Reviews continue to pile in for Coldplay's new album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. Here is one such review:
Coldplay are a heavily mocked and derided band but do not forget that in 2000 - the year of manufactured pop, they were a breath of fresh air. Come 2002, and the band’s sophomore album had them refine the techniques hinted at with their debut ‘Parachutes’. Some listeners were already noticing a certain drippiness oozing its way into the songs, but all in all, ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ felt decent.
The trouble began in earnest with 2005’s X&Y. Looking back, it was a heavily dull album and Chris Martin’s maudlin lyrics sounded worse than ever. The band stretched a set of conservative songs way too far and the result was a bunch of overproduced and over-baked tracks. It may not have hurt their popularity, but it did give them a reputation for making mind nullifying music.
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