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Old 12-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #21
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The album is not bad at all; certainly nothing spectacular, but not nearly the train wreck some are claiming it to be IMO. It is definitely cheesy in places, but people seem to forget when expressing exasperation about the direction Coldplay is following that this is the same band that rose to fame on the back of such maudlin, cliched songs as Yellow, The Scientist, and Fix You. Given that track record, is it really all that surprising that Martin's ex-wife appears on one of the songs?
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #22
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I don't have courage to actually buy one but as soon as it's released thru Spotify i'll take a listen.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #23
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The album is not bad at all; certainly nothing spectacular, but not nearly the train wreck some are claiming it to be IMO.
This is the lowest point in their career and an absolute train wreck imo. I cringed my way through it.

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The album is not bad at all; certainly nothing spectacular, but not nearly the train wreck some are claiming it to be IMO. It is definitely cheesy in places
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such maudlin, cliched songs as Yellow, The Scientist, and Fix You.
Those three songs are infinitely better than anything on this album, though.
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Why does nobody like Everglow? I think it's wonderful.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:02 PM   #26
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Why does nobody like Everglow? I think it's wonderful.

Because it's boring and unoriginal. Nice piano riff, though. Nothing really horrible about it, but just Coldplay paint by the numbers.


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Why does nobody like Everglow? I think it's wonderful.
A nice piano riff that descends into complete boredom,nothing new or interesting and have heard it 100x before. Oh and the album is a cringefest, way beneath the the material that got them to the top. Amazing Day for example is stunning in its cheesyness and unoriginality I actually can't believe it got past any sort of quality control,its like a song at the end of a bad Christmas movie.
After listening to AHFOD for a few days solidly I've no desire ever to hear it again.
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Because it's boring and unoriginal. Nice piano riff, though. Nothing really horrible about it, but just Coldplay paint by the numbers.


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It's Coldplay's classic style. I'm happy that they made another song that's like their old stuff. Because this new stuff is garbage, Everglow is a redeeming listen. It's not boring to me.

Its lyrics are questionable, but CM's delivery and the overall sound do serve well to convey the emotion being sought.
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Call me crazy, I actually like the album. It's a bit messy, production wise, and I think he music can be a bit too busy. I think it kind of drops in quality in the 2nd half, but I'm still getting used to it.

Hymn for the Weekend is actually one of my favorites, which surprised me because I'm not a fan of Pop, R&B or hip-hop AT ALL. If a new band made this album I probably wouldn't give it a second listen. But since I've been a Coldplay fan since the first time I heard Yellow, 2000/2001-ish, I kind of just accept it as the next chapter in the Coldplay story and enjoy it in that context. I'm like that with most new albums by the bands I like.

It'd be the same as if U2 made an album like this, I'd enjoy. If Nikki Minaj made it, I'd never listen to it.

I'm mostly looking forward to their eventual North American tour. I've seen Coldplay 3 times, but not since 2006!
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It's Coldplay's classic style. I'm happy that they made another song that's like their old stuff. Because this new stuff is garbage, Everglow is a redeeming listen. It's not boring to me.

Its lyrics are questionable, but CM's delivery and the overall sound do serve well to convey the emotion being sought.

It's the third best song on the album IMO. But that's because there's only 3 songs on the album that are even listenable to me. It just doesn't go anywhere like many of their other piano based songs like Clocks, Amsterdam, Viva La Vida, etc.


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Everglow isn't that bad. It's not good, but hardly anything on the album is. Hymn for the Weekend is much shittier.

Let's not compare Yellow and The Scientist to their new music. Please. As with new Weezer, I like to pretend it's a separate band.
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I personally loved Mylo Xyloto but it definitely was an ominous sign of what was about to happen... and it happened.
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Listened to the album again as I was driving around.

First two songs, and the lead singles are the only songs I can stand. The rest are just horrible, just horrible. Army of One just made me wonder if CM snuck in during the mastering process and added on the hip hop part.




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Old 12-05-2015, 06:20 PM   #34
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The whole Coldplay bandwagon just makes me want to vomit these days. I know U2 aren't the best when it comes to advertising (Apple etc) but they've musically never sunk to Coldplay depths. Their new video with the Beats pill and the stupid dancing monkeys, their now terrible pop/R&B sound mixed with horrible cheesy songs, it's all so cynical and looks like a ploy to gain younger, hip and mainstream pop fans. They were such a great, great band who look like they've completely sold out whilst losing their talent, makes me sick.
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I've also decided that I like this album. I'm not sure if it's because I read the posts here and my expectations were at an all time low or not.

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I've also decided that I like this album. I'm not sure if it's because I read the posts here and my expectations were at an all time low or not.

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I've also decided that I like this album. I'm not sure if it's because I read the posts here and my expectations were at an all time low or not.

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i've also decided that i like this album. I'm not sure if it's because i read the posts here and my expectations were at an all time low or not.


Just bought it and giving it the first listen right now. Three songs in and I'm not puking so far, so maybe I'll be in a similar boat here?
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I'm going to pull the comparison card, just because it's interesting that 15 years into their career, U2 were deep into their passengers era and working on songs for the POP album. Maybe that level of creativity was an easier place to fall into in 1995 because the music industry was much different than it is now. I dunno, 15 years into their own career Coldplay are in a much weirder place than U2 was I guess.


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