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Parachutes

Coldplay

2000

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Parachutes

Rating

3.49

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3811

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if you can somehow detach the insufferable cunt that is chris martin from the music then shiver is quite a good track and the album has very good production values. that being said, it is actually impossible to detach the insufferable cunt that is chris martin from this album. so rather than enjoy it you sit there fuming at how much of an insufferable cunt chris martin is and how he is somehow profitting from me having to listen to this album. what a cunt. even a mental new age hippy who sells twat candles that smell of her minge thinks he's a cunt, thats probably because he is an insufferable cunt. i'd be happy for this to be lower than lennon. yeah, you read that right.

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We love Coldplay, don't we folks? The critical world (read: Pitchfork) has always panned these lads but I enjoy their music. This album contains "Yellow," which is one of my favorite tunes from them. I like this album a lot because it doesn't sound like they're trying for some big radio sound, they are just making good music. Perhaps that's the beauty of a debut, Coldplay before they were big. Plenty of great songs on here, I wouldn't mind some more Coldplay albums! Favorite tracks: Yellow, Trouble, Sparks, Everything's Not Lost, Shiver Album art: I've always loved this one for it's simplicity. Great font, great contrast, and a globe spinning way too fast. And look, the globe is all yellow! 4/5

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I thought this band received an unfair amount of hate and I was wrong

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5

Anyone who thinks Coldplay are a shit band is a fucking idiot. I would suggest they should go have a long hard look in the mirror. Yes their later more recent releases have been sub par but there are a thousand other bands who've milked it just the same (U2) without copping the hate that Coldplay have. This album is perfect. Shiver, Yellow, High Speed all obvious highlights. Everything's Not Lost is a killer closing track as well.

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5

For all the grief Coldplay catches, this album does a good job of illustrating WHY they became so popular that they also became a punchline for BEING popular. Damn, it's a really good album - well-crafted, song after song - and good to have a reason to listen to it and remember what the fuss was about.

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5

i do not care, i fuckin love coldplay

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5

Sehr gut. Hat mir sehr gefallen! Coldplay kennt man ja, aber ein ganzes Album hab ich noch nie gehört.

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5

The best thing about Chris Martin is that he named his kid Apple and apples are the natural toothbrush. British people are famous for their teeth. I’ve heard many times, but don’t know if it’s true or not that the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia because if it was invented anywhere else it would’ve been called the TEETHbrush. (I bet the same myth persists in the EU too but they replace West VA with Britain when they tell it.) Anyhow, the only thing I like more than Parachutes is a Rush of Blood to the Head which probably happens when you ‘chute doesn’t open or when you forget to pay rent, bounce a check or get your car towed for having too many parking tickets, which was my life until I listened to ‘chutes. I’m a huge fan of this album, classified as "adult contemporary" music. After the first listen I was hooked and discovered I was now an ‘adult'. :( Big bummer. This meant that I’d have to stop eating fast food and sleeping late and start opening the mail and start paying bills on time. But there was a huge upside… all this new music that I could explore and immerse myself in. I’m talking Matchbox 20, Dildo, Rob Thomas and Josh Groban to name a few. Soon after the first listen I became one of those people that drives to work singing in their cars, tucking t-shirts into my jeans and checking food nutrition labels at the grocery. It was a long road, but now, 20 years later, I still like the subtle distortion and that sexxy voice of Chris Martin. After Rush of Blood, my affinity for the band waned, and I found myself relapsing occasionally to listen to Fugazi. However, this album made an impact and I’m proud to say that I haven’t gotten a parking ticket since. Thank you Coldplay.

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Music for bedwetters.

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Trash. Pure and utter trash. I hate this and Coldplay with an intense, burning passion. I would wipe the existence of Coldplay off the face of the Earth if I could. I wish I could give this horse shit zero stars.

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5

A stunning debut! Very calming for the soul. I had already heard this previously.

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5

Still love this album

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5

Fav: Spies, Sparks, Everything's Not Lost

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5

Loved it. So soothing.

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5

Is it still socially acceptable to admit you like Coldplay? I'd give this album 6 stars if i could.....

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5

one of the best albums. really good songs and refreshing to hear them after so long. they were a part of my childhood and for that theyre something special

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5

Beautiful album

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5

Parachutes deserved the accolades it received because it followed the general rule when introducing decent pop songs: keep the emotion genuine and real. And Coldplay did that without hesitation.

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5

The only thing I ever think when I listen to music is “could I play this song and if so when and where and what would I need to do it?” I’ve heard Yellow probably 200 times and it’s still a good song. Trouble feels exactly like me. I really love this album, but I feel lame and white for liking it so much. We talk about liking things as an innocuous process, but it feels political. Kyle Stedman makes a good point though. This is private listening and liking. So I can cut myself some slack.

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5

I don't care how many people want to trash Coldplay. This album is fucking awesome. Eat a dick, haters.

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5

The ultimate nostalgia trip. You know that feeling when you hear something you haven't heard in a while, and all you can think about is how different life was back then? That's this album.

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5

I know it, I love it. Automatic 5 for me.

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5

I love this album - and I think it's notable and hopefully accurate to mention this doesn't sound much at all like what Coldplay became, for better or worse. I suppose in my case for the better, as this is a relatively raw moody rock band utilizing dynamics and haunting open chords (Coldplay's work after their 2nd album is - for me - far too dense/overproduced). I recall a friend recommending this album to me soon after its release, calling it "early-Radiohead-lite" which isn't a terrible comparison. The 4 piece organic band construction works so well on every song on this album - the fantastic guitar lines with heavy emphasis on delays/reverb are a great contrast with the relatively dry vocals. "Shiver" was and is still my favourite track from this collection - aggressive and delicate at different points, just a tremendous song. "High Speed" and "Spies" are other huge standouts. "Yellow" is of course the big single from the album and i'm not as crazy about it, but it's still damn catchy - everything on the album is a great example of the best of ~early 2000s era melodic guitar rock. It's not *quite* perfect (but few are) - the last two songs for me drag just a little bit - but in the end it's the rare album that you can play top to bottom without a thought to skipping or wishing a song was over. 9/10 5 stars.

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5

Mellow. Beautiful.

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5

This is a solid musical album. Personally this is my favorite Coldplay album. Hard to not give this 5 stars.

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5

5/5 - the beginning...

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5

Come on, I already know I’m gonna give it a 5 :) They sound so much more like a folk rock band than they do now. Sparks kind of reminds me Elliott Smith.

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5

Parachutes is 90s pop/rock essential. Chris Martin sounds great and there are plenty of catchy hooks and memorable lyrics on this record

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5

Perfect! Great album, with a lot of fresh sounds

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5

Not a cool album to love…. But once upon a time Coldplay could really make music. This very much reminds me of days gone by!

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I prefer beige Coldplay to technicolour rainbow ft. Rhianna Coldplay. This is going to get hammered on here, but it's alright. Unspectacular and uninspiring, but alright.

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5

It might be fashionable to deride Coldplay, but there's a reason they became one of the biggest bands in the world. Great melodies sitting over well structured songs, beautiful sounding guitars (I'm a fan of delay and modulation effects used tastefully), plenty of dynamic range.

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5

One of the best coldplay album imo. I still like their latest ones, but the first ones were really better

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5

"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you!" Estoy seguro que mucha gente reconoce esta frase, aún si no les gusta Coldplay. Este fue el primer disco de Coldplay que escuché, y como comenté en la reseña de 'A Rush of Blood...', considero que representa al estilo del nuevo milenio. Musicalmente más relajado, con un buen toque de melancolía. Un gran álbum para escuchar en un día lluvioso.

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5

I know Coldplay divide people but I love them. Best concert ever.

