Kaleidoscope

Coldplay - Kaleidoscope
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Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 105 ratings
2017 Ratings: #777
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July 14, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

Coldplay don’t just churn out anthems. On their surprise-filled new EP, they test the waters and see what floats.

70
AllMusic

Within these five tracks, Coldplay touch upon various contemporary trends in EDM, R&B, and rock without abandoning their identity, and thereby they are fleet and clever, not relics.

70
Prefix

Just like the album that it’s been described as a companion piece to, Kaleidoscope is something of a mixed bag which offers little clues as to where Coldplay will go next.

70
Rolling Stone

Titled after a soothing interlude from the band's 2015 LP, A Head Full of Dreams, this five-song EP continues that album's mood of tranquil satisfaction.

60
The Guardian

This EP is nothing but on-brand, however; euphoric emotion, an earnest, universal message and a coating of tacky charm.

58
Pitchfork

Held up by two good-to-great songs, the lightweight EP is Coldplay’s first release in years that feels more like a clearing of the throat than a new, distinct statement.

50
PopMatters

Kaleidoscope EP is one of those EPs with no mission statement, a collection of oddities that never would have fit on the unfailingly upbeat (if shallow) A Head Full of Dreams. There’s no story to be told, just a small collection of tunes, some of which work beautifully, some of which fall utterly flat.

10
Tiny Mix Tapes

The release’s awkward format and patronizing presentation are among the least of its poor qualities: Even for the heads, Kaleidoscope offers very little not already heard elsewhere.

slickleg
65
For the most part I actually kinda like this EP. I don't think it's half as bad as people make it out to be. "All I Can Think About is You" is a brilliant song, probably my second favourite after the last song. "Hypnotised" is probably the best thing about the EP, I think it's a really mellow and soothing and relaxing song to listen to - well, that's based off the single, but I think this 'EP Mix' one is really great anyway. "A L I E N S" is pretty good too. Track ... read more
BonoLightier
NR
Nobody asked for this =) =) =) =) =)
OmarElDark
0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP1fMJXwEtY
HalfsourDyl
78
This was a cool moment for Coldplay. Kaleidoscope feels like Ghost Stories' moody, dreamy sounds mixed with A Head Full of Dreams colorful production. The production is really underrated.

Why don't we talk about A L I E N S more? It's unreal how intoxicating, creative, and unique of a song it is for them. It's probably my favorite Coldplay song.
okcomputer12127
39
This is considered by The Grammy Awards an album
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Added on: March 2, 2017