Having been a fairly big Coldplay fan (yes I’m aware they’re not the epitome of “Indie Cool”, but who gives a shit about that when you enjoy the music?) since back in the days when “Shiver” was just beginning to get airplay on the radio back in 2000, I’ve gone through phases where I think they’re terrible and phases where they astound me greatly, and then phases where they do both at the same time.
Honestly, I wasn’t holding out much hope for their new album as I wasn’t really that into “Viva La Vida” that much, but the songs that they’ve released and that I’ve heard so far I’ve actually really enjoyed. After a preliminary listen to “Mylo Xyloto” (anyone know what hell that title is about?) this has some potential to be one of their better releases, however nothing will ever top “Parachutes”. It just won’t.