The stadium-bothering, musical equivalent of beige that is Coldplay have unveiled the title for their fifth album: "Mylo Xyloto". Wonder how much that’s worth in Scrabble? That technicolour splurge up there is the artwork and sleeve for the LP. Produced by, amongst others, the band themselves and Brian Eno, the album will be released on October 24th. No tracklisting has been released as of yet, but “Mylo Xyloto” is likely to feature “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, “Charlie Brown”, “Hurts Like Heaven”, “Us Against the World”, “Princess of China” and “Major Minus”, as well as new single “Paradise” (released September 12th).
Now Chris Martin & co aren’t regular fixtures on Hitsville (they’re a little too beige for us cool blogger kids), but their upcoming Mylo Xyloto album is quite anticipated, so it’s worth posting "Paradise", the latest single from the album. One word comes to mind, or to be more accurate, one name; Kanye. This genuinely sounds as if it could slot in on a Yeezy album or at least have been produced by him. It’s got the dark synth undercurrent, the unsubtle stadium guitars, the lolloping beat and bombastic strings that have become hallmarks of West’s sound in the last few years. It’s already being trashed by fans, but for some odd reason, I quite like this. What do you lot think?
40. BILL WELLS & AIDAN MOFFAT - EVERYTHING’S GETTING OLDER 39. THE VACCINES - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES? 38. THE JOY FORMIDABLE - THE BIG ROAR 37. SHABAZZ PALACES - BLACK UP 36. YUCK - YUCK 35. THE ANTLERS - BURST APART 34. TERIUS NASH - 1977 33. COLDPLAY - MYLO XYLOTO 32. RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBS 31. LIL B - I’M GAY (I’M HAPPY)
A fairly eclectic bunch, aren’t you? From the retro-fuzz of Yuck, to Coldplay’s technicolour MOR, Radiohead’s electro-jazz, The Vaccines’ punky pop, Shabazz Palaces’ superlative alt. hip-hop and whatever the fuck you want to classify Lil B as; with such stellar records this far down the list, the next thirty entries are gonna be good.
Watch: Coldplay - Midnight Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Coldplay are set to return very soon. It’s been three years since the release of Mylo Xyloto, and “Midnight” signals a new record in the very near future. The new track is pretty atmospheric, almost certainly an influence of regular producer Brian Eno, without the stock stadium sound the band have perfected over the years. In fact it sounds very much like Bon Iver, which is no bad thing.
Coldplay reveal new album details: If you’re announcing the release of your anticipated sixth album, it’s probably best not to do it when the world’s eyes are on Hollywood for the night. But regardless, Coldplay’s Ghost Stories will be out on May 19th and features nine tracks, including the recently debuted “Midnight”