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4

Classic Coldplay sound. Its interesting how much they were going for a more alternative sound in the beginning especially in their first 3 songs. It was a good listen and I'll have to listen to Shiver and Spies one more time because they gave me that airy Coldplay sound that I love to listen to!

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4

Somehow this guitar-driven pop rock is the best Coldplay has ever done. I really dig their early sound. This might be the cornerstone pop-rock record, full of melancholy, nostalgia and iconic hooks. This probably inspired half of my countries (Latvia) older pop-rock roots. On the second part it gets kind of dull and similar though. Other than that, pretty good album.

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4

The first album that I have listened to numerous times! (not front to back though, so this is still interesting) Beautiful melodies on all the tracks, Chris Martin is also exceptional, I think one of the first time I heard him was on Homecoming from Kanye's Graduation (probably my favourite album of his by the way) and I've definitely been a fan ever since. I know there are only 10 songs here, but it's crazy how there's not a single bad/mediocre track here, every song's a banger. I love the blissful, happy, mellow energy so much. In terms of themes/subject matter it's a pretty simple and easy album, but it's not like that's a bad thing. Honestly Chris Martin could probably sing about what he had for breakfast and It would still be good lol. I've decided to read the lyrics of each song as I'm listening to it, just so I wouldn't miss anything, and that has definitely made me appreciate music more. The heartbreak on "Shiver", running away from your fears and weaknesses on "Spies", etc. The tracks are all beautiful and sad, but kind of hopeful at the same time. It really works really great in my opinion. I thought I should also mention the album cover, since that's an essential part of a lot of albums. I really like the brown/yellow colour, the warm toned down hue is great and really portrays the feel of the whole album. I'm not really sure what the circle itself is, but that's not super important I guess (looks like a spinning globe of some sort) I've gotten to Yellow and Trouble, the two songs I've favourited a fair time ago probably. Happy to announce that they're still great and make me feel really great! Can't help but notice that there are a lot of love themed songs here, definitely something I can relate to haha. "For you I'd bleed myself dry" sounds edgy on paper, but comes off really beautifully in the song, awesome songwriting on all the tracks here. Also, "Trouble" is nuts!!!! such a pretty song. "They spun a web for me". "Everything's not lost" what a beautiful way to end the album. I can definitely see myself coming back to this if I'm feeling down or sad. As I said before, not a single bad or boring track on here; and while it is pretty simplistic I still love and adore it. an easy 9/10 in my opinion (keep in my mind I'm rating all of these in a vacuum, since I haven't listened to any other Coldplay albums front-to-back before). Favourite songs: actually most of them, but Yellow and Trouble are still my favourites!

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3

Of course it's ridiculous to compare this band to the best in history, but that doesn't mean they're bad. This is a perfectly competent debut album. Best track: Yellow

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3

Instant groan. I never got into coldplay, they always seemed like a lame Radiohead rip off. I've gotten into countless arguments about this band, but I don't think I've ever heard an entire album. Every song is pretty solid. I need to get over my knee jerk reaction to some bands.

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3

The opening 2 tracks are nice. Not wild, not provacative, just nice. Yellow is basically the album but in miniature. Everything's Not Lost is a great closer.

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3

Very pleasant, professional and well made. Good opening 6 tracks, Yellow and Trouble are classics, but tails off a bit in second half. Enjoyable overall, but the generic/unspecific lyrics and song titles makes it all feel a bit superficial.

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3

Aaahhhh I really got hooked by this one. Really not typically into Coldplay but I definitely got swept up in the music and the tones and production along the way. The second half of the album was better and convinced me to go back for a second listen. I still enjoyed it but have to admit that it's really flat lyrically and not much substance at all. Just really easy to get caught up in, which makes for good Pop music. I'll say 3.5 since they got me but go with an actual 3 since I know better.

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This is a strange one - looking through the reviews I don't think I've seen a more polarising album. All 1s or 5s. I've tried to listen to it neutrally, and will give it a 3. There are some OK hooks, but generally it is pretty bland.

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Chris Martin's falsettos make me want to chop off my ears...

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Wish I could wipe this from my memory. Would give this shit zero stars

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Второе худшее из того, что слышал в рамках списка. И эта отвратительность... она не в раздражительности. Она в пустоте. А точнее в пустоте, позиционирующей себя как глубину. Да, я могу прослушать новый для себя по звучанию арт- альбом и также ощутить поначалу пустоту и неприятие. Но мне хватит свести 2 и 2, чтобы прийти к выводу, что я что-то не понимаю. Тут же ничего непонятного вроде бы и нет. Пустые аранжировки, пустые вокальные партии, пустые тексты. Музыка, которую будто слушаешь в примерочной торгового центра. Звуковые обои. Да, может и компетентнее оценивать альбом как вещь-в-себе, в отрыве от реалии. Тогда да, могу попытаться найти приятные мотивы, припевы, которые мог бы напевать... Но зачем? Думаю, избавившись от подросткового роцкодрочерства я ныне везде что-то хорошее могу найти. Shivers вот вполне приятная. И что теперь, единицы никому не ставить? Думаю, всё же имею право их ставить тому, где могу найти что-то хорошее... но при этом ненавижу всей душой. А тут этот случай. Задаюсь вопросом, откуда пошла эта тема с безпозвоночными слюнявыми группами с серьёзным лицом напевающих какую-то попсовую унылую хуйню. Хотелось бы назвать их, но они настолько безлики и вездесущи, что даже не откладываются в сознании. Где начало. У меня познания невелики, но почему-то всегда на роль источника претендовал Колдплей. Для меня именно подобный кал и испоганил рок-музыку. При господстве гранжа и альтухи такой хуйни вроде не было. Про них можно что угодно говорить, но они играли с настоящим чувством и верили в то, что продвигают. Этот же кал настолько безэмоционален, пресен и неискренен, что я иногда начинал сомневаться, не ирония ли это. Нельзя же всерьёз петь о любви, как будто хочешь скорее домой пойти. Не, пускай этот альбом будет в 1001 альбоме, что нужно послушать. Но не чтобы насладиться, а чтобы ужаснуться от массового безвкусия. Чтобы услышать звук безликого капитализма, вырождающегося общества потребления.

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On the plus side only 40 minutes long, and no one else came in to the office today so there was no going postal - but dear god what a bunch of turgid shite

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I've avoided listening to a Coldplay album for this long, and I was right to do so. So boring.

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A fairly inoffensive post-Britpop debut which offered almost no clues about the horrors these guys were subsequently to inflict upon the world. Two decades now and their utterly unfathomable superstardom shows no signs of abating. Just as mystifying to me as the appeal of populism.

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5

Como que me caga Coldplay, pero ni como negar que es un gran disco. Disfruté todas las canciones, diría que es en general es un sonido wholesome, reconfortante. Me gustó sobre todo la canción con la que abre, Dont Panic, y Sparks. Mood: melancolía dosmilera

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5

Wat een wereldplaat. Staat geen slecht nummer op. Daarom ook overtuigend 5 sterren.

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5

Justo en la nostalgia de juventud. este álbum siempre empató bien con mi alma melancólica y así.

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5

Para mí un grupo y un CD que marcó un antes y un después en mi vida, ya que hasta el descubrimiento de este grupo casi todo se basaba en escuchar flamenco y carnaval. Le tengo un cariño especial y no le puedo poner menos de 5 estrellas.

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5

i loved this album it’s amazing. no skips and they showed so much emotion but it wasn’t a soppy thing.

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5

A classic. Every song is good.

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5

Love it

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5

Such a great album. I didn’t realize how many songs I knew by heart. This is a true gem.

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5

Even from this point of view, where Coldplay is the first band to make featurings with BTS, their debut is a gem.

