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[GUESS] When will the next LP be released?  

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  1. 1. [GUESS] When will the next LP be released?

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I posted this elsewhere, but here are my first impressions.

 

I avoided leaks like the plague in hopes I could walk into this evening like it was Christmas Eve. I was petrified I would unintentionally overhype the album, yet here I am with my jaw on the floor. Words escape me in trying to articulate just how remarkable this album is. Whereas I found issues to nitpick quietly with every album post-Viva, this one has me appreciating every aspect of the album.

 

As so many of you said had said when the album leaked, there truly isn’t a bad song on the album. There are a few I have yet to fully connect with, but they aren’t bad in the slightest. This is the album Coldplay has been capable of for years, and now that we have it, I’m nothing short of stunned. I understand how polarizing it may be to some, but that’s why I love it. It’s raw, messy and genuine.

 

Favorite tracks so far, in no particular order: Trouble in Town, Éko, Champion of the World, Guns, Church, Arabesque, Cry Cry Cry.

 

I feel very comfortable placing this in my top three Coldplay albums. The album is everything I wanted it to be and more.

Cheers to that. Agreedddddd!!

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Just watched the Track-By-Track video.

I was wondering what that little piece of (different) music in the intro of 'Arabesque' was and Guy said it's a snippet of an earlier version

of the same song! Also he said that the album had a different title for a long time until the song 'Everyday Life' came along.

Would like to know what the old album name was.

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Okay, We can enjoy the album now... but I’m still wondering one thing: what is the meaning of changing the thumbnails to black and white? Why not all? Why only some? :joy:

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After a week of listening and now this live event Which I think made all the songs even better , some of you may think I’m crazy but I think this is my favourite Coldplay album yet .. something feels different and right .. there’s a connectIon within that band that’s coming through really strongly for me . I also love that this album isn’t just lyrically like your Ok everything is fine , it’s recognizing that life is hard , It’s hard to just come from a genuine place of love for everyone but we can try I guess . there’s a lot of solid emotions imo , anger , strength , loss , peace , triumph, sad .. I think this was an A+ for me !

 

My top favorites right now are

Trouble in town

Arabesque

Old friends

When I need a friend

Champion of the world

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Listening to it on my vinyl and it sounds so great. something about vinyl that just makes it sound awesome

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So I ordered the complete package CD/vinyl/cassette and they throw in the tee shirt. I was surprised when I got home to find that my order had not arrived and on checking the website for my order status (fully expecting to see that it has been dispatched) find that it is still showing as 'packing'. Has anyone else experienced this? To say I am beyond unhappy is a slight understatement! :mad:

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same here.... Also I want to buy the Jordan sweatshirt... after payment it says "The order has been canceled" very strange

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So I ordered the complete package CD/vinyl/cassette and they throw in the tee shirt. I was surprised when I got home to find that my order had not arrived and on checking the website for my order status (fully expecting to see that it has been dispatched) find that it is still showing as 'packing'. Has anyone else experienced this? To say I am beyond unhappy is a slight understatement! :mad:

Same. Mine still says "processing." I ordered directly from the Coldplay website because I was absolutely sure it's be to me by release day. I too am very unhappy, I've been looking forward to release day for so long now and still have to wait :mad:

On the bright side, I can still listen to the songs on YouTube, and the performances from Jordan while I'm waiting!! :heart_eyes:

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Same. Mine still says "processing." I ordered directly from the Coldplay website because I was absolutely sure it's be to me by release day. I too am very unhappy, I've been looking forward to release day for so long now and still have to wait :mad:

On the bright side, I can still listen to the songs on YouTube, and the performances from Jordan while I'm waiting!! :heart_eyes:

Thank you - thought it was just me for a while I am glad I am not alone. Like you I expected it to be here on release day, I ordered the day it was announced and they took my money straight away. So Warner Music needs to sort itself out, we never had this issue with Live Nation. And it is not as though they have not had enough time to sort all this out. I wonder why they changed from Live Nation anyway.

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For people who haven't read it yet, they plan to release their unreleased songs at some point in the (long) future!

This is by Jonathan Dean who recently interviewed Coldplay and he shared some bonus quotes that didn't make it in the interview.

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Favourite songs: Church, Daddy, Everyday Life (I have goosebumps with these ones, and Daddy makes me cry), Trouble in Town, Guns (this one is amazing) and Champion of the World (probably my absolute favourite of all, and this one also makes me cry)

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I got the CD today and I found something really interesting.

 

The album is officially out already, but I'll mark it as a spoiler anyway.

 

Those of you who heard the leak know that the interlude between Sunrise and Sunset was split into 6 tracks with generic names (Sunrise/Sunset Interlude #1-6 or something like that). On the official CD it's split up into 8 tracks instead. But even more interesting is that when I put the disc into my computer, I found that each have names: G, O, D, =, L, O, V, and E. All put together it makes the message GOD = LOVE.

 

Here's a screenshot:

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I got the CD today and I found something really interesting.

 

The album is officially out already, but I'll mark it as a spoiler anyway.

 

Those of you who heard the leak know that the interlude between Sunrise and Sunset was split into 6 tracks with generic names (Sunrise/Sunset Interlude #1-6 or something like that). On the official CD it's split up into 8 tracks instead. But even more interesting is that when I put the disc into my computer, I found that each have names: G, O, D, =, L, O, V, and E. All put together it makes the message GOD = LOVE.

 

Here's a screenshot:

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Does that mean that Coldplay technically has three songs called "O" now?

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Just got back from a very long day at work, I was finally able to do something I've never done in years: chill in a state of bittersweet armony with the world, with Coldplay music playing in the background.

