2008 - Viva La Vida

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  1. Coldplay-Viva_La_Vida-2008-DV8
    Artist: Coldplay
    Title: Viva La Vida
    Label: Parlophone
    Genre: Alternative
    Bitrate: 192kbit av.
    Time: 00:45:50
    Size: 66.49 mb
    Rip Date: 2008-06-12
    Str Date: 2008-06-12

    1. Life In Technicolor 2:30
    2. Cemeteries Of London 3:21
    3. Lost! 3:55
    4. 42 3:57
    5. Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love 6:51
    6. Yes 7:06
    7. Viva La Vida 4:01
    8. Violet Hill 3:42
    9. Strawberry Swing 4:09
    10. Death And All His Friends 6:18

    Release Notes:

    It's not often that the release of a CD is expected to have an
    impact on the economic fortunes of a global corporation.

    But Coldplay are now a global brand, as well as a band, and as
    such the performance of their new album is crucial to the
    fortunes of their record company, EMI, which was bought a year
    ago 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 musical
    sensibilities at all they should be breathing a huge sigh of
    relief, because Coldplay have just got bigger. Thanks in part
    to the band's apparently inexhaustible supply of fat, juicy,
    epic tunes, and thanks also to the production skills of Brian
    Eno, the man who broadened U2's horizons in the Eighties, they
    have surpassed even the widescreen glory of its predecessors.

    Opening with a spine-tinglingly beautiful near-instrumental
    thing called Life in Technicolor, and using a newly expanded
    musical palette - strings, timpani, thrumming bass grooves -
    singer Chris Martin and his bandmates unleash a masterfully
    constructed sequence of emotion-drenched songs. There's a new
    sense of adventure in the songwriting, too, as tracks such as
    42 and Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love suddenly veer off in
    unexpected directions. Rather less noticeable are the Latin
    American influences that are meant to have infused the band's
    songwriting after their travels to that continent: frankly,
    this is about as Latin American as Prokofiev.

    The album's onslaught of instantly affecting and emotionally
    uncomplicated music will, of course, also be music to the ears
    of 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 meticulously
    honed bombast.

    But for those who are prepared to take Coldplay at face value,
    to presume unless there is evidence to the contrary that this
    an honest collection of songs from a band doing what they know
    best, Viva La Vida is a bright, warm, rich and strikingly
    memorable album.


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