Parachutes

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 289 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 289

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  1. Bi
    Jan 3, 2005
    0
    Over-rated!
  2. ErwinK.
    Apr 15, 2002
    2
    Utterly un-inspiring, dull, with weak pretty-boy lyrics. It dumbfounds me the amount of critical acclaim this band gets. If it weren't for Radiohead head this boring, musically vacant fourpiece would be back washing dishes.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Feb 13, 2005
    3
    Yellow is one of the worst songs ever.I dont think thers one decent track on here.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Although "Parachutes" brings nothing new to the table, Coldplay seems talented enough to transcend this early identity crisis.
  2. Combining bits of distorted guitar riffs and swishing percussion, Parachutes is a delightful introduction and also quickly indicates the reason why this album earned Coldplay a Mercury Music Prize nomination in fall 2000.
  3. Their debut album's secret arsenal comprises frontman Chris Martin's voice - prematurely aged for someone in their early twenties - and some supple, persuasive melodies. That and a great big side order of melancholy.