Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
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SpinLightTwo
June 20th 2008


1043 Comments


There is no way this deserves a 1, I haven't heard all of it, but Strawberry Swing, Violet Hill, Viva La Vida, and Lost are real good.

xmattxhardcore
June 20th 2008


422 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Strawberry Swing is very infectous, Viva La Vida is ace as well, and Lost may be one of the best on the album. Surprisingly, Violet Hill is my least favorite, (though it is still amazing).

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2008


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Lost is my least favorite

Spamwise
June 20th 2008


87 Comments


The thing I really like about coldplay is how "chill" their music is. It's not something that demands attention or focus, but something you can have on in the backround and enjoy.

More on topic..

Is this better than A Rush of Blood? that's probably my favorite Coldplay album so far..This Message Edited On 06.20.08

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2008


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This is more consistent than A Rush of Blood to the Head, and I'd say, overall, better.

However, this album isn't really the type to be played as background music. I mean there's nothing crazy, but the songs are more than just background noise this time

PatchworkNeurology
June 24th 2008


352 Comments


Nice review, one of the best Coldplay albums to drop since Parachutes. Hopefully they keep spoonfeeding us good sweet stuff instead of trash.

jrowa001
June 24th 2008


8750 Comments


my sister was listening to this full blast today and i almost had to jump out my window. instead i put on my music full blast and she had no chance of winning this battle

DDconjoined
June 25th 2008


327 Comments


question remains as to why you sleeping in the same room as your sister..but i agree with the THRUST of your comment. i would throw you out the window too, for not smashing your sisters stereo for listening to this top20 dribble.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 25th 2008


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

coldplay's gay

FailureToAspirate
June 27th 2008


32 Comments


I agree completely with the review, this album is really great. Coldplay would have known it would skyrocket to the top of the charts no matter what rubbish they released. But they have really delivered, the album has depth and rewards repeated listens. X&Y had a bit of Top 20 syndrome (although I liked that album, too) but this time they've taken their sound in a new direction, which was brave. I mean, 6 and 7 minute split tracks? Take that, radio. Viva La Vida is an album, not just a collection of singles. The songwriting is really strong and Martin sounds great.

Erratic
June 27th 2008


1120 Comments


I really like Violet Hill and the title track. I'll check this out.

bassguitar245
June 28th 2008


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I finally got around to picking up this album. It might be awhile before i rate it. Dont want to rush this one.

juicyfruit
June 29th 2008


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hahaha i agree with cesar21, ricky martin indeedy (:


AggravatedYeti
July 1st 2008


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this is pretty alright.


citizeninsane
July 3rd 2008


131 Comments


these gusy brol the record for the most downloaded album EVER!...i guess they did somethin right???

elbrando
July 7th 2008


18 Comments


I've listened to the album several times through now, and it's pretty good IMHO. One thing that strikes me is the degree to which the songs on Viva are improved by their context in the album - it plays a LOT better from start to finish than as a shuffled collection of tracks. I know this is a strange comparison but listening to it reminds me of listening to the Smashing Pumpkins' album Adore - the meticulous attention to atmosphere? dunno. Lovers in Japan, Death and all his friends, Viva la vida and Lost get my vote for being the highlights. I'd certainly rate Viva ahead of the catchy but formulaic X&Y, but I don't think the songs are quite in the same league as those from Parachutes and AROBTTH.

exodus
July 8th 2008


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Individually, the tracks aren't as good as X&Y but together they complement each other a lot better which makes this a far superior album. Personally, Violet Hill is the best song followed by Yes, I wouldn't go as far as putting this ahead of Rush of Blood because its not.

Rush of Blood had both the highlight tracks presented in X&Y and an overall excellence, the only songs from Viva La Vida that I dislike are the hidden tracks and perhaps Death and All His Friends which was a pretty weak track to end the album with.

Anyways, AROBTTH is still the clear favorite with Viva La Vida behind, then X&Y, then Parachutes for me.This Message Edited On 07.08.08This Message Edited On 07.08.08

Einehagen
July 8th 2008


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is one of the best reviwe I've read.

Keep up the good work!

Masochist
July 17th 2008


8084 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review, great album.

I've listened to this over and over online. I can't get it out of my head...and Violet Hill was a favorite of mine before I even knew it was a single. Still my favorite song, but the rest of the album is amazing, as well.

Wish this album could've kept the rating it had when it first started out. Oh, well...I still think it'll have a respectable position on a lot of "Year's Best" lists.This Message Edited On 07.17.08

IAmInsect
July 17th 2008


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah album is good. i've only heard it and ROBTTH and this is better, definitely more consistent.



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