Review of Coldplay’s New Album, Mylo Xyloto

On Monday, October 24, Coldplay’s follow-up to Viva La Vida was released in stores.  The album is called Mylo Xyloto and it is 44 minutes of bliss.  Mylo Xyloto opens with the title track which is 42 second-long instrumental piece that leads into the first song on the album, “Hurts Like Heaven”.  I, like so many other Coldplay fans, feel to have the whole effect of “Hurts Like Heaven” you have to listen “Mylo Xyloto” as well.  “Hurts Like Heaven” is one of those songs that makes you want to dance and once you learn the words sing it out loud.  Aside from the first two singles of this album, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” and “Paradise” respectfully, other great songs on this album include “Charlie Brown”,  “Up in Flames”,  “Up With the Birds”, and the next single from Mylo Xyloto, “Princess of China” featuring Rihanna.

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New Music Videos- Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce

So many great music videos have premiered here recently that i decided to do a post with all of them.

First up, we have “Paradise” by Coldplay.  The second single from Coldplay’s new album, Mylo Xyloto, “Paradise” music video features Chris Martin in an elephant costume making a voyage to reach his band mates, who are also in elephant costumes.  The video is directed by Mat Whitecross.  The video was filmed in London and South Africa.

Since I did not cover it when it first premiered, I thought would talk about the video for “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” from Coldplay, the first single from Mylo Xyloto which is out in a few short days.  This video was also directed by Mat Whitecross.

Even though the video to Jennifer Lopez’s “Papi” has been out for a month, I thought this video was worth mentioning because it is Jennifer Lopez at her best and this is one of my favorite songs off of her Love?.  The video was directed by Paul Hunter and choreographed by the So You Think You Can Dance choreography duo known as Nappytabs.

Finally we have Beyonce’s “Love on Top”, which I have loved since the album first came out and I even said that it had an eighties feel to it.  The style used for the video for “Love on Top” was similar to the style of music videos that the 80s band, New Edition made.   The video features Beyonce singing and dancing with a group of male backup dancers.

 

Coming soon, I will post the video to one of this blog’s favorite artists, Lady Gaga.  She just wrapped filming the video for “Marry the Night”, the fifth single from Born This Way.  As soon as the video premieres, I will have it on here.