Either Coldplay’s fifth release, Mylo Xyloto, is an evolution -- or at least an attempt to make it sound as if it were. It really just depends on which side the fence you stand. If you like your bands to try new things so the routine doesn’t get old, you’ll consider it an evolution. If you think Coldplay's best moment was "Yellow,” then you are going to be lost in the many variations of a band stuck in the middle of the past and what might be the future.
The early Nineties waxed and waned musically, with variable offerings of guitar-centric albums. Halfway through the decade, though, there was a downpour of milestone -- if not at least memorable -- records.