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X&Y Is a fantastic album but I mostly think of it as a great Coldplay playlist rather than a record. I don't know why. There is just a strange diversity of tracks on it from hard hitting alt-rock (Square One, Low, White Shadows) to straight up pop explosions (Swallowed by the Sea, Speed of Sound) and of course some spacey symphonic ballads and some oddballs. I love the whole feel of the album but overall it doesn't flow very well and sometimes Chris' lyrics get incredibly annoying for how mopey and cliche they are. Still a great era though

 

As for Lp7, I really don't know anymore. I am still convinced it will be quite electronic and probably pretty poppy, but I don't think we should fret. I think MX and GS are a little too sugary in some ways, but I think we should remember how great they are in their own right. AHFOD could be the same way. Sure we have tracks like ASFOS or Paradise that are maybe just a tad too radio friendly, but I consider tracks like MX/Hurts Like Heaven, Magic, Major Minus, DLIBYH, Another's Arms, Oceans to be all really great tracks with strong alternative leanings. I always say this, but AHFOD will most likely be a mix. We might get one hard hitting rock song but then we also might get something written for Top 40. Just the way Coldplay has always been, the only difference being that their "pop" songs have gotten a whole lot more "pop" and less "pop-rock."

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Thanks for mentioning the Toronto performance, I have to check it out then ! Yes, and I don't understand why Chris dislikes Speed of Sound so much, too. A Message, White Shadows, Low, Talk, Speed of Sound, Fix you, The Hardest part...oh, I shouldnt think about it, this makes me sad when I compare it to now.. :-(

 

it's a great concert, what coldplay is missing now is great lyrics and some real instruments.

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X&Y Is a fantastic album but I mostly think of it as a great Coldplay playlist rather than a record. I don't know why. There is just a strange diversity of tracks on it from hard hitting alt-rock (Square One, Low, White Shadows) to straight up pop explosions (Swallowed by the Sea, Speed of Sound) and of course some spacey symphonic ballads and some oddballs. I love the whole feel of the album but overall it doesn't flow very well and sometimes Chris' lyrics get incredibly annoying for how mopey and cliche they are. Still a great era though

 

As for Lp7, I really don't know anymore. I am still convinced it will be quite electronic and probably pretty poppy, but I don't think we should fret. I think MX and GS are a little too sugary in some ways, but I think we should remember how great they are in their own right. AHFOD could be the same way. Sure we have tracks like ASFOS or Paradise that are maybe just a tad too radio friendly, but I consider tracks like MX/Hurts Like Heaven, Magic, Major Minus, DLIBYH, Another's Arms, Oceans to be all really great tracks with strong alternative leanings. I always say this, but AHFOD will most likely be a mix. We might get one hard hitting rock song but then we also might get something written for Top 40. Just the way Coldplay has always been, the only difference being that their "pop" songs have gotten a whole lot more "pop" and less "pop-rock."

 

viva was pop-rock and that album was excellent, the band have gotten too radio friendly :(

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LP7- "A Head Full Of Dreams"

 

I wish if they get back to alt rock again disappointed with last two albums there is good songs but not as good as old Coldplay songs but I think AHFOD is going to be agreat album I think it's going to be similar to the experience in viva la vida something new and great

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I really wish they'd read this thread and do the hardcore fans, who mostly long for a style similar to earlier times a favor rather than the mainstream listeners for whom Coldplay is just the band that made Paradise and ASFOS and have these songs on their playlist next to their Justin Bieber and Kanye West and Taylor Swift stuff ! No seriously.

 

...are there any gifted musicians among us Coldplayers ? We could make our own album (a blend of Parachutes, X&Y, AROBTTH and VLVODAAHF) and release it as "A Head full of Coldplay" by "Oldplay" LOL

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I really wish they'd read this thread and do the hardcore fans, who mostly long for a style similar to earlier times a favor rather than the mainstream listeners for whom Coldplay is just the band that made Paradise and ASFOS and have these songs on their playlist next to their Justin Bieber and Kanye West and Taylor Swift stuff ! No seriously.

 

...are there any gifted musicians among us Coldplayers ? We could make our own album (a blend of Parachutes, X&Y, AROBTTH and VLVODAAHF) and release it as "A Head full of Coldplay" by "Oldplay" LOL

 

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I really wish they'd read this thread and do the hardcore fans, who mostly long for a style similar to earlier times a favor rather than the mainstream listeners for whom Coldplay is just the band that made Paradise and ASFOS and have these songs on their playlist next to their Justin Bieber and Kanye West and Taylor Swift stuff ! No seriously.

