Thursday, July 03, 2008
After three weeks of release, and numerous back to back listens, it's finally time for my Coldplay review. Straight off - I'm a big fan.
A couple of observations though. Before release early indications pointed towards something completely new. The artwork drilled home the theme of revolution. The first single had a gritty rocky edge to it. Would this be the album to win over the Coldplay doubters?
In the end though we've got something similar to the beauty of 'Parachutes' - the original Coldplay we fell in love with. The Coldplay purists will love it. But other than a variety of skilful instrumental sections, there's nothing revolutionary about it.