In the top five album releases I was most anticipating this year {alongside Death Cab, Weezer, Ben Folds, and Cloud Cult} is the upcoming album from Coldplay. I’ve been a big fan of them since they first started out sounding like a diet version of Radiohead; a fan since before they careened more and more toward U2 status, panache, and politicking. Now let me put the rumours to bed before they start: I have loved every album by Coldplay for their differences and their similarities and I will most likely love them until they stop making music in the far far future.

A lot of magazines, news outlets, and the best of all bloggers have weighed in on the first single that Coldplay gave away free from their website. I personally love it. Although I do feel it follows the formula of Fix You, that being slow start, gradual crescendo of both sound and emotion, and minimalistic piano outro, I believe that this song, Violet Hill, is a song that somehow encompasses all the phases that Coldplay has gone through. There’s piano and guitar solos, darkness and light, and there’s Chris Martin singing in his natural octave as well as soaring falsetto. In short, this is exactly what Coldplay has always been. In this song you get to hear their all in just under four minutes.

mp3 : Coldplay – Violet Hill

I think that it’s great to see a band that was once mired in comparisons to other great acts rise to the occasion, sustain a great and talented career, and eventually reach a level where many a fledgling bands are compared to them.

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5 Responses to “Coldplay”

  1. 1 Droll SteVan

    I can’t believe you didn’t get more comments on this post… I thought for sure the line that says, “I believe that this song, Violet Hill, is a song that somehow encompasses all the phases that Coldplay has gone through.” would spark a lot of heated internet comment debate with you… I guess no one really disagrees though.

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