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I know people have talked about how they would change MX, but I don't know if there is an actual thread covering all 5 albums. If you could change the tracklist of any of Coldplay's 5 albums what would you do? You could just change one song if you wanted, or completely re-order an album. I would be interested to see people's ideas.

For example, X&Y:

 

Square One

Moses

White Shadows

Fix You

Talk

Speed Of Sound

Til Kingdom Come

Low

The World Turned Upside Down

Swallowed In The Sea

Twisted Logic

Ladder To The Sun (hidden track)

 

Viva:

 

Life In Technicolor ii

Cemeteries Of London

Glass Of Water

42

Viva La Vida

Violet Hill

Death Will Never Conquer (full band version)

Lovers In Japan

Reign Of Love

Famous Old Painters

Death And All His Friends

The Escapist (hidden track)

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I'm in love with this thread allready :D

 

P'chutes:

 

01. Don't Panic

02. Shiver

03. Help is round the corner

04. Bigger Stronger

05. Yellow

06. Trouble

07. Parachutes

08. High Speed

09. Spies

10. We Never Change

11. Everything's not Lost + Life is for Living (Hidden Track)

 

A rush of blood to the Head

 

01. Politik

02. Clocks

03. Daylight

04. Green Eyes

05. The Scientist

06. Warning Sign

07. God put a smile upon your Face

09. A Whisper

09. A rush of blood to the Head

10. Amsterdam + 1'36 (Hidden Track)

 

X&Y

01. Square One

02. What If

03. White Shadows

04. Fix You

05. Talk

06. Speed of Sound

07. X&Y

08. Moses

09. A Message

10. Low

11. Swallowed in the Sea

12. Sleeping Sun

13. Twisted Logic

14. Till Kingdome Come + Gravity (Hidden Track)

 

Viva La Vida or Death and all his Friends

 

01. Life in Technicolor

02. Cemeteries of London

03. Lost+ (ft. Jay-Z)

04. 42

05. Osaka Sun (Lovers in Japan)

06. Reign of Love

07. Viva La Vida

08. Violet Hill

09. Strawberry Swing

10. Yes

11. Chineese Sleep Chant

12. Death and all his Friends + The Escapist (Hidden Track)

 

Mylo Xyloto

 

01. Mylo Xyloto

02. Hurts Like Heaven

03. Charlie Brown

04. Life is for Living (Reprise)

05. Us Against The World

06. M.M.I.X. + Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

07. Major Minus

08. U.F.O.

09. A.H.T. + Don't Let it break your Heart

10. Up With The Birds

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X&Y is the only one I would change, it would have sounded much better this way:

 

1. Square One

2. The World Turned Upside Down

3. White Shadows

4. Fix You

5. Talk

6. A Message

7. Speed of Sound

8. Things I Don't Understand

9. Low

10. Twisted Logic

11. Gravity

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Parachutes-

 

1 Don't Panic

2 Shiver

3 Spies

4 Sparks

5 Yellow

6 Trouble

7 Help Is Round the Corner / Parachutes

8 High Speed

9 We Never Change

10 Everything's Not Lost / Life Is for Living

11 See You Soon

 

 

A Rush of Blood to the Head-

 

1 Politik

2 In My Place

3 God Put a Smile Upon Your Face

4 The Scientist

5 Clocks

6 Murder

7 Crest of Waves

8 Green Eyes

9 I Ran Away

10 Warning Sign

11 A Rush of Blood to the Head

12 Amsterdam

 

X&Y-

 

1 Square One

2 What If

3 Things I Don't Understand

4 White Shadows

5 Speed of Sound

6 X&Y

7 Talk

8 How You See the World

9 Fix You

10 Swallowed by the Sea

11 Low

12 The World Turned Upside Down

13 Til Kingdom Come

 

 

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends-

 

1 Life in Technicolor ii

2 Cemeteries of London

3 Lost?

4 42

5 Rainy Day

6 Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love

7 Viva la Vida

8 Violet Hill

9 Strawberry Swing

10 Glass of Water

11 Death and All His Friends / The Escapist

 

 

Mylo Xyloto-

 

1 MX / Hurts Like Heaven

2 Charlie Brown

3 Us Against the World

4 Paradise

5 MMIX / Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

6 Major Minus

7 Moving to Mars

8 UFO

9 Princess of China

10 A.H.T / Don't Let It Break Your Heart

11 Up With the Birds

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I don't care much for Parachutes (besides Don't Panic, Spies, Yellow, Parachutes and Life is for Living), so I'd pretty much leave that as it is. I'd swap High Speed for See You Soon though. Always puzzles me why that's not there...