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5

I was so deep into early Radiohead at the time that when I first saw the “Yellow” video on tv shortly after this album came out I was instantly hooked. Coldplay’s early work is way more than just a 90s era Radiohead pastiche though. Listening to this album (and even parts of Rush Of Blood…) Coldplay still sounds like a small bad writing simple, emotional, well-crafted songs instead of the overblown trend-hopping pop stars they’ve been the last decade plus. It seems kind of hopeless to think that they’ll ever sound like this again, but it would be nice if they went back to sounding anything like a rock band again.

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5

10/10

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5

Definitely the weakest of Coldplay's big 3 almost-perfect albums, but still an absolute JAM. I gotta give 5 stars, especially as I think part of my resistance is a lack of familiarity compared to the other 2.

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5

Amazing album. Top to bottom.

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5

Their first and best

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5

Favorite so far! Very good!

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5

Mellow with a strong opening and middle, winding down towards the end. The songs have a melancholic longing in them, still sounding like the 90s but fresh enough to be distinct. Plenty of catchy hooks in their strongest songs and the rest were far from mediocre. I also really enjoyed that I could understand the lyrics without having to look them up. 'Yellow' is my least favourite song on the album but the only one I was familiar with prior to listening. 'Shiver' and 'Trouble' being my personal standouts with 'Don't Panic' not far behind.

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5

Great.

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5

Old Coldplay was based.

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5

Their popular for a reason. Their early stuff was awesome. It's drifted off since, but this was awesome.

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5

wooooo coldplay let’s gooooo

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5

nunca tinha ouvido inteiro n esperava ser tão bom

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5

A great listen to the debut album from Coldplay which is a band that has maybe surprisingly endured in popularity for twenty years. You can hear the fresh energy of the band as they created their own soundworld consisting of driving (sometimes disjointed) rhythms, understated instrumentals, complemented by the unique, emotive quality of Chris Martin’s voice. A very impressive first album from a great band for the new Millennium. Yellow, surely must be one of the most loved songs of the 21st century. My favourite song is Sparks. The harmony does it for me alongside the pleading tone of Chris’ voice. Made me nostalgic listening.

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5

Made me nostalgic for the nineties

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5

One of my favourite albums since the first time I heard it - via a tape copied from a friend with the tracklist and lyrics hand written. I was 13. This album is like a longtime friend.

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5

you can't tell me otherwise

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5

é o primeiro álbum do coldplay né pai

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5

The best Coldplay album, never really reached these heights again, and got really bad after 3rd/4th. Yellow and Sparks are beautiful songs

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5

What wrong with a bit of nostalgia for this nineties classic? 8./10, but 5/5

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5

Already listened to it

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5

Hadn’t listened to this album in years and it did not disappoint! It makes you remember that Coldplay was actually good at one point.

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5

What a great album. This is before Coldplay went super pop. They are very relaxing songs. Could see me playing them soaking up the sun in summer.

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5

Sensacional, um clássico da minha geração que eu ainda nao tinha me dado conta.

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5

listened to again what an AMAZING record

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4

The only Coldplay album worth a listen.

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4

When Coldplay was class ahah

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4

Good album overall

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4

Classic coldplay was the best coldplay, I like this one a lot.

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4

Fantastic album some good song and some great songs. Almost a 5.

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4

Very solid debut album of a great pop band. Yellow is by far the best song on there but there is not a really bad song on there either

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4

I liked it. It's not something I'll listen everyday or when transmutting, but it's cool and full of classics for the modern music landscape.

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4

não mereço ouvir coldplay

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4

Este es el disco de Coldplay que tiene sentido en la lista, antes de que Chris Martín se volviera el tofu de la música. Como disco completo me parece muy entretenido y cohesivo, y varias canciones de manera individual me gustan mucho, pero especialmente Shiver, que es de mis favoritas de toda la vida.

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4

Also good, but bit more average

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4

Easily listening of course

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4

Probably my favorite Coldplay album, love the mellow mood of a lot of the songs, mixed with the high energy of others. Loved getting back into this album and more early Coldplay music. Highlights: -Shiver -Spies -Sparks -We Never Change

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4

I enjoyed this back in the day, though now it's hard to get rid of the image the band has now. A sort of brit-pop-rock-lite, nothing offensive - and recorded at Parr St.

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4

Coldplay has done over the decades what they had to do to remain relevant, but it’s nice to see that since Day 1 they have had a unique sound that makes them, them.

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4

2000, alt, Pop-rock, post-britpop, ziemlich nice, starke 4

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4

This album reminds me of college. It's very easy to listen to even if it's not musically revolutionary.

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4

Good album... Shiver is one of my favorites

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4

I'm genuinely surprised! I really liked it

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4

Buenas melodías y una gran voz. Recomendable para relajarnos

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4

Sensitive brit pop which keeps growing. Also the place where to find Yellow, Don't Panic or Trouble... At the time it was a very welcome surprise; who would have said they would be releasing better records for two decades and beyond...

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4

Before they sold out these lads were actually capable of stuff like this. 4/5

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4

Definitely. Prefer this first album to their sophomore effort. Still a lot of songs that make me sing along. Gets a little show toward the end.

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4

I’ve always liked this one. It’s actually a gem among their earlier stuff.

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4

Toen was Coldplay nog jong en fris en een heel stuk spannender dan de Radio 10 Gold Songfestivalmuziek die ze de laatste jaren maken. Goeie plaat!

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4

Prachtig album!

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4

More enjoyable than I remember, still don’t enjoy some songs but appreciate the writing and production

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4

Saved Prior: Yellow, Trouble Saved Off Rip: Shiver, Spies, Sparks, Everything's Not Lost/Life is For Living Cutting Edge: Don't Panic Overall Notes: Between a 4 and a 5, songs 7-9 brought it down to a 4. I can see why they blew up off of this, a beautiful album. Having Yellow and Trouble back to back is greatest hits type stuff.

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4

Listening to Coldplay? *cries* Already Saved: Yellow Saved After Listening: Trouble

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4

very very strong 4. songs that are so crushing should not be able to be such bangers–it's simply not fair

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4

banger

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4

Such a nice melody. Even though I don´t like their current music that much I need to check out songs from their earlier years.

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4

Es un buen disco de pop, con tres o cuatro temazos indiscutibles. Una versión descafeinada de Radiohead, sí, pero un disco decente al fin y al cabo.

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4

A breath of fresh air from the last selections..... like their music... my favs were Spies & Sparks

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4

Great mellow album

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4

Just bloody lovely pop tunes to have a cry to isn’t it.

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4

This has indie disco rock moments as well as poignant emotional gentler songs. The start of a stratospheric and sustained rise to the top of global stadium and festival headlining glory.

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Не, нормальная тема. Попади в настроение идеально - мб и пятёру бы ёбнул. Приятная мелодика, внятные мотивы. Ну ведь таким же попс должен быть, а не эти ваши мадонны и толк толки. Shiver без пизды балдёжный трек. Не, по кайфу, но прям ща чувствую, что слушай я долго - заебало бы относительно быстро. Но четвёру смело вообще завожу.

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Muy chill y un poco triste me gustao.

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Nice album.

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A few bangers. Slowed down a lot at the end, still good though

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O melhor album do Coldplay, dá pra ouvir no repeat.

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starkes Album, Klassiker wie don't panic und yellow

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''Shiver'' is a gem, to be honest, :3 ''Sparks'' is cute but a bit slow tho ''Yellow'' is just beautiful I'm a sucker for love songs so why is the title track only 40secs ;( ''High Speed'' just the title is enough for me to like it :)

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Decent album but the singles cut from it were the best tracks overall.

