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Editors’ Notes

Coldplay's ascension as the rock gods of the new millennium rivals that of Nirvana's just ten years earlier. Both were unwitting heroes of a rock scene desperate for a leader, and both donned their crowns with great reluctance. Unlike Nirvana, Coldplay chose the dream-pop route on their debut, with exquisitely executed melodies, mesmerizing guitar hooks, and just enough soul-searching substance to offset the band's gorgeous simplicity. The result is possibly the best pop debut of the decade, and worth every ounce of attention it received. Key tracks: "Yellow," "Don't Panic," "Trouble," and "Proof."

Customer Reviews

I see there is a shortage of reviews on this one, so I'll give it a go.

When I first discovered this album, I thought the only song worth listening to was Yellow (which is an awesome song, by the way). But as I listened to it more, I realized that Yellow isn't the only thing that Parachutes has to offer. Coldplay's debut is probably their most overlooked, due to it being massively overshadowed by it's successor A Rush of Blood to the Head. But just because it is overshadowed doesn't mean it's not good. I find myself constantly listening to songs like "Don't Panic" and "Trouble" because they just make me feel so good. The whole album just feels designed to get you in the best mood possible, and that's exactly what it does. No matter how I feel, I can always listen to one of these songs and instantly feel happy. Not only that, but the melody and vocals come together so well in every song that it truly turns into something beautiful (get it?).
Parachutes definitely deserves a 5/5. If you haven't listened to it before, download it as soon as possible; you won't regret it.


This album is pure gold key album of 2000s rock

Almost Perfect

Why would you not want the whole album, it's almost near perfect. The songs are a little more dark then their later stuff, and the album flows nicely. Also, it's the record company's who decides what is, and isn't album only.


Formed: 1998 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide. The group's emergence was perfectly timed; Radiohead had just released the overly cerebral Kid A, while Oasis had ditched two founding members and embraced psychedelic experimentation on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants....
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