updated 10/24/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/25/2011 AT 8:20 AM ET
On their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay busts a move, discovering in their second decade that they can groove.
Hey, it wasn t enough for them to rule arenas, they want to rule dance floors too!
Although they pumped driving rhythms into 2005’s under-appreciated X&Y, there’s a new swagger to the beats on Mylo Xyloto.
The thumping drums that end “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” find Will Champion flexing more muscle, while the funky bass on “Major Minus” might make you think that Flea has replaced Guy Berryman.