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Josh DeGrasse-Baumann
Editorial Staff

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.

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