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Parachutes

Coldplay

2000

Parachutes

Album Summary

Parachutes is the debut studio album by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released on 10 July 2000 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom. The album was produced by the band and British record producer Ken Nelson, except for one track, "High Speed", which was produced by Chris Allison. Parachutes has spawned the singles "Shiver", "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic". The album was a commercial success and was met with positive reviews. Upon release, it quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom and has since been certified 9× Platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Double Platinum. It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002, the British Album of the Year award at the 2001 Brit Awards and many other accolades. Parachutes is also the 22nd best-selling album of the 21st century in the United Kingdom. As of 2020, it has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

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3.46

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5513

Genres

  • Pop
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Tue Mar 30 2021
1

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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Mon Mar 29 2021
1

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

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Sat Feb 13 2021
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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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

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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Fri Feb 19 2021
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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Fri Nov 06 2020
5

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

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

i do not care, i fuckin love coldplay

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

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

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Fri Jul 30 2021
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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Mon May 31 2021
2

Music for bedwetters.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
1

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Still love this album

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Fav: Spies, Sparks, Everything's Not Lost

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Loved it. So soothing.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
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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Sun Feb 14 2021
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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Sat Feb 13 2021
5

Beautiful album

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Tue Apr 06 2021
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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Thu Mar 18 2021
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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Tue Apr 20 2021
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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Tue May 18 2021
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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Wed May 26 2021
5

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

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Thu Jul 08 2021
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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Thu May 06 2021
5

Mellow. Beautiful.

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Thu May 06 2021
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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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

5/5 - the beginning...

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Mon May 31 2021
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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Sun Jul 04 2021
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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Sat Aug 14 2021
5

Perfect! Great album, with a lot of fresh sounds

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Tue Aug 24 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
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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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

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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Mon May 03 2021
1

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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Mon Jun 14 2021
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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Mon May 31 2021
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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Thu Jun 03 2021
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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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

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

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Sat Jul 10 2021
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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Fri Mar 19 2021
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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Fri Mar 26 2021
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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Sun Feb 28 2021
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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Fri May 07 2021
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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Mon Feb 22 2021
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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Fri Jun 11 2021
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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Tue Dec 21 2021
3

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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Mon May 31 2021
1

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

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Fri Jun 18 2021
1

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

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Thu Sep 30 2021
1

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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Wed Nov 17 2021
1

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

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Tue Nov 23 2021
1

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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Mon May 10 2021
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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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

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

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Mon May 10 2021
5

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

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Thu Apr 08 2021
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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Thu Jul 08 2021
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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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

A classic. Every song is good.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Love it

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Tue Oct 05 2021
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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Wed Oct 06 2021
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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Sun Oct 17 2021
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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Wed Oct 20 2021
5

10/10

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Mon Nov 08 2021
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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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Amazing album. Top to bottom.

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Sat Nov 20 2021
5

Their first and best

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Not my favourite Coldplay album but they really locked in their signature sound right away in this album. Very iconic and deserves credit for being such a great debut. Favourite tracks::Yellow, Everything's Not Lost

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Favorite so far! Very good!

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Wed Nov 24 2021
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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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Great.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
5

Old Coldplay was based.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

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

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

wooooo coldplay let’s gooooo

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

nunca tinha ouvido inteiro n esperava ser tão bom

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Mon Jan 03 2022
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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Sun Jan 09 2022
5

Made me nostalgic for the nineties

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Thu Jan 13 2022
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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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

you can't tell me otherwise

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

é o primeiro álbum do coldplay né pai

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Mon Feb 14 2022
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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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

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

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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

Already listened to it

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Fri Mar 25 2022
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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Wed Apr 06 2022
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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Thu May 12 2022
5

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

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Fri May 27 2022
5

listened to again what an AMAZING record

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

surpreendente, muito mejor que a atual fase pop. baita som

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

god dammit why does Coldplay need to keep surprising me, fuck, this is actually good just like a rush of blood, I didn’t think I would like this but I am actually very happy and surprised - this is a 9/10 for me I still stick by my belief that every other coldplay album is lame, my mind was changed on their first two so I listened to their third, X&Y, it was just so boring like maybe i’m crazy but the difference between A Rush of Blood and X&Y is like night and day (except reverse) they started out so good and in that third album, they just sound like a hollow remake of themselves, the songs all sound the same, the drop/hook is always predictable and boring, I swear there’s just something missing from it who knows, maybe if I come across another coldplay album on this site, I will be proved wrong but right now I still think only their first two are good

