Coldplay’s First Concept Album Turns 10

Mylo Xyloto delivered romance, rebellion and more music to love or loathe

J.P. Williams
Oct 22 · 5 min read
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Viva La Vida was Coldplay’s attempt to stop sounding like its influences, stop sounding the same, and go big or go home. Many fans and critics were pleased, but I thought the album was an uninspired mess, so I tuned out and never paid the band another thought until recently…