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About CharlieBrown

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  1. 1. Birds 2. Amazing Day 3. A Head Full of Dreams 4. Everglow 5. Adventure of a Lifetime 6. Up&Up 7. Army of One 8. Fun 9. Hymn for the Weekend For the hell of it: 10. Kaleidoscope 11. Colour Spectrum 12. X Marks the Spot (Maybe my least favorite Coldplay song of all time)
  2. Parachutes: We Never Change A Rush of Blood To the Head: Warning Sign X&Y: Low Viva La Vida: Life In Technicolor (This one was bloody hard, LITii is a better song so I decided for this one) Mylo Xyloto: Princess of China Ghost Stories: A Sky Full of Stars
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    True Love

    I just saw the live Ghost Stories TV special and I must say there was something special about that live version that upped the song for me. True Love is a good song, not my favorite but that live performance was fantastic. I don't know if the song itself sounded any better live, but the band's emotions and performances just made the song seem more impacting.
  4. I have a prediction that the live video for A Sky Full of Stars might become the official video for it, a la Lost! at the Chicago United Center. But if they do release another single it has to be Ink. It's so catchy and that song could easily lend itself to a good video if they decide to make one.
  5. Round 1: Hurts Like Heaven Round 2: Paradise Round 3: Charlie Brown Round 4: Us Against the World Round 5: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Round 6: Major Minus Round 7: Up In Flames Round 8: Dont Let It Break Your Heart Round 9: Up With the Birds GS: Zip. MX: 9 Woah, what a landslide. I love Ghost Stories, but I asked myself "what do I want to listen to right now" and the answer were the MX tracks every time.
  6. CharlieBrown

    Ghost Story

    Ghost Story is the best song from Ghost Stories. I'm glad that we get to hear it and enjoy it, but I am disappointed it didn't make the standard album. It's so much better than every other song on the album that it's shocking to me how it didn't make it. I'm sure Coldplay has one or two more songs recorded that they could have saved for the deluxe edition and added Ghost Story to the record. If it were me, I would have switched Ghost Story and True Love. True Love feels like a b-side for Ghost Stories, but Ghost Story feels like it should be the lead single from the album. It's just so damn good. 10/10 I'll be raving about this one for a while.
  7. Updated for full album 1. Ghost Story (This song is just so goddamn good it's unreal to me why they didn't include it in the original record. It could have easily replaced Magic and would have felt so smooth after Always In My Head. Ghost Story has some of the best lyrics of the album and it has a guitar riff that I'll be humming for the rest of the year. Plus, any track where Will gets to pound those drums is a topper for me. A Rush of Blood to the Head fans like me will really dig this track.) 2. O (+ O Part 2) 3. All Your Friends (All Your Friends is, like Ghost Story, a misstep in the band's decision of track-listing. This one really feels like it could have been included and added lots of character to the record. Opening with a legendary Guy bass riff just sets the tone for this one perfectly. Also, Chris seems to have saved the best lyrics in the whole album for the two bonus tracks, which is sort of disappointing for those just listening to Ghost Stories ((Edition I, as I'm calling it)). Still, they're here and they're sounding great which to me just adds another level of balancing to an album which felt a little unbalanced to me.) 4. Midnight 5. Ink 6. Always In My Head 7. Oceans 8. Another's Arms 9. True Love 10. A Sky Full of Stars 11. Magic Ghost Stories Edition I rating: 7/10 Ghost Stories Edition II rating: 8.5/10
  8. CharlieBrown

    True Love

    I feel you. There's a lot to like about the track but I do think it's my lowest rated on Ghost Stories. It seems like the whole first two minutes exists only to get to that 2:15 mark where the song finally takes off. But once it does launch it is really awesome!
  9. 1. O It's essentially a perfect Coldplay song. Piano melody is beautiful and simple, and there is no grandiose sounds to be found. It is simply a song about heartbreak, love, and loss, so the music fits accordingly. Haunting is the word that keeps coming up among friends. This is the song that fans will remember from the Ghost Stories era. A 'staple' if you will. 2. Midnight What can be said that hasn't been said already? It's so different from every other Coldplay song and it works splendidly. Especially within the context of the album it feels right at home among the other tracks on Ghost Stories. 3. Ink Ink is possibly one of the most fun Coldplay songs I've ever heard. The beat is really catchy and not to mention the chorus which feels like you have to be smiling while you sing it. Wins the award for 'song they should have used to be a single'. 4. Always In My Head Perfect opener for Ghost Stories. Most of the album openers are all loud and ecstatic, but this opts for a quiet and simple feeling. Which prepares you for the rest of the album. Lyrically the best song on the whole record. 5. Oceans Throwback Coldplay, and it totally works. Will's drum pad is catchy and the lyrics are painfully sung by Chris is almost all falsetto. Plus the last minute and a half works as a perfect transition into A Sky Full of Stars 6. Another's Arms One of Coldplay's most well produced songs, especially on Ghost Stories. Yes the lyrics are cheesy but they feel right with the ghostly feel to how they're sung. Johnny rocks the guitar on this one and Will's drums are about to kill my speaker system, all in all the track is very beautiful and most 'Ghost Story' of all the songs on the record. 7. A Sky Full of Stars Bombastic and energetic, within the context of Ghost Stories it works like a charm. Outside of the album's barriers, it feels like a remix done by another artist. 8. True Love This one definitely feels like it will grow on me but for now it's at the bottom of the list. Very beautiful synths and vocals, and a solo which takes some getting used to all contribute to a very 80s brit-pop sound. I wish that they would have gone with a more 'Oceans' approach to True Love instead of a more 'Midnight' approach. If there was an acoustic version of this song it may just be amazing. 9. Magic Magic is a good song, but it is the weak link from Ghost Stories. In the context of the album it feels a bit out of place, but it still flows into Ink really well. Love the last minute of this song with a passion, and you've got to love Chris channeling his inner Justin Timberlake vocals.
  10. (Updated list) 1. O (9/10) *Only based on the snippet* 2. Always In My Head (9/10) 3. Midnight (8.5/10) 4. A Sky Full of Stars (8/10) 5. Oceans (7.5/10) 6. Another's Arms (6.5/10) 7. Magic (6.5/10) ---- 8. True Love (6/10) *Snippet was really bad, so this ranking is pretty high for a terrible one minute recording*
  11. So I'm on my third or fourth listen of the studio recording...and it's still not that good in my opinion. First off, it sounds a whole hell of a lot better than it did live. The production on the track is stellar to say the least, however Johnny's solo is drowned out by the other sounds in the final bridge. In fact, most of the guitar is faded or put as the background with the drums and synths taking the lead here. Lyrics still are a little bland, but Chris's vocals make them sound way more interesting than they are. Light vocodor is placed in the verses and chorus and it compliments the song very nicely! I originally placed it at a 5/10 but I'd say it's raised up to a 6/10 for the sound production alone. Very interesting song, not their best, but a good compliment to the Ghost Stories era. (Side note: i'm not sure how great it follows Midnight. I always thought a bigger track would follow Midnight on the record.)
  12. 1. O 2. Always In My Head 3. A Sky Full of Stars 4. Midnight 5. Oceans 6. Magic 7. Another's Arms
  13. Cool it down with cold. It's the right thing to do.
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