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Parachutes [Import]

Coldplay Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (601 customer reviews)
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Parachutes + A Rush of Blood to the Head + X&Y (with Hidden Track)
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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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debut album for UK indie act compared to Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.


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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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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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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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Format:Audio CD
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. The first time I listened to it, it seemed like a good freshman effort, but nothing more. RUSH seemed more ambitious and more memorable overall. And yet, after a while, PARACHUTES started to grow on me. Sure, all its songs are, in a way, love songs, but they are all done in a style that is totally and unmistakably Coldplay---certainly the yearning vocals of Chris Martin is not something you'll hear in other love songs. That, and the lyrics make an admirable attempt to be something much more than the usual "love song," to touch on things more universal than a man's unrequited love. From the line "We live in a beautiful world" in the opening song "Don't Panic" to the repeated impassioned cries of "Everything's Not Lost," this is music that touches the heart and soul in a way more pop-packaged, audience-friendly music hardly attempt to do.
Despite the fact that I gave 4 stars to A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD, I still believe it to be a better album that PARACHUTES, simply because its great songs---its first six tracks, especially---trump almost anything on this first effort of theirs. But PARACHUTES is admittedly more consistent in quality, and has some memorable songs of its own (my personal favorites are "Trouble" and "Everything's Not Lost," and of course almost everyone knows "Yellow"). As such, I believe it deserves the highest rating. May Coldplay continue to rock on with its unique musical style! Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Oh Yes June 1 2004
By Justin
Format:Audio CD
Coldplay is an excellent band. This album,"Parachutes", is just perfect. It's a nice clean cd that you can just chill to and relate to any time you fill like just laying back. Their words and music flows perfectly together and just blends through ~ next song to the next. Parachutes is a good name for the way this album moves.

1. It starts off with a song titled "Don't Panic" which is a great one to start the story off. It softly plays with a acoustic guitar in the background. Then with its' foot beating beat kicks off with Chris' deep taking his time voice. The song flows into "We live in a beautiful world." The song moves where with all the different soothing sounds you can get lost in it.
2. The next is more up to beat where after the last you just want to move with it. This one is titled "Shiver." Believe me chris' high going voice with the jammen guitar is enough to really fall in love with. Got to love that up to beat drummer in the back.
3. "Spies" is another softer song that as a great story. The story alone is just great. It takes you down a crying road then all of a sudden climaxes to a good ending you were not expecting putting a smile on your face. The music is a sad that sound with a high pitch guitar coming in with it and of course Chris' voice is perfectly added to the mix. This is indeed on of my favorites.
4. "Sparks" is another love song that just is so cool sounden! The bass is here is greatness it just ties everything together. The guitar gently keeps its beat with the small smashing of simbuls in the back. Then a great sound of another soft guitar plays in and out.
5. Then "Yellow" probably most up to beat one. You probably heard it for it was popular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Y2K Britpop
One good album from 2000s. Experimental, classic... One can expect some soothing moody stuff from it. Try their other works too!
Published 8 months ago by Tang T. Yu
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Debut
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... Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2011 by Dave_42
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that started it all
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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
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