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Great album enjoyed most of it

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Interesting that the first album randomly chosen for this project happens to be the first album in Coldplay's discography, a band which I've had a long relationship with but have not listened to with any tenacity in the past few years. This album is incredible and mature with a consistent tone and pace. This is somewhat a detriment to the album as some of the songs are too similar to stand out on their own, but, on the other hand, also lend to the vibe that only this album generates.

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Gentle, melancholy and easy to listen to. I wore this album out In my youth and it still holds up today. The reason Coldplay became a household name and an album they haven't been able to top yet.

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Belangrijk album, zeker een classic van de jaren 2000-2010. een mooie voor het weekend.

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4,1 And it’s all yellooooooow! 😍😍😍

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het is goed. het is goed voor op de achtergrond maar er zit wel echt diepgang in. Sorry 1001 albums, maar the friendship onion had deze plug

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2000s nostalgia

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Interesting chord progressions. Sing along. Melancholy. Very good debut. Everything's Not Lost is a standout song.

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Powerful melancholy is how I describe this album. Maybe the sad overtones were Chris Martin subconsciously foreshadowing Gweneth’s Goop foray into V-Steaming and jade eggs. Whatever led to this sound, it worked. Musically, I find this album interesting. It is slow paced and beautiful. For instance, I love the bass line on Sparks. Chris Martin’s voice fits perfectly with the sound too. When he goes falsetto on “they’re just spies” on Spies it really resonates with me. The same when he says “yellowww” on Yellow.

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It is above all a demonstration of dynamic and emotional range, as if to prove that the genre has gained maturity and solidity after so many failures (Blur, Oasis). Sparks and Trouble are pretty Smiths-inspired, with the whole album being one gigantic summation of British pop. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Yellow, Everything's Not Lost , Sparks

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I know some people can't stand Coldplay, and I won't say that I'm a gigantic fan. I don't think most of their songs are very singable... but this album it this spot today. Melancholy without being overplayed. Nice stuff. Yellow still slaps after all these years. I don't think this album is as good as Viva La Vida, but it's still very good, and it kind of defined a whole musical era of the early 2000s.

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Coldplay puts me back in a very specific time

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pretty great album, guitar & production. nice x

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so nostalgiac, really wish they stayed on this track

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I remember when this album came out. I bought this album, and I've seen Coldplay in concert. Every track on the album is good enough for a listen, and several are tracks that I choose to listen to again from time to time. This album is close, but I'm not quite sure if it gets a full five stars. (4.5 stars).

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Good opening album from the now perennial 'most hated band on the planet. Success always brings out the knockers but most tend to forget how good Coldplay are, in the rush to downplay them. In my opinion

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Not the best Coldplay's album, but they show how they can develop in the future. Very good!

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Wel fan van de iets actievere nummers. De tragere worden snel wat melig, maar met momenten wel te smaken

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Nostalgic and artsy. Very enjoyable.

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Despite being a grass munching, virtue-signalling, tepid glass of water, Chris Martin certainly does know how to write a pop song. This album hardly grabs you by the balls, nor is it strikingly original, but it's too easy to dismiss due to the fact that liking Coldplay is massively, massively uncool.

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Really good. Coldplay before they went mainstream, a lot more basic songwriting.

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One of the better ones I've gotten recently

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A goodie, this one. Beautiful acoustic guitars in unusual tunings, and an overarching haunting & melancholy feel. Early Coldplay is good stuff, then they went after the mega bucks and impersonal pop hits.

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Comparing Coldplay to U2 is so tired but it makes sense. A huge band with a relentlessly aggravating cock as a frontman who even more annoyingly, does try to use their position for good, but in a way where you suspect raising their own profile may be a part of it. However, the most relevant comparison here is that both started out with great albums, before turning into a bland content production facility somewhere around their third. Had Bono been hit by a train in 1985, and Chris Martin in 2005, they would probably both be remembered like Jeff Buckley. Instead, they are forced to plough on, going through the motions, never writing another song as transcendent as Trouble or Shiver. Which is to say, this is a near perfect debut album. Only Yellow stands out as annoying, and it's not the songs fault it's been played to death. The end dries up a bit too - High Speed and We Never Learn are meh. It says nothing other than, "Love is nice and sometimes I'm sad", but it says it so well you can't really fault it. TL:DR - I can't stand Coldplay post X&Y, but if you can't see why they got huge after listening to this album, you're lying to yourself.

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A real classic of an album. Do I thin k it is a masterpiece? No. Do I, like, really love Coldplay? Nope. But the music is good, I always enjoy listening to it and, at this point, it really is a time machine too.

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Yellow is great; rest of album OK

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Classic album. First time listening to all of it, though it seems like all of those songs were singles at some point.

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Really good songs and some clunkers. Still, a solid album that I would give 4.5 to if it were an option.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Don’t panic, Shiver, Spies, Everything’s not lost, Yellow

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As far as debut albums go, few get the same level of reach and impact as Parachutes which defined the sound of early 2000's alternative rock. In retrospect, the stripped away not as hyper-produced sound really allows the musical skills and vocal talents to be on display for this group.

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the only good coldplay album

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Oh this! Finally a good chance to listen to Coldplay. Sounds like pop music did not change much in the past 20 years, and personally does not really like the slack style in singing. Nevertheless, 22 years later, it has its iconic seat in the pop culture.

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Very good album before they disappeared up their own arse.

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I steer away from melancholy and haven't listened to this for a long time. But a great revisit. One of those albums that takes me back to a time and place earlier in life - the dreary UK ; )

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Nice, I hadn't heard all of it before

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Brilliant.. just brilliant

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Listened Before? Y Coldplay's debut album! I know this one. Pros: This is a good album. Mellow and good lyrics. Feels like the early 2000s in a good way. Cons: Some of the songs are too long. This album was surpassed by it's follow-up "A Rush of Blood to the Head", so it's hard to not compare it to the superior album. Added to Library? Y Songs added to Playlist: Yellow

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Rock alternativo de Coldplay. Un megahit. Un poco lento como para darle un 5.

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Great debut album

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Gratis. Wonderfull

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As fashionable as it seems these days to hate coldplay, I do really like this album..

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Genre: Pop Rock 4/5 One of the albums on this list that I know almost every single note of. Coldplay’s debut, while not as groundbreaking as their second LP in my opinion, is a tremendous pop/alt adventure. Piano aplenty from Chris Martin, some really great bass playing, and solid arrangements and production throughout make this album a genuine joy to listen to. While Coldplay’s ideas were all sort of in their infancy, and since this they’ve certainly grown into one of pop’s biggest ear sores, there are some really great songs here. The single Yellow is a big time highlight, Spies and Shiver are great too, but the album closer Everything’s Not Lost is one of my all time Coldplay favorites. Damn good album, as far as I’m concerned.

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Clássico.

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Love this album when it came out. Their space, cosmic style guitar riffs and melodically drum beats makes many of their songs ear worms. I was happy to see my favorite Coldplay "A Rush of Blood to the Head" is also on the list. It is truly their Opus in my opinion.

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Best Album Coldplay have put out by a mile. Well written, simplistic but so so good.

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Well I have to say I was dubious but the throw back was real and strong. I actually really enjoyed listening to this. Say what you want abot Coldplay now - arguably terrible! But this was enjoyable and around this time they were excellent songwriters

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Whilst being aware that it's a cool and popular opinion to think Coldplay are dog shite and very boring, I have to say that some of their early tunes/albums are pretty great. Parachutes is one of these for me. It is just the kind of sad music that I find extremely relaxing and so so simply beautiful. Tracks like Don't Panic, Spies, Yellow, Trouble, they are legendary to me to be honest. It is disappointing to realise after not really listening to this as an album (I never tend to listen to whole albums until now apparently haha) it does tail off at the end to a disappointing/boring finish so it's not wall to wall bangerz IMO.

