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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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  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
    “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.).
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    Oct 21, 2021
    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
    ‘Music Of The Spheres’ is never less than listenable, but rarely raises the pulse.
  5. Oct 20, 2021
    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
    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
    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: 57 out of 108
  2. Negative: 34 out of 108
  1. Oct 15, 2021
    great album, let somebody go is a amazing song, congratulations for the album guys
  2. Oct 15, 2021
    aoty we love to see it Coldplay legends band of the century kings of everything fadga flopped
  3. Oct 15, 2021
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Uma obra de arte... Incrível o que a banda fez neste novo álbum. Espero ver essas músicas nos shows Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2021
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Only about 9 songs on in it 5 good-great/4 average to bad in don't include interludes that are 10-50 seconds long as songs Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2021
    Not their best work. They seem to be playing on the typical pop models without creating anything new, along with trying to collaborate withNot their best work. They seem to be playing on the typical pop models without creating anything new, along with trying to collaborate with artists that are flooding the market with generic tunes. Quite disappointing considering the phenomenal start to their music careers with Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head. Only two songs stands out to me and they are People of the Pride and Coloratura. People of the Pride boasts a powerful riff and keeps you going through its upbeat tempo. Coloratura is a beautiful end to the album with its very calming yet triumphant melody, almost reminding that they still have some quality to their work. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2021
    So sad to hear a talented band write football chants for a stadium tour rather than actual songs!!! (Remember Simple Minds?)
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    I like it but sounds flopped, so, idk why this group always gets bad score haja

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