Artist : Coldplay
Album : Mylo Xyloto
Genre : Electro-rock
Production : 2011/Parlophone & EMI
Duration : 44:09 minutes
Mylo Xyloto is the fifth album of the band from London called Coldplay. Coldpay's member, which are Chris Martin (vocalist), Jonny Buckland (guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist), and Will Champion (drummer), released their fifth album in 2011 after waiting for 3 years since the release of their fourth album, Viva la Vida or the Death and All His Friends in 2008.
The album's name, Mylo Xyloto, it's very unique and make some people feels curious about what's the meaning behind the name. Colorful graffiti on the album's cover gives the impression of cheerful and free, because the streaks are messy but meaningful.
This album is different, because the concept of this album is "Rock Opera." By working with Mark Osborne, a filmmaker, coldplay made a story about the war against sound and color in the world called "Silencia". The world is taken over by the Supermist Government, led by Major Minus. This album has two main character, the Mylo, a "Silencer," which is one of the soldiers whose job is to hunt and track down the 'sparkers,' and Xyloto, a sparker who is the most wanted by Major Minus. Overall, the album tells the journey and love story between Mylo & Xyloto which ended happily.
The album consists of 14 songs written by Coldplay's member, the songs are:
- Mylo Xyloto
- Hurts Like Heaven
- Charlie Brown
- Us Against The World
- Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
- Major Minus
- Princess of China
- Up In Flame
- A Hopeful Transmission
- Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
- Up With The Birds
This album is the first step of the new Coldplay's musicality changes, although their fans prefer Coldplay's previous album that has genre rock alternative. The songs in the album also sounds a little bit crowded with electro effects combined with rock instruments on some songs. But that's Coldplay, with their genius and creative ideas and also high sense of musicality, they can produce this Mylo Xyloto album. They also show that they can out of their safe zone and start something new. This album is very suitable and recommended for people who are creative and have a high imagination, because when we are listening to this album we could carried away by the storyline and colorful rhythm of the songs on the album.