July 31, 2014 - submitted by Kyle, United States of America

Q. Hey Oracle! Does Coldplay take track flow into consideration when putting together their albums? I've just noticed how great the flow is on each record, especially Ghost Stories.

The Oracle replies:

Absolutely! It's a very important part of making an album - even in these days where people may not listen to the tracks in order or the whole album.
A great deal of thought goes into tracklisting though the opening track is usually obvious.