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Old 10-31-2011, 08:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I know that the word "great" is subjective, but I can't for the life of me divine any sense whatsoever from the lyrics to "Paradise":

"When she was just a girl / She expected the world / But it flew away from her reach / And the bullets catch in her teeth"

I think my accusation of rhyming for rhyme's sake is justified. What tense is it supposed to be in anyway? The song is insipid enough anyway without this kind of sloppy, careless songwriting.

I do agree with you on two things: that the ending is rushed and that it is not their best album.
Rhyming for rhyme's sake? These lines don't even rhyme completely; rather, they are semi-rhymed. And how are these bad lyrics? What is defined as "good" lyrics to you? Would you rather go jam to some Floyd and hear Gilmour babble, "hello? is there anybody out there? just nod if you can hear me"

Poetic.

Paradise is about a girl that thought she was on top of the world. Everybody knows someone like this in their life. Well, this song describes the girl's downfall. "Bullets" are a metaphorical way of describing the newfound issues in her life, as the poster before me said. Maybe you're incapable of understanding figurative language, and for that, I apologize.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rhyming for rhyme's sake? These lines don't even rhyme completely; rather, they are semi-rhymed. And how are these bad lyrics? What is defined as "good" lyrics to you? Would you rather go jam to some Floyd and hear Gilmour babble, "hello? is there anybody out there? just nod if you can hear me"

Poetic.

Paradise is about a girl that thought she was on top of the world. Everybody knows someone like this in their life. Well, this song describes the girl's downfall. "Bullets" are a metaphorical way of describing the newfound issues in her life, as the poster before me said. Maybe you're incapable of understanding figurative language, and for that, I apologize.
YorkeDaddy, you are probably the nicest person on this forum (from what I can gather) so maybe you can understand. My frustration is not just with the awful grammar, but with the ode that is "Paradise". Can you not detect even the slightest bit of weediness and the pathetic whiny disposition that for me absolutely overwhelms the song? Maybe you consider it a beautiful metaphorical piece of sympathy, and that is entirely acceptable. But please, don't accuse me of not understanding figurative language. I understand this song, but I despise the lugubrious clumsiness with which they craft their lyrics which are to me, insipid.

Remember that at the end of the day, I am only an angry, irritable English snob on the internet whose opinion doesn't affect yours, so don't let me ruin your day.

NOTE: this only applies to YorkeDaddy.

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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think coldplay might be losing it.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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btw op. Where did you hear this album? It's not being streamed. I wanna hear it but I'm not prepared to pay for it yet.
That's a good question... Coldplay, being obnoxious and self important have refused to put the album on Spotify, so that's a non starter. I was masochistic enough to buy the album ( 8 on iTunes, 10 everywhere else). If you want, you could go to youtube and type in the name of each song and you should find that someone's upoaded them.
As a final resort, you could go to the iTunes website and listen to the 90 second samples of each song, but I doubt you'd be that desperate.

I suppose my final advice would be not to buy it at all, true Coldplay fans will find it a disappointment, and everyone else will hate it anyway (apart from the adorable YorkeDaddy, who likes everything except my reviews).

I hope that was useful.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm dissapointed so far

Mylo Xyloto/Hurts Like Heaven - awesome

Paradise - too weak and boring

Charlie Brown - probably the best song on new album

Us Against The World - sounds like a B-side from Parachutes

MMIX/Every Teardrop - also one of the better songs

first half is much better than second
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Score is for the review. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Would you rather go jam to some Floyd and hear Gilmour babble, "hello? is there anybody out there? just nod if you can hear me"

Poetic.
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really?

Besides, if i wanted to heaar about a girl's life sucking and whatnot, i could listen to the first verse of Don't Stop Believing, or Midnight Train to Georgia, or those other mopey ass white people songs about girls' lives sucking. It's not exactly the most original topic or poetic figurative language utilized in a song that i know of. The worst rappers have better figurative language and turns of phrases than a play on the "biting the bullet" cliche.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think you did a great job on this review.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:20 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I love Mylo Xyloto (probably for some of the reasons you used to criticize the record). But even so, this was a well articulated review with some good points; however, I do think it's much more enjoyable than Viva la Vida, which just seemed to be an emotionally flat album, but that's just me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I love Mylo Xyloto (probably for some of the reasons you used to criticize the record). But even so, this was a well articulated review with some good points; however, I do think it's much more enjoyable than Viva la Vida, which just seemed to be an emotionally flat album, but that's just me.
Ahhh, don't mind me. I am very biased about this! And I'm sure that if their music brings you pleasure, you shouldn't stop listening to them. It's really only about what you enjoy, and if you can find and emotion AT ALL in Viva la Vida, then I applaud you.
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