- Summary: Plagued by numerous delays, the Chris Martin-led band's third album finally surfaced 3 years after the hugely successful 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head.' The band co-produced with Danton Supple (Elbow) and Ken Nelson (Kings Of Convenience, Badly Drawn Boy).
- Record Label: Capitol
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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The basic songwriting on show here is essentially the same as ever; mid-paced, desperately sincere and earnestly simple, decorated with piano and passionless falsetto, only now with more detours into maximalist, synth-soaked modern rock epics cut from the same cloth as “Clocks.”
paulmJun 9, 2005the new york times are a bunch of freaking morons. maybe they should take the earwax out of their 60 year old ears and then maybe they could the new york times are a bunch of freaking morons. maybe they should take the earwax out of their 60 year old ears and then maybe they could review this album properly. This album is simply BRILLIANT. It takes a few listens but it keeps growing on you. It's my favorite cd by far.… Expand
guyAug 11, 2005Brilliant,the greatest album i've ever seen.
JoaoalienApr 20, 2008best album ever made
CottyJun 7, 2005This Coldplay at the top of their game. The music swirls and cascades into your soul. Definitely their most commercial effort to date.
jimmyjimonebJun 9, 2005Ok, unfortunatly this album is NOT a masterpiece... and because there was so much anticipation about it, many fans are a bit dissapointed... Ok, unfortunatly this album is NOT a masterpiece... and because there was so much anticipation about it, many fans are a bit dissapointed... but it would nevertheless be a lie to say this is a bad work! Some songs are a bitirritating (X & Y, twisted logic) but Speed of sound and White Shadows totally rock and there are many goregous ballades, my two favourite being the catchy Swallowed in the Sea and the AMAZING Til kingdom comes...… Expand
JenWSep 28, 2005I'm lukewarm, although there are some musically satisfying bits and pieces in this album. Overall I can't find one song that feels I'm lukewarm, although there are some musically satisfying bits and pieces in this album. Overall I can't find one song that feels like a coherent whole, perhaps with exception to "The Hardest Part"; there seems to be something simple and pulled together about that one. I keep playing the album, feverently looking for an answer to their "code", but coming up with nothing in the end.… Expand
JessRJun 6, 2005Utter crapola. Thanks for nothing, guys.
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