I actually think Martin and crew have branched out into some new stylistic territory with some country and traditional rock strains in addition to their well-worn synth pop sound. All in all, though, this is an excellent album from one of my favorite bands. With the group's melodies and Martin's lyrics sung in an often distressed and pained falsetto, the group draws you in with catchy, pop-infused hooks and driving rhythms and base. Swallowed in the Sea, 12. An item that is used but still in very good condition. I think sometimes he tries a little too hard to make his lyrics rhyme, and that takes away from their power.
All in all, this is definitely an album worth having. And, their signature sound and poetic lyrics continue to strike a very personal and emotional chord for me. The only drawback to the album I can find is that Martin's vocals are sometimes a bit sappy and contrived. Coldplay's music is definitely an aquired taste. The video game instructions and box are included.
Swallowed In The Sea 12. It's very disarming and yet it sticks with you. The cover art and liner notes are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. No doubt, the popularity and fame of the band have been fueled as much by lead singer Chris Martin's tabloid marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow and their new one year old daughter, Apple, as by their music.
And what was to be expected? But I think Martin and the band deliver. The songs are more complex the lyrics as well than in the past and seem to call upon the band more heavily than in the past. The great part about this album is its growth - starting with the strong Square One which crescendos itself - the tracks build upon one another, ebbing and following. It's grander and less acoustic-driven than both Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head. And like U2, the band has been picked up by Apple to do a signature iPod advert. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. They're some of the best songs I've ever heard from Coldplay on any album.
Given how much joy seems to be part of Martin's new family life, it's amazing that he was able to draw in the emotions for this ballad; the lyrics are all about loss and lonliness. The simplicity of this songs with it's raw lyrics and solo accoustic guitar are a stark contrast to the soaring ballads and synth pop of the rest of the album. A must for any collection, unless you can't appreciate good music. And the ensuing hype and anticipation definitely must have weighed heavily on the band. . No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes.
Twisted Logic Third times a Charm. When I saw the band at San Francisco's Shoreline this past summer, Martin talked about how this was a tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash. . . . .
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