 

...are there any gifted musicians among us Coldplayers ? We could make our own album (a blend of Parachutes, X&Y, AROBTTH and VLVODAAHF) and release it as "A Head full of Coldplay" by "Oldplay" LOL

 

I think they owe their fans another alt-rock album. They've done enough pop music for mainstream fans and radio, it's time they make a great rock album for hardcore fans.

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I vote for X&Y clothing and no curls, but A LOT of awkward dancing on stage and holding his arms in weird angles while singing...and the fairtrade sign and colourful tapes back on his hand ! Yeah ! :D

 

Lol....it's beautiful artistic expression....happy feet! Maybe we will see the cap on stage too! [emoji1]

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i know most of us long for a return to pre mylo styles. but think of it in terms of the band. it must be boring to be repetitive, they have said so multiple times themselves. also, as established a band as they are, they get a lot of scrutiny and one that has generally been throughout their career is that they sound samey. i know, we whole heartedly disagree with this and most of this thread is about that. but that is a general comment made about coldplay's music. i don't think we'll see the band embracing a previous era, at least for lp7. no matter how much we may want.

 

when you look at parachutes to viva, you can see some maturity in themes. but recently, the comments we hear more and more seem to target the teenagers that embrace bubble gum pop. for me, new musical territories are exciting, but as long as coldplay make mature music that doesn't target the top40 crowd, i think i can be somewhat satisfied.

 

and also, regarding x&y, the main reason some don't like it as well as the band to have been very critical of the album, is that it is not different enough from a rush of blood, which was fantastic album to try and redo. just think clocks vs. speed of sound.

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i know most of us long for a return to pre mylo styles. but think of it in terms of the band. it must be boring to be repetitive, they have said so multiple times themselves. also, as established a band as they are, they get a lot of scrutiny and one that has generally been throughout their career is that they sound samey. i know, we whole heartedly disagree with this and most of this thread is about that. but that is a general comment made about coldplay's music. i don't think we'll see the band embracing a previous era, at least for lp7. no matter how much we may want.

 

when you look at parachutes to viva, you can see some maturity in themes. but recently, the comments we hear more and more seem to target the teenagers that embrace bubble gum pop. for me, new musical territories are exciting, but as long as coldplay make mature music that doesn't target the top40 crowd, i think i can be somewhat satisfied.

 

and also, regarding x&y, the main reason some don't like it as well as the band to have been very critical of the album, is that it is not different enough from a rush of blood, which was fantastic album to try and redo. just think clocks vs. speed of sound.

 

I believe ahfod will be more rockier than mylo and viva because they never make the same album twice or the same style of music twice, i'm super excited to find out :)

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i know most of us long for a return to pre mylo styles. but think of it in terms of the band. it must be boring to be repetitive, they have said so multiple times themselves. also, as established a band as they are, they get a lot of scrutiny and one that has generally been throughout their career is that they sound samey. i know, we whole heartedly disagree with this and most of this thread is about that. but that is a general comment made about coldplay's music. i don't think we'll see the band embracing a previous era, at least for lp7. no matter how much we may want.

 

when you look at parachutes to viva, you can see some maturity in themes. but recently, the comments we hear more and more seem to target the teenagers that embrace bubble gum pop. for me, new musical territories are exciting, but as long as coldplay make mature music that doesn't target the top40 crowd, i think i can be somewhat satisfied.

 

and also, regarding x&y, the main reason some don't like it as well as the band to have been very critical of the album, is that it is not different enough from a rush of blood, which was fantastic album to try and redo. just think clocks vs. speed of sound.

 

 

Yes, yes and yes. Everything here I totally agree with

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More guitar!!! I just want more guitar!!!

 

Like imagine if the first single comes out and it's 7 mins long, with a massive riff and stadium chorus - and loaded with guitar!

 

Because Ghost Stories was such a personal Chris-centric album, AHFOD should be one for the band, lots of instrumentation and layers of bass, guitar and drums - like Viva was, but heavier and with something to prove...THAT would be the way to end the cycle, finally proving all the people who call them bland and MOR wrong.

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^ What you describe here is something the band is definitely capable of and its what we would prefer but again it goes back to a point which I've mentioned many times on here. The band has to want it to happen. Trying to be different from your previous records just isn't enough. You have to be willing to experiment and risk and improve your musicianship to create more complex mature sounds. Difference doesn't equate to greatness. Just because you transition from alt rock to sugary pop doesn't mean you've improved. In fact it doesn't mean anything! They're just hopping genres.

 

They seriously need to challenge themselves musically and artistically. Otherwise they'll forever be remembered as a bland mediocre band who never proved anything in terms of contribution to the whole rock music scene.

