As I am still on the subject of different forms of art, I should bring up music. Music is a huge part of our society these days. Everyone has a favorite artist or song; I mean who doesn’t!? It shapes our social media, the economy, and sometimes even our actions. Rap is definitely very popular, supported by the iTunes Top Ten list. Pop and Hip Hop are also huge in the industry, along with dance beats such as Electronic and Dubstep. Yet I’ve always found artists in the Alternative genre appeal to a much wider crowd. Not new to Alternative, yet what I have called a genre-less band, is Coldplay.
Coldplay has always been a band of many genres. They’ve been called Rock, Pop, and Alternative. Their albums have always been what I consider art. And their new Mylo Xyloto, which came out October 24th, is no exception. Using more synths and beats, this album has its own unique style. The songs also take full advantage of guitar. I don’t want to go into too much detail because I am no music expert, but let me tell you this: You do not want to pass this album up! Get it on iTunes for $9.99. Also, their old albums (Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, and Viva la Vida or Death and All of His Friends) are on sale for $6.99 each at the iTunes store.
If you are a Coldplay fan, buy this. But then again if you are a fan you probably already have. If you are new to Coldplay, or have never even heard of them, you should definitely get this, along with their older albums too. Each is remarkable.
The Raven 🙂