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Parachutes [Import]

Coldplay Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews)
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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

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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 new-found 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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Coldplay ~ Parachutes

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM Dec 27 2004
By Nasud
Format:Audio CD
This CD is moody. If you want really uplifting music, this isn't the best album to pick up. The musical talent displayed in this CD is amazing. They have great guitarists, an amazing drummer, especially on the track Trouble, and great vocals and piano, both done by Martin. Great CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Jan. 16 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have to say that this CD is one of the best I've bought in a long time. I had only heard "Yellow" before buying it and thought to myself, "there is no way that any song on that disc can be better than 'Yellow'." Well my music loving friend, the entire CD kicks BUTT!!! It rules in every way conceivable. The individual that gave this album only 2 stars needs to reexamine his or her idea of good, original music. This album is melodious and touching, rocking at times, soothing and comforting at others. The lyrics are like none I've heard before. The singer's voice is all his own, no "sound-a-likes" here! I think I'm in love with the lead singer...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Y2K Britpop Feb. 11 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One good album from 2000s. Experimental, classic... One can expect some soothing moody stuff from it. Try their other works too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Cloudiest Day June 23 2004
By dee
Format:Audio CD
Don't Panic - This is a beautiful and mystical song. The guitar takes you to another world while the lyrics and Chris' voice really makes you look at the environment around you. 5/5
Shiver - A very sweet song filled with longing and heartache. Many could probably relate. 4/5
Spies - This song reminds me of rowing a boat across a foggy lake. Very deep lyrics. And almost scary. 5/5
Sparks - The sound is very dark and depressing though the lyrics are not. I like the guitars. 4/5
Yellow - A Coldplay classic. The most uplifting song on the album and a very beautiful love song. PERFECT 5/5
Trouble - Great song. Makes you pity Chris.4/5
Parachutes - Very short. Not much to say. 3/5
High Speed - Another sort of upbeat song. Pretty Good. 3/5
We Never Change - My fave song on the album. Some might say its a little dark but ithink this song might give others hope for the future. Don't ask me how. I could really relate to these lyrics. A very modest song and it makes you realize how little material things matter. 5/5
Everything's Not Lost - I don't particularly like this song but it's great to lift your spirits on a bad day. At the end you can't help but sing along. 4/5
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4.0 out of 5 stars Flight Without Parachutes Dec 31 2000
Format:Audio CD
First of all about Coldplay, Coldplay's music is from the alternative/indie variety following from such an artisit as Oasis but I must say that it is far from the type of music which Oasis play with more of a gentle approach and not as fast paced as say 'Roll With It' but more like Noel Gallagher's rendition. There songs are quite simular with not much change in variables of the music but it is there first album and the music is still of a highest quality.
I would buy the album because of the excellence and many top-notch tunes such as Yellow and the fantastic Trouble which I must say is one of the best tunes of 2000.
Overall, the album doesn't have much variety but is fantastic and I'm sure that Coldplay will keep improving in there music and will shine above the rest into the new year.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Copycats! Aug. 12 2000
Format:Audio CD
I know saying this now might eventually cause a riot, but Coldplay ARE copycats! So are Travis, so are Muse, at least Doves do have some degree of originality and dignity. Everybody is raving about the album now, I've listened to this for a few times, tried to make myself like it. Well, the conclusion is... they are just ripping off Radiohead, not in the same way as Nirvana ripping off the Pixes,but in a way that makes the album sound cheap, maybe(? ) Coldplay will be the next Radiohead, they do make a few good tunes here and there, but NOT NOW! There are just toooooo many 'the next Radiohead' around, Travis, Muse...even Grandaddy(at least they try to make another 'OK Computer' instead of making another 'The Bend') now there is Coldplay. A parade of wannabes. It's time! Radiohead is releasing 'Kid A' soon, the landscape is going to change again!You don't believe? We will see!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Debut Jan. 22 2011
By Dave_42 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Coldplay released "Parachutes" on July 10th of 2000. The mature sound makes it difficult to view it as a debut album, but when compared to their more recent efforts it does come up a bit short, and the band itself doesn't seem to care for the album. Despite that, there are several tracks which are fan favorites and it is certainly not a bad album. The lyrics are positive, and the music is a bit moody which has become the band's signature style. The album was almost completely produced by Ken Nelson, who gave the band the freedom to explore who they were. There is one track, "High Speed" which was produced by Chris Allison who was to be the producer on their first album, but the band wanted more control and a more cooperative environment between themselves and their producer so they made the switch to Nelson.

The album opens with "Don't Panic", which is a short piece, but which was released in some countries as the fourth single from the album. It provides a good opening for the album. The second track, and first single in the U.K. (2nd in the U.S.) is "Shiver" which shows the influence that Jeff Buckley had on Coldplay. "Spies" is next, a bit different sort of lyric and feel than most of their songs, but it still fits well. "Sparks" is the next track, a bit weaker than the other tracks, both lyrically and musically, it is still pleasant. "Yellow" closes the first half of the album. It is the second single in the U.K., and first in the U.S. from the album. The tune is catchy, though I find the lyrics rather weak. Nevertheless, the song remains one of the best known Coldplay pieces, and despite the lyrical weakness I still enjoy it.

"Trouble" is the start of the second half of the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The album that started it all
This is the one from Coldplay that has to be in your collection if you're a true fan of the group.
Published on March 2 2010 by Alan Wong
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I already had X&Y when I bought this album so it was not as good but close. They got much better album after album. Read more
Published on Oct. 29 2008 by S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars A great beginning
Not many bands can come up with such a strong debut album, but Coldplay managed it with ease. Full of good songs (3 or 4 outstanding songs), it contains many beautiful moments... Read more
Published on Dec 16 2006 by Pipjen
1.0 out of 5 stars Baa Baa Baa
They can play their instruments - about as inventively as 14 year olds, picking up a guitar for the first time. Read more
Published on Aug. 31 2005 by Heitham 'le meilleur' Black
5.0 out of 5 stars We live in a beautiful world
This album is absolutely awesome and suitable for diehard Coldplay fans and people who just like the songs alike. Read more
Published on July 17 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars You people can't be serious, right?
BRITISH POP IS GARBAGE, PEOPLE!!! How can you guys seriously listen to all that piano tinkling in the background? This is music for wimpy people! Read more
Published on July 13 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing...
This album is one of the most relaxing, inspirational albums I've ever heard. From the beautiful intro "Don't Panic" to the hopeful "Everything's Not Lost,"... Read more
Published on July 5 2004 by david harris
5.0 out of 5 stars A very notable debut album from the great Coldplay
I must admit, after hearing some of the great songs from A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD, I didn't totally warm up to PARACHUTES. Read more
Published on June 20 2004 by Kenji Fujishima
4.0 out of 5 stars Chill
This is the most chill CD I have ever heard. Don't Panic has put me to sleep so many times I want to kiss the guy who wrote it. Read more
Published on June 18 2004 by "ktt1987"
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