Never has this been clearer than on Ghost Stories which takes their traditional ethereal, melodic quality and romps it up to new heard levels. Maybe I’ve just been listening to too much angry music recently, but this album’s breezy mix of lofty synths, deep bass and electronic drum beats made for a truly hypnotic listen. The lyrics on Ghost Stories are also the most emotional I’ve heard from the band. Chris Martin’s breakup with Gwyneth Paltrow has made for an album of heartbreak. He doesn’t offer much new advice on the done-to-death subject matter, but he gets personal enough for us to share his pain.