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Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Released on 30 June 2008

Artist: Coldplay

4.0 out of 5 (33 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Results 1-5 of 22

  1. Life In Technicolor
  2. Cemeteries Of London
  3. Lost!
  4. 42
  5. Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love
  6. Yes
  7. Viva La Vida
  8. Violet Hill
  9. Strawberry Swing
  10. Death And All His Friends



Play.com Review

Alternative rock giants, Coldplay, return to increase their global success with their fourth studio album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. Investing the same hunger that has gained them multi-million album sales worldwide, Coldplay arrive back on the music scene with a host of new world tracks that emit charm and make up their most experimental record to date.

Since the release of their Mercury Prize nominated debut, Parachutes, Coldplay have dominated the charts with their soft rock. By sticking to a similar formula with all of their albums, from their acclaimed debut through to 2005's X&Y, Coldplay have constructed one of most recognisable sounds of the British music scene today. Viva La Vida, however, sees the band develop their style further to experiment with creative elements. The opening track is 'Life In Technicolor', a world-pop delight that in a mix of layered chiming and escalating beats erupts into the gothic 'Cemeteries Of London'. While the church organ led 'Lost!' ups the tempo with hand clapping and funky beats, the piano tinkling and strained vocals of Chris Martin on '42' sees Coldplay return to their established formula with a track that resembles their Top 10 hit 'Trouble'. As the catchy piano hook and guitar edge of 'Violet Hill' outlines a political message, the combination of slashing chords and violin bursts on tracks such as 'Viva La Vida' demonstrate fully the inspiration that the band have taken from cultural and musical influences to bring together this eclectic album.

Touching on different style elements, Viva La Vida is Coldplay's grown up album. By taking a new direction musically Coldplay have created a record that contains not only all of the sturdy melodies and universal themes that their fans have come to expect but adds interesting soundscapes to intrigue those less familiar with their enchanting music.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (33 reviews)

 Elevator Music

| | See all paulvenn's reviews (4)

A couple of good songs (viva la Vida and violet hill) but all the rest sounds like it's straight out of a department store's lift.

 Perfection

| | See all Andrew38's reviews (2)

It's simple: some people won't bother giving this a chance, but if you do, take 42 minutes to listen to the album from start to finish, you'll realise the perfection. Viva La Vida proves that Coldplay is one of the greatest modern British bands!

 Stale!!

| | See all Fender1976's reviews (78)

This is a stale rock act!!! What happened to rock thats full of energy! Life! Imagination and emotion! This album is such mainstream safety zone music!! Awful

 Stale!!

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This is a stale rock act!!! What happened to rock thats full of energy! Life! Imagination and emotion! This album is such mainstream safety zone music!! Awful

 good, but not their best by some margin

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Some good songs, like 'cemeteries of london' and 'lost!', but after that it loses its way and its a very on/off affair. '42' is weak, 'lovers in Japan' makes amends and is great, but then the album loses it again as 'Reign of love' comes in. 'Yes' is very good, but is impossible to access easily with a cd player as its buried within 'Reign of Love'. 'Violet hill' is a weak single, but then the following 'Strawberry Hill' and 'Death and all his friends' are excellent.

Unlike 'A rush of blood to the head' (their best in my humble..), this album is not one that comes across as 'brilliant' as you have to skip songs if you want to hear consistant high quality Coldplay music.

Not surprised to hear Chris Martin speculating that they'll pack it in soon

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