Monday, May 12, 2008


I am not really sure what is up with the new Coldplay album's title Viva la Vida or Death and All His is sort of a combination of The 7th Seal, meets Ricky Martin, battles Dr. Stranglove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

"Viva la Vida" is track #7, followed immediately by the first single "Violet Hill." I hear a little bit of "Politik" in "Viva's" orchestral arrangements but the track doesn't jump out at me as outstanding. I like "Violet Hill" a lot more and wished a little bit that it would have been called "Violent Hill" just to spice things up a bit.

Coldplay -- Viva la Vida

Coldplay -- Violet Hill
Both tracks are from the upcoming Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.