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Old 12-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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Coldplay - LP7: A Head Full of Dreams

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So is everyone in agreement this album is terrible? (except prbiker :wink)


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I liked the first two songs, and Adventure wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was the first time around.

Other than that ...... uhhhhhh. What happened, gentlemen?
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Cynical, Clichéd, horrible, boring, terrible production, poor songwriting. For such a good band a really awful album. Not much else to say really.

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I liked the first two songs, strongly disliked hymn for the weekend and kaleidoscope, liked Noel Gallagher's solo in up & up and think the rest is just meh
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I liked the first two songs, strongly disliked hymn for the weekend and kaleidoscope, liked Noel Gallagher's solo in up & up and think the rest is just meh
One thing that gets me is how dull it is, I just can't get over they released this and thought it was good. A few decent songs, yes but in the main so poor.

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So is everyone in agreement this album is terrible? (except prbiker :wink)
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:08 PM   #7
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Coldplay - LP7: A Head Full of Dreams

How I would rank the songs at the moment, not counting Kaleidoscope or Colour Spectrum:

01 - A Head Full of Dreams
02 - Birds
03 - Adventure of a Lifetime
04 - Up & Up
05 - Fun
06 - Army of One
07 - Amazing Day
08 - Everglow
09 - Hymn for the Weekend
10 - X Marks the Spot

The first two are the strongest of the bunch, but not by a lot. There really isn't a song on this album that stands out, or that could be a part of Coldplay's finest work.
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Alright, critics are going in. 57 metascore right now, the lowest of their career.

I sincerely hope this isn't their last album. Don't go out like this.
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To judge them fairly, I should've continuing followed them since Ghost Stories, but I stopped caring anymore at that pt.
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It's really bad. The mix seems so off, I can't really even hear CM which judging by the lyrics, don't want to.

Noticed the same with Mylo. There's just so much shit going on in each song, but it's just shit. Do they have any other instruments?

It's like opposite of U2 in 2000. Where all you hear is BONO and everything else is in background


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Just listened to it. It's not like it's the worst thing I've ever heard but it just makes me long for the good ole days of Parachutes

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I must admit that I'm what you can call a Coldplay hater (mostly Chris Martin's fault, just can't stand him, his stage persona, his feeble voice, his weak lyric skills), but I also must admit that I quite like their first two albums, most Viva La Vida and a couple songs out of these albums.
Hereupon, I've listened to the new album a few times and it truly leaves me sad that they got to this point. I'm not describing the album because some have done it well already (overproduced, sparse, lyrically weak, with too much going on, not cohesive, desperately mainstream, a Chris Martin album with his band...). I'm not exaggerating if I say that it quite shocked me how bad the album is most of the moments.

I honestly wish they followed the path explored in "Midnight" (this one and "O" are, to me, the only real good songs of the last album) - that really had excited me and had brought me some hope. Unfortunately they decided to follow an opposite direction.

Another funny thing is that Coldply has been leaving as b-sides or non-album tracks songs that I like and that, in my hater opinion, some of their best tracks. "Miracles" actually is the only good song if you count it as part of the tracklist. I also liked "Moving To Mars". And "Atlas" is one of their best songs, to me.

I think I've been rating my self Coldplay's albums when a new one is out and I guess my ratings for each one hasn't changed much. Today it'd be something like:
Parachutes - 6,7/10
A Rush Of Blood To The Head - 7,5/10
X&Y - 6,2/10
Viva La Vida - 7,5/10
Mylo Xyloto (which I call "Miley Cyrus") - 5,6/10
Ghost Stories - 5,3/10
A Head Full Of Dreams - 4,0/10

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I feel Noel made a big mistake being associated with this nonsense. He should have walked in the studio, taken one listen and walked out

I still like AOAL but nothing else on it.

I liked the first 2 and a bit albums and haven't listened to much since

Parachutes - 7/10
ROBTTH - 8/10
X&Y - 6/10
Viva - 6/10
Mylo - 0/10 - never listened to it but a 0 off the singles alone
Ghost - same as above
AHFOD - 3/10 - The single duped me into listening...i shouldn't have bothered
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Just listened to it. It's not like it's the worst thing I've ever heard but it just makes me long for the good ole days of Parachutes

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This is pretty much how I feel
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