Thursday, July 30, 2009

917. Coldplay - Parachutes (2000)

Track Listing

1. Don't Panic
2. Shiver
3. Spies
4. Sparks
5. Yellow
6. Trouble
7. Parachutes
8. High Speed
9. We Never Change
10. Everything's Not Lost (Includes Hidden Track 'Life Is For Living')


Coldplay are fucking annoying, pretentious twats. They have only gotten worse with time having by now become a parody of their own selves. Unfortunately, in spite of how much I hate them, this album is pretty good.

The fact that I objectively recognise the album's quality does not mean that it doesn't irk me, and the more popular the track the more it annoys me, Yellow being the most annoying of all.

However, I can't stop but sing that some of the tracks here are pretty much perfect pop-rock with loads of hooks that pull you right in, beginning with the first track. There is a satisfying sense of lack of pretentiousness... well at least comparatively with their later work.

Track Highlights

1. Don't Panic
2. We Never Change
3. Spies
4. Sparks

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The album was placed at number 14 in Channel 4's 100 greatest albums of all time, and in 2006 at number 33 in NME's 100 greatest British albums. Despite the album's critical and commercial success, Chris Martin said that Coldplay looks beyond Parachutes: "We know that's terrible music and we always try to think about what we can do next".

What a twat.

Don't Panic:

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