While it might not be another Parachutes, it also could be much worse. Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay ($10) was produced by committee and features an appearance by Rihanna – rather unexpected.
Mylo Xyloto is the band’s this fifth studio album and it mixes seemingly meaningful lyrics with rather bland and at this point rather played out orchestral accompaniment. Again it’s not the worst thing you could pump through a set of speakers, but it’s not worthy of much praise. It will, however, prove to be perfect background music for adult dinner parties or commercials that feature white or machined aluminum electronics.