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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (CD)

By: Coldplay (Artist)


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2   Cemeteries Of London Buy Buy
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7   Viva La Vida Buy Buy
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9   Strawberry Swing Buy Buy

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Coldplay release their fourth album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends" on Parlophone. The album comprises 10 brand new tracks, recorded in London, Barcelona and New York with producers Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. "Viva La Vida" follows the hugely successful album "X&Y", which has sold 10 million copies since its release in 2005.

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To say there has been a lot of anticipation for Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida, is an understatement. Having enlisted legendary leftfield producer Brian Eno, borrowed their album title from a painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and made tantalising remarks about sonic reinvention, the world has been curious (to say the least) to hear what the ‘new’ Coldplay might sound like. Viva La Vida definitely makes some departures from the band’s usual formula, which happens to be one of the most commercially successful rock-pop blueprints of recent years. The plangent chords, emotive melodies, stadium-rock rhythms and universal lyrical concerns remain, but Martin and co. have gone out on several limbs here, incorporating instrumental tracks ("Life In Technicolour"), using subtle North African and Latin elements ("Yes", "Strawberry Swing"), and overhauling previously strict verse-chorus-verse structures in favour of slightly more avant arrangements. The old Coldplay still shine through (see tracks like "Violet Hill" and the title song) but even their classic sound feels more muscular and confident. The band’s new flourishes, cosmetic and self-conscious as they may be, are enough to make Viva La Vida a welcome break from the old routine --Danny McKenna

People en Español
Cuando Coldplay anunció con bombo y platillo que su cuarto disco, bajo el ambicioso título de Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, vendría acompañado de la producción de Brian Eno, dos escenarios se convertían en posibilidad: o se trataba de su peor álbum o la obra maestra de su carrera. Afortunadamente, la producción de Eno no lleva a la banda británica a imitar a U2 por ningún momento, y en cambio, el grupo liderado por Chris Martin presenta el mejor disco en su trayectoria, ofreciendo un sonido distinto, en el que por fin se alejan del pianito hartante de sus primeros tres álbumes y suenan como lo que siempre prometieron ser: una de las mejores bandas del mundo. "Life In Technicolor," "Viva la Vida," y sobre todo el tema "Lost!," representan a Coldplay en su momento cumbre. --Ernesto Sánchez (People en Español People en Español)

To say there has been a lot of anticipation for Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida, is an understatement. Having enlisted legendary leftfield producer Brian Eno, borrowed their album title from a painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and made tantalising remarks about sonic reinvention, the world has been curious (to say the least) to hear what the ‘new’ Coldplay might sound like. Viva La Vida definitely makes some departures from the band’s usual formula, which happens to be one of the most commercially successful rock-pop blueprints of recent years. The plangent chords, emotive melodies, stadium-rock rhythms and universal lyrical concerns remain, but Martin and co. have gone out on several limbs here, incorporating instrumental tracks ("Life In Technicolour"), using subtle North African and Latin elements ("Yes", "Strawberry Swing"), and overhauling previously strict verse-chorus-verse structures in favour of slightly more avant arrangements. The old Coldplay still shine through (see tracks like "Violet Hill" and the title song) but even their classic sound feels more muscular and confident. The band’s new flourishes, cosmetic and self-conscious as they may be, are enough to make Viva La Vida a welcome break from the old routine --Danny McKenna

People en Español
Cuando Coldplay anunció con bombo y platillo que su cuarto disco, bajo el ambicioso título de Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, vendría acompañado de la producción de Brian Eno, dos escenarios se convertían en posibilidad: o se trataba de su peor álbum o la obra maestra de su carrera. Afortunadamente, la producción de Eno no lleva a la banda británica a imitar a U2 por ningún momento, y en cambio, el grupo liderado por Chris Martin presenta el mejor disco en su trayectoria, ofreciendo un sonido distinto, en el que por fin se alejan del pianito hartante de sus primeros tres álbumes y suenan como lo que siempre prometieron ser: una de las mejores bandas del mundo. "Life In Technicolor," "Viva la Vida," y sobre todo el tema "Lost!," representan a Coldplay en su momento cumbre. --Ernesto Sánchez (People en Español People en Español)



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5 out of 5 stars coldplay is back, September 26, 2008
By viva la vida
maybe there best cd yet.. love it such good lyrics

5 out of 5 stars Viva la vida, indeed..., June 16, 2008
By Eddie C.
Viva la vida is an interesting title for a Cold Play album, specially one with such warm sounds. I received this album as a present for fathers day, as soon as I listened to the first notes on the first tune I realized that this album was going to be easy listening (specially because I work with harder rock bands for a living), so I took the trip and heres my impressions: Its interesting to find that this time Chris Martin decided to go at least half scale down in his singing, meaning that you wont listen to any high sweet vocals or stuff, thus taking Cold Play into a new listening experience... good news is you wont need to familiarize or get used to Martins "new voice", because it comes naturally within the music. One interesting thing about this production is the ability to highlight vocals and lead guitar and make anything else a texture that works as an excellent backdrop for Martin and Buckland. Let me say that the rest of the band has such a great credit for this, oh! and the producer too! My point of view is that tracks 5 and 8 are quite excellent, and the rest of the album doesnt fall behind that much... indeed this is an excellent album since the intro song on track 1. Id recommend you to buy it right away and enjoy it very much! On the technical side, everythings so clean but the his in the guitar are a bit loud, forcing you to take the volume a little down... this is not an album for playing loud, you know... everythings so neat that you will get a much better appreciation without having to turn the volume up. Good speakers recommended. Just to finish this review Id like to add that the title is exciting, as Im from Mexico and in spanish Viva la vida could mean Horray for life! or something like that... its a real celebration you shouldnt miss. Thanks for reading!

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