11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a blissful lack of restraint to the multi-layered neon pop of Coldplay’s seventh album. The carnival kicks off within 20 seconds of the opening track and allows only the most fleeting of (Barack Obama-narrated) sit-downs as the extent of their ambition is joyously unfurled. It’s the sound of a band liberated: free to recruit Beyoncé for vocal duties on the euphoric “Hymn for the Weekend,” trade sweet nothings with Tove Lo for “Fun”’s hazy holiday romance jam, and talk Noel Gallagher into a (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?-sized guitar solo on the hymnal “Up&Up.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a blissful lack of restraint to the multi-layered neon pop of Coldplay’s seventh album. The carnival kicks off within 20 seconds of the opening track and allows only the most fleeting of (Barack Obama-narrated) sit-downs as the extent of their ambition is joyously unfurled. It’s the sound of a band liberated: free to recruit Beyoncé for vocal duties on the euphoric “Hymn for the Weekend,” trade sweet nothings with Tove Lo for “Fun”’s hazy holiday romance jam, and talk Noel Gallagher into a (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?-sized guitar solo on the hymnal “Up&Up.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
4.2K Ratings
4.2K Ratings
Pros and Hans ,

Fresh.

It's not old Coldplay, but it's not the Coldplay you've been hearing the past few years either. This is a completely different beast of its own. With elements reminiscent of X&Y, Adventure Of A Lifetime is a mix between psychedelic, funk, and pop. The album looks to have great potential and it seems like Coldplay has found a good middle ground between the old and the new.

FHBoy ,

Prepare Yourself....

....the "goodbye old Coldplay" comments are coming.

I have no problem with Coldplay evolving their sound. How many artists have the courage to do that with each new album? Props to Coldplay for exploring new sonic possibilites with each new era.

ragdias ,

Lost

Honestly I can't recognize the band anymore. This feels like an urge to get into what's selling right now. Not rock as it never was.
They lost the melodies, there's just beats. Something is lost.

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