Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 306 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    100
    Mylo Xyloto proves that Coldplay are quite simply the best pop band in the world, bar none.
  2. Oct 25, 2011
    80
    Martin's newest record is a successfully didactic and direct body of work.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    75
    It actually sounds like a natural extension of Coldplay's big, radio-friendly sound. It's also Coldplay's most consistently listenable album since 2002's A Rush Of Blood To The Head, though it resembles that album little.
  4. Oct 21, 2011
    60
    Mylo Xyloto does have its unpredictable moments, some of which work more effectively than others.
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    It's a moment of stirring calm amid a sea of blaring showiness, and this well-intended mixed bag, despite its lovely surfaces, could have used more of that variety.
  6. 58
    What's missing is the innovation that made Viva La Vida so dynamic.
  7. Oct 25, 2011
    30
    For everything else there's Coldplay: reliable, built to move, and able to run on hot air alone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 104
  2. Negative: 10 out of 104
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    10
    Coldplay keeps on art-fying their music; Mylo Xyloto is a fine collection of tight tunes keeping true to the theme. They all relate to eachColdplay keeps on art-fying their music; Mylo Xyloto is a fine collection of tight tunes keeping true to the theme. They all relate to each other. It's hard to think of the album without any of its songs. The band could easily keep on the road set by Viva la Vida, and still they try and venture on new sounds: and sucessfully, nonetheless. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Ok, Mylo Xyloto does not sound like "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" or any other Coldplay Album. I am a fan of Coldplay since parachutes andOk, Mylo Xyloto does not sound like "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" or any other Coldplay Album. I am a fan of Coldplay since parachutes and there is not much to say about Mylo Xyloto. Just one Word: Amazing.

    Standouts: Paradise, Charlie Brown (best one) and Every Teardrop.
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  3. Oct 26, 2011
    10
    i know that many people are disappointed but this is why coldplay is agreat band as the fans don't accept any other thing but perfection.i know that many people are disappointed but this is why coldplay is agreat band as the fans don't accept any other thing but perfection. though the album is great maybe the songwriting isn't so good but the music is very amazing and unique Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2013
    8
    Despite the inequal love distribution between the songs, the top tracks are simply amazing in the album. It will capture hearts for sure, asDespite the inequal love distribution between the songs, the top tracks are simply amazing in the album. It will capture hearts for sure, as Coldplay delivers yet a different experience of songs that will uplift you and make you feel motivated from it's ensorcelling melodies. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    7
    A little disappointing. Very uneven album. There are a lot of transition tracks that should have just been added to the song after them. NotA little disappointing. Very uneven album. There are a lot of transition tracks that should have just been added to the song after them. Not their best, but certainly not their worst. The best track is Major Minus. I still can't believe that song was a B-side. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2012
    6
    Coldplay made some good material; enlightening Production, very emotionally charged music, and the upbeat melancholy of most songs isColdplay made some good material; enlightening Production, very emotionally charged music, and the upbeat melancholy of most songs is impressively inspiring. However, behind the creativity in the shift of the band's usual experimentation, they went a little too far with it, being somewhat disappointing considering they come from making songs like "Shiver", "Clocks" and "Viva la Vida" to end up between Rihanna's vocals and Synthpop overdose.
    To sum up, a great album, an excellent motif and inspiring songs, but not enough Coldplay
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  7. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    Mylo Xyloto AKA How To Make Money By Writing Bland Insipid Noises Part 5. Yes 5 albums in and Q magazine are still loving the Coldplay, "MusicMylo Xyloto AKA How To Make Money By Writing Bland Insipid Noises Part 5. Yes 5 albums in and Q magazine are still loving the Coldplay, "Music this uplifting, this inspirational, belongs among the stars" they say, well it belongs somewhere and it's definetly not the stars! I read such tripe open mouthed almost stunned that an actual music magazine can buy in to this rubbish and tell it's readers to waste their money. But hell it's a 'concept' album, so that makes it all right then. 1 star for concept, minus 1 for "paradise" = 0. Lovely! Expand

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