Sunday, December 14, 2008

2008 In Music Album 9

9. Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
All you Coldplay lovers and Coldplaying junkies will be sad to see this album so low on my list. While I do love the fact that they brought in Brian Eno and went with a different sound this time around, I just don't have the Coldplay love I once had. As a whole most of the songs are great, but at times I find all the songs bleeding into each other and sounding the same. I am very glad they did not release another album filled with Clocks/Speed of Sound type songs. Seeing them live helped me appreciate the songs a little more. With this album they are showing more of what they are capable of, playing around with different styles and sounds, not just relying on Chris Martin to carry the band. It was good too they treated their fans to an EP a few months after the album's release. On a whole, the Viva sessions have shown us a different side of Coldplay, a more creative side. Still there is nothing on this album that has blown my mind, but nothing to turn me off either.

Favourites: Yes, Cemeteries of London, Death And All His Friends

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