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Parachutes

ColdplayAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (788 customer reviews)

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Formed in 1997, Coldplay – comprised of Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) – released two EPs, The Safety and Brothers and Sisters, before signing with Parlophone in 1999. Three additional EPs (The Blue Room, Shiver and Yellow) followed before their landmark debut album, Parachutes, which was ... Read more in Amazon's Coldplay Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 7, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: November 7, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wb / Parlophone
  • ASIN: B0000508U6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (788 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Music doesn't come more touching than this. With their debut single alone, the emotion-fortified "Shiver," Coldplay prove they can shift between elated and crushed in a breath, as singer Chris Martin pours out music's oldest chestnut (unconditional yet unrequited love) with the shakiest of voices and a backdrop of epic guitars. For 10 tracks on Parachutes, he adds newfound meaning to the most tired and overused rock sentiments--love found, love lost, love unrequited--over acoustic guitars and emotionally fraught rock. And for once, all the clichés ring true because Chris Martin genuinely sounds like a man picking over the bones of his life, coming up with just as many reasons to be cheerful as seriously depressed. Not that Parachutes is a depressing album--there's too much conviction to the guitars and hope in Martin's words for that. Instead it's a beautifully tender balance that comes as close to perfection as anything that's come before it. --Dan Gennoe

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debut album for UK indie act compared to Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.

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298 of 304 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than Radiohead-lite January 14, 2001
By Joy Kim
Format:Audio CD
"Parachutes" is a really astonishing debut album from the British band Coldplay. "Parachutes" is best described as a mood piece--mellow, melodic, acoustic guitar, mopey at times but ultimately convinced that "Everything's Not Lost."
Coldplay's sound is a mixture of shimmering guitars, keyboards, and Chris Martin's incredible voice. His voice is probably the cause of the many Thom Yorke, Fran Healy and Jeff Buckley comparisons--like those three singers, he makes very effective use of his falsetto. His voice just crackles with real emotion. They have a great tendency to pair rhythm acoustic and lead electric guitars, which produces a very specificly textured and meshed sound.
All the tracks on the album are worth a listen. Highlights include the sublime "Shiver" (truly swoon-worthy), "Yellow" (simply romantic), "Trouble," and the last track, "Everything's Not Lost."
Highly recommended to fans of Travis's "The Man Who" and Radiohead's "The Bends." Coldplay shares a general musical aesthetic with those two bands, but they also have their own sound and musical project. Listen to the sound clips, and you'll see how Coldplay is both familiar and unique. You won't be wasting your money if you pick this album up.
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137 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes less is more June 1, 2003
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In "Parachutes" Coldplay has produced an album that is both simple and elegant at the same time. The guitars are stripped down, and largely acoustic. When electric guitars are used, they act as a nice counterpoint to Chris Martin's superb vocals. At the same time there is heavy used of keyboards, and the drums and bass actually act as a rhythm section instead of acting as rock and roll heavy artillery. The lyrics are as straightforward as the music, without being any less sophisticated for it. Martin sings of timeless themes like love, alienation and hope, but never seems trite or derivative. The end result is an album by a band that clearly recognizes that passion and talent are what make a band, not gimmicks and grinding guitars and morose wailing.
On a song-by-song basis, it would be almost impossible for me to pick a favorite song, for two reasons. First, every one of them is good, which is almost shocking in today's music market. Nonetheless, there is not a single song that I skip past, and more than that, there's not a single song that is noticeably sub-par when compared to the others. Secondly, Coldplay has actually produced an "album" as opposed to a collection of songs, another rarity today. Each song carries through common musical and thematic elements such that each one becomes something akin to a movement within a symphony.
That said, the songs are by no means redundant, and as such warrant some mention as individual entities. First off is "Don't Panic", a plainly stated case for hope in a difficult world, the chorus "We live in a beautiful world..." pretty much sums up this track. With great drum and keyboard work, "Don't Panic" sets the tone for the album.
Next up is "Shiver" a refreshing song about devotion in the face of unrequited love.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow, Relaxing...Just plain AMAZINNNG!!!! March 2, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this cd last summer because my friends and i enjoyed listening to "Yellow" after a crazy night of partying...I never thought i'd be purchasing a cd that would soon become one of my all-time favs. From start to finish its a very complete cd with many strong attributes and high points especially for a debut album. THe sky is the limit for Coldplay...heres a track by track analysis
1.Don't Panic 5/5 - beautiful two and half minute long intro song
2.Shiver 5/5 - Awesome, slightly faster song w/ great lyrics one of my favs on the cd
3.Spies 3/5 - this song slows way down and shows the odder side of Coldplay
4.Sparks 4/5 - slow soothing song...excellent
5.Yellow 6/5 - the original breakout single and still the best on the cd...a true classic
6.Trouble 6/5 - The second single and jsut as good as Yellow plus it has one of my fav music videos ever
7.Parachutes 4/5 - short interlude..but still awesome...had the potential to be an amazing song but was cut short
8.High Speed 3/5 - decent song but u still couldnt come close to calling it filler
9.We Never Change 5/5 - another excellent song
10.Everything's Not Lost 5/5 - GREAT album closer
You may not agree but ive listened to Radiohead extensively and coldplay may be similar but they blow Radiohead away. "Parachutes" and "A Rush..." just did alot more for me then any of Radiohead's efforts.
Bottom line is...Go pick up this album
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful CD January 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
There is some similarity between Coldplay and Radiohead, but this does not prevent the band from making its own unique contribution to modern rock music. The track 'Shiver' is a poignant look at unrequited love that isn't warmed over, melodramatic, or contrite, a tremendous feat in and of itself. It's understated and that's where its power lies. I heard 'Yellow' on the radio and was instantly drawn to its unusual and memorable sound. 'Yellow' may be the most original love ballad I've ever heard. It is what initially compelled me to buy this CD, and it was most certainly worth it. 'Trouble' is another fantastic cut. The CD is full of gems. It alternates between rough and edgy and soft and subdued, sometimes all in the same song. The entire CD just *works.* Every track can stand alone, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, thanks to a common feeling of quiet, thoughtful reflection that flows from beginning to end.
Coldplay has established for itself a distinctive feel. This band should have a huge impact on the modern rock scene and I can't wait to hear more from them. My only regret is that the CD isn't longer, ten tracks wasn't enough, though I understand the Import has two additional cuts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great debut album.Chris Martin is a talent like no others.
Published 3 days ago by Christopher H. Wend
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album!
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Fast shipping and GREAT price:):)
Published 12 days ago by Treasure Finder
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great album. I bought this digital version to replace my lost CD
Published 19 days ago by chucklesnatas
3.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl was warped...
So I returned it. Obviously the music from Coldplay is incredible.. but the quality of the vinyl was really disappointing.
Published 1 month ago by Sofia
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This album sounds amazing on vinyl. So glad I bought this. Absolutely in love. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to start a vinyl collection or add to a previous one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by aluongo15
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Parachutes is where it all started. This album stands out in comparison to all their other albums. This is simply a beautiful and emotional album. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hunyadi
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My favorites.
What a great album, from start to finish. This album brings back so many great memories. I cant believe it is 14 years Old!
Published 2 months ago by Adamogreat
2.0 out of 5 stars Noisy vinyl
The album is a classic. However, I returned the album because the vinyl has rough surface noise throughout both sides. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Faison
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good album
I like a lot this album, it has some of the most beautiful songs in the coldplay repertoire. Shiver, Yellow and Trouble are the most notorious songs here. Read more
Published 2 months ago by mario.albceron
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