Quick Music Review: Coldplay, “Viva La Vida”

So…my kids purchased the new Coldplay album, “Viva La Vida“, as a Father’s Day gift for me (thanks, kids!).  I’ll tell you this: it’s a whole lot better than a necktie! 🙂

I’ve had a few listens through the album, and I really like it.  Whereas “Rush of Blood” was a bit more raw, and “X&Y” more commercial, if you will, this album feels more artistic.  It seems to me that Coldplay recorded *exactly* what they wanted to, and didn’t worry so much about hit singles.  There has been some discussion about Chris’ less-falsetto vocals, but I doubt that you’ll really notice it much.  It sounds like a Coldplay album, because it is a Coldplay album.

  • My take: 9 out of 10 stars

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