Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (studio album) by Coldplay

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends by Coldplay
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-06-11
Overall rank: 276th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 1,379 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2008 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (276th)
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Coldplay bestography

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Coldplay on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Coldplay is A Rush Of Blood To The Head which is ranked number 90 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,868.

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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 73.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.9.

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70/100
From 12/25/2020 11:05
Their last moments of greatness. Apart from the obvious title-track, "Cemeteries of London" and "42" are easily among their best songs.
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80/100
From 03/12/2020 02:33
Highlights:

Violet Hill
Strawberry Swing
Life In Technicolor
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From 03/05/2020 07:20
Viva la Vida, Violet Hill, Strawberry Swing. A great album that sounds nothing like early Coldplay.
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80/100
From 02/16/2020 18:09
Their arena pop rock álbum before the pop era
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85/100
From 01/09/2020 02:46
Yes, we may feel this was the beggining of their decline (Viva la Vida, the song, was an omen of the terrible radio pop style they will step in afterwards), but it was a daring movement in their career. And a successful one. The album works coherently, it has clear shoegaze vibes going thru it making the songs smooth and ethereal but also dynamic, contrasting with the balads of Coldplay's previous era. I quit following the band after this record, the splendour of one of the most defining bands of the 00's vanished with the following works.
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From 10/09/2019 15:27
I'm not much into Coldplay's music except for this album, which I secretly loved for many years. I'm still not a fan of Chris Martin's voice, but Viva la Vida is by far their best album, songs are shorter, more straight to the point and way more creative and passionate than on previous albums. Yes, there is some magic going on here.
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From 06/19/2019 05:51
A great creative move for Coldplay with lots of magic. All the hits are great but Cemeteries of London is my favourite song.
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95/100
From 04/01/2019 22:30
Coldplay's only album which tries to do something different and interesting and succeeds - best album by far

Bonus points for the secret shoegaze track
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90/100
From 03/04/2019 16:53
Best Coldplay for me. So much creative energy. There is a certain magic that this record has that just isnt found anywhere else in their discography. It feels as though they knew this was going to be their last great album so the ambition was high and you can hear so much passion with every minute. Coldplay could have kept going with formula but instead they got absolutely horrendous. The fall of Coldplay is one of the saddest things in music history for me, because god I do love the first 4 albums
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90/100
From 01/04/2019 13:03
Com esse álbum ela se tornou a maior banda desta época.
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