X&Y

X&Y

Music CD - 2005
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Although Coldplay was already big before A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD's 2002 release, nothing could have prepared the British band for the album's Grammy-garnering runaway success. In addition to becoming a full-blown rock star, frontman Chris Martin remained in the media spotlight through his marriage to actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the subsequent birth of the couple's child. What followed for Coldplay was, reportedly, a difficult and lengthy recording process where the group tinkered extensively with their signature sound and eventually arrived back at square one. "Square One" is, in fact, where X&Y, the band's third album, begins, with a subtle, dreamy keyboard line giving way to a barrage of razor-sharp guitar riffs and Martin's plaintive vocals. In keeping with RUSH's overall theme, the songs of X&Y aren't simply catchy singles so much as engaging and meticulously crafted tracks that fit seamlessly together. Many of the record's songs clock in around the five-minute mark, revealing that the quartet feels no obligation to create short, snappy hits; instead they take their time establishing a resonant, anthemic atmosphere, most notably on the slowly building "Fix You." It's clear on X&Y that nothing about Coldplay needed to be fixed, since this album serves as a potent reminder of the band's charms and talents.

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Capitol Records, p2005
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: X & Y
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CaronyE
Dec 07, 2013

Great album.

eagle311 Nov 27, 2013

got this to correct a scratch on my own copy; always like 'speed of sound'

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anthonybencivengo
Aug 07, 2013

Coldplay aims for outer space, but the songs never quite take off due to bland arrangements and Chris Martin's heavy-handed, often humorously bad lyrics.

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ralphiespencer15
Jun 11, 2012

i love coldplay! especially
Fix you
Talk
Speed of sound & my favourite
Hardest part

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fralak
Sep 23, 2011

This disk doesn't work. It does not play.

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balaei_laerea
Mar 10, 2011

A great weave of new age style composition with motivational, almost surreal meaning.

The best kind of music there is. Makes you wonder why there isn't more like it.

If you like this, then I also suggest (The) Verve.

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BCapples
Jan 22, 2010

Ok, SVP ne pas rire de moi...Mais je viens de vraiment découvrir ce groupe...pas comme musique de fond comme on entend à la radio ou dans son auto sans vraiment écouter...mais pour la qualité de ses textes, la beauté du clavier de Chris Martin (ce qu'il ressemble à Dr House ce gars) et pour la guitare. La voix de Chris est tellement envoutante. Mais je sais, vous savez déjà tout cela!
Jamais trop tard pour faire des découvertes!!

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Christina946
Jul 13, 2009

THE MOST AMAZING ALBUM EVER!!! PRAISE FOR COLDPLAY!!

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pie
Jun 24, 2008

A nice collection of single worthy tracks. Simple lyrics with captivating musical accompaniment

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pie
Jun 24, 2008

Birds go flying at the speed of sound

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pie
Jun 24, 2008

You cut me down a tree and brought it back to me

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