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Ghost Stories

Coldplay

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iTunes Editors' Notes

Stepping back from the blazing energy of 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and 2011’s Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay’s sixth album is an introspective, bittersweet meditation on love and loss that sounds every bit as spectral as its name suggests. The band’s gift for soaring melodies is evident throughout Ghost Stories—particularly on the magnetic first single, “Magic”. But aside from the EDM-infused throb of “A Sky Full of Stars”, the album offers little of the triumphant grandeur that defines the band’s stadium-filling oeuvre. Instead, Chris Martin’s heart-rending falsetto floats along in a haze of synth-washed ambience (as on the entrancing Kid A–influenced “Midnight”) or sparsely accompanied by acoustic instruments (“Oceans”, “O”). When the final track fades out, offering a wordless, melancholy hymn from a distant choir, Ghost Stories demonstrates the expressive power of understatement.

Customer Reviews

I AM CRYING

After a 2 year hiatus, Coldplay pulls a Beyonce and it's beautiful. Midnight is so different to anything they've ever done and Magic is just plain amazing omg I love Coldplay why do they do this to me, I can't wait to buy the full album!

So Good :')

I love it!!!! You should buy it! Come on. Buy it. You've come this far!

Liam

Very new, and different sound. Well done Coldplay for creating another masterpiece. Please come to NZ when you tour :)

Biography

Formed: 1998 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide. The group's emergence was perfectly timed; Radiohead had just released the overly cerebral Kid A, while Oasis had ditched two founding members and embraced psychedelic experimentation on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants....
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