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Yes… there were times that I thought “hm, Radiohead did this better”. There were times where the preconceived prejudices I had of this band really DID show up. But! I thoroughly enjoyed this album. It brought me back to… to what? I’m not sure where I was transported listening to this but I felt it all over. Perhaps it reminded me of when I was 6 and really wanted to be 16. Back then, I had heard songs like “Yellow” and definitely felt something. I don’t think I knew what it was at the time, but I knew that songs like these were sentimental. I unfortunately had no sentiment to attach to those “nostalgic songs” because I was 6 haha. This album sounds like lying down on your high school’s football field with your new girlfriend.. listening to music on your iPod, sharing earbuds. I’m all for it.

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very pretty :)

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insane for a debut album, it is one of the great things coming out of the post britpop genre

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Je suis un fervent défenseur de Coldplay, j'adore en effet la voix de leur chanteur, ainsi que son facies. J'aime aussi beaucoup leur tube Viva la vida, et également une longue liste d'autres tubes tous meilleurs les uns que les autres. Cet album très sympathique récolte la note de 4/5.

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An example of how a legacy can be ruined. I loved their first single and didn't even notice how much of a prat Chris Martin could be - he was just posh with some cracking tunes. On a relisten, some excellent standouts and a happy bit of nostalgia - shame subsequent events mean this album is effectively cancelled for people with good taste

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Rock alternativo de Coldplay. Un megahit. Un poco lento como para darle un 5.

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Used this as going to sleep music for about a year. So ingrained on my subconscious that I actually really like it.

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Great album, I don't think I'd ever actually listened to it the whole way through before. Again, I liked it more than I thought I would.

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j'avais oublié que c'était comme ça

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Very pleasant, once you get used to Chris Martin's octave-jumping falsetto style, which is irritating to begin with.

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7/10

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I had no idea Coldplay's debut was comparatively speaking so recent. Somehow I thought these guys had been around for ages. It's really very decent and was pleasant to listen to. But really nothing more than that. Giving the album a 3.5 but rounding up because I'm in a good mood.

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I'm afraid I have to be true to my early-30s self and honor this record, because I loved it then. It was sad (as I was by temperament) and serious (as I ever hoped to be) and at times beautiful (ditto). It really does hold up pretty well, sounding gorgeous, substantively stylish and professionally made. But, God have they been mostly awful ever since (the Styx of this generation, as J. Hoberman once put it). 3.5 for 4.

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Man I wish I was their drummer.

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I have always enjoyed Coldplay, When I got this album for the day I expected the Reviews to be very positive and very high. never realized that Coldplay was hated by so many people until I checked the Reviews, I have absolutely no clue what the controversy or reason people hate them but I couldn't really care that much either. I enjoyed this album and while I can agree that it falls flat lyrically I enjoyed it the whole way through. Favourite Songs: Trouble, Sparks, Yellow

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Always enjoyed this one

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Ignoring the cultural food fight over the band. This is a solid album for an average day. It isn't outrageous. It isn't in your face. It won't wring out every emotion and leave you a puddle on the floor. Instead, it'll walk alongside you on a cool autumn day. It will hum along with you on a commute. Don't Panic, Shiver, Yellow, and Everything's Not Lost will fill up so many of the spaces that make up the vast majority of our time. If you let it, it'll add a comfortable element to your mundane moments. Everyone like a good sweater. Hence its popularity.

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Can't stand Coldplay, but this album was great, shame they disappeared up their own arses. Point deducted because of Chris Martin

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I've only heard Coldplay's hits and thought it was too mopey, go-nowhere soft rock type stuff for me. So this may be a struggle (or at best, it could be good background music.) Ok, I'll do pros and cons: pros: it's relatively short for an album released in 2000, keeping to the golden 40min or so. the guitarwork is tasty in places, lots of minor key stuff that I don't mind in heavier music or stuff like Oasis. Some of the tracks were pretty dynamic, relatively big changes that created a vibe etc. cons: it's whiny and pretty samey, lots of meandering, introspective, self-indulgent jams. the singing is generic soft voice stuff, can get pretty annoying tbh. probably my biggest criticism is that it sounds like a watered down version of post-rock, which even though it isn't my fav genre, does have its moments. overall: it's better than I expected, but to be a total music snob, it feels more like an entry point for bigger things than any real destination of its own. 3/5 because for what it is, it's competent and once you acclimatise to the vocals it's pretty listenable.

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They're shit these days. Were they shit at this time of period as well? Is this rating based on nostalgia only? Perhaps. But i quite like it.

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ok

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Not really my thing, but good none the less.

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Spotify. Fave song “Trouble”. Ok listen. 3.5 star

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I’ve spent the last 2 days listening to IDLES, so I may have been a bit harsh on this one. It definitely was not the change of pace I was looking for today.

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This album feels mediocre, and it's hard to understand why it made this list other than a severe recency bias. This album also definitely suffers from having been released the same year as Kid A, which makes Coldplay seem like a version of Radiohead that's safe for Boomers to listen to. It's not bad, it's just not an album that I could imagine telling someone that it's important for them to listen to 3/5

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I remember this

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Good album but not their best

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Some good songs on here then a bunch of forgettable slow boring stuff too

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Good background music. Usually not in the mood for something quite as mellow.

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Solid album.

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i'm slightly surprised at not actively wanting to die having listened to this whole thing. i still don't like them much, but this is was more or less ok.

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Biased against coldplay?

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A classic, modern-era pop album. It's not something I'd listen to every day but it does bring back some memories, and, anyway, back in the day it got lots of airplay!

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honestly, better than I thought. I get why Coldplay got big, they just became so insufferable later on. Feels like a solid 3.5 but I gotta round down as payback for how annoying this band and their fans were during highschool years.

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Not bad or anything, just insufferably mellow.

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Como no soy antiColdplay (aunque sí me parece que hace mucho que debieron parar), sí me gusta este disco, pero igual tampoco es uno muy querido por mí. Tiene momentos lindos y "Yellow" sí me parece ya un clásico moderno. Por lo demás, nada espectacular, ¿creo? La voz de Chris Martin me gusta. Mi fav: "Shiver". 7/10

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I like coldplay, but this album is not the best one for me

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Track by track emoji review: 😐, 😐, 🥱, 😐, 🟨🙂🟨, 😐, 🥱, 😐, 😐, 😐. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Another meme-y band that people make fun of because they are good and then got big and mainstream and it became cool to make fun of them. Not exactly my speed, but you can still tell there is talent here and a reason they were big

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Ik heb de hits te vaak gehoord. Beetje sleets. Ze kunnen echt wel wat, maar ik mis de energie.

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Would be higher if it was live versions. Some great songs on here... Little bored by the end

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Better than I thought. Couple of great tracks and the rest were well crafted easy listening tunes. Largely forgettable but enough quality in the great tracks to make the album good rather than average.

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Wouldn't normally throw on a Coldplay album, tend to find them boring after a couple of songs but this was more enjoyable than I expected, forgetting their big singles were on this album. They go a long way for making up for the more tedious songs but even those are well written.

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Not so bad.

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Listening to this now doesn't sound as bad as it used to. Still kinda gay, though

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Not really familiar with much except Yellow and Trouble. Very much a “nap friendly” album. Wouldn’t throw it on a Friday night before the bar but not bad either

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If you can somehow forcefully erase all Coldplay from your memory and decontextualize it, it's a pretty decent album. Inoffensive and entertaining.

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I think it's surprising that I wasn't more into Coldplay in high school. Until Viva La Vida I pretty much only knew "Yellow" thanks to a mix tape my dad was commissioned to put together for a close family friend.

