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Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto (Parlophone, 2011)

SYNTH ME UP

I put the new Coldplay record on, turn the volume up and I go to the Internet, trying to learn more about “Mylo Xyloto” background. There was a mention of the intellectual anti-Nazi movement called White rose, and while reading about it, at first I couldn’t hear it, but I start detail reading about the movement’s history, and suddenly it gets so hard. The story is sad and something is amplifying those feelings. I realize it’s the music in the background, it was the fifth song on the album – “Us against the World”, and it just made perfect sense.

Chris Martin also mentions that album is a concept one with the love story in the center, but it’s a bit far-fetched. Every album has a concept or some kind of story that follows through, but I wouldn’t go and compare it to likes of David Bowie or Pink Floyd which wrote a book on concept albums.

“Mylo Xyloto” is so much different than its predecessors. It is heavily synth oriented, probably that’s what the band was trying to imply with Xylo(phone) in the album’s title. As a shock came a guest appearance of pop diva Rihanna on the song “Princess of China”, but it’s one of the best songs on the record. This new Coldplay sounds very odd and unusual, but it sends a powerful message. Like it’s reaching out to the audience and telling them: “Go! Move!  Change the world!“

Recommended songs: “Paradise”, “Us Against The World”, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”, “Princess of China”, ”Major Minus”, ”Charlie Brown”…

POTPUNA SINTIZACIJA

Puštam novi Coldplay, pojačavam i odlazim na Internet, pokušavajući da saznam što više o pozadini “Mylo Xyloto“-a. Pominje se intelektualni anti-Nacistički pokret Bela ruža i dok sam čitao o njemu, u početku nisam mogao to da čujem na albumu. Ali sam nastavio sa detaljnim čitanjem o istorijatu pokreta i odjednom je postajalo sve teže. Priča je tužna, ali je nešto pojačavalo te emocije. Shvatio sam da je to muzika u pozadini, bila je to peta pesma na albumu – “Us Against The World“, i jednostavno je imalo savršen smisao.

Kris Martin je takođe pominjao da je album konceptualan sa temom ljubavi u centru, ali je to možda olako rečeno. Svaki album ima koncept ili priču neke vrste koja ga prati, ali ne bih išao toliko daleko i poredio ga sa delima Dejvida Bouvija ili Pink Floyd-a koji su „napisali knjigu“ o konceptualnim albumima.

“Mylo Xyloto“ se dosta razlikuje od svojih prethodnika. Dosta je sintisajzerski orijentisan, verovatno je to bend i pokušavao da sugeriše sa „Xylo“ (ksilofon) u naslovu diska. Kao šok je došla saradnja sa pop divom Rijanom na pesmi “Princess of China“, ali je jedna od najboljih na ploči. Novi Coldplay zvuči veoma čudno i neuobičajno, ali šalje jaku poruku. Kao da se okreće publici i govori joj: „Pokreni se! Promeni svet!“

Pesme za preporuku: “Paradise”, “Us Against The World”, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”, “Princess of China”, ”Major Minus”, ”Charlie Brown”…

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