The Sun paper in London has posted a review of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends:
... I think epic is the word. The full title — Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends — should have been a clue.
The band have really pushed the boundaries of what we expect from an album, producing a beautiful, serious and sometimes testing 45-minute disc.
The reviewer goes on to comment on all the tracks but in general terms. Did he actually listen to the album? Not sure. But it's not like a plethora of bad or good reviews will stop me from buying this disc.