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Coldplay on World Cafe | October 24, 2011

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Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

This week marks the release of Coldplay's fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, a raucous, electronically driven dance-rock record produced by experimental master Brian Eno. The band recently paid a visit to World Cafe to discuss the new album, which marks Coldplay's third trip to the studio in the last decade.

After listening to the newest session, we'll look back at Coldplay's past appearances on the show: a 2001 interview after the debut of Parachutes and a conversation from 2008, in honor of the Eno-produced Viva La Vida. Hearing these interviews, you can trace the band's maturation from an "inexperienced" group of college friends (who almost formed a boy band called "Pectoralz") to the Grammy-winning juggernaut it is today.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

Coldplay "Hurts Like Heaven" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Coldplay "Paradise" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Coldplay "Charlie Brown" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Coldplay "Violet Hill" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Coldplay "Viva La Vida" Viva La Vida
Coldplay "Yes" Viva La Vida
Coldplay "Shiver" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Coldplay "Yellow" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Hour 2

The Hold Steady "First Night" Boys & Girls In America
Ray Lamontagne "Trouble" Trouble
Ray Lamontagne "Shelter" Trouble
Neko Case "Hold On, Hold On" Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Josh Ritter "Girl In The War" The Animal Years
Amos Lee "Arms Of A Woman" Amos Lee
Sara Bareilles "Love Song" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" Broken Boy Soldier
KT Tunstall "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree" Eye To The Telescope
The Alabama Shakes "I Found You" The Alabama Shakes EP
The Alabama Shakes "You Ain't Alone" The Alabama Shakes EP
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" St. Elsewhere
Lily Allen "LDN" Alright, Still