Coldplay Ghost Stories
3.1 Release Date: 2014
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3.0 goodAaron: Non-contributor | May 12th 14

Somehow spookynewghostfriend made his way into Coldplay's hearts and got his own album. If you listen closely, you can hear him sing of his love for legos, friends, apple juice, and Woob.

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4.5 superbJeremy Bentham | May 12th 14

It turns out being their best since A Rush Of Blood To The Head. The songs all have a stripped back feel that hasn't been felt since their early work, being a welcome aspect following the huge arena rock of Mylo Xyloto. "O" is one of their best album closers ever. Incredible stuff.

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0.0 YoYoMancuso | May 12th 14

Plot twist the entire album is scrapped twist endings to The Sixth Sense

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0.0 chambered99 | May 19th 14

the fact they recorded something like "midnight" at this stage of their career should be applauded. totally goes against the X&Y and Mylo bullshit and becomes a beautiful, HONEST expression.

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4.0 excellenta7c7e7 | May 14th 14

Coldplay come full circle in Ghost Stories, returning to the haunted and romantic nocturnal
moods of Parachutes, but bring with them the pop and experimental sensibilities they've
developed along the way. The love-it/hate-it neon hugeness of Mylo Xyloto is only seen in
one track (sky full of stars), but the fuck-it attitude of Viva la Vida is pretty much here
throughout. Excellent album. Have sex to it.


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2.0 poorPatrick Armstrong | May 13th 14

Coldplay's sound continues to progress in all the right directions. This isn't the exuberant pop masterpiece that Mylo Xyloto unquestionably was, but it doesn't have to be: this is reflective and restrained, but also filled with variety and the inextinguishable flame of hope that first lit itself in the opening bars of its predecessor.

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4.0 excellentgryndstone | May 13th 14

a very ethereal and somewhat sad album about heartbreak and longing

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3.5 greatAdrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | May 14th 14

if you think this is bad then honestly you have no business f-word-ing with Coldplay in the first damn place yknow?

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3.0 goodMaggieG | September 8th 14

Ghost Stories is a bit of a frustrating album for me. There's much to love about the album with some haunting ballads that Coldplay have been renowned for but there's also moments on the album that venture into Mylo Xyloto territory like the awful dance number 'A Sky Full of Stars'. 'Midnight' however is one of my favourite Coldplay songs and has a nice ambience to it and 'True Love' will appeal to fans of the band's early stuff. In general, it's an album that is both Coldplay at their best but also at their worst.

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2.0 poorlz41 | June 26th 14

Coldplay, as they proved with 'Rush of Blood' and then again with 'Viva la Vida', are at their best with muscular, confident arena rock. So why are they intent on making ambient mediation music? Quaffing from the same numbed electro well that Muse drowned in on 'The 2nd Law', 'Ghost Stories' is their shyest, dullest album.

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3.0 goodAntonius | May 30th 14

This is a rather different album from the band. It's overall picture is melancholic but it provides a positive vibe though it's beat in various songs. It's an album to listen and relax. Recommendations: "Magic", "Ink", "Midnight"

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2.5 averageiGuter | May 26th 14

Coldplay does little to reinforce their sound; their singles are a good batch of entertainment (and a decent reform), but it is only 1/3 of the album and the rest turns out to be an unbalanced act and lacks direction.r

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3.0 goodCapablanca | May 16th 14

If Mylo Xyloto was the simplest full-blown pop you never thought you'd hear from Coldplay (with them not being exactly considered an experimental act by any means), then Ghost Stories at least tries to display their latest synthpop influences and adding them their more pensive, melodic roots. Sadly this turns into a hit and miss collection where they're often unable to balance these dispar elements, and in some alarming cases sounding like ripping off previous artists' efforts: Magic and Another's Arms are basically slightly more tolerable versions of Muse's abhorrent Madness and in A Sky Full of Stars things just get ridiculous as Rihanna doesn't even need to show up her face to feel her presence throughout the song. It's only telling that the record's best songs 'Oceans' and 'O' are the ones where the old Coldplay sound is the founding base complemented by the new electronic texture and not the other way around.

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4.0 excellentNick Porcaro | May 15th 14

An occasionally redundant release saved by gorgeous production, some really strong songs and Chris Martin's best vocal performance to date. It resembles Parachutes the most, periodically straying into the electronic overtones that colored Mylo Xyloto. "True Love", "Magic" and "Always in My Head" are essential; "Ink" is not.

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4.0 excellentIronGiant | May 12th 14

more like a 4.2 slightly beats out AROBTTH with tracks like midnight, oceans, and O. ink is a bit awkward and sky full of stars is pure filler and would be better on mylo. all around a really solid release though from a band who was thought to have reached their peak a decade ago

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