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It’s really not that bad, but for some reason I really don’t enjoy it.

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Good start.

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3.5

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Soft, harmless pop, can see why Coldplay became so popular. Ear candy melodies but not much to return to. First half more sonically interesting. 6/10 Best Tracks: Don't Panic, Spies, High Speed

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Good, not really my style

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Soothing. Good listen.

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Cuando Coldplay era una copia de Radiohead y sonaba hasta interesante.

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Fine-ish, always thought of Coldplay as a singles band. Nothing but Yellow stands oit

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Buen disco debut de Coldplay. El inicio es muy bueno con Don't Panic y Shiver aunque después se cae. Lo mejor es la mitad con Yellow y Trouble, aunque después se vuelve a caer. 3.5 estrellas que bajan a 3 ya que las canciones que no menciono, aunque no son malas, si desaparecen creo que nadie se quejaría. Songs: Trouble, Yellow, Don't Panic, Shiver

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It's alright, I guess. Very boring and forgettable, but not the worst thing in the world.

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I listened to Coldplay twice do I get a medal

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An accomplished debut and a strong precursor to Rush of Blood... Two great songs in Yellow and Trouble, two pretty good songs in Sparks and Everything’s Not Lost, with some okay filler between.

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A little too slow at times, and I got sick of "Yellow" a long time ago, but I like "Don't Panic," "Shiver," "Spies," and "Everything's Not Lost."

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Certainly competent, it's got a pretty well-worn sound for it's genre... Overall, though, and particularly lyrically, pretty lightweight.

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I don't hate this. It's a little low energy throughout but there are a few tracks I enjoyed. I guess I'll give it a 3 even though its probably a 2.5.

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I don't like Coldplay

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There’s a time and a place for this kind of stuff, I’m not entirely convinced it’s on the main stage, on a Saturday night, of the world’s biggest festivals. Right now the middle with 3 stars

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Okay coldplay stans ... you win this time ...

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Was never a big Coldplay fan but it was interesting to listen to this. A lot space-ier and chilled than what they're known for now. Not a converting moment or anything but still a not unpleasant listen.

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Couple of very good songs but the rest is a bit dull.

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Solid debut album.

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I've never been the biggest Coldplay fan. I enjoyed this though. Some of the acoustic stuff I found a bit vanilla. But there are some good songs on here. When they get their groove on it's good.

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I used to use this album as a sleep aid. Not touched it for years, but it still has that same effect. So for the purpose of winding down in the evening in bed, this fits the bill. It is pretty comfortably their best offering for this reason. Shiver and Spies are both pretty decent tunes. Probably the best on the album. 3/5

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Not bad, but most of the songs were kinda forgettable

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Probably on album I actually appreciate more now than at the time - maybe because of the music they make these days? The hooks are strong and the bass and guitar parts compliment each other nicely. Don't Panic and Shiver are underrated early singles. There are hints (Everything's Not Lost) of Coldplay becoming *too* bland, and the lyrics too banal, to really enjoy, but in general I don't mind of bit of melodic soft-rock. It's not a masterpiece but it remains one of their better efforts. 3.5. Deal with it.

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Is this the album that kicked off the 2000s indie rock trend? Maybe.....To me (an uneducated individual) it certainly feels like it. It feels almost unfair rating albums I've heard many more times than others but oh well

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You can’t trust people … But this is actually a half-decent album

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This is the debut album from alternative rock band Coldplay. It released to commercial success, eventually being certified double platinum. Classic guitar playing, beautiful singing, and songs with emotional depth comprise this album. "Yellow" & "Don't Panic" are the best songs imo. I don't believe I had listened to Coldplay's first album before, so I'm glad I did now.

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I was surprised by how well the good songs have dated. Lesser songs are still throwaway and the back half really drops off.

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I'm not a hater.

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As someone who rarely listened to Coldplay, felt it was quite forgettable. Not bad but didn't make a big impact on me. Best song was: Everything's not lost and shiver. 3/5

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Songs are all well-crafted, and nothing overtly terrible but man is this boring. Don't really understand why this was so popular at the time. I liked "Yellow" and "Trouble" even though (because?) I've heard them 1000 times, but otherwise pretty forgettable.

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Classic Coldplay, very lowkey and such. Minimalist, soothing vocals. Honestly just kind of blends together, but good for when you just want sound.

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I think coldplay has a very specific sound. I have gone most of my life without listening to them. Yellow fucks Can't lie about that one. Rest of the album is kind of meh to me. It's not as bad as I've always heard everyone say. Feels like that might come from a dash of pretentiousness.

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3.2 - some solid songs on here and enjoyed this more than unexpected. Definitely a moody feel to most of the album, but a decent background soundtrack to zone out to.

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I actually enjoyed this more listening to it now than I remember it. They are a better band then I give them credit for.

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30th December 2021 Listened in the morning on the 31st while working in bed before Adna, Joe and Meg came round for NYE! Coldplay get a lot of shit but this album has its moments. Chris Martin's falsetto and soft musicality do strike chords throughout.

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Packs so much emotion; not overly revolutionary or forward thinking but just great music; incredibly consistent YELLOW

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Coldplay? More like lukewarm. There aren't any standout tracks for me on this album that are really good or bad. No matter how much of a hipster you are, you have to admit Clocks is a fucking banger. But sadly not a banger that's on this album. Fave track: Trouble. But honestly the album is a bit of a pleasant snoozefest. Inoffensive, but I'd never claim it's something that truly deserves to be on this list. A solid meh.

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Oh man. I loved Coldplay in high school. I still do, but I did back then, too. I probably haven't listened to this album since then, so it was nice to revisit it. Though not my favorite Coldplay album (Viva Viva La Vida), it's still good and has some great songs. I read on Wikipedia that It's one of the highest selling records of all time in the UK (45th of all time). The Wiki page also said this: "In fact, a few critics have suggested that the album's commercial success was due in part to a portion of Radiohead's audience being alienated by the band's experimental and more electronic-influenced Kid A album." Eek. Again, I like Parachutes. But I hope everyone gave Kid A another chance, because it's definitely the better album of the two.

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Coldplay are shit. This is not shit.

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Decent enough. I find Chris’ voice to become a bit insufferable after a while. Singles from this album are good.

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Decent, nothing more. I listened to it a fair bit when it came out though so probably bumps it up a star more than it deserves

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Their first and their best, while they were still a more accessible and innocent Radiohead, before they were LITERALLY AND UNAVOIDABLY EVERYWHERE OH MY GOD PLEASE JUST SHUT UP.

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Its okay but not something I'd choose to listen to.

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Always said that I hate Coldplay, but tried to listen to this with an open mind. I reaffirmed that I’m not wild about Chris Martin’s vocals, and overall Coldplay as a band is just a bit too smooth and bland for my tastes from a rock group. But overall, it’s not awful and you can’t deny the singles and airplay from this debut album. I wanted to give it a 2 or 3, but, if I’m being honest-4.