 

A Rush of Blood is, again, pretty good in terms of tracklisting. I'd swap Crests of Waves in and A Whisper out though. Also, I'd make The Scientist the closer and just bump everything else up a place.

 

X&Y is where I'd really change things. For starters, I'd rename it "Twisted Logic" due to it being a much better title imho, plus X&Y (the song) would be gone:

 

1 Talk

2 White Shadows

3 Speed of Sound

4 Swallowed in the Sea

5 Twisted Logic

6 A Message / Low

7 Fix You

8 What If

9 Gravity

10 'Til Kingdom Come

 

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends' tracklisting is pretty perfect in my opinion, but I would still change it up a bit. I'd retitle the album to just "Death and All His Friends" too.

 

1 Life in Technicolor

2 Cemeteries of London

3 Strawberry Swing

4 42

5 Lovers in Japan

6 Viva la Vida

7 Violet Hill

8 The Goldrush

9 Yes / Chinese Sleep Chant (hidden song)

10 Death and All His Friends / The Escapist (hidden song)

 

With the exception of Lost!, though, I am very happy with this album's ordering.

 

Mylo Xyloto is a ridiculous title, and I get the idea behind but I think I'd go for something more traditional. The order wouldn't change that much - with this album particularly it's hard to imagine the songs in a drastically different order, but I would make some changes. For example, renaming the album either, "A Hopeful Transmission" or "Major Minus".

 

1 Mylo Xyloto (hidden song) / Hurts Like Heaven

2 A Hopeful Transmission (hidden song) / Don't Let it Break Your Heart

3 U.F.O.

4 Princess of China

5 Moving to Mars

6 Us Against the World

7 Charlie Brown

8 Up with the Birds

9 Major Minus / Up in Flames (shortened, no drums version)

10 Every Teardrop is a Waterfall

 

But as a special free download from the website I'd give away PoC acoustic, which would automatically assume the position of track 9 in the album in your iTunes somehow :)

 

And that's it.

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I was thinking now, and I guess I would like to change Parachutes too:

 

1. Don't Panic

2. Shiver

3. Spies

4. No More Keeping My Feet On the Ground

5. Yellow

6. Trouble

7. Parachutes

8. Bigger Stronger

9. Brothers & Sisters (Trouble B-side version)

10. Everything's Not Lost/Life Is For Living

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Parachutes:

1 Don't Panic

2 Spies

3 Yellow

4 We Never Change

5 Brothers and sisters

6 Trouble

7 Bigger Stronger

8 Sparks

9 Everything's Not Lost

10 Live is For Living

11 Parachutes (Hidden track)

 

AROBTTH:

1 Politik

2 One I Love

3 Warning Sign

4 I Ran Away

5 The Scientist

6 Amsterdam

7 1.36

8 Clocks

9 AROBTTH

10 God Put a Smile upon Your face

11 Daylight

12 In My Place (Hidden track)

13 Moses (Hidden Track)

 

X&Y:

1 Square One

2 The world Turned Upside Down

3 Fix You

4 Speed Of Sound

5 Low

6 Gravity

7 Talk

8 Twisted Logic

9 Till Kingdom Come

10 How You see The World

11 The hardest Part

12 What if

13 White Shadows (Hidden Track)

 

Viva La Vida Or Death and all His Friends

01 Life in Technicolor

02 Violet Hill

03 Strawberry Swing

04 Glass Of Water

05 42

06 Viva La Vida

07 Lovers in Japan

08 Cementeries of London

09 Lost!

10 Death and all His Friends

11 The escapist + The reign of love (Hidden track)

 

Prospekt's march

01 Life in Technicolor II

02 Rainy Day

03 Don Quixote (Spanish Rain)

04 The Dubliners

05 Yes

06 Chinese Sleep Chant

07 The Goldrush

08 The Escapist (longer version)

 

Mylo Xyloto

01 MX

02 Hurts Like Heaven

03 Moving To Mars

04 A Hopefull transmission

05 Don´t Let it break your heart

06 Lukas

07 A Spell a rebel yell

08 MMIX

09 ETIAW

10 Charlie Brown

11 Up With The Birds

12 Paradise (With UFO hidden track)

13 Wedding bells

14 Major Minus

15 Us Against The world (Hidden Track)

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Parachutes:

