Viva La Vida, Coldplay: Revisited

Posted by AJ Harbison at 5:07 am

First of all, I must apologize to you, my loyal readers, for not posting for an entire week–I hope I haven’t lost any of you in that time. It’s been a busy week at work and at home, and I’ve had little (or no) time to blog. But I’ll make it up to you, I promise!

In the past few weeks, with only a very few brief interludes, I’ve only been listening to one CD in my car:

Viva La Vida, Coldplay

And the more I listen to it, the more I love it. I wrote in my first post about the CD that it hadn’t eclipsed Coldplay’s album X&Y as my favorite, but that it was still a great album. Now, a month later, I must confess it still hasn’t risen to that level; but it has definitely risen above many, many other albums to become one of my all-time favorites. Like I said, I’ve been listening to it almost continuously in my car for a whole month, and it keeps getting better and better.

Listen to the CD; it’s the sound of a really good band becoming a great band. The more I listen to it, the more I discover and the better it gets. I’ve uncovered multiple layers of nuances in each song, in the lyrics and in the music. I could go on and on. But instead of doing that, I’ve decided to do a week’s worth of posts about the album, focusing on individual songs in the order I fell in love with them. So sit back with a glass of your favorite wine, relax, and enjoy a week of Viva La Vida!



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    Darth_Harbison on 10.06.2008

    See? SEE what you were missing out on not listening it?!

    This is why, when you pre-order a CD, you should listen to it when it comes out 😛

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    AJ Harbison on 10.07.2008

    I know, I know….

    Unfortunately, I’m already behind–I haven’t listened to Sandra McCracken’s latest CD, either. But hopefully before the week is out; then I can write about it next week!

    AJ Harbison

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