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[2015-11-21] TIDALXCOLDPLAY Presented by KROQ (Tonight 20:30 LA, 04:30 UK)

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I hope the stream worked! I think the most we had was about 1.3k viewers at one time!

 

It was great! Thanks! The only things that annoyed me were the ads every 15 minutes or so, and it crashed once for me, but otherwise, amazing quality, and I cant thank you enough!!

 

Well, this is also Coldplay's longest track that actually goes on and on. Almost 7 full minutes.

 

Coldplay has done it.

 

When I looked back at how long it was, I thought, "wait, did they add X Marks the Spot to the end and i didn't notice it?!?!" But, no, that was one long, epic song!

 

I don't know if you notice but the concert started with Guy having a mic stand/microphone for backing vocals and it ended without one! Where did it go??

 

It probably disappeared after Fix You.

 

 

 

 

And I agree with others that Up&Up sounded kinda gospel-y. But only at the beginning. The rest of the song is just Wow!!

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So Chris changed the las lyric from Ghost Stories "don't ever let go" to "don't ever give up"

 

Good catch

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Okay. Yeah. This is very T-Swift. Holycows. This could have been on 1989. Minus the guitar solo---no doubt.

 

So who is the guy they're getting back at. :laugh3:

I don't see it at all. :no: I've heard every single from that album and the only thing that comes close is the first minute or so of percussion between this and Blank Spaces and even that's a stretch to me.

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It certainly is pop' date=' It's just very good pop.[/quote']

 

Taking another listen, you're right in a way, it's a tad bit poppy. But it definetely has Oldplay influences in it, which completely distracted me from the pop side of it ;)

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The piano from Up and Up has a very Keane-ish vibe to it.

 

Yeah!! I would love more piano like that!!! I love Keane...(I'm pretty sure I've said that here many times haha)

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So in terms of Kaleidoscope and Colour Spectrum being interludes, how many songs does that leave us that we haven't heard yet?

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And what i find disappointing about Up and Up is the drumbeat...seriously, other than that I think the song is quite OK.

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When I looked back at how long it was' date=' I thought, "wait, did they add X Marks the Spot to the end and i didn't notice it?!?!" But, no, that was one long, epic song![/quote']

 

It's crazy. I didn't hear him "spitting rhymes through a vocoder" or anything so I knew they didn't throw in X Marks The Spot. It's seriously crazy how long the song is....

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And what i find disappointing about Up and Up is the drumbeat...seriously' date=' other than that I think the song is quite OK.[/quote']

 

Yeah, electronic drums is definetely a minus :(

 

But I LOVE the rest of the Song. LOVE.

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I'm enjoying the four tracks we've heard. Even Amazing Day is growing on me.

 

Fingers crossed Hymn for the Weekend isn't too poppy and X Marks The Spot isn't as shockingly bad as it sounds.

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I cried when they played Fix You and I just loved Up&Up! It was gorgeous. Especially The Piano.

 

Fix You was so beautiful, I have to agree. Up&Up is so epic I couldn't take in the best of it all in one go. I'm going to have to listen to it again.

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So in terms of Kaleidoscope and Colour Spectrum being interludes, how many songs does that leave us that we haven't heard yet?

 

6?

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b-but how do you manage to stuff so many layers into one song aND STILL MAKE IT REPETITIVE?!

 

My headphones are alright, I've got Sony Bass headphones, I hear a lot of the layers.

 

As usual I try to actively listen to each of the lines and identify them individually (takes a few listens of course :P), then eventually after I have found all / most of the lines, they all combine in my head when the music is played into a version that resembles "definitive"... That way none of their music gets boring. AOAL is just bursting with variations between the parts / lines... I'll have to post my musical highlights for this song in the AOAL thread sometime - it looks like a blissful surf between the lines of sound :D If you're looking to just relax / melt into the sound, it will be too "noisy" / boring as it's not immediately easy to untangle without some attention

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So in terms of Kaleidoscope and Colour Spectrum being interludes, how many songs does that leave us that we haven't heard yet?

 

Songs We've Heard: AOAL, AHFOD, Amazing Day, Up&Up

Songs We've Yet To Discover: Everglow, Army Of One, Birds, Fun, X Marks The Spot, HFTW, B-Sides (hopefully)

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Songs We've Heard: AOAL, AHFOD, Amazing Day, Up&Up

Songs We've Yet To Discover: Everglow, Army Of One, Birds, Fun, HFTW

 

Dont forget X Marks the Spot!

 

Edit: I see you've taken care of it

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I think X Marks the Spot will be a fun extra closing after up&up with Chris going crazy over his rhymes! :D :D

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One thing which I don't like is, Coldplay was always a band with extremely strong lead melodies (which is very important for me personally to love a piece of music). Miss those melodies in all AHFOD songs known so far (except perhaps Amazing Day, which comes close to having a good melody).

 

That song has such a good non-floaty melody - it's a magnificent flourish / blossoming ballad rather than their Oldplay guitar melody atmospherics

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I hope there's just one track on this album which is just Chris and an acoustic guitar. The upbeat songs are great but it's just common album making manners to put at least one down tempo track there to give us a break.

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I hope there's just one track on this album which is just Chris and an acoustic guitar. The upbeat songs are great but it's just common album making manners to put at least one down tempo track there to give us a break.

 

Well, Everglow should hopefully fulfill that hope, although he will be on piano instead of guitar

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I'm enjoying the four tracks we've heard. Even Amazing Day is growing on me.

 

Fingers crossed Hymn for the Weekend isn't too poppy and X Marks The Spot isn't as shockingly bad as it sounds.

 

 

Out of the four, AOAL is by far the weakest imho. Amazing Day has grown a little bit on me too (I may actually like the studio version, who knows), and I am not quite sure about Up&Up yet (the electronic drumbeat really irritates me).

Have been looping and enjoying AHFOD for a few times now, though. I think for an upbeat, poppy song it's quite good and has some rock elements (sounds like a cross of HLH and DLIBYH).

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I hope there's just one track on this album which is just Chris and an acoustic guitar. The upbeat songs are great but it's just common album making manners to put at least one down tempo track there to give us a break.

 

I hope for you they do one... otherwise I fear their "simple" ballad this album may be Amazing Day, judging by the epic sounds they are piling on!

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