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It still could be an interlude with lyrics, like Parachutes

 

Yeah, it's true. Maybe it's like U.F.O. or something like that. I wouldn't bother if this song is an instrumental, but would be cool if it has lyrics :)

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My expectations after Saturday have been on the rise as well and here is why:

 

Way back on this forum I made a list of things that would make me love AHFOD regardless of genre. That list included better lyrics, less falsetto from Chris, participation from the WHOLE band, and less cheesy pop tropes.

 

So far I feel like we have got most of that with these four new songs: Great rhythm sections and backing vocals from Will, prominent bass lines from Guy, and of course every track has been Jonny driven thus far. Lyrics have been cheesy, but still really meaningful and slightly different than past Coldplay albums and are finding new themes. Plus, Chris has delivered with different vocal ranges on every track too.

 

Pop tropes have been present though, but not as much as I was expecting. My biggest complaint is that every track so far has a "ooohhhh ohhhh" "wooooo hoooo woooo" in it so far. That doesn't bode well for the rest of the album haha

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I haven't been on the forums as much as I've wanted. I was worried when I saw mostly everyone here was just bashing on AHFOD just by listening to AOAL. I have not listened to the live debuts of AHFOD and Up&Up and I'm planning to stay that way until the album comes out. I'm glad almost everyone is looking forward to AHFOD now that they've heard those two. I always stand by one of my rules in which one has to listen to the entire album in order to appreciate each individual song. Anyways, those dancing monkeys during the lads' AMA performance surprised me and I was delighted (jeez so many surprises this era lads!). I can't believe the album is coming out just next week!

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I haven't been on the forums as much as I've wanted. I was worried when I saw mostly everyone here was just bashing on AHFOD just by listening to AOAL. I have not listened to the live debuts of AHFOD and Up&Up and I'm planning to stay that way until the album comes out. I'm glad almost everyone is looking forward to AHFOD now that they've heard those two. I always stand by one of my rules in which one has to listen to the entire album in order to appreciate each individual song. Anyways, those dancing monkeys during the lads' AMA performance surprised me and I was delighted (jeez so many surprises this era lads!). I can't believe the album is coming out just next week!

 

I have the same exact look on it. I am saving the songs until the album comes out as well.

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Last year with GS they did the iTunes First Play thing one week before its release so I hope they do it again with AHFOD!!!

 

Maybe with TIDAL, now that its a thing. Either way, if it comes out in some way, shape, or form, i'm all ears

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Last year with GS they did the iTunes First Play thing one week before its release so I hope they do it again with AHFOD!!!

If they were to do it again it would be in only four days, the 27th! (Same day as the Beats commerc- Adventure of a Lifetime video drops!) And just two days after the Zane Lowe premiere of what's probably Everglow. It would be such an easy wait :D

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My expectations after Saturday have been on the rise as well and here is why:

 

Way back on this forum I made a list of things that would make me love AHFOD regardless of genre. That list included better lyrics, less falsetto from Chris, participation from the WHOLE band, and less cheesy pop tropes.

 

So far I feel like we have got most of that with these four new songs: Great rhythm sections and backing vocals from Will, prominent bass lines from Guy, and of course every track has been Jonny driven thus far. Lyrics have been cheesy, but still really meaningful and slightly different than past Coldplay albums and are finding new themes. Plus, Chris has delivered with different vocal ranges on every track too.

 

Pop tropes have been present though, but not as much as I was expecting. My biggest complaint is that every track so far has a "ooohhhh ohhhh" "wooooo hoooo woooo" in it so far. That doesn't bode well for the rest of the album haha

 

I agree with everything above, except I would like to add that the "ooohhh ohhh" and "woo hooo" chants do add to the atmosphere even though they are pretty cliche. ;)

 

I like what I am hearing so far, and even though all of it (except maybe Up&Up) is not quite Oldplay quality for me, I like it far better than a lot of MX and GS. My expectations for the rest of the album have been raised a bit high, though, so I'm probably not going to listen to any newly debuted songs until the full album comes out. I don't want to disappoint myself too much if I end up disliking the other 8 tracks.

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Maybe this is off topic, but why do people dislike "Oooh"s and "Woo"s so much? Just curious, because they seem to be a point in alot of criticism towards their recent songs but I don't really mind them.

 

I think the main reason why people criticize them is that they are used so often in the band's newer music. I don't really dislike them, but it is undeniable that they have become part of the Coldplay formula. In other words, they are to be expected.

