The Word On... Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay

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"Those concerned by Coldplay's clear interest in massive popularity probably jumped ship years ago. The rest are left with the best — maybe the only — rock band of the day capable of a truly engaging crossover."

"Underneath all the jittery electronic production that on the surface might seem like the band is trying something new, it's really just a facade for some of their most simplistic writing to date.... they are certainly capable of doing much better."

"The collection of softies is among their best – the measured beauty of breakup weeper "Up in Flames" and "U.F.O." confidently update the guilelessness of 'Parachutes' through a self-described and self-explanatory 'Enoxification'."