Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

By Mike Schiller

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it. 21 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

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