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Coldplay, 'Ghost Stories' (May 19th)

Anton Corbijn

After their high-concept work on 2011's Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay appear to going back to swooning basics on the upcoming Ghost Stories. Drummer Will Champion told the BBC that "there's only so far you can go without becoming pompous and a bit overblown, so we’ll tread that line very carefully. Reset. Recalibrate." Accordingly, the single "Magic" harks back to the keening and straightforward grandeur of past hits like "Clocks," while "Midnight" has a sparse, almost Bon Iver-esque feel. 

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