Coldplay's Penis Goes Floppy

When Coldplay released 'Viva La Vida' in 2008, I honestly thought Brian Eno could do anything. If he'd have scaled Niagra Falls using only his teeth I'd have been less impressed - he'd actually made Coldplay sound good. Never having paid them any attention before, I was surprised to find myself eagerly anticipating the next rung on their evolutionary ladder. I have been disappointed.

'Paradise', the second single released from forthcoming album 'Mylo Xyloto' does not follow or even fit in 'Viva La Vida's footsteps, stepping backwards instead into 'X&Y' era bore, pawning whatever melodic flair and goose-bumpy anthem moments that album may have wielded for an even more impotent attitude than their early days and production that is tacky, awkwardly out-dated and all-too-obviously thrown together on a laptop. What is Eno playing at?

'Mylo Xyloto' is due for release in November, an exciting month for album releases with much competition for attention. Chris and co have so far released this and the EP 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' in an attempt to warm us up, but at the moment I'm feeling a little chilly.