Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mylo Xyloto

One of my favorite artists just came out with a new album.  There's been much anticipation because of the release of their EP Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.  I can't seem to get enough of Mylo Xyloto.  One of my favorite tracks is Paradise (video below). The video is a little "out there" but they are Coldplay, they can do what they want.  Coldplay featured Rhianna on the track Princess of China. I was a little wary of this at first because I don't really like the collaboration of Jay-Z and Coldplay on Prospekts March, anywho the track is wonderful.  There is so much depth to the lyrics, Every Teardrop is A Waterfall definitely paints a vivd picture.  When asked the meaning of Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay basically stated that there was no exact meaning, only that it mean a new beginning.  Guitarist Jonny Buckland said the naming of the album was like the naming of a child.  Colplay is very consistent in providing great music to the industry. They create music that is inventive as well as exciting to listen to. Mylo Xyloto, weird name, mindblowing album. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Potpourri of Thoughts

I realized that I haven't given details of my most recent concert adventure.  I went to see Maroon 5 in Vegas.  Matt Nathanson opened for them and it was really something.  Matt's latest album Modern Love was recently released and he played a lot of the tracks from that.  He was really funny and I wished he could have played longer.  Then Maroon 5 came out and totally blew us all away.  It was at the palms casino in a small venue called the Pearl.  I was literally 10 feet away from Adam Levine, which was totally fine with me.  They whole band was amazingly energetic, and it was a really fun show.  There's a documentary on Netflix called Rock Prophecies.  It's about a photographer named Robert Knight he's photographed all the great rockstars including Jimi Hendrix.  Anyway, Robert was at this concert.  He wasn't taking any photos from what I could see, but it was like seeing a rock and roll celebrity.  The show was great and I knew every word, I'm just excited for the albums the band will write next.  I've discovered something great, and if you have the ability to listen to music at work check this out. NPR, at first I thought, NPR is for nerds, but what I didn't realize is that they have a huge archive of music from up and coming artists and studio sessions from some of my favorite artists.  If you create an account you can create a playlist for yourself that can be saved and accessed later.  It's really changed up my music listening at work.  The best part is that they talk about the music that they are performing with the host of the different shows, telling background stories and such. So many great albums are coming out soon or have recently been released, Coldplay Mylo Zyloto, Gavin DeGraw Sweeter, Matt Kearney Young Love, Joshua Radin just came out with an acoustic version of some tracks from The Rock and the Tide (amazing), and Gabe Dixon One Spark.  Oh and I just need to give a shout out to Ellie Goulding, I call her the disco version of Adele.  I'm currently obsessed, her new album Lights is a great listen, trust me.  Now that I have successfully gone on ten tangents, I'll be done.