Would Ralph Waldo Emerson have been admitted to the Harvard class of 2016? In a response to an essay by English Professor Helen Vendler, Crimson Arts editor Adam T. Horn reflects on personal freedom and conventional paths to success.
For better or worse, the first single is a fair indication of Coldplay’s new direction. The lyrics mean less than ever before, the synths mean more, and the melodies mean everything. But it’s Martin’s melodies that have always been the reason to listen to Coldplay; and the melodies of “Mylo Xyloto” are as big as ever.