1. Don't Panic

2. Shiver

3. Brothers & Sisters

4. Parachutes

5. Yellow

6. See You Soon

7. Trouble

8. Only Superstition

9. Everything's Not Lost

10. Life Is For Living (live 2003 version)

 

A Rush of Blood to the Head:

1. Politik

2. In My Place

3. Warning Sign

4. Clocks

5. A Rush of Blood to the Head

6. Daylight

7. One I Love

8. The Scientist

9. I Ran Away

10. Green Eyes

11. Amsterdam

 

X&Y:

1. Square One

2. Speed of Sound

3. Gravity

4. White Shadows

5. Fix You

6. How You See The World

7. Things I Don't Understand

8. Til Kingdom Come

9. Swallowed In The Sea

10. Proof

11. Talk

12. Twisted Logic

 

Viva la Vida:

1. Life In Technicolor

2. Cemeteries of London

3. Lost!

4. Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)

5. The Goldrush

6. Chinese Sleep Chant

7. Prospekt's March

8. 42 / Postcards From Far Away

9. Viva la Vida

10. Yes

11. Violet Hill

12. Death And All His Friends

 

Mylo Xyloto:

1. Mylo Xyloto

2. Hurts Like Heaven

3. Paradise

4. Us Against The World

5. Charlie Brown

6. Major Minus

7. Moving to Mars

8. M.M.I.X.

9. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

10. U.F.O.

11. A Hopeful Transmission

12. Don't Let It Break Your Heart

13. Up With The Birds

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Parachutes:

 

01. Spies

02. Brothers & Sisters

03. Don't Panic

04. Help Is Round The Corner

05. Yellow

06. Sparks

07. Shiver

08. Trouble

09. We Never Change

10. Everything's Not Lost

11. Careful Where You Stand (Hidden Track)

 

A Rush of Blood to the Head:

 

01. I Ran Away

02. One I Love

03. In My Place

04. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

05. The Scientist

06. Crests of Waves

07. Daylight

08. Clocks

09. Moses

10. Warning Sign

11. Murder

12. Rush of Blood to the Head

 

X&Y:

 

01. Square One

02. Things I Don't Understand

03. Speed Of Sound

04. Talk

05. Fix You

06. Gravity

07. What If

08. Low

09. Twisted Logic

10. How You See The World ii

11. The Hardest Part

12. X&Y (Hidden Track)

 

Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends:

 

01. Cemeteries Of London

02. Rainy Day

03. Life In Technicolor ii

04. A Spell A Rebel Yell

05. 42

06. Glass Of Water

07. Yes / Chinese Sleep Chant

08. Viva La Vida

09. Prospekt's March , Poppyfields

10. Violet Hill

11. Strawberry Swing

12. Lost!

13. Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)

 

Mylo Xyloto:

 

01. Mylo Xyloto

02. Hurts Like heaven

02. Paradise

03. Charlie Brown

04. M.M.I.X.

05. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

06. Major Minus

07. Us Against the World

08. Up in Flames

09. Princess Of China (!WITHOUT! Rihanna)

10. A Hopeful Transmission

11. Don't Let It Break Your Heart

12. Up With the Birds

13. Moving to Mars (Hidden Track)

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Even though I like VLV as it is, it would be be even better like this (I listened to it sometimes in this way and was perfect):

 

Life in Technicolor II

Cemeteries Of London

Lost!

Glass Of Water

Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)

42

Prospekt's March / Poppyfields

Yes / Chinese Sleep Chant

Viva La Vida

Violet Hill

Strawberry Swing

Death And All His Friends

 

Singles: Glass Of Water, Viva La Vida, Lost!, Lovers In Japan, Cemeteries Of London

 

and for MX I would have preferred definitely something like this:

 

MX / Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Atlas

Charlie Brown

AHT / Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Moving To Mars

Major Minus

Princess Of China (without rihanna)

Up In Flames

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Up With The Birds

 

Singles: Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise, Charlie Brown, Atlas, DLIBYH

 

Previous albums are good as they are

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and for MX I would have preferred definitely something like this:

 

MX / Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Atlas

Charlie Brown

AHT / Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Moving To Mars

Major Minus

Princess Of China (without rihanna)

Up In Flames

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Up With The Birds

 

Singles: Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise, Charlie Brown, Atlas, DLIBYH

 

Previous albums are good as they are

 

 

Atlas wasn't part of the MX era, it was a stand-alone song for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Take PoC out of MX, release it as a separate single. Put Moving to Mars in its place. Viva is perfect. X&Y, take out The Hardest Part and change Speed of Sound so it doesn't sound... well, like how it does in the album. And thats it.

