Alright you watched the Grammys and saw Coldplay and a bunch of Brits take Gramophone trophies home. The fact is that “Viva la Vida or Death and All of His Friends” is an album that marks a change in direction for the group in terms of production and sound of the finished product. I can see why these guys did well in the Grammys. Overall, their recent production is a more cohesive whole than their earlier works. In fact, in the music circles this new production has been considered to be an ‘experimental’ production.
This 4th new album titled “Viva la Vida or Death and All his Friends” has 10 tracks with a total of 46 minutes of music. Although some initial reviews do not place it as a masterpiece as previous Coldplay productions, other can’t seem to get enough. Some of the highlights of the album are tracks such as “Cemeteries of London” that has sort of a mellow and dreary touch between the lyrics and composition. The guitar sounds are timely. This new experimental composition is sort of a hybrid of hippie and celtic sounds, not to mention the wardrobe…straight out of Berkeley if you ask me.
As for “Viva la Vida” that song featured on that iPod commercial with the cool lights, it is a fresh new sound with a mix of classical instruments. According to Yahoo Music blogs, this song became so popular that has become the most paid-for downloaded album of all time. Needless to say, the piece is quite eclectic and really makes you feel like getting down and boogie all night long. Another highlight is “Violet Hill”, which has a strut feeling to the music composition alone. The lyrics are commendable and catchy.
So…be a critic and let us know you comments. We’d love to hear from you. And if you feel like singing, recording and sharing some Coldplay material, Red Karaoke invites you to do so here. We've got a bolstered library of new Coldplay karaoke with tracks such as Viva la Vida, Violet Hill, Lovers in Japan, High Speed, Speed of Sound, Don't Panic, and many more.