylo Xyloto. It cuts to the next song perfectly but shouldn't be its own title track. Don't Let It Break Your Heart - A huge chorus, ringing verses, what more can you ask for? This is where Coldplay gets to be Coldplay. It leads out to possibly be the runner-up to Charlie Brown. Definitely single worthy material! Up With the Birds - Two songs mixed as one. A ringing piano tune cuts to a weird synth that separates it from a short acoustic sample with the band singing along. A great ending track that leave you with a smile. I would give it an 8/10. What are your thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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