AOTY 2019
Coldplay - X&Y
Coldplay
X&Y
84
Nov 30

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Dec 4, 2019
83
"Viva la Vida" is the album where I started to lose interest in Coldplay, which in hindsight, doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I remember thinking how ridiculous it was that Coldplay were now wearing matching military outfits that felt like an attempt to recall Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles, and that the morose songs that I had loved on "Parachutes" and "A Rush of Blood to the Head" were now replaced with bouncy, piano-based pop. But now, I kind of like the outfits, ... read more
Nov 30, 2019
84
I've always considered "X&Y" where I start to care less about Coldplay, and while that's still a fair assessment in my opinion, this is much better than I remembered it being.

There's really two things that bother me about "X&Y" almost fifteen years after its release. While many people compared Coldplay to U2 right out the gate, "X&Y" is where I really think this starts to make sense. Jonny Buckland's guitar throughout "X&Y" sounds like ... read more
Nov 30, 2019
100
"A Rush of Blood to the Head" would probably rank in my top 20 albums of all time. No matter how bland they've gotten over the years, I can't ignore just how wonderful I find "A Rush of Blood to the Head."

As I've reviewed some of my favorite albums on here, I find that something that blows me away about an album is great song placement. I love how "A Rush of Blood to the Head" starts huge, with "Politik," a song that takes their sound from ... read more
Nov 25, 2019
92
Coming out in 2000, Coldplay's first album, "Parachutes," was released at just the right time for me. I was still listening to Fiona Apple's "Tidal" as my sort of morose, middle school/early high school album, I was just becoming interested in the Britpop of Oasis and Blur, and I was looking for music that had more substance than the nu-metal that was on the radio, which would also lead me to love the garage rock of the early 2000s. When it came out, "Parachutes" ... read more
May 20, 2019
75
Released alongside "Microcastle," "Weird Era Etc." is the more abrasive, unconventional side of the band. While Deerhunter's albums mostly have a specific style and tone, "Weird Era Etc." seems like all the bits made for "Microcastle" that just didn't quite fit. There's nothing wrong with that, but this does end up feeling like a long collection of interesting B-sides.

"Weird Era Etc." works at the peak of its powers when it centers around a ... read more
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
5

80-89
 
23

70-79
 
20

60-69
 
4

50-59
 
6

40-49
 
1

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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