Music: Coldplay: X&Y and Too Much Zzzzz

Coldplay's new album has soaring melodies and terrific hooks. If only the lyrics weren't such a drag

You can get away with singing almost anything on top of a good power chord. Don't believe it? Just ask the guys from Def Leppard. I hear they pour sugar on themselves in Capri this time of year. Coldplay's new album, X&Y, is brimming with the kind of ecstatic, levitating power chords destined to make the band super-rich and have their considerable fan base screaming happily into one another's faces at concerts. Almost all the album's 13 songs have been composed with stadiums in mind, and Jonny Buckland has mastered the art of making his guitar careen between enormity and intimacy....

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