I have been a massive Coldplay fan since day one and have loved every song on every album.
I have listened to the whole album and I just can't make head or tail as to which direction they are going in. It almost seems like Chris Martin burnt out after X&Y's amazing song lyrics and stylings and has realised he can't surpass his last efforts.
It sounds like he's trying to take Coldplay down a different route with heavy, heavy emphasis on synth effects and a lack of amazing piano and guitar riffs, which Coldply are famous for. (all except Violet Hill and Viva la Vida, which still resemble Coldplay)
I am pretty dissapointed by this latest Coldplay album. I realise that people aren't going to like this review but I think once many Coldplay fans have heard the album they'll apreciate it.
No doubt the album will be the biggest selling of the year but apart from a few songs I really can't relate to it like the past albums.