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Viva la vida

Author: Coldplay (Musical group)
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Capitol Music ; [Australia] : EMI Music Australia [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Music : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 2008's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, Coldplay follows up X&Y's accessible anthems by tweaking its signature Britpop sound with the aid of renowned producer Brian Eno, celebrated not only for his own innovative ambient albums, but also for his behind-the-boards work with U2. Eno's contributions don't result in a ZOOROPA-like foray into dance-pop, however--VIVA LA VIDA sticks with Coldplay's knack for  Read more...
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Coldplay (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 277150901
Notes: Capitol: 5099921696305.
Performer(s): Performed by Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin and Phil Harvey).
Description: 1 sound disc (CD) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3.4 in.
Contents: Life in technicolor --
Cemeteries of London --
Lost! --
42 --
Lovers in Japan/Reign of love --
Yes --
Viva la vida --
Violet Hill --
Strawberry swing --
Death and all his friends.
Other Titles: Death and all his friends
Viva la vida ;
Responsibility: Coldplay.

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On 2008's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, Coldplay follows up X&Y's accessible anthems by tweaking its signature Britpop sound with the aid of renowned producer Brian Eno, celebrated not only for his own innovative ambient albums, but also for his behind-the-boards work with U2. Eno's contributions don't result in a ZOOROPA-like foray into dance-pop, however--VIVA LA VIDA sticks with Coldplay's knack for mid-tempo majesty, but expands these tracks with studio bells and whistles that pull the group out of its stadium-ready comfort zone. Though the pulsing instrumental opener, "Life in Technicolor," might make listeners think that they're accidentally playing the latest M83 album, VIVA asserts itself as a Coldplay outing with "Cemeteries of London," a dreamy tune that finds Martin singing in a comfortable middle register. Still, the group's quest for a different sound is exemplified by the three distinctly different parts of "42," which range from piano ballad to post-rock workout, while "Violet Hill" boasts uncharacteristically amped-up guitars and crashing percussion. VIVA LA VIDA isn't Coldplay's most consistent offering, but it's still more unpredictable than past outings, and surprisingly intriguing.

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