Album Review: Mylo Xyloto
I have only recently become a fan of Coldplay, but based on what I’ve seen and heard, this is one of today’s best bands. Compared to U2 and The Beatles, Coldplay is a band that hails from Britain and brings music of love and peace. After three years, they are back with their brand new album Mylo Xyloto. According to lead singer Chris Martin, the album was inspired by American graffiti and the White Rose Movement.
The songs range from an upbeat tempo pop-rock sound to a soft piano and acoustic guitar sound. While the upbeat songs may seem out-of-place for long-time Coldplay fans, listening to the songs while viewing the lyrics may make them easier to follow. The soft piano and acoustic guitar songs are reminiscent of songs such as “Clocks” and “A Message”. Another notable element is the short seconds of instrumental music that adds a beautiful ambient prelude to the next song. In addition, there is also a first time collaboration with R & B singer Rhianna on the song “Princess of China”. With Chinese-sounding chords combined with love story lyrics and bold vocals, it is a song worth listening to. All in all, the album is a good balanced record of expression, love, peace, and hope.