Coldplay Fifth Album – The music group Coldplay launches their fifth album dubbed “Mylo Xyloto” as the group tries to break new ground on the world’s charts. It will hit shelves in Britain on Monday and the United States on Tuesday, and early critical response is mostly positive for a record aided and “enoxified” by Brian Eno.
Their last record, “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,” was released in 2008 and went on to become that calendar year’s top-selling album at 6.8 million copies. The one before that, “X and Y,” claimed the same honor in 2005, shifting 8.3 million copies globally.
They are one of the world’s biggest bands, have multiple Grammys and album sales of around 50 million to their name. “Now we have Justin Bieber and Adele to compete with and they’re a lot younger,” 34-year-old lead singer Chris Martin, who is married to Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, said in a recent interview.
He added, “We have to have the energy to put as much effort into our work as they do. If it’s over, it’s over and I can live with that. The most important thing always is to proceed as if every album is the last and not expect anything more.”
Coldplay Fifth Album Reviews
Early reviews of Mylo Xyloto have been generally positive, with critics remarking that, while offering some fresh twists, the sound is essentially the Coldplay of old. “It’s a surging, chiming, upbeat epic, almost thunderously enthusiastic,” wrote Neil McCormick of the Daily Telegraph in a four-star review.
“Questioned about the title, Martin has insisted ‘it doesn’t have any meaning’,” said McCormick. “His defiant inarticulacy feeds the notion that Coldplay are a pop group in rock clothing.”
In June, Coldplay released its first single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” followed by “Paradise” in September. Among the highlights of the 14-track album are “Princess of China,” featuring Rihanna on vocals, and “Charlie Brown,” which Billboard magazine called the record’s best song.