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Let's see, off the top of my head these are the songs with prominent "Ohhhs," "Ooohs," and "Whooos" in at least part of the song. I may have missed some, but note that most come from Viva-present.

 

Politik

The Scientist

Crests of Waves

What If

X&Y

Life In Technicolor

Life In Technicolor ii

Lost!

Viva La Vida

The Escapist

Rainy Day

Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Charlie Brown

Major Minus

U.F.O.

Princess of China

Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Magic

Ink

True Love

Midnight

Oceans

A Sky Full of Stars

Miracles

A Head Full of Dreams

Adventure of a Lifetime

Amazing Day

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I think the main reason why people criticize them is that they are used so often in the band's newer music. I don't really dislike them, but it is undeniable that they have become part of the Coldplay formula. In other words, they are to be expected.

 

I view it as part of their transition towards more "widescreen" cinematic type music... They seem to be moving towards expressing emotion through the actual music itself with less focus on words / lyrics - they might even attempt a full movie soundtrack one day... That seems to me where they're headed. Coincidentally, bands like Muse and RH are also getting more instrumental in their emotional expression.

 

This contrasts to their earlier work that is a more personal singer-songwriter style... They are now becoming more orchestral (which fits as a group of musicians now collaborating together), but I think a portion of 'Oldplayers' dislike this less personal feel although the other half just don't like that their standards have dropped. My only argument/ defense for it is it's far more difficult to put as much care into / obsess about everything when the scope is bigger

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Let's see, off the top of my head these are the songs with prominent "Ohhhs," "Ooohs," and "Whooos" in at least part of the song. I may have missed some, but note that most come from Viva-present.

 

Politik

The Scientist

Crests of Waves

What If

X&Y

Life In Technicolor

Life In Technicolor ii

Lost!

Viva La Vida

The Escapist

Rainy Day

Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Charlie Brown

Major Minus

U.F.O.

Princess of China

Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Magic

Ink

True Love

Midnight

Oceans

A Sky Full of Stars

Miracles

A Head Full of Dreams

Adventure of a Lifetime

Amazing Day

 

Everything's Not Lost, too.

 

Personally, I like the ooh's and ahh's. Some artists can pull it off, others can't. Coldplay falls in the former.

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Let's see, off the top of my head these are the songs with prominent "Ohhhs," "Ooohs," and "Whooos" in at least part of the song. I may have missed some, but note that most come from Viva-present.

 

Politik

The Scientist

Crests of Waves

What If

X&Y

Life In Technicolor

Life In Technicolor ii

Lost!

Viva La Vida

The Escapist

Rainy Day

Hurts Like Heaven

Paradise

Charlie Brown

Major Minus

U.F.O.

Princess of China

Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Magic

Ink

True Love

Midnight

Oceans

A Sky Full of Stars

Miracles

A Head Full of Dreams

Adventure of a Lifetime

Amazing Day

 

LP8 will be named: Ohhh-Oooh-Whooo

And every track contains this elements....

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Soo..it doesnt really seem like there will be Indian elements/instruments/sounds,will there?

Despite the fact that they shot a video in India and then the stage appearance design seem to be touting Indian influences...

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I view it as part of their transition towards more "widescreen" cinematic type music... They seem to be moving towards expressing emotion through the actual music itself with less focus on words / lyrics - they might even attempt a full movie soundtrack one day... That seems to me where they're headed. Coincidentally, bands like Muse and RH are also getting more instrumental in their emotional expression.

 

This contrasts to their earlier work that is a more personal singer-songwriter style... They are now becoming more orchestral (which fits as a group of musicians now collaborating together), but I think a portion of 'Oldplayers' dislike this less personal feel although the other half just don't like that their standards have dropped. My only argument/ defense for it is it's far more difficult to put as much care into / obsess about everything when the scope is bigger

 

Very insightful. Thanks for the reply[emoji106]

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Soo..it doesnt really seem like there will be Indian elements/instruments/sounds,will there?

Despite the fact that they shot a video in India and then the stage appearance design seem to be touting Indian influences...

 

Yeah it seems that way, which is really sad, I thought A Head Full Of Dreams would, maybe Kaleidoscope and Colour Spectrum will have that kind of sound.

 

It's really annoying that a lot of us thought there was going to be this psychedelic and/or Indian sound on there. I think I had started to expect Pink Floyd and Beatles influences, which I was really excited for, despite not really being a fan of either.

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