I haven't been here for ages, but for sure AOAL brought me here for a moment.
Wow, new single, wow new album is coming. I was expecting that after Ghost Stories they won't come back with nostalgic acoustic sound. I was expecting that they will continue this MX atmosphere in their music. And that's totally fine. I mean, a lot of you probably have disapointed in them again. Since I'm not that hardcore fan I used to be, I look at Coldplay in different way. I expect nothing. This time I just listened to it and thought "Oh, that's a cute song, good to listen when you're in the happy mood. I probably will get bored of it after a few listens, but that's okay. Oh, it could totally fit into Happy Hipster playlist on Spotify..." . I don't even try to discuss, like "why don't they try to be more artisty, more creative, more meaningful..". Coldplay are going this way and we can't change anything. You may enjoy their current sound or not. There's just no point at being angry on them.