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  1. Can anyone tell me with details why 'X Marks The Spot' is so awful? I haven't heard it. I want a description of the song.


    Honestly it's not. Like Princess of China it's just very "not Coldplay," and people (myself included) find it amusing to exaggeratedly shit on things. It's Chris with very light autotune/vocoder rap-singing a fairly repetitive loop. It's lyrically shallow in my opinion but I honestly enjoy it. I like alternative, electronic, rap, hip-hop so for me I find it like a cool little sojourn during a Coldplay album. If I only really liked true rock or alternative like a lot of "Oldplayers" I wouldn't like it either, so it's all just opinion. If you have a broad musical taste and find experimenting in other genres interesting I think you might like it.

  2. What don't you like about it? :thinking: I'd say it's one of the weakest songs on ARoBttH but it's nowhere near their worst song imo.


    Just didn't click with me. Coldplay has probably a hundred songs and one of them HAS to be my personal last you know? And for me it's that one. I think it disrupts the album in context and it's just droning and not enjoyable to listen to.

  3. Personal standard on a 100 point scale:

    Life in Technicolor ii and Politik (Live) are 10/10

    A Whisper is 0.1/10


    1. Up&Up 9/10

    Really good song, very human and not artificial. I love the guitar and choir. Some of the best lyrics of the album are in this one.


    2. Amazing Day 8.8/10

    Beautiful. Love the strings and floating guitar. What I've been waiting for since Strawberry Swing.


    3. Army of One 7.9/10

    Fantastic pop song. Chris sounds strong and the lyrics are great pop lyrics without seeming derivative.


    4. A Head Full of Dreams 7.7/10

    These guys are a band in wonderful sync right now and this proves it. Some good U2 and Springsteen vibes here, but it's their song through and through. Happy and musical, we will see how memorable it is though.


    5. Fun 7.5/10

    Tove Lo sounds sweet and a good contrast to Chris. The duet totally fits. Lyrically, this is a great country music (classic style) song that tells a story and and has a strong message and hopeful ending.


    6. Hymn for the Weekend 7/10

    More deserving of a "Feat. Beyoncé" than Fun deserves a "Feat. Tove Lo." Good club pop, but the rest of the band isn't entirely forgotten. Points for being an intentionally crafted single and not coming out bland and forgettable. It is manufactured to be a certain type of song and it fulfills that.


    7. Adventure of a Lifetime 6.9/10

    Good song. Nice real instruments. Fresh but not super unique.


    8. Birds 6.7/10

    Cool song. Very not the norm, will appeal to hipsters who prefer artsy album tracks over popular songs. Really only becomes great at the end with the cool build up.


    9. X Marks the Spot 5.510

    Not the worst Coldplay song ever at all. Lots of potential to be used in a "buckin" related romantic setting.


    10. Everglow 5/10

    It's got real emotions that I haven't seen from Coldplay in a while. Great lyrics and message and admirably heartfelt. Sort of musically uninteresting to me though.


    Kalaedisxoepoece and Color spectrum are cool but n/a as far as ranking songs, for me.


    Whole CD: 7.5/10. Maybe it will be an 9 next week or a 6 in two weeks but we'll see. It flows well and the production is "fine" on a scale of bad to perfect. Nothing here seems fake though. Even the pop songs seem crafted with intention and the band (mostly Chris) is transparent about what he wants those songs to be. Some good rock influences here and there and some very stadium friendly pieces. I really like it.

  4. ===The ultimate Oldplaying Thread ===S, BS, TBR, P, AROBTTH, X&Y, VLV===


    Question for coldplayers who are older than me lol.

    What's the deal with the Violet Hill music video on iTunes that's just the band playing in the studio (like Ghost Story)??? I thought there was only two videos, the dancing politicians and the one of the boys in their viva stuff with the magnifying glass etc. Was there a third official video I just missed?

    Link to iTunes Violet Hill by Coldplay


  5. They're a pop band for fuck's sake not the GIGN! Let's look at the band and how they work/live in the grand scheme of things. Realistically they lead an extremely easy and sumptuous life and their effort-reward balance is ridiculous compared to lets say teachers or soldiers fighting terrorism. So if we're pragmatic about people's lives in the real world, it's not a miracle that a pop band have stayed together.


    They also don't "rock people's socks off"!! Coldplay have as much rock factor in them as a can of beans.


    "As a can of beans." Literally the funniest expression I have read in a while. I just loled in the middle of a car full of people and have no idea how to explain myself. Thank you.

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