Kaleidoscope

Coldplay - Kaleidoscope
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 129 ratings
2017 Ratings: #573
Liked by 3 people
July 14, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
Parlophone / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
www.coldplay.com / Website
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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.

BonoLightier
NR
Nobody asked for this =) =) =) =) =)
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
ARTPOP
79
All I Can Think Is About You 6.5💚
Miracles(Someone Special) 8.1💚
A L I E N S 8.5💚
Someone Just Like This 7.5💚
Hypnotised 9.3💚

Nota Final:79💚💚💚💚(Bom)
AceSlayer
45
I'm taking a look at this damn EP
It's been stuck in my mind as of recent
SO, I'll review to forget about it

I'll Review this EP's Original Shit Track by track.

1. All I Can Think About is You

What a way to open the EP. It's pretty good, and probably one of Coldplay's best pop songs from the 2010's. The composition is pretty beautiful, and the lyrics exist. Probably the best song on the EP.

2. Miracles (Someone Special)

I didn't really fuck with this one. The beat is there and its quite ... read more
OmarElDark
0
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Added on: March 2, 2017