Jon, Guy, Chris, Will, if you're reading these words: many thanks from a old-school fan, I've been waiting for something like this for such a long time.

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I waited until watching last night and then getting the full album before I listened. I've only had a chance to listen to Sunrise twice (once live, once on the album) and about half of Sunset on the album, and all of it from the live performance.

 

I must say I am blown away. I love this album. Which is interesting for me because I did NOT like Ghost Stories when I heard it first, but then once I listened to. it many times, and watched the Zane Lowe interview, and then listened again, it became one of my favorites. But this is in my top 3-4 on a first listen. Now, maybe if I hadn't heard all the singles to now, it would have been underwhelming at first. And I think listening to Sunrise live...while they were in Jordan...watching the sunrise just etched it in my brain beautifully as well. But...just wow. Some people have complained about a lack of cohesiveness...I think of it as an exploration of themes. And I love the jazz, Arabic, gospel, and African influences throughout. I love how both chill and thought provoking a lot of it is. I love the faster bits too. I love this album.

 

Standouts for me right now:

 

  • Sunrise-- gorgeous, sumptuous intro
  • Church, and am surprised it is so controversial. I will say that I had a bit of flashback of Hozier's Take me to Church when I was listening to it. Also Sting's Desert Rose. But I love both of those songs, so this makes sense that I love this one. But I guess I like the idea of someone loving so much it's akin to worship or a place of healing so that works for me.
  • Trouble in Town - I love the beat, the guitar, the bass...and so thought provoking and heart breaking
  • Daddy - Puddle of tears, makes me think both of how much time am I spending with my own kids, and also how I almost lost my own father to illness a few years ago and if this would've been out then it would have destroyed me completely
  • Arabesque - goes without saying - them horns! That explosion at the end! YES!
  • Guns - so sarcastic and bewildered - I get it, I am there
  • Old Friends - only heard it once, but totally enjoyed it...needs more listens
  • Champion of the World - love the guitar riff, it makes me so wistful...I know what it's like to be the dorky kid who gets bullied, but does his/her best to stay optimistic. Sort of made me think of a Shel Silverstein poem.
  • Everyday Life - so simple but so beautiful. Reminds you to just be grateful of the simple things.

I think I may finally break down and get a record player so I can order the vinyl, starting my path to a future collector hobby.

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I had only properly listened to the leak once and listening again now that it's out...... I haven't liked a Coldplay album this much since MX, maybe even Viva. (I think I liked MX this much when it came out, but I don't remember tbh). The past 5 years Coldplay released only like 5 songs I really like and here I am struggling to decide which songs on Everyday Life I like the most, feels kinda weird. I still find myself skipping Church, and When I Need A Friend... well I guess it's good for what it is, but it makes me feel as if I'm in a church, which my atheist ass doesn't like lol. But the Sunset half of the album is so strong, fuck me.

 

Here's my ranking at the moment:

 

Champion Of The World

Trouble In Town

Arabesque

Guns

Eko

Orphans

Cry Cry Cry

بنی آدم

Sunrise

Old Friends

Daddy

Everyday Life

WOTW/POTP

BrokEn

When I Need A Friend

Church

 

Trouble In Town and/or Arabesque might overtake COTW, they're really close atm. It's too early to say but they might me among my favourite Coldplay songs ever :no_mouth:

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Now that most of you have heard all of the album let's have fun and make an alternate tracklist

 

Here's mine:

 

Sunrise

 

1. Sunrise

2 Flags

3. Trouble in Town

4. Daddy

5. Arabesque

6. When I Need A Friend

 

Sunset

 

 

1. Guns

2. Eko

3. Old Friends

4. Bani Adam

5. Champion of the World

6. Everyday Life

 

I took out Church Broken Orphans WOTW and CCC

 

The album flows better this way

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Now that most of you have heard all of the album let's have fun and make an alternate tracklist

Here's mine:

 

Sunrise:

Sunrise

Church

Trouble In Town

Daddy

Guns

Arabesque

Orphans

When I Need a Friend

 

Sunset:

Eko

Cry Cry Cry

Flags

Old Friends

Life Is Beautiful

Bani Adam

Champion of the World

Everyday Life

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After a week of listening and now this live event Which I think made all the songs even better , some of you may think I’m crazy but I think this is my favourite Coldplay album yet .. something feels different and right .. there’s a connectIon within that band that’s coming through really strongly for me . I also love that this album isn’t just lyrically like your Ok everything is fine , it’s recognizing that life is hard , It’s hard to just come from a genuine place of love for everyone but we can try I guess . there’s a lot of solid emotions imo , anger , strength , loss , peace , triumph, sad .. I think this was an A+ for me !

 

My top favorites right now are

Trouble in town

Arabesque

Old friends

When I need a friend

Champion of the world

This! The album is so human, raw and honest. Ive been listening for a while since the leak too. The live performance uplifts everything. I must say especially ‘When I Need A Friend’ really came to life in Jordan. Love chris singing solo in the live version. Literally couldn’t be happier with this album. Im glad it is not hit single focussed. It is a beautiful wholesome masterpiece. Coldplay you smashed it. I shouldnt rank but right now it’s my favorite Coldplay album. Adds the best from every previous one and some more.

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Here's mine:

 

Sunrise:

Sunrise

Church

Trouble In Town

Daddy

Guns

Arabesque

Orphans

When I Need a Friend

 

Sunset:

Eko

Cry Cry Cry

Flags

Old Friends

Life Is Beautiful

Bani Adam

Champion of the World

Everyday Life

what is life is beautiful

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what is life is beautiful

Life Is Beautiful is an unreleased song they played live toward the end of the AHFOD tour, I personally think it fits in well with this era. I wish they had used it for Everyday Life, either in its original form or maybe acoustic.

 

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