Coldplay single – Violet Hill

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It’s been almost 3 years since X&Y, and all I can say is, it’s about freakin’ time Coldplay!!

The band is debuting their new album with a special offer to their fans. Make sure to wander over to the band’s website at 12:15pm (UK time) for a free song download!

http://www.coldplay.com/index.html

(for us Seattleites that would be Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 4:15:00 AM, but who’s counting?)

The album, Viva La Vida, is packing 10 new songs and, in the words of the band, 

the powers that be tell me it’ll be available for general consumption on June 16/17, depending on where you live.” 

Of course, not everyone is as excited as me about the new album. The NY Times gave it a blistering review, “10 Reasons to Avoid the New Coldplay CD.”

http://www.antimusic.com/news/08/april/1410_Reasons_To_Avoid_The_New_Coldplay_CD.shtml

My personal favorite was from Pitchfork, describing Coldplay as, 

“the self-described “very heavy soft rock” troupe you know and your mom loves…”

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/49891-coldplay-reveal-iviva-la-vidai-tracklist

Despite negative press, I am excited for the new album. Coldplay may not be my favorite band, but they are chill enough for a good writing atmosphere, upbeat enough to keep me awake (I don’t agree with the critics’ snoring complaints), and also great for road trips (X&Y still conjures great memories of a cross-country trip in Norway, summer ’05, Coldplay on the player and a car full of friends).

Viva La Coldplay!

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  1. It seems as though Coldplay’s label is keeping a really tight grip on this track. Every blog that I’ve come across that once had it posted has been forced to take it down!

  2. […] artists, including Neil Gaiman, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, and Derek Webb, give away samples of their work to entice readers and listeners for more, but […]


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