When Coldplay first came out, I have to admit that I was skeptical, mostly because I wanted to avoid trends. Come to find out, a few years later, good music is just good music. And good music is unavoidable. I am definitely not a Coldplay skeptic any longer, regardless of the trend.
The new Coldplay album, Viva La Vida, is by far one of the best I have ever heard, which surprises me simply because experience tells me a band puts out one good album and then decreases in quality with each successive album.
On the flipside, it seems that Coldplay just gets consistently better and better. The album is unique, revolutionary, and highly addictive.
This album is right up there with some of my all time favorites: Depeche Mode’s 101, U2’s Achtung Baby, Pear Jam’s Ten, Sara McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Bob Marley’s Legend, and Muse’s Hysteria.
What do you think about Coldplay and the new album? Where does it rank with your all-time faves?