From one conscious uncoupling to another, this is a good break-up album – it’s just a pity that they sound less like a band than ever before.
A look back at my listening habits in 2003.
What’s going on, here, then? For once, a Coldplay album has left me feeling curious, rather than emotionally drained, bruised, bored, or weepy (delete as applicable.) I want to explore it more, and delve into its sonic pockets, decipher the rather abstract lyrics and work out what it’s all about. Apart from ‘Violet Hill’, there’s nothing here that’ll spawn a number one, although ‘Yes’ will lift hundreds of thousands of concert goers into the stratosphere.
As you can tell, all of the reviews going up today are older ones of mine (I lost a lot when I accidentally deleted my old music review blog… and I thought I had saved them somewhere; I can only hope I archived them back in London). As such, this starts fairly tersely: I decided […]