Mylo Xyloto? WTF, Coldplay?

Coldplay’s fifth album, the Eno-fied Mylo Xyloto (pronounced MY-lo ZY-le-toe), will be out October 24th.  

Expect a digital version, a basic CD, a deluxe edition and 180-gram vinyl packages.  From the looks for things, EMI is spending a lot on packaging.  And let’s face it:  to say that the fate of EMI is resting on the success of this album isn’t much of an understatement.

The second single–the follow-up to “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”–will be “Paradise.”  Expect to hear it by September 12.

And before you ask, no, we don’t really know what “Mylo Xyloto” means.  Taken literally, it means “disambiguous hoverflies.”  You can look it up.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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