09:41 PM on 10/16/11
As others have said, this just isn't Coldplay. I like my Coldplay driven by keys, with clean guitars, and NO synth. (See A Rush of Blood To The Head).
It's not that these new songs are bad (except Paradise which was just pathetic), but it's just not as good as what I think they should be, or what I expect them to be, producing.