Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2008 Ratings: #314 / 735
Year End Rank: #23
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Based on 403 ratings
2008 Ratings: #91
June 17, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Parlophone / Label
Pop Rock, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

69
Pitchfork

The record's violent, revolution-themed artwork is misleading. Viva is more like a bloodless coup-- shrewd and inconspicuous in its progressive impulses.

exception
NR
going to the store, Y'all need anything?
charlie17
76
Good pop album. Nice one Coldplay. Maybe I’ll actually return to this record.
notbuzzzila
82
GREAT

While I'm not the biggest Coldplay fan today, they played a huge role in my childhood, and this is one of the reasons why. Great pop rock album that doesn't sound dated today.
aaron
76
I've been wondering if this album was Coldplays great artistic statement or simply Brain Eno challenging the band to create unique and (probably to them when compared to the rest of their discography) "quirky" soundscapes. It definitely shook off the coils of what was becoming a very formulaic and predictable Coldplay living off the coats and shadows of Radiohead's great artistic impact which they themselves had long shaken off with Kid-A.

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lukassantiago3
95
Coldplay's best album. Hands down
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MISC LISTS

#85/Rolling Stone (2000s)

Track List

  1. Life in Technicolor
  2. Cemeteries of London
  3. Lost!
  4. 42
  5. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love
  6. Yes
  7. Viva la Vida
  8. Violet Hill
  9. Strawberry Swing
  10. Death and All His Friends
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