If you have not heard of the British alternative rock band Coldplay, you are missing out on one of the greatest bands of the decade. This band blew up when they came to America and has been producing hit after hit since they have been here. They just released their new album Mylo Xyloto on October 24.
This album will surely be a hit due to the fan base of Coldplay; it is definitely worth listening to. Some may wonder where the name Mylo Xyloto (pronounced My-low Zy-letoe) came from. Well during an interview with Chris Martin, lead singer on the band, he explains the name. “Something about it feels quite fresh. The title doesn’t have any other meaning. I think we’re a band with a lot of history now so it’s nice to come up with something that doesn’t have any history at all. We’ve had that title for about two years on a board and any other potential titles had to be written next to it. Other ones made more sense but we liked this one, that’s all we can defend it with.”
Although the album title has no real meaning to it, the songs on the album do. This is the fifth album produced by Coldplay and it is less dominated by what the fans want and is more what the band wants. Martin refers to the music on this album as more of a “stripped- down sound.” So what the music on this album will be like is a mystery, but regardless of this new sound, Coldplay is one of the top bands and their new album should be heard. Coldplay’s sound is similar to that of the band Mumford & Sons, if you like Mumford & Sons, you will definitely enjoy Coldplay. Give the album a chance, and hear the wonderful music of Coldplay!