Brilliant Album Despite Criticism
'Ghost Stories' is one of the most listenable albums I have ever come across, with every track telling a different story. The album may not flow as well as some, and 'A Sky Full of Stars' does stray from the mood of the rest of the album, but apart from that, the album is brilliantly put together. Highlights (for me) include 'Always in My Head', 'Magic', 'Another's Arms' and 'O'. This is one of the albums that you can sit and listen to any time, one that takes you on a journey. It may not have the soaring choruses of previous albums, but that is not what this album is about. It gets their thoughts and emotions across, in their own way. Ignore the negative reviews, and just enjoy the songs for what they are. 'Ghost Stories' is definitely understated, but that is how it is meant to be.
L❤️VE IT!!!!!! 😍
My favs are:
From other albums:
- Yellow: Parachutes
- Everglow: Head Full of Dreams
- Hymn For the weekend- same album
- Adventure of a Lifetime- same album
- Fun (ft: Tove Lo)- same album
and some others!
From one of your loving fans; Angus
This is their most personal album ever. No fillers. Perfect album for everyone who cherish good music. Masterpiece
A brilliant Coldplay album. An acquired taste perhaps, but the more you listen to it, the more you appreciate it's unique beauty. Listen to Magic, Ink, and O for a gauge of the best, Always In My Head, and Midnight worthy of mention also.
A bit of a mixed bag - the first two tracks are pretty good but it goes downhill after that. That's not to say it's completely irredeemable; most of the songs have likeable parts but I think Coldplay have gone a little too much into weird electronic sound effects. "Midnight" is particularly guilty of this. And "Ink" provides strong competition against "42" for worst Coldplay lyrics ever! However that song has a passable tune, as does "Oceans" and "O", but they are all worsened by bland electronic synth and, in "O" an inexplicable four minute silence.
People just don't seem to understand the concept of change, artist's styles shift as time moves on, influenced by different things going on in their lives, that's the beauty of albums, it's shows the journey. The reviews on here just show how closed minded some people are, yes this album is very different to other Coldplay albums but that's because it's obviously influenced by a tough time in Chris Martin's life, the songs are beautiful and true, definitely up there with their best.
Beautiful, neck tingling album
By Seaside Jane
One of those albums you can have on loud via a speaker or quietly via earphones relaxing.
I felt completely relaxed listeningvtibthis.
Coldplay, I love your work! X
Different but still brilliant
I was disappointed the first time I heard this album, but I stuck with it and now it's grown into one of my favourite albums by this band, this is the one I keep on finding myself coming back to, definitely a grower.
Most Underrated Coldplay album to date
I am fed up with how much hate this album receives. I can understand that it doesn't have the 'Coldplay touch' of Parachutes or A Rush Of Blood to the Head, but some people just need to close their eyes and relax and listen to what I think after X and Y is Coldplay's best album. Always in My Head, Oceans and Midnight are pure beauty from start to finish and the only 'bad' song is A Sky Full of Stars which is a little uninspired. If you haven't bought this album, buy the three aforementioned and Magic at least. You shouldn't regret it.
Amazing album of ambiance
Coldplay have reinvented themselves with this album and at the same time have done what every enduring band does: retain their own unique sound. A Sky Full of Stars is a great example of this; great modern pop sound but reminds me of Yellow in terms of the lyrics. Compare this with Midnight, it is a multi-faceted album from a multi-talented band. Well done Coldplay! God bless.