Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2011 Ratings: #717 / 908
User Score
Based on 289 ratings
2011 Ratings: #218
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.

charlie17
38
Ehhhh... kind of yucky.
NoCollegeForTyl
62
Paradise
InModeration
53
This is starting become bloated territory for the band. Chris Martin's vocals are also a lot more exposed on this album, and his weaknesses are much more apparent. Outside of a few listenable tracks, this album is quite the mess.

Lyrics & Themes: 5/10
Performance: 5/10
Arrangement: 5/10
Sonic Palette: 6/10
davecoop18
78
Favorite Tracks: Hurts Like Heaven, Charlie Brown, Paradise, Princess of China, Up With the Birds
Mr_Smiles
65
Not that bad imo
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END OF YEAR 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