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Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2011 Ratings: #720 / 920
User Score
Based on 396 ratings
2011 Ratings: #278
October 25, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
Rock, Pop Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Pitchfork

Swaddled in synths and gilded by state-of-the-art production, but never too off-putting if you still insist that "real music" is played by men with guitars.

60
musicOMH

They're consistent, and for those who want another dose of warm, cosy fluff, this will do the trick.

60
No Ripcord

Once more, they bust out a bracing, if slightly ineffective, concept that showcases them at their most idiosyncratic without losing sight of what their audience wants

50
Drowned in Sound

It's not, on the whole, dislikable; it's just a bit of a mess.

50
Beats Per Minute

Underneath all the jittery electronic production that on the surface might seem like the band is trying something new, it’s really just a facade for some of their most simplistic writing to date.

50
Consequence of Sound

They’re attempting to breach their comfort zone, and they’re definitely drilling away here, but it’s questionable whether or not it’s in the right area.

40
PopMatters

This is the kind of sequel where nothing new is introduced, no great revelations are to be had, and the things that made the previous installment so great are nowhere to be found.

HoodieBraden
70
Mylo Xyloto is not Coldplay's best work by any means, but it provides a very enjoyable and nostalgic listen for me. This is my personal favorite Coldplay album. Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay's best attempt at kinda a dream pop style. It's got a lot of synths and studio production sounds. The music is typical of that of late 2000's - early 2010's pop. Martin's lyricism is fairly shallow at times, but the album's light-hearted tone redeems the entire quality.
TreyLikesBands
78
Good

Although having a slow start, Coldplay’s attempt at a dream pop album is well worth the try! With its upbeat parts, and mellowed sections, this album is very fulfilling in its execution.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Paradise, UFO, Hurts Like Heaven, Up With the Birds, Major Minus, Up in Flames, Us Against the World, Princess of China, Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
LEAST FAV: Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, A Hopeful Transmission
wanderingstar
70
I'll always have a soft spot for this album. It was one of my first; I remember the first time I heard "Paradise" it was like a revelation to me. Naive as I was. Anyways, I don't think it's as good now. Definitely not...the production's a little overdone in places and not enough in others, the songwriting isn't always particularly impressive, and Martin's vocals, for the first time in their discography, grate on me a little. There are good things about it musically; it can be charming ... read more
charlie17
38
Ehhhh... kind of yucky.
CheapandLethal
20
Utter crap
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Year End Lists

#5/Q Magazine
#35/Amazon
#42/The Fly

MISC LISTS

#22/NPR Listeners

Track List

  1. Mylo Xyloto
  2. Hurts Like Heaven
  3. Paradise
  4. Charlie Brown
  5. Us Against the World
  6. M.M.I.X.
  7. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
  8. Major Minus
  9. U.F.O.
  10. Princess of China
  11. Up in Flames
  12. A Hopeful Transmission
  13. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
  14. Up with the Birds
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Added on: August 12, 2011