Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto, EMI

Coldplay is a band that manages to draw the ire of their critics no matter what direction they go. Chris Martin andCo.have always been saddled by the idea that Coldplay is merely following in the footsteps of U2 and while Mylo Xyloto won’t do much to dissuade that notion, it is a wholly enjoyable experience. It’s an album that is a summery blast of warm sunshine that opts to leave the soapbox for Bono to stand on. The enthusiasm shown on tracks such as “Paradise” and “Charlie Brown” is truly infectious, showing that while they may be ambitious, they’re also earnest .

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.