As a species, we can be only a few years from being at a show, hating the band, and putting on a VR headset to immerse ourselves in a set we prefer. Until then, we make do with the humble live record, a format Coldplay enjoys – having released nine already.
Opening with A Head Full of Dreams ft. Charlie Chaplin’s rousing speech from The Great Dictator, Live in Buenos Aires is probably the ideal way to listen to Coldplay. Capturing the giganticity of Coldplay’s triumph-rock is just one part; the other is the infectious sense of togetherness Live in Buenos Aires evokes, a testament to Martin’s goal to sweep everyone on Earth up into a single communion. Plus, Yellow slaps live.
Coldplay Live in Buenos Aires is out now via Warner.