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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Max Martin and features guest appearances from BTS, Jacob Collier, Selena Gomez, and We Are KING.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 80
    While ‘Music Of The Spheres’ feels like quintessential Coldplay, there are some more surprising moments buried in its tracklist.
  2. Oct 15, 2021
    60
    “Infinity Sign,” with its pastel-colored disco bounce, New Age keyboards, and distant sample of a chanting crowd that sounds like a Close Encounters visitation over a sold-out soccer stadium. That unique level of thematic specificity notwithstanding, the record itself doesn’t get weighed down by any sort of Rush-size storyline, nor is there some pain-in-the-ass heavy-handed sci-fi message to deal with (beyond the predictably intimated vibes of harmony, wonder, etc.).
  3. Uncut
    Oct 21, 2021
    60
    Despite Chris Martin's underdeveloped lyrics – "Be an anthem for your times" at least explains his motivation – there's something reassuring in their ham-fisted urge to bring people together. ... Glam-stomper "People Of The Pride" or well-meaning power ballad "Let Somebody Go," and instrumentals harking back to earlier Eno adventures offer pleasant reprieves. [Dec 2021, p.25]
  4. Oct 15, 2021
    50
    ‘Music Of The Spheres’ is never less than listenable, but rarely raises the pulse.
  5. Oct 20, 2021
    40
    The significant flaw of Music of the Spheres is that it spends a lot of effort telling us that humans have this capacity for love and goodness, sometimes in overly saccharine terms, without getting us to feel it.
  6. Oct 15, 2021
    40
    Sadly, ‘Coloratura’ is not enough to save the LP from being a mess. In the end, you can’t even say you are disappointed anymore. This is who Coldplay are now, producing the most casual music for the most casual listeners possible.
  7. Oct 29, 2021
    30
    It’s a concept album that fundamentally refuses to engage with its own premise. Instead, the band doubles down on lyrical clichés about love and arena-friendly electropop. ... Frontman Chris Martin was never known as a brilliant songwriter, but his lyrics were never this vapid either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 101
  2. Negative: 29 out of 101
  1. Oct 15, 2021
    10
    great album, let somebody go is a amazing song, congratulations for the album guys
  2. Nov 26, 2021
    10
    It’s a very different style for a Coldplay album, but for me it’s amazing. I loved the storyline and concept, the transitions and the style ofIt’s a very different style for a Coldplay album, but for me it’s amazing. I loved the storyline and concept, the transitions and the style of the album. They are very brave for trying so new things, and for me, it worked very well. Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2021
    9
    The album is soooo good. It's extremely vibey and does really well in having a very extraterrestrial feel to it
  4. Nov 5, 2021
    7
    Not that bad. At least skits are relaxing. It sounds like a milky album btw
  5. Nov 3, 2021
    5
    The Album has quite the idea behind it but I think the amateur songwriting and monotony of some tracks does leave more to be desired. In itsThe Album has quite the idea behind it but I think the amateur songwriting and monotony of some tracks does leave more to be desired. In its mediocrity though, there are touches of inspiration and reminders why Coldplay has been so popular for so long. Certainly not their best work but I also might listen to it again before I forget about it. Also, helluva closer.

    Favorite Songs: Coloratura
    Least Favorite Songs: Let Somebody Go, People of the Pride
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  6. Oct 15, 2021
    3
    As a lifelong Coldplay fan, this is easily their weakest album. Its no secret, the band has transitioned towards pop as their status rose, butAs a lifelong Coldplay fan, this is easily their weakest album. Its no secret, the band has transitioned towards pop as their status rose, but Music of Spheres is just a pile of space junk. A real let down from a nice bounce back to form with Everyday Life... Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    0
    I like it but sounds flopped, so, idk why this group always gets bad score haja

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