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Read World Cafe Looks Back: Coldplay WXPN

April 16, 2012 – Hear a new interview about Mylo Xyloto, then revisit past appearances from the World Cafe vault. WXPN


Justin Vernon, a.k.a. Bon Iver.

Read Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2011

December 14, 2011 – Though spring releases mostly held their ground, a few dark horses swooped into top slots.


Coldplay's new album, Mylo Xyloto, is out this week.

Read Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Has Mass Appeal

October 24, 2011 – The superstar rock band once again enlists the help of Brian Eno for its fifth album.


Coldplay's fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, comes out Oct. 25.

Read Coldplay: A Band Powered By Chemistry

October 22, 2011 – Members Chris Martin and Will Champion discuss the band's curiously named new album, Mylo Xyloto.


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Listen You Ask, We Answer: What's A Hook?

October 15, 2010 – What is a song's "hook?" It's that part that sticks in your mind -- whether you want it to or not.

Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: C-J

November 16, 2009 – Our 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.

Listen Coldplay Accused Of Plagiarism ... Again

May 11, 2009 – In spite of Coldplay's success, the band has a nagging problem: three charges of plagiarism.


Listen Plant, Krauss Win Big At Grammy Awards

February 9, 2009 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammy Awards Sunday night.


Listen Grammy Preview: Album Of The Year

February 6, 2009 – Tom Moon profiles the nominees for Album of the Year at Sunday's Grammy Awards.


Listen Coldplay: Beyond Introspection WXPN

December 29, 2008 – Hear an interview with the massively successful English pop band on WXPN's World Cafe. WXPN


Listen NPR Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2008

December 15, 2008 – See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.


Listen Did Coldplay Plagiarize Guitarist Joe Satriani?

December 8, 2008 – Author Timothy English weighs in on Satriani's allegation that Coldplay stole his song.


Listen The Year In Music From All Songs Considered

December 8, 2008 – Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.


Listen Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Laura Gibson

November 16, 2006 – A mash-up of Cuban rhythms and Coldplay; Los Angeles rapper Pigeon John; Atlanta art rock trio H...


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