Coldplay-Viva_La_Vida-2008-DV8Artist: ColdplayTitle: Viva La VidaLabel: ParlophoneGenre: AlternativeBitrate: 192kbit av.Time: 00:45:50Size: 66.49 mbRip Date: 2008-06-12Str Date: 2008-06-121. Life In Technicolor 2:302. Cemeteries Of London 3:213. Lost! 3:554. 42 3:575. Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love 6:516. Yes 7:067. Viva La Vida 4:018. Violet Hill 3:429. Strawberry Swing 4:0910. Death And All His Friends 6:18Release Notes:It's not often that the release of a CD is expected to have animpact on the economic fortunes of a global corporation.But Coldplay are now a global brand, as well as a band, and assuch the performance of their new album is crucial to thefortunes of their record company, EMI, which was bought a yearago by the private equity firm Terra Firma.No doubt the bean-counters at EMI have now heard Viva La Vida(Spanish for "long live life"), and if they have any musicalsensibilities at all they should be breathing a huge sigh ofrelief, because Coldplay have just got bigger. Thanks in partto the band's apparently inexhaustible supply of fat, juicy,epic tunes, and thanks also to the production skills of BrianEno, the man who broadened U2's horizons in the Eighties, theyhave surpassed even the widescreen glory of its predecessors.Opening with a spine-tinglingly beautiful near-instrumentalthing called Life in Technicolor, and using a newly expandedmusical palette - strings, timpani, thrumming bass grooves -singer Chris Martin and his bandmates unleash a masterfullyconstructed sequence of emotion-drenched songs. There's a newsense of adventure in the songwriting, too, as tracks such as42 and Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love suddenly veer off inunexpected directions. Rather less noticeable are the LatinAmerican influences that are meant to have infused the band'ssongwriting after their travels to that continent: frankly,this is about as Latin American as Prokofiev.The album's onslaught of instantly affecting and emotionallyuncomplicated music will, of course, also be music to the earsof Coldplay cynics, the substantial wedge of doubters who,like the New York Times critic John Pareles writing in 2005,are dismayed by their "calculated self-pity" and meticulouslyhoned bombast.But for those who are prepared to take Coldplay at face value,to presume unless there is evidence to the contrary that thisan honest collection of songs from a band doing what they knowbest, Viva La Vida is a bright, warm, rich and strikinglymemorable album.
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