Coldplay are slowly narrowing down the material for the follow-up to 2005's X&Y.
According to the band's official website, the group assembled in late June to sort through the songs they've been working on with producer Brian Eno in a five-hour, no-holds-barred meeting.
"Brian drew up a list of all 25 pieces of music that have been worked on during this session," the June 29 diary entry from "Prospekt" says. "The four band members, Brian, Markus (Dravs) and I all shared our thoughts on each and every track: how close it was to completion, what needed to be added, what needed to be removed or replaced, what sounded new and exciting, what sounded tired and old.
"The meeting was a ruthless dissection of all the work done so far. Markus was particularly brutal (as usual). Very little material got an unreserved thumbs-up from everyone. However, far from feeling dispirited, we all came out feeling a lot more confident."
Although there's no word on whether the album will be out in 2008 or later this year, some new material was unveiled at a special appearance for the British charity Mencap. The titles of the four new songs played were said to be "The Butterfly," "Bucket For A Crown," "Mining On The Moon" and "The Fall Of Man."
Coldplay toured South America earlier this year and unveiled some new songs during their shows in late February and early March.
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