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02/07/22

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Предисловие: оценка будет максимально не объективная, у меня сегодня был ужасный день, попытаюсь что-то выжать из себя, дать оценку, и хотябы дослушать. Прослушивание 1: 1 Довольно меланхолично, жалко о чём текст не понимаю, не могу проникнуться 2 Трек на 5 минут? Жесть... Сказать по треку нечего, не моё. 3 Стоп тут почти все треки на 4-5 минут, АААААААААА. Трек пытается пробить на слезу, но это плохо получается. 4 Мне не нравится вокал солиста, может в этом есть какая-то фишка, но почему он хрипит? 5 Это хит, да? Мда... видимо это не мой звук. Но дослушать придётся. 6 Я не могу прочувствоваться альбом, это проблема. Мне сложно его понять. 7 Эти рецензии превартились в какую-то рутину. Я не в настроении это делать, но зачем-то продолжаю. Это никто не увидит, и скорее всего проскипает. Я сегодня в ужасном настроении и не могу это оценивать трезво. А... о треке же надо рассказывать... так это прикол на 46 секунд ) 8 Вот выскажу пока свою проблему. У меня проблемы с девушкой, а я не знаю что делать. Ей нужна моя поддержка, у неё всплыли детские травмы. Я писал ей, как она мне дорога, что она может на меня положиться. Я нашёл ей психолога, но она не хочет идти к нему ни в какую. Мне она не пишет весь день, я стараюсь поддерживать активность, но всё зря. Я очень переживаю, что всё идёт к расставанию, потому что я ужасен и не могу дать нормальной поддержки. Я не хочу с ней расставаться, это самый дорогой для меня человек.... Я сижу и жду пока она напишет. У меня сейчас одна мечта, проснутся и увидеть сообщение от неё. Всё. Пока я это писал играл этот трек на фоне, класс. 9 Плачу... а что ещё делать. Альбом меня вынуждает заплакать. 10 Я хочу спать. Это очень скучно. Всё Итоги: Оценка не объективно, злитесь сколько хотите, мне всеравно. Оценка 3. Всё. Но на самом деле кому не всеравно на то, что я пишу? Правильно, всеравно всем. Всем добра и позитива, разговаривайте со своими любимыми, и встречайтесь вживую почаще. <3

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I don't hate coldplay like lots of people do, I think they have a few classic songs that are pretty affective when I'm in the right mood, like the yellow one. Also they always make me think of my sister because she is very very into Coldplay

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Virou até trilha sonora de novela brasileira. Meu pai adora. Eu confesso que de tanto ouvir, já enjoei um pouco.

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Always thought they ripped off Radiohead. But still a guilty pleasure album. At times, the mix sounded distorted. Tried different devices, settings, same. Don’t know if Spotify or something in my end

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Coldplayn Best of-albumi sais 5, mut tässä oli vähän liikaa muniinpuhallusta kokonaisuudessaan, vaikka muutama jo klassikoksi syntynyt kipale levyltä löytyy

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Kyllähän tuon kuunteli varsinkin kun nykyään ko. orkesterin radiosoitto on taantunut. Itse en ole koskaan löytänyt rakkautta Coldplayn musiikkiin, mutta huomattavasti vähemmän nykyään vituttaa kuin aikaisemmin.

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Brings back memories of being fed up with all the music on the radio sounding like Coldplay. And it's not like that period lasted a day or two: it took years till we got rid of that Coldplay sound. Anthropologists are even suggesting those times never ended, it's just that we don't listen to the radio anymore.

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Je suis un fervent hater de Coldplay, je ne supporte en effet pas la voix de leur chanteur, ni son facies. Je deteste également leur tube Viva la vida, et également une longue liste d'autres tubes tous plus niais les uns que les autres. Cet album est a vrai dire plutôt correct, mais pour l'ensemble de leur oeuvre, j'attribue a Coldplay la note de 3/5.

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Not a bad opener.

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Oh what could have been Coldplay have released some utter tripe in the last few years, but this is a pretty promising debut (and the second album isn't bad either!) The one-two opener of Don't Panic and Shiver is great, and there's some really lovely if not super original stuff on here. I don't know if I'd revisit the whole thing but it was decent

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Day 5 of isolation: I'm daydreaming of walking along the beach like Chris Martin belting Yellow

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Pleasant enough, but not super interesting to me. 3 stars.

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AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW BABY Favorites: Shiver Trouble Everything's Not Lost

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I probably would have loved this back in the '80s

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I would be lying if I said I hate this album. There are a few songs I really like on the album, namely Don't Panic and I admit that Yellow probably wasn't bad before hearing it 800,000 times rendered it unlistenable for me. This is Coldplay before Chris Martin disappeared completely up his own ego and there are some shining moments as well as some floundering ones as the band were searching for their own sound. It is a soundtrack to what they could've been along with what they became. Love or hate Coldplay now but Parachutes is a solid debut.

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Not my thing but I can appreciate it.

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cute and coldplayish. some nostalgic vibes.

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Can’t get into them

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The 1001 Albums Project sometimes takes from Anthrax to Coldplay. And that's ok! Let 1001 flowers bloom. I'm not a Coldplay fan in particular but I also don't hate them like many people seem to. I'm not familiar with this album but first impression: pretty good album art. Getting started, relaxed very Coldplay sounding opening song. Then on to Shiver, which I really don't like. Sparks is pretty and Yellow is a nice enough song if a bit nonsensical. In general Side A is mellow and medium lovely but Side B settles into low-key boring. In any case, the songs don't ask too much of the listener. This album is probably fine if you are in the mood. Today I didn't happen to be.

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It’s a great debut pop record but I’ve heard better considering this is all about albums before you die

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boring tbh couldnt finish

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Coldplay are shit

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1.5| le voy a dar el 2 solo por qué es parte del inicio de la "nueva música del nuevo milenio" y por qué shiver vale la pena pero no aporta nada para mí y creo que no debería estar en esta lista igual que el "a rush blablabla"

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Coldplay is best🤷🏼‍♂️

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Not offensive, mostly just background noise

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De entrada me estaba gustando un poco más que el otro disco que tocó (la primer canción me agradó), pero ahora, después de haberlo escuchado 2.5 veces tengo que concluir que en verdad creo que no tengo mucho más que añadir de lo que mencioné en A Rush of Blood. Mis quejas siguen siendo las mismas, es música inofensiva, en general aburrida y que se siente sin propósito. Sus letras son vacías más allá de hablar o de algo abstractamente bonito o de algún anhelo romántico. Creo que es buen músico, el disco suena bien producido pero de nuevo todas las canciones como si fuera la misma, se mezcla en lo mismo todo y termina en algo aunque bien construido carente de contenido. No propone, no dice, no contesta nada... música absolutamente light para mientras compras tus calcetas en el Suburbia.

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can't stand his whiney voice. I do like "don't panic" though, maybe cos it was on the radio less. Would still listen to this over cat stevens, he sets the low bar.

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It's Coldplay, it's alright.

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On one of my milestone birthdays, Sue surprised me and took me to my first concert at ACC. It was a double surprise because the band playing was Coldplay and as far as I knew, neither of us listened to Coldplay! But I didn't mind since their songs on the radio were ok. It was a splashy energetic concert, great effects and a good performance, but I couldn't help thinking, while the crowd, yet again, sang along to the chorus of another innocuous ballad, "I just don't get it". I still don't.

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Pleasant if dull. First side is stronger than second but ultimately it is background music.

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It was aight. I give it three twists of a dog's tail

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Just kind of "meh" to me. I didn't really hear anything memorable. Not offensive, but I treated it like background music.

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Just felt boring and uninspired mostly.

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There were a few songs near the beginning where the acoustic guitar licks were quite enjoyable. I found the rest of it not to be that interesting. I was listening while I was cooking so I didn’t really pay a lot of attention to the lyrics  so I might come around to it if their lyrics were so amazing they could save the day. 

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2/5 nuuuuh

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Nothing doing

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депрессивная музыка молодежных сериалов нулевых чтож имеет место

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i'd give it a 2.5 if I could. When considering all my other 3s, this doesn't fit there. If most of my 3s came on randomly I'd probably leave them on, but I'd most likely change the playlist if this one started. But I do recognize the musical ability is pretty good so I don't feel great about a 2. Especially because I'm not giving it a 2 just because "ew Coldplay", but it's just not my jam.

