Viva La Vida

Or, ‘The Good One From The New Album’. Achingly earnest it may be, but when Laughin’ Chris Martin finally slips into the inevitable Christ pose that accompanies the wave-your-breadsticks-and-M&S-houmous-in-the-air coda it’s hard not to share his desire for a better world, or something. It’s the closest they’ve come to replicating the simple majesty of ‘Clocks’ and subliminally suggests MUST BUY NEW iPOD MUST BUY NEW iPOD MUST BUY…

Ben Patashnik