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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

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Preview by Ewan on 8th June, 2008
4 stars "Classic brit rock....."

Have heard two tracks from the album so far and they were both outstanding. Some very different sounds on this one for sure but they are progressing into some more classic british rock themes. This is the UK's finest as per. we give the world its greatest bands!! I say buy this even if you don't like them, because it will grow on you like fungus on ROCK!



Release date Australia
June 12th, 2008
Capitol Records
Number of Discs
Box Dimensions (mm)
143x125 x10
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On 2008's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, Coldplay follows up X&Y's accessible anthems by tweaking its signature Britpop sound with the aid of renowned producer Brian Eno, celebrated not only for his own innovative ambient albums, but also for his behind-the-boards work with U2. Eno's contributions don't result in a ZOOROPA-like foray into dance-pop, however--VIVA LA VIDA sticks with Coldplay's knack for mid-tempo majesty, but expands these tracks with studio bells and whistles that pull the group out of its stadium-ready comfort zone.

Though the pulsing instrumental opener, "Life in Technicolor," might make listeners think that they're accidentally playing the latest M83 album, VIVA asserts itself as a Coldplay outing with "Cemeteries of London," a dreamy tune that finds Martin singing in a comfortable middle register. Still, the group's quest for a different sound is exemplified by the three distinctly different parts of "42," which range from piano ballad to post-rock workout, while "Violet Hill" boasts uncharacteristically amped-up guitars and crashing percussion. VIVA LA VIDA isn't Coldplay's most consistent offering, but it's still more unpredictable than past outings, and surprisingly intriguing.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
1. Life in Technicolor
2. Cemeteries fo London
3. Lost!
4. 42
5. Lovers in Japan/Regin of Love
6. Yes
7. Viva La Vida
8. Violet Hill
9. Strawberry Swing
10. Death and all His Friends

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