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Coldplay’s magnum opus. 3.5/10

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easy listening, but just not my jam...probably won't listen again or dig into their other stuff

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Tocado, e um audição sem muita atenção confirma que é mais sem graça do que chato

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Odd that Coldplay gets two mentions- I don't really think they are all that great despite having a few nice songs. Just more of the same tbh

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lukewarm album. shiver, spies, and yellow are great tracks, I just wish the rest of the album share the same excitement. Everything's not lost is an alright closing track.

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Way too Coldplayie. Every song sounded like Coldplay. Not good.

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Ok. Dislike Yellow with a passion, but some others are redeeming.

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I quite like the song Yellow, and I think Shiver has a nice cadence to the rhythm and melody, but outside of those two songs, I can't help but think "I'd rather be listening to X", and there are two albums in particular that come to mind: Transatlanticism (Death Cab for Cutie) and The Color and The Shape (Foo Fighters). The overall composition of Parachutes reminds me a lot of early Foo Fighters songs, like Walking After You. However, with the exceptions noted above, I don't think Parachutes ever rises above or even to meet that one song in terms of storytelling or dynamics or any other particular quality. That said, Foo Fighters were all established musicians and Coldplay were not at the time of their making each album, so take that with a grain of salt. The performance is masterful, but wears thin after a few songs. Every track blends into each other - indeed, this is a common complaint about Coldplay, and it's why I mentioned Death Cab. Their music, like the album Parachutes, tends to hover around a general sense of melancholy or at least bittersweet joy. However, basically every song they've made is a unique experience, expressing some new and nuanced facet of emotion. Parachutes does not have this breadth, and I think that's a large part of what holds it back. It has neither depth in composition nor broad emotional beats, and so it feels very shallow. It's worth noting that even Chris Martin doesn't like this album, which doesn't affect my rating, but I think even the band recognizes it's not their strongest work.

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Yellow is amazing. I don't know why would this be an album you have to listen to before you die. It's an ok debut album from an early 2000s rock band but it doesn't compare favorably to their competition.

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The singles are good but the rest of the album is just tedious. Still far better than modern Coldplay though

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-It was very meh and it was also Coldplay

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It was alright. Pretty chill, not much was very standout.

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Ok, but a bit dull.

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The big two tracks are ok, but the rest is nothing special - perhaps the mood I’m in at the moment.

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I maybe recognized three songs, but one for sure. The album is alright. Despite what I said during my Philosophy 100 class in the summer of 2005, I am not a b ColdPlay fan. I was really only a fan of Clocks. My statement was a mistake and not true. I ended up dropping that class rather than face the shame, plus the teacher really just taught in drawings and nothing made much sense.

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They're good, but the album doesn't sound to me at all.

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god it's rough out here not liking slow, sleepy music

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I just find them boring. I think his voice is too ingrained in my brain as boring and full and there's nothing anyone can do about it unfortunately

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It feels like the same song being played over and over with all the feeling of a lounge band. Murph and The Magictones, anyone? I feel they're wearing beige velour. So boring. Pretty good if you need to be put to sleep.

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inge vidare va

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Slow moving and uneventful . A good album to have sex to or neck yourself .

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I was prepared to hate this album because... it's Coldplay. But it was ok. Not terrible. Probably deserves a 3 by my typical rating standards but I have to take into account the fact that this album unleashed another 20 years of bland, approachable, radio-friendly shit

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It's Coldplay. I regret everything.

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good if you are GPaltrow

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To put this bluntly, this is some white people music. This music is also kind of a different time, and I was a fan when I was younger, but I have definitely gone to other places with my music taste. It's fine though. Nothing too egregious to make a completely negative review. Highlight: 10.

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It's very easy-listening-esque. None of the songs felt very memorable to me, save for the last one. The sound and tone is fine and good; it's just that the overall feel of the album doesn't stand out at any point, good or bad. It is simply average. Favorite track: Everything's Not Lost

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I was going to give this album a 3, which was what I normally do with any album that doesn't really wow me. Then, it occurred to me that I couldn't name any song on this album except for Yellow. At times when listening to the songs that weren't Yellow I found myself unsure when tracks were ending. This entire album ran together very badly in my head.

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Not a fan

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.5 star for yellow reminding me of running laps in the gym during PE

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I can't bring myself to listen to this.

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I wish I could give this less

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I am not listening to a Coldplay album.

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coldplay songs are souless garbage with sprinkles for middle aged single moms to feel whole.

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Es que no lo voy a escuchar. Estoy traumada

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Had only heard Yellow before and liked it still. The rest of the album was nothing spectacular. Cool cover

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geweigerd te luisteren

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not impressed

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There are some coldplay songs / albums that I like but this is not one of them. They're really not to my taste, overall.

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aweful

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I can't stand coldplay

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No i cos z wielkich popowych rokowcow wyspiarskich musialo wylosowac, bo dawno jakis nie bylo, wiec coldplay i ich debiutancki numer parachutes jest dokladnie tym czego sie spodziewalem kojarzac bande jedynie z ery mtv i kawalka ktory ich definiuje, czyli viva la vida, tak znowu pan eno top, ale tutaj pana eno nie uraczymy podczas odsluchu. a jedynie co plyta ma do zaoferowania to typowo mialkie popowo rokowe kompozycje z obowiazkowym pierdoleniem o Schopenhauerze, plyta brzmi jakby ktos dobrze odrobil zajecia z radioheadowania, ale jak sie inspirowac to od najlepszych, ale przez to cala plyta brzmi jak cos co juz sie slyszalo, takie downtempo jakie panuje na zdecydowanie wiekszej czesci plyty w polaczeniu z residentowymsleeperowym wokalem chrisa martina zmusza do samorefleksji nad brytyjska muzyka popularna, cale szczescie ze plyta zamyka sie w standardowym czasie albumikowym, bo w 41 minutach i 10 trakach, coldplay na tej plycie gra w skladzie cztero osobowym, przy czym sporo robi pan frontmenowy, bo nie tylko wokale, ale tez akustyk i klawisze i pianinko, traki oczywiscie pisane calobandowo, bo takiej mialkosci nie sposob wycisnac z jednego czleka, tu nawet nie chodzi o tematyke utworow, bo pomimo tego, ze wiekszosc to oczywiscie o stosunkach miedzyludzkich w bandzie czy to z lachonami, ale nawet openingowy dont panic, ktory jest nawiazaniem do autostopa galaktykowego, gdzie spiewane jest o pieknym swiecie w ktorym jest jednak duzo bonesow i piekny swiat nie zawsze jest tak piekny, orginalny pomysl na traczek, a jednak dwa wersy, takie same, chorusa i outro, minimalistyczny kawalek moglby ktos powiedziec, tak jak u radiohedow, ale z tak typowym wokalem jakim operuje pan martin brzmi to jak lupowanie 10 wyrazow, tak to wyglada na calym materiale, ciezko mi szukac jakis pozywynych momentow ktore chcialbym wrzucic na plejke, ale dodac cos trzeba, wiec wybieram songa o motywie bondowym zatytulowanego spies, kolejny dosc orginalny temat, a brzmi jak residen, moze plyta ma jakis glebszy ukryty przekaz ktorego ja nie potrafie wylapac, ale brzmienie nie kupilo mnie na tyle zebym zaglebial sie w lore albumikowe

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No. Just no

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Don't panic was the only song that was interesting at least.

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Ugh, Coldplay.

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noooooo

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More boring garbage from Coldplay. This sounds like it has some better songwriting than A Rush of Blood to the Head, but it's still duller than dishwater.

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I have spent too long disliking Coldplay for this to change. It’s part of who I am as a person. Not for me.

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I’ve heard of them but I never want to hear them.

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Ugh.

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Hard skip.

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