Chris Martin's heartbreak writ large across many tracks of Ghost Stories

May 25, 2014 6:15 PM

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Rock/Pop: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant once said in an old interview that the whole purpose of music was enjoyment. While the odd diversionary, melancholic album might be okay for the millions of fans worldwide, you won't find a Yellow or Clocks.

Here, Chris Martin's warbling falsetto (essentially a combination of vintage U2's Bono plus Radiohead's Thom Yorke) takes on a pained tinge. His heartbreak regarding Gwyneth Paltrow is writ large across many of the tracks, for fans to listen to and soak in. Confessional songs are all very well, but ...

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