Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto (EMI Music Canada)

Frankly, I have been able to take or leave the past couple of efforts from Coldplay. Though they were far from being terrible, I felt as though they lacked the passion that drew me to the band in the first place. Mylo Xyloto, the group’s fifth record, might very well be the creative rebirth that I have been waiting for from them. There is an electronic undercurrent running through many of these songs, making tracks like Hurts Like Heaven and Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall exciting to take in. Though this record won’t help shake the endless comparisons to U2, it is clear that Coldplay are revitalized and becoming progressively more comfortable in their own skin with each new record.