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ill start with an MX and see what else i can come up with. This is the only version of MX i've listened to since shortly after its release, well then i added Atlas once that came out.

 

1. MX

2. HLH

3. Para

4. CB

5. Atlast

6. ETIAW

7. UATW

8. MM

9. M2M

10. AHT

11. DLIBYH

13. MMIX

 

it could stand to have a few songs cut, i love the instrumental songs so some in the 2nd half could go, imo.

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I would change MX:

 

 

 

Title: Paradise

 

 

 

1. A Hopeful Transmission

 

2. Don't Let It Break Your Heart

 

3. Charlie Brown

 

4. Paradise

 

5. Moving To Mars

 

6. U.F.O.

 

7. Up With The Birds

 

8. Major Minus

 

9. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

 

10. Us Against The World

 

 

 

I would leave MX, HLH, MMIX, UIF and POC out. Sorry peeps.

 

 

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Here are my alternate track lists.

I've also included a brief paragraph on what I have and haven't changed on each album.

 

PARACHUTES

Yellow

Shiver

Don’t Panic

Spies

Sparks

Trouble

Help Is Round The Corner

High Speed

For You

Everything’s Not Lost

Life Is For Living

 

Yellow has such a big, immediate sound, I felt it grabs your attention quite well as the album opener. Don’t Panic seemed to fit better straight after Shiver, rather than opening the album. Parachutes just seemed very unnecessary at Track #7 due to its length. So I replaced it with the semi-longer Help Is Round The Corner because it still offers listeners a Chris acoustic solo. Instead of We Never Change at Track #9, For You is a nice, melancholic song that seemed to fit well straight after High Speed. It also prepares listeners for the piano heavy Everything’s Not Lost.

 

A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD

Politik

In My Place

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

The Scientist

Clocks

Daylight

Green Eyes

Warning Sign

A Whisper

A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Amsterdam

 

No change made here. This album is perfect in every way.

 

X&Y

Square One

Speed Of Sound

Low

X&Y

Talk

What If

A Message

White Shadows

Fix You

Proof

 

The one thing I feel lets X&Y down the most is the thirteen song track list. Therefore, I’ve tried to cut it down to around ten, making it quicker for listeners to get through. The Hardest Part, Swallowed In The Sea, Twisted Logic and Til Kingdom Come were all removed as I felt they didn’t suit the overall feel X&Y was trying to go for. I’ve always felt Speed Of Sound and Low sounded better closer to the start of the album, rather than midway through. Proof sounds amazing as an album closer, particularly after Fix You.

 

VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS

Life In Technicolor (Life In Technicolor ii but with Light Through The Veins added for the intro)

Cemeteries Of London

Lost!

Glass Of Water

42

Prospekt’s March / Poppyfields

Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)

Postcards From Far Away

Viva La Vida

Violet Hill

Strawberry Swing

Death And All His Friends

 

Keeping in theme with making more compact albums, I removed all the hidden tracks (Reign Of Love, Chinese Sleep Chant and The Escapist) and Yes. I added Glass Of Water because it sounds like a song that was destined to be on the album. I’ve enjoyed the way Prospekt’s March / Poppyfields segues into Lovers In Japan on the Prospekt’s March EP. So, I’ve decided to put those two in that order on the album. Another amazing segue I’ve heard live was Postcards From Far Away into Viva La Vida. It was a no brainer to put those two songs next to each other. I've always found the order of Viva La Vida-Violet Hill-Strawberry Swing-Death And All His Friends to be fifteen amazing minutes of music. Was never going to change that around!

 

MYLO XYLOTO

Mylo Xyloto

Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Charlie Brown

Us Against The World

M.M.I.X.

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Major Minus

Moving To Mars

Princess Of China

A Hopeful Transmission

Don’t Let It Break Your Heart

Up With The Birds

 

Only one change here. I removed U.F.O. and replaced it with the more worthy inclusion Moving To Mars. Rest of the order has always been my favourite. Therefore, no alterations were required.

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