Coldplay’s fifth studio album, released Oct. 24, is the same easy listen that Coldplay has mastered, but with an entirely new direction.
“Mylo Xyloto” is a concept album. It follows Mylo and Xyloto in a dystopian world.
“It’s based on a love story with a happy ending,” singer Chris Martian said of the album.
Musically, the album is significantly different than previous Coldplay albums, but the tracks maintain the same soothing feeling that older Coldplay songs had.
By far, the most impressive track on the album is “Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall,” which was the albums single. Sounding a mix between Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” and “Viva La Vida,” the track is a very interesting listen.
The album quickly rose to the top of the charts and, while some of that is because of Coldplay’s fame, a lot of it is pure respect for the album itself.
It’s a new direction for sure, but “Mylo Xyloto” is a great album.