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

Uno de los álbumes que más escuché en mi adolescencia. Ese y AROBTTH son los mejores de coldplay para mi.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Well, I myself can detach Cris Martin from the music... I’ll tell you why, not all of us come from the same place, not all of us are so aware of the public life of the artist, not all of us are here for something else than the music, I’ll tell you even more: there was a time at the beginning of the century in which us, the millennial teens were watching MTV and found this beautiful 3 songs in the programing: Don’t Panic, with its cartoonish innocent video, Trouble, with those two different videoclips the second of which was sort of an urban legend and of course that amazing, straight to the heart, one take video (a gimmick we know) of a beautiful song called “Yellow”. Yes, it’s been 22 years for us to see how they didn’t live up to the expectations, yes we all wish they kept doing soulful music instead of a feature single with the most generic popstar available every other week, but none of that can take away what this album felt like at first, because yes, to spite of all those art revisionists, the first feel is often the most valuable thing you can get from art. I was all about nu metal at the time, but I still recall finding something special on this record. I was aware of the Radiohead comparisons but damn did Yellow meant something to me, “for you Id bleed myself dry” damn and damn. But what would be my surprise that upon hearing the full album that would not be my favorite song, no, right before that one it would come that amazing song asking “did I drive you away?...” soulful AF, now that’s a song I will never get tired of. “sparks”; and don’t get me started on the closing of the record everything’ not lost. Great music. I saw them play stadiums, arenas and theaters back then, I was by myself the only time I heard “Sparks” live but it was worth it. I wasn’t planning to see them live this summer but my girlfriend insisted, it’s not the same experience as there are a lot of lazy written-to-be-a-hit fillers now but they still can do a good show. I have a capitol press of the vinyl and the Parlophone one, the first is shit and the second one could be better. I would not recommend their later stuff but I would always do it with this one. Life is for living, and I don’t want to live it alone :)

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Good album

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

"Don't Panic" was on the Garden State Soundtrack and gives me literal chills every time I hear it. There are so many hauntingly gorgeous songs here, I gotta give it that 5 piece.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

Very nice I never thought I'd like Coldplay

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Before I start people can say that Coldplay are generic and shit but that’s really in their late albums and are just a typical victim of late album syndrome, this album though is a banger… Don’t panic is a solid album opener I like how ( for Coldplay’s standards) the song gradually increases in heaviness throughout, it’s really short compared to what I remember still good though. Actually shiver might just be one of the heaviest Coldplay rockers and it’s really good I especially love the pre chorus/ chorus! Spies is very slow it’s a nice mid side one break it’s great and shows what talents Coldplay used to have. Sparks is another acoustic track it’s good ( not as good as spies though). Yellow is a banger ( not the best song of the 2000’s) but still an amazing song to have as a breakthrough hit! Trouble is great too that piano is near iconic! The album’s title track is an interlude ( what a waste). Higher speed sounds cool enough to not be filler but the verse isn’t even great but it just loops over the chorus is okay though. The penultimate track we never change is a great song except for the line “ live my life an have friends around” rubbish lyricism still okay though. Everything’s not lost is the saving grace for this album amazing closer ( the hidden track is good too). This album is front loaded ( not as much as prefab sprout or the killers ( both of which have either got 5’s or getting 5’s)). But for this album it’s harder for that score because of how much worse that side two is. Like I wanted to give it a 5 just to show that Coldplay are a good band but I can’t. Actually fuck it I gave elbow a 5.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
5

Increíble!!!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
5

I remember buying this CD when it came out. It was a punt for me at the time. The joy of the 1001 albums is that we get away from the modern fashion of listening to individual songs on playlists. Going back to listening to an album as the artist intended. Enjoying the juxtaposition of one track to the next, the journey they take you on. I loved this album when it first came out. It’s well crafted, starts strong and ends well. Listening to this album transported me back to a memorable time in my life and that in itself was a joy. I understand the ire that Chris Martin conjures up. I’m ignoring all that. It’s easy to forget that he became popular because the music was good. Fabulous debut. Solid 5 stars here