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^ What you describe here is something the band is definitely capable of and its what we would prefer but again it goes back to a point which I've mentioned many times on here. The band has to want it to happen. Trying to be different from your previous records just isn't enough. You have to be willing to experiment and risk and improve your musicianship to create more complex mature sounds. Difference doesn't equate to greatness. Just because you transition from alt rock to sugary pop doesn't mean you've improved. In fact it doesn't mean anything! They're just hopping genres.

 

They seriously need to challenge themselves musically and artistically. Otherwise they'll forever be remembered as a bland mediocre band who never proved anything in terms of contribution to the whole rock music scene.

 

where else can they go? they've done pop, pop rock and alternative rock, there has to be a fine line to how far they can experiment. they better make the next album a great rock album. then again, I know i'm going to buy whatever they are going to release because the band makes amazing music :D

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^ What you describe here is something the band is definitely capable of and its what we would prefer but again it goes back to a point which I've mentioned many times on here. The band has to want it to happen. Trying to be different from your previous records just isn't enough. You have to be willing to experiment and risk and improve your musicianship to create more complex mature sounds. Difference doesn't equate to greatness. Just because you transition from alt rock to sugary pop doesn't mean you've improved. In fact it doesn't mean anything! They're just hopping genres.

 

They seriously need to challenge themselves musically and artistically. Otherwise they'll forever be remembered as a bland mediocre band who never proved anything in terms of contribution to the whole rock music scene.

 

I 100% agree. Albums 1-4 it seemed like they had a chip on their shoulder each step of the way. They talked about wanting to make their fans proud to like Coldplay. Since MX all we hear from Chris is how they are just making music that they like and pay no mind to criticism. This is sad because I think what makes a band improve is when they have something to prove. I get the feeling they are just coasting. "We were bigger than we were better" - A quote from Will during the Viva era talking about X&Y. Should follow that advice once again.

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I 100% agree. Albums 1-4 it seemed like they had a chip on their shoulder each step of the way. They talked about wanting to make their fans proud to like Coldplay. Since MX all we hear from Chris is how they are just making music that they like and pay no mind to criticism. This is sad because I think what makes a band improve is when they have something improve. I get the feeling they are just coasting. "We were bigger than we were better" - A quote from Will during the Viva era talking about X&Y. Should follow that advice once again.

 

This was the interview you are refering to : http://www.coldplaying.com/coldplay-wanted-to-get-better-not-bigger/

 

Less competitiveness, yeah. I think having more freedom with no distractions can be a great benefit for them but sometimes, criticism can help improve them too. Hopefully they don't become 'yes men' to everything. Will's great seal of disapproval might come in handy ;)

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This was the interview you are refering to : http://www.coldplaying.com/coldplay-wanted-to-get-better-not-bigger/

 

Less competitiveness, yeah. I think having more freedom with no distractions can be a great benefit for them but sometimes, criticism can help improve them too. Hopefully they don't become 'yes men' to everything. Will's great seal of disapproval might come in handy ;)

 

I agree Sparky :) Constructive criticism helps out a lot. Coldplay right are paying no mind to critics and are only making what they want. Hopefully we'll see things differently on a head full of dreams.

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where else can they go? they've done pop, pop rock and alternative rock, there has to be a fine line to how far they can experiment. they better make the next album a great rock album. then again, I know i'm going to buy whatever they are going to release because the band makes amazing music :D

 

They could make an album that isn't soft or pop rock, just rock. Less "Under the Iron Sea" and more "Be Here Now". Something that demands attention and oozes confidence - that can't be dismissed as safe, bland and MOR. An album of Politiks and Glass of Water's but BIGGER.

 

To be honest, this isn't gonna happen on AHFOD but on lp8, new cycle and no record deal, who knows? Anything is possible ;)

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They could make an album that isn't soft or pop rock, just rock. Less "Under the Iron Sea" and more "Be Here Now". Something that demands attention and oozes confidence - that can't be dismissed as safe, bland and MOR. An album of Politiks and Glass of Water's but BIGGER.

 

To be honest, this isn't gonna happen on AHFOD but on lp8, new cycle and no record deal, who knows? Anything is possible ;)

 

You never know, we'll just have to wait and see :) but i'm still praying for more rock and no pop. Haha.

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You never know, we'll just have to wait and see :) but i'm still praying for more rock and no pop. Haha.

 

It's true. Maybe they are opting for k-pop or something and we don't know. We have to wait. No option

Sorry for my english

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It's true. Maybe they are opting for k-pop or something and we don't know. We have to wait. No option

Sorry for my english

 

They aren't making k-pop songs. I'm sure of that.

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