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C hris Martin is full of regret when it comes to Coldplay 's latest album, Mylo Xyloto. No, not the fact it's full of tedious stadium yawn-alongs, but rather that nobody can pronounce the damn title. Martin moaned that the band had named their fifth studio effort after "two words that you couldn't even google" and apparently it's causing fans headaches.
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C oldplay's followup to 's biggest-selling album is a curious thing. On the one hand, it aims for a certain ponderous gravitas. Mylo Xyloto is a concept album complete with a short filmic overture, interstitial instrumental pieces called things like A Hopeful Transmission, and recurring lyrical themes, set, as concept albums are legally obliged to be, in a futuristic dystopia: you can tell it's a futuristic dystopia because one of the interstitial instrumentals, M.
This is hardly a new problem for Martin and his bandmates: Over the course of their five albums, Coldplay has repeatedly proven that a song that could mean absolutely anything is a song that means nothing at all. That goes a long way toward salvaging the album. With its thundering four-four beat and icy synths foregrounded in the mix, the song is a definite departure for Coldplay, but it makes perfect sense when Rihanna takes the mic in the second verse.
It's the music you can enjoy between meals without spoiling your appetite, made by the world's favourite band and hand-built by robots. Lipsmackin', thirstquenchin', acetastin', motivatin', goodbuzzin', cooltalkin', highwalkin', fastlivin', evergivin', coolfizzin' Coldplay: Designed for living. Engineered for life. Doesn't your home deserve Coldplay?