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Classic, a great first album by them. All the tracks work well together, with Shiver, Spies, and Everything’s Not Lost personal favourites.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Simply wonderful. So evocative of late teenage years... I remember first hearing Trouble on the radio and thinking it was Oasis. Given what Coldplay have become I think it is easy to forget that they were once a straightforward indie band, and a bloody good one at that. Trouble, Don't Panic, High Speed, Everything's Not Lost, Yellow... there's so much good stuff on here. Screw the haters

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Lightning in a bottle

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

el pop rock volvia a los oidos y de una forma melodicamente hermosa y con una estructura digna de los 2000s, coldplay debuta con este album (el mejor de ellos a mi gusto), tocando fibra y corazon con su melancolía y retrospectiva convirtiéndose en el lider del pop rock de los 00s coldplay no suelta ese gran poder cautivador como contraparte al nu metal que sonaba en tal momento. este disco tiene ese sonido que te hace querer escuchar sus temas hasta el cansancio y cantarlos a todo pulmón. escuchá “parachutes” y vas a amar parachutes, como yo. fav songs: dont panic ☆ spies ☆ shiver ☆ yellow (es llorar cada vez que se escucha) trouble we never change 5.0

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Track I liked so far: Sparks, Yellow (of course)

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

10/10 a true classic. cant believe i don’t listen to this record more often. its so refreshing to go back and listen to a band that sounds like a band… ie live instruments.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Nice h

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Good chill album. Would listen again

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

It's like a musical weighted blanket.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

I love Coldplay.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

I always love Coldplay

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Way better the previous Coldplay album we had, does this appeal to my white boy indie loving sensibilities, ye. Do I mind? No. Loved the guitar tone and the lyrics weren’t as prominent so I didn’t have to dislike them

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

No puedo ser objetiva. Me hace bien 😌

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

Still great.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Jájá

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

this album is so good. first full listen and it’s very consistent and has great production. the singers voice is nice.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
5

I'll admit, I was a bit disappointed when I saw this one pop up. But I forgot how good this album actually is,I enjoyed almost all of it. The last three tracks are a bit meh, but everything up until then is great! Really well written and performed. Where did it all go wrong for Coldplay? They really did have some great albums in the 2000s.9/10

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

The only Coldplay album worth a listen.

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Wed Oct 21 2020
4

When Coldplay was class ahah

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Tue Nov 24 2020
4

Good album overall

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Fri Nov 06 2020
4

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

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

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

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Mon Mar 29 2021
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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Tue Mar 09 2021
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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Sat Apr 03 2021
4

não mereço ouvir coldplay

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Thu Jun 03 2021
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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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

Also good, but bit more average

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Easily listening of course

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Wed Mar 17 2021
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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Mon Mar 22 2021
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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Mon Mar 29 2021
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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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
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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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Good album... Shiver is one of my favorites

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

I'm genuinely surprised! I really liked it

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Buenas melodías y una gran voz. Recomendable para relajarnos

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Sat Jun 26 2021
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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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 15 2021
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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Tue May 25 2021
4

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

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Wed Jun 02 2021
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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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Prachtig album!

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 18 2021
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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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 18 2021
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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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

banger

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Sat Feb 27 2021
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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Sun Jun 13 2021
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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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

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

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Great mellow album

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

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

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Sun Apr 25 2021
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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Mon May 03 2021
4

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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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Muy chill y un poco triste me gustao.

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Nice album.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

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

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Tue May 25 2021
4

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

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

starkes Album, Klassiker wie don't panic und yellow

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

''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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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

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

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Great album enjoyed most of it

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Fri May 07 2021
4

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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Fri May 14 2021
4

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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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

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

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

4,1 And it’s all yellooooooow! 😍😍😍

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

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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Fri May 28 2021
4

2000s nostalgia

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

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

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

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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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

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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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

Coldplay puts me back in a very specific time

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

pretty great album, guitar & production. nice x

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

so nostalgiac, really wish they stayed on this track

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

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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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

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

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

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

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Nostalgic and artsy. Very enjoyable.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

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

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

One of the better ones I've gotten recently

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

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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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

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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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

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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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Yellow is great; rest of album OK

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

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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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

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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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

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

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

the only good coldplay album

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

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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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

Very good album before they disappeared up their own arse.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

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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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Nice, I hadn't heard all of it before

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Brilliant.. just brilliant

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

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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Sun Jan 30 2022
4

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

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Great debut album

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Gratis. Wonderfull

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

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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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Clássico.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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

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