Hey, remember two days ago, when we all were making fun of Coldplay for calling their new album Viva la Vida? Sure you do. We made a joke about the title confusing Ricky Martin fans? Man, those were good times.
Anyway, if you missed your opportunity to laugh at Chris Martin and Co. the first time around, well, you’ve got a second chance now. Because, as luck would have it, they’ve changed the title of the album. More specifically, they’ve added to it. As posted on Coldplay’s official site yesterday (and confirmed by a spokesperson for their management today) the album is called — wait for it — Viva la Vida or Death and all His Friends.
That’s the title. And while it’s nothing to rival Coheed and Cambria‘s catalogue (like their 2005 album, Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness,) dang, we’re starting to wonder if Martin is getting paid by the word when it comes to picking a title.
Oh, actually, via the power of Google, we’ve just figured out that “Death” is actually the title of one of the songs on the record, “a straight-up rock tune with a riff that sounds ripped from the Doobie Brothers, piano, and, in the last section, flute” ( so says “Rolling Stone”. Which sounds pretty excellent. We love the flute.