Concert Review: Coldplay Performs Their Best Show Ever

On an emotionally charged Monday the day after a mass shooting in Las Vegas at an outdoor country music concert, and on a day America lost a music legend, Coldplay offered a respite from the world to some 20,000 fans who forgot about life for a while. It was a side trip of sorts for the band’s A Head Full of Dreams tour leaving the large confines of 60,000 seat stadiums for the more intimate and welcoming arena venue in Portland, OR at the Moda Center. Boy did it pay off. Coldplay Concert Review The massively popular foursome rock act … Continue reading Concert Review: Coldplay Performs Their Best Show Ever

Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Coldplay released their seventh album A Head Full of Dreams earlier this month and if it indeed is the band’s last (probably more of extended break) it’s for good reason because the record is far from An Album Full of Songs. Though A Head Full Of Dreams dumps the dreary and melancholy feel, for the most part, that encompassed singer Chris Martin’s postpartum break-up album from last year, Ghost Stories, it definitely keeps the somewhat meandering approach to song writing, seriously lacking the fun hooks and strong harmonies and catchy melodies that made Coldplay musical giants. Perhaps this musical venture … Continue reading Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories

That didn’t last long. Coldplay’s upbeat almost happy embrace to song writing that defined much of 2011’s anthemic Mylo Xyloto is completely wiped away with Ghost Stories (out today). There is no paradise on this latest effort that is moody, a bit slow and just downright melancholy. What one outlet dubbed the “Divorce Album,” Ghost Stories sounds more like a full length apology from lead singer Chris Martin to his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Martin, shortly after he and Paltrow famously “uncoupled” said he blames himself for the breakup but despite the clear anguish of Ghost Stories, rumors already have him … Continue reading Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories