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Coldplay are a pop band formed in London, England in 1998. The group comprises vocalist/pianist/guitarist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Will Champion. Coldplay have sold 40 million albums, and are also known for their hit singles, such as "Yellow", "The Scientist", "Speed of Sound", "Fix You", "Viva la Vida" and the Grammy Award-winning "Clocks".

Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of their single "Yellow", followed by their debut album, Parachutes (2000), which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Its follow-up, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) won multiple awards such as NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y (2005), received a slightly less enthusiastic yet still generally positive reception. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely favourable reviews. All of Coldplay's albums have enjoyed great commercial success.

Coldplay's early material was compared to acts such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, U2, and Travis. Since the release of Parachutes, Coldplay have drawn influence from other sources, including Echo and the Bunnymen, Kate Bush and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head, Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y and Blur, Arcade Fire and My Bloody Valentine on Viva la Vida. Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, and the Teenage Cancer Trust

Discography

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This is the discography of Coldplay, an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. The band have released four studio albums, 23 singles, five extended plays, one live album, and one compilation album. Coldplay's first release, the limited demo Safety (EP), was released in 1998, and their debut studio album, Parachutes, was released two years later, in July 2000.

Coldplay have sold over 40 million albums, and are also known for their hit singles, such as "Yellow", "The Scientist", "Speed of Sound", "Talk", "Violet Hill", "Viva la Vida", and the Grammy Award-winning "Clocks".

The band's most successful album so far is A Rush of Blood to the Head. Their fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, was released in 2008.

Also, in a BBC interview with the band, it was announced that they will be releasing their 5th studio album in December 2009.

Studio releases


Parachutes

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Parachutes is the debut album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released by the record label Parlophone on July 10, 2000 in the United Kingdom.

The album was generally successful both commercial and critical. Upon release, the album quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom, and has since been cerified 7x platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified 2x platinum. Parachutes won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002.

Background

Coldplay and British record producer Ken Nelson produced the album except of one song featured in the album. Nelson, whose profile as an engineer was growing with job offers starting to flow, was introduced to Coldplay by his manager in the name of Pete. Coldplay had released an EP and a single in the time and Pete gave Nelson a copy of it, with compliments for the band. Nelson, who likes bands that can play live, had expressed interest in working with Coldplay as soon as he heard band vocalist Chris Martin's voice in the song "Bigger Stronger". Nelson was offered the job while Coldplay was performing in Liverpool with English indie rock band Gomez, whom Nelson had worked with in the band's debut album.

The band started working on the album in 1999 and produced an EP with British record producer Chris Allison, but the band was not satisfied with the results. They stopped working with Allison on the album because they had wanted a bit more control of it; so, they looked for somebody and it was Nelson who qualified. Accordingly, in working with Gomez on the production aspects, Nelson imposed not on how the album should sound. Instead, he had been assisting to those he had worked with in realizing their own ideas, and not just "producing" for them. Nelson said: "I'm not producing the band, it was a co-production. It says that on the sleeve and we talked about that early on and, to be honest, I think that's possibly what got me the job, because they could have worked with anybody.

Recording and production

Initially, Coldplay envisioned of only a two-week recording for Parachutes. However, it went intermittent with their tours and other live performances between September 1999 and April-May 2000. The band worked with a total of nine to ten weeks of actual recording, interrupted by two mini-tours. Thus, the band recorded songs for the album in various European studios. Coldplay started working in 1999 in Rockfield Studios in Wales, Matrix Studios, and Wessex Sound Studios. After Christmas of 1999, the band relocated to London and thus most of the songs in the album were recorded at Liverpool's Parr Street Studios. Another studio used was the Orinico Studios in London for the song "High Speed", the only Chris Allison-produced track featured in the album. The band worked in three studio rooms in Rockfield, and tracked much of the album in one of these rooms—the project studio which is basically a demo room. Some of the songs were later mixed in New York while the recording was underway.

Nelson has described the album "sounds so organic". While playing in Liverpool, he thought that Coldplay's performance was "very very uptight ... and they rushed through the set and it was quite difficult to listen to". It did not effect well to him and Nelson thought the band needed to calm down. Once in the studio, what he had envisioned was what they basically did. The collective went through each song and had learned how to play the piece live, learned what tempo to play the song at, and some intricate details.

The album's cover features a photograph of a globe personally taken by the band with a disposable Kodak camera. The globe had been purchased from W H Smith for £10; it was featured in the music video for "Shiver" and "Don' Panic", and also accompanied the band on their tours. The album was dedicated to drummer Will Champion's mother, Dr. Sara Champion, who died of cancer in 2000.

Music and lyrics

Champion has explained that the liberating approach of Nelson in recording Parachutes had allowed them to feel at ease in working and get creative: "... it was just like having a fifth member of the band who would just sit there [and take it in]." The ensuing album was "a record's worth of moody and atmospheric tunes". With the moods created in the album, Champion has stated that the lyrics, which are "really happy", had resulted to being juxtaposed with a "really sad" music.

Parachutes was recognized to have an alternative rock sound similar to English band Radiohead in their The Bends–OK Computer era. In fact, it has been suggested that the album's commercial success was due in part to a portion of Radiohead's audience being alienated by the band's experimental and more electronic-influenced Kid A album.

Release and reception

Parachutes was released on July 10, 2000 in the United Kingdom via record label Parlophone. In the United States, it was released on November 7, 2000 by Nettwerk.

The album's third track "Spies" drew some attention from the Chinese government, who interpreted it as an anti-Communist song. This led to the album being banned in the country. Buckland comments, "We've been banned in China because of the song 'Spies'. Very strange."

The album won Best Album at the 2000 Q Awards, and was nominated at the 2000 Technics Mercury Music Prize. The following year, the band earned Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards and Best British Album at the BRIT Awards.

Critical reviews

Parachutes was critically acclaimed in the local scene. Michael Hubbard of MusicOMH noted its an album of "remarkable depth, especially when one considers the youthful ages of the band members". An article published by the British newspaper The Guardian quotes that the album was seen as "one of the year's most uplifting albums", adding that it features "elegant songs, classic guitars and gorgeous singing".

The album received generally positive reviews among international critics. A review in Billboard magazine claims that Parachutes "brings nothing new to the table", writing that its "musical reference points are immediately recognizable and difficult to overlook". Despite this, the reviews adds, "Coldplay seems talented enough to transcend this early identity crisis", referring to them as a newly-introduced band in the United States. Matt Diehl of Rolling Stone magazine said that the album "ultimately rises above its influences to become a work of real transcendence". MacKenzie Wilson of Allmusic commented that it introduces the album as "young musicians still honing their sweet harmonies", adding, "Parachutes deserved the accolades it received because it followed the general rule when introducing decent pop songs: keep the emotion genuine and real."

Commercial performance

Parachutes performed well in the United Kingdom. The popularity of the song in British clubs, pubs and sporting events bolstered the album to debut at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It has been certified 7x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, with sales of around 2,400,000 units, to date.

Parachutes has reached number 51 on the US Billboard 200, and has peaked at number one on the Billboard Heatseekers. The album's lead single, "Yellow", in the United States has helped the album's shipments reach over 1.2 million units. According to Nielsen SoundScan, over 2,700,000 copies have been shipped to US retailers; the album has since been certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, over one month after the release of the band's third album, X&Y. It has also been certified 3x Platinum in Australia by the Australian Recording Industry Association, and 2x Platinum in Canada by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

Impact and legacy

According to the British trade paper Music Week, Parachutes was one of the most-impressive albums ever, spawning the hit singles "Shiver", "Yellow", and "Trouble". With nearly 2.4 million units sold in the United Kingdom alone, it has placed at number 12 on the country's list of 20 biggest-selling albums of the 21st Century.

The album was placed at number 14 in Channel 4's 100 greatest albums of all time, and in 2006 at number 33 in NME's 100 greatest British albums. Despite the album's critical and commercial success, Chris Martin said that Coldplay looks beyond Parachutes: "We know that's terrible music and we always try to think about what we can do next."

Track listing

1. "Don't Panic" – 2:17
2."Shiver" – 4:59
3. "Spies" – 5:18
4. "Sparks" – 3:47
5. "Yellow" – 4:29
6. "Trouble" – 4:30
7. "Parachutes" – 0:46
8. "High Speed" – 4:14
9. "We Never Change" – 4:09
10. "Everything's Not Lost" – 7:15
11. "Life Is for Living" – 1:36 (hidden song starting at 5:39)

Dont Panic


Shiver


Yellow


Trouble (UK Version)


Trouble (US Version)



A Rush of Blood to the Head

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A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released on August 26, 2002 in the United Kingdom by record label Parlophone. The songs featured in the album have greater use of piano and guitar than Coldplay's debut album, Parachutes.

The album was commercially successful, debuting at number one in the United Kingdom and placing at number seven of the country's 20 biggest-selling albums in the 21st century. The British Phonographic Industry has since certified the album 8x Platinum for its accumulated sales of over 2.6 million units. The album also received acclaim, and many critics have considered it better than Parachutes. A Rush of Blood to the Head won the 2002 Grammy for Best Alternative Album, and the song "Clocks" became the band's largest hit to date, earning them a Grammy for Record of the Year.

Background

Coldplay became popular in Europe and overseas with the release of their debut album, Parachutes, and one of its singles, "Yellow". The album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number one, and the single gave the band their first taste of fame in North America. Despite this, while making A Rush of Blood to the Head, the band did not feel of a sophomore slump pressure. However, when they began to open to press about their new work, things started to scare them: Everyone's been saying, "What do you think about the pressure?"

The band started recording in London, while Parachutes was still picking up sales. Since the band had never stayed in London before, they had trouble focusing. So they decided to relocate in Liverpool, where they recorded some of the songs on Parachutes. Once there, Martin said that they became obsessed with recording.

"In My Place" was the first song recorded for the album. The band released it as the album's lead single because they saw, being one of the songs left after Parachutes, importance in it, which was to record another album and think they could still write songs. Martin said: "Three months after Parachutes took off, we went through a strange period of not really knowing what we were doing. One thing kept us going: recording "In My Place." Then other songs started coming." The band had written over 20 songs for the album. Some of their new materials, including "In My Place" and "Animals", were played while on tour. The album's title was revealed through a post on the band's official website.

Recording

Following the release of Parachutes, the band started recording A Rush of Blood to the Head the week after the September 11 attacks in the United States. In Liverpool, it was just vocalist Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland working on the weekends. By Monday, they would present to their band mates something they had developed. While A Rush of Blood to the Head was near in completion, Martin went into the studio late one night and wrote the riff that popped into his mind. This came special to the band as soon as Martin played it to them. Unfinished, however, they thought they had no time to complete it for the album, which had already 10 completed songs. So they recorded a demo version of the track that was later titled "Clocks"; it was filed, together with other unfinished tracks, under a CD marked "Songs for #3", which was projected for the band's third studio album.

Eventually, Coldplay completed A Rush of Blood to the Head by June 2002, and was ready to hand it over to their record label, Parlophone. However, the band thought their output sounded "rubbish". Unhappy of putting something they were completely unsatisfied with, the band had reached an agreement with the label to postpone the release of the album.

Subsequently, there were many songs discarded because it best fit to Parachutes, according to Martin. For him, making the likes of Parachutes was not anymore interesting for them: "It would have shown that we're happy to sit back on what we'd done, and we're not. For us it was important to progress and try to improve upon our abilities as musicians." Always in search of perfection, however, this encountered the band sometimes with "practice sessions ended abruptly with one or more members of Coldplay threatening to quit". After headlining 2002's Glastonbury Festival, Coldplay returned into the studio to work "Songs for #3" out. Phil Harvey, the band's manager, heard of "Clocks" and urged them to rework it immediately: "No, you must do that song now 'cause you're going on [in the lyrics] about urgency, and you're talking about keeping this song back. That doesn't make sense."

Martin has claimed that the album's title track is a homage to American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, whom he considered "the greatest ... Him, Dylan, and Hank Williams are just the greatest men with just guitars."

Cover

The cover art for A Rush of Blood to the Head was designed by photographer Sølve Sundsbø. Before Martin knew of the image, Sundsbø was hired by fashion magazine Dazed & Confused in the late 1990s. The magazine's editor wanted him to produce something with a "technological feel, something all white". As an artist, he tried to do "stuff that hasn't been done before, which is virtually impossible"; he suggested taking shots using a three-dimensional scanning machine.

The model for the shot wore an all-white makeup because it produces the "best results"; however, for the image, the model also wore a twill-colored cape. The computer could not read the colors so it was replaced with spikes, and the head in the image was chopped because the machine only scanned 30 centimeters. The editor of the magazine liked the image and eventually featured it in one of their publications.

Martin saw the image in the magazine. He approached Sundsbø and asked him to use the image for the cover image of A Rush of Blood to the Head. For the album's singles, Martin asked Sundsbø what he could do; the latter suggested scanning the head of each member of the band

Music and lyrics

The album dominantly features songs with guitars and piano used. There are tracks that have been considered far from nü-metal, but are more "turbulent" than Coldplay's previous works.[8] The album includes "guitar-pop", ballads, and acoustic songs. However, the U2-esque epic rock of the album's opening track "Politik", the piano-driven "Clocks", and the loud guitars of "A Whisper" were seen as an extension of the band's musical range.

Recording the album after the September 11 attacks gave the band a fresh perspective: "The new songs are reflective of new attitudes. [They tell listeners] not to be frightened. Anybody can achieve whatever they want to." Most of the lyrics written for the songs are about urgency. Martin has commented that previous songs were more relaxed since they were in a comfortable state of mind: "Perhaps there's a bit more urgency on some of these songs. And that's born from all the places we've been and the thing's we've experienced." Martin has also explained, in relation to the theme of urgency, that the album's title means "doing something on impulse". Some songs featured in the album are about relationships. They are based on reality; however, they were written with fictional twist, according to Martin. There are songs also that are like fairy tales, with a beginning and an ending story.

Release and reception

The album was released two months delayed from its original release date. Record label Parlophone released the album on August 26, 2002 in the United Kingdom. It was released on August 27 in the United States through Capitol Records.

A Rush of Blood to the Head has earned the band several awards from domestic and international music press. In 2000, it was awarded Best Album at the Q Awards. In the same year, the band won two at the Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song "In My Place". In 2003, it won Best British Album at the BRIT Awards, and the following year, the band earned their first Grammy Award for Record of the Year for the song "Clocks".

The album also received other accolades. The album was chosen in 2002 as Billboard magazine's Critics' Choice, which is a pooled Top 10 favorites of the magazine's staff and freelance writers. The following year, it was ranked number 473 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2007, The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released a list of what they term "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time"; A Rush of Blood to the Head ranks at number 65 on the list.

Critical reviews

Rush of Blood to the Head has since received acclaim from European critics. Many of them complimented the album in various aspects, and felt it is better than Parachutes. Alexis Petridis of the British newspaper The Guardian wrote that the band's "new assurance is everywhere" in the album, and that "the timidity of Parachutes is nowhere to be found" in it. He further compliments the album saying, "It sounds like an album ready to take on the world, and win."

The album has also been lauded among international critics, the same as it did in Europe. Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times complimented the album, commenting that it is "one of the year's best albums" and describing it as "sparser, stranger and even catchier than its predecessor". Rolling Stone magazine's Rob Sheffield, who was less happy with Parachutes, said that "A Rush of Blood to the Head is a nervier, edgier, thoroughly surprising album", adding, "But where Parachutes was the clumsy diary of a high-strung kid, A Rush of Blood sounds more like a band with the confidence to test its own limits." MacKenzie Wilson of Allmusic echoed the above comments saying that it is a "strong album". Wilson, who compliments Martin for his "sharpened" falsetto and refined "haunting delivery" and Buckland for his "riveting guitar work", notes that "regardless of the band still being in their mid-twenties, they've made an amazing record". Emma Pearse of the American newspaper The Village Voice has the same sentiments, stating that is it "a little edgier, trancier, and more conversational" compared to Parachutes.

Commercial performance

A Rush of Blood to the Head debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, moving 273,924 copies. The British Phonographic Industry has since certified the album 8x Platinum for its accumulated sales of over 2.6 million copies. With the subsequent release of "Clocks" and "The Scientist", the album spent over one year on the chart. A Rush of Blood to the Head has been placed at number seven on the list of United Kingdom's 20 biggest-selling albums of the 21st century, published by the British trade paper Music Week.

The album debuted at number five in the United States with 144,000 copies initial sales, more stronger than its predecessor, Parachutes, which debuted at number 189 in December 2000. It has since been certified 4x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for accumulated shipments of over four million units. It has also been certified 5x Platinum by the the Australian Recording Industry Association, having an accumulated shipments of over 350,000 units, and 4x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association for shipments of over 400,000

Track listing

1. "Politik" – 5:18
2. "In My Place" – 3:48
3. "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" – 4:57
4. "The Scientist" – 5:09
5. "Clocks" – 5:07
6. "Daylight" – 5:27
7. "Green Eyes" – 3:43
8. "Warning Sign" – 5:31
9. "A Whisper" – 3:58
10. "A Rush of Blood to the Head" – 5:51
11. "Amsterdam" – 5:19

In My Place


God Put A Smile Upon Your Face


The Scientist


Clocks



X&Y

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&Y is the third album by English alternative rock band Coldplay, released June 6, 2005 in the United Kingdom on record label Parlophone. The album's cover art is a combination of colors and blocks, which is a representation of the Baudot code.

The album has been considered a landmark achievement of the band, topping many charts worldwide, including the United Kingdom and United States, the latter being their first. With accumulated over 8.3 million units, X&Y is 2005's best-selling album worldwide. Reviews for the album was mixed; many of the critics felt X&Y fell short to the standards of its predecessor, A Rush of Blood to the Head.

Background

In March 2004, Coldplay announced some details in working the album. Initial plans were to stay out of the public's eye throughout the year. Vocalist Chris Martin said, "We really feel that we have to be away for a while and we certainly won't release anything this year, because I think people are a bit sick of us." This plan, however, was not due to the pressure their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, has created but they were trying "to make the best thing that anyone has ever heard".

Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, and British record producer Ken Nelson had started recording demos while in Chicago in the fall of 2003. The band then entered into a London studio in January 2004.

Prior to the release, Zero Theory was one of the many widely-rumored titles to the album.

Recording

The band spent 18 months in working the album. In fact, the released album is the third version which the band had produced during their late sessions, and some even have considered it as their fifth album. The band was not satisfied of the outputs at their initial sessions with Nelson, who produced the band's previous two albums. The initial release date was 2004, and the band had to delay the album to January 2005. But as the new target date was approaching, the band again discarded songs, which they deemed "flat" and "passionless". Sixty songs were written during these sessions, but 52 of which were ditched. The band started rehearsing the songs for a planned tour, but felt the songs sounded better in live compared to their recorded version: "We realized that we didn't really have the right songs and some of them were starting to sound better because we were playing them than they did on record, so we thought we better go back and record them again." Guitarist Guy Berryman has said that the band had pushed themselves "forward in every direction" in making the album, but they felt it sounded like they were going backwards to their earlier works.

In search of perfection, Coldplay had to "step it up a few notches and work hard at it to get it right". The band chose Danton Supple, who mixed the bulk of A Rush of Blood to the Head, to oversee the production of X&Y. When January went, the band had to finish the album; they were conscious of the pressure as "expectations for the record grew larger" and "completing it became tougher and tougher". Finally, the band was settled with the song "Square One", which Martin has described it as "a call to arms" and a "plea" to each of them "not to be intimidated by anything or anyone else". Once finished, the band felt like they could do their own songs and do not have think of anyone else's demands. During this month, the band was into the final weeks of the production and had put finishing touches of the tracks.

Drummer Will Champion later admitted that the band was not in a rush in completing the album "because the prospect of touring again was so daunting that we felt we should take our time, and also we wanted to make sure that it was the best it could possibly be". The band had no deadline, according to him, that caused them to feel not pressured of finishing something. As soon as proper deadline was imposed onto the band, they became more productive than previous sessions. At this juncture, the band had written "about 14 or 15 songs". Martin added that the reason why they end up late was they "... kept [adding] finishing [touches to] the record until it was way too late ... [they] don't listen to it at the moment, because [they had] just find something to go back and change."

Cover

The album's cover art was designed by graphic design duo Tappin Gofton (aka Mark Tappin and Simon Gofton). The image, which is visualized through a combination of colors and blocks, is a graphical representation of the Baudot code, an early form of telegraph communication using a series of ones and zeros to communicate. The code was developed by Frenchman Émile Baudot in the 1870s, and was a widely used method of terrestrial and telegraph communication.

The alphabet of the code is presented in the liner notes of the album, and if applied to the code of the cover image, reveals "X&Y". The final page of the booklet contains the slogan "Make Trade Fair", the name of the international organization which Martin is supporting to. The band dedicates the album to "BWP" that is presented also inside the liner notes; it stands for Bruce W. Paltrow, the late father of Martin's wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. All singles released from the album feature their titles in the same code on their respective covers. Martin sometimes wears colored tape on his hands while on stage, as a reference to the album.

Music and lyrics

Coldplay has cited various influences in the album. It is influenced by European electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, evident on the album track "Talk", which samples its synthetic hook from 1981's "Computer Love". Also present is the 1970s electronica from the likes of English musician David Bowie and Brian Eno. Coldplay received permission from Kraftwerk to use the main riff from "Computer Love" for the track "Talk", while Eno played backing synthesizer on the track "Low". The first single, "Speed of Sound", also takes inspiration from the drumbeat of English singer-songwriters Kate Bush's song "Running Up That Hill". According to Jon Pareles of The New York Times, the band attempts to "carry the beauty of 'Clocks'" across the album, borrowing some of its features to songs like "Speed of Sound".

Lyrically, X&Y made an apparent shift from its predecessors. On their previous works, Martin sang mostly in the first person "I", but moves to the second person "you". Accordingly, the songs on the album are reflection of Martin's "doubts, fears, hopes, and loves" with lyrics that are "earnest and vague".

Release

X&Y was initially targeted for a 2004 release, although early news reported it would not until 2005. But because of personal preferences, songs recorded in several sessions were scrapped and had pushed the date to January 2005. However, the new date just went by and the band had to set another schedule. By January, the album remained untitled and target release was between March and April 2005. By early April, the band had finalized the track listing of the album. Eventually, the album was released on June 6, 2005 in the United Kingdom via record label Parlophone. It was issued on June 7 in the United States by Capitol Records. The album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

The album contains 12 tracks and an additional hidden track, "'Til Kingdom Come". It is omitted from the track listing on the album sleeve, but listed as "+" on the disc label and inside the album booklet. It was originally planned for Amerian singer-songwriter Johnny Cash to record it with Martin, but Cash died before he was able to do so. The song "Talk" appeared on the main track listing, although it was thought to have been downgraded to as B-side for the album's subsequent single releases, after it leaked online in early 2005.

Promotion and accolades

Although around three months advance from the album release, Coldplay hae performed several of the songs in some of their live performances. The band made a headlining performance at public radio station KCRW-FM's annual A Sounds Eclectic Evening, staging five songs from X&Y and some of their old favorites. For the song "The Scientist", Martin sang one of its verses backward, a technique he learned in shooting its music video.[15]

The album has four main singles that were released internationally: "Speed of Sound", "Fix You", and "Talk" in 2005, and "The Hardest Part" in 2006. A fifth single, "What If", was released in June 2006 to radio stations in France and the French-speaking portions of Belgium and Switzerland. A commercial CD was also released in Belgium and features the same B-side as "The Hardest Part" ("How You See the World" recorded live at Earls Court), which was released in other European markets as well as Japan and Australia. This single features the "Tom Lord-Alge Mix" of "What If" as the A-side which differs from the usual album version. Finally, in 2007, "White Shadows" was released as a single in Latin America, to coincide with the band's 2007 Latin America Tour. This also complemented the special "Tour Edition" of the album that was released in these regions.

The album earned the band several awards. In 2006, it won the Best British Album accolade at the BRIT Awards, and International Album of the Year at the Juno Awards which Coldplay shared with American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas.

Critical reaction

The album's reviews were mostly positive upon release, particularly from mainstream media, but some critics have stated that the album had fallen well short of the standards of A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y's predecessor. Coldplay has also received criticism for the similarities between the lead single, "Speed of Sound", and "Clocks", one of the band's most popular songs to date. Others have noted the obvious similarities to the Irish band U2's sound that can be heard throughout the album.

Kelefa Sanneh of Rolling Stone magazine was less contended with X&Y, writing it "is something less exciting" compared to A Rush of Blood to the Head that "was a nervy bid for bigness". Sanneh notes that the album is "the sound of a blown-up band trying not to deflate" and "a surprising number of songs here just never take flight". Despite such, he compliments the album for featuring "lovely ballads that sound, well, Coldplay-ish". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic counter-agues, saying that "it's a good record, crisp, professional, and assured, a sonically satisfying sequel to A Rush of Blood to the Head", complimenting it as "impeccable" and "a strong, accomplished album". However, Erlewine has sentiments to Martin's songwriting, commenting that the album reveals his "solipsism is a dead-end, diminishing the stature of the band". Alexis Petridis, in his March 2005 review for the British newspaper The Guardian, had mixed feelings. Petridis complimented some of the album's songs, writing that they are "mostly beautifully turned"; however, he panned at the lyrics, claiming "they are so devoid of personality that they sound less like song lyrics".

Commercial performance

X&Y was a commercial success in Europe. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, with accumulated first week sales of 464,471 according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company. This made Coldplay's third consecutive number-one debut. The album went as the second-highest debut in the British chart history. To date, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has certified the album 8x Platinum. The album placed at number nine on the list of United Kingdom's 20 biggest-selling albums of the 21st century, published by the British trade paper Music Week.

The American press have considered X&Y a landmark achievement of Coldplay. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with over 737,000 copies sold despite the highly competitive retail week. The album gave the band their first US number-one album by debut, and its initial sales surpassed the band's previous album releases; Parachutes amassed over 6,500 copies in its debut and A Rush of Blood to the Head with sales of under 141,000. X&Y went as the second best-selling album in the United States, under American rapper 50 Cent's second album The Massacre, which sold over one million units in its first week of release. It also emerged as the biggest-selling debut under rock genre. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has since certified the album 3x Platinum for accumulated shipments of over three million units. Altogether, the album emerged as 2005's best-selling album worldwide, accumulating over 8.3 millions units despite the aggregate three percent fall of sales due to digital and physical piracy.

Track listing

1. "Square One" – 4:47
2. "What If" – 4:57
3. "White Shadows" – 5:28
4. "Fix You" – 4:54
5. "Talk" (Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Hütter, Bartos, Schult) – 5:11
6. "X&Y" – 4:34
7. "Speed of Sound" – 4:48
8. "A Message" – 4:45
9. "Low" – 5:32
10. "The Hardest Part" – 4:25
11. "Swallowed in the Sea" – 3:58
12. "Twisted Logic" – 5:01
13. "'Til Kingdom Come" – 4:10 (hidden track)

Fix You


Talk


Speed Of Sound


The Hardest Part


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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (also simply known as Viva la Vida) is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was released on 11 June 2008 in Japan, 12 June 2008 in the United Kingdom and on 17 June 2008 in North America. In May 2008, Coldplay released two singles from the record: "Violet Hill" and "Viva la Vida", the latter becoming the band's first song to reach number one in the United States and the United Kingdom. As of September 2008, more than 6 million copies have been sold worldwide,[citation needed] making it the best selling album of the year.

The album has, to date, been the number-one-selling album in 36 countries around the world. In the United States, it sold 316,000 copies in its first day, and 720,000 in its first week. In the UK, the album sold 125,000 copies in its first day of release and 302,074 in three days, debuting at number one. The album has since sold over 500,000 copies in 10 days since its release, beating the first week UK sales of Coldplay's previous album, X&Y. Viva la Vida has become the most paid-for downloaded album of all time.

In August 2008, Coldplay announced they would be releasing an EP, Prospekt's March, consisting of unreleased material from Viva la Vida.

Background and recording

In December 2006, Billboard magazine announced that Coldplay's next album was set for release in late 2007. The band subsequently denied this through their official website, which also announced a new Latin American tour for the beginning of 2007. During this tour, the band began writing new material for their fourth studio album, but no new material was played, due to the band's concerns that their performances would leak on to the Internet.

In January 2007, during an interview on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, musician and producer Brian Eno revealed that he would be producing the album. During recording, Coldplay's website included notes on sessions with Eno and Markus Dravs, stating that the lyrics are "much more abstract, much more visual than before," and that the music is "less straight-forward, more oblique". Additionally, Martin would be making a vocal transition from his trademark falsetto to a lower register. Later, in July, Coldplay revealed that the album was shaping up with Hispanic influences after having recorded in churches and other areas in Latin America and Spain, such as Barcelona. However, it was stressed that the influence was not in any specific sound but a general feel to the songs taken as a whole. On their website, the band also described taking acoustic guitars and basic recording equipment to churches and experimenting with particular sounds.

Throughout the recording of the album, Coldplay communicated to fans through their website, and in late October 2007, a message on Coldplay.com suggested that two new songs, "Famous Old Painters" and "Glass of Water", had been written and were being considered for the album. While this announcement hinted at further delays, in early December another post suggested that recording was nearly finished, saying that "the creative momentum keeps on gathering". The article was signed 'Prospekt', strengthening rumours that this would be the album's title. In January, Coldplay announced two more songs: "Lovers in Japan" and "Strawberry Swing", and also denied that the album was called 'Prospekt'.

The band have stated that the track "Lost!" resulted from listening to the early Blur track "Sing", as featured on Blur's debut album Leisure, while they were on tour in the United States.

Release and promotion

In a Rolling Stone magazine interview, Chris Martin announced the album's title and its release date. Viva la Vida takes its name from a painting by Frida Kahlo, the acclaimed 20th century Mexican artist. Although the title name is attributed to Kahlo, the album cover art is actually an 1830 painting by Eugène Delacroix entitled Liberty Leading the People. On 10 April 2008, a new journal entry appeared on Coldplay.com announcing the track list and release date, as well as hinting at new tracks to be issued before the album's release. "Violet Hill" was confirmed as the first single from Viva la Vida, with a video filmed in Sicily, Italy and a release date of 5 May. In May 2008, Coldplay made an advertisement for Apple's iTunes that featured the song "Viva la Vida".

Coldplay.com was updated in late April to reveal the official Viva la Vida artwork as well as a free release of "Violet Hill", which became available for download for one week from 29 April 2008. Free concert dates were also added at Brixton Academy, London on Monday 16 June 2008 as well as a free show at Madison Square Garden on Monday 23 June, and another in Barcelona. 73 dates were announced for their current world tour with shows in North America, Europe and Asia. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. The album was leaked around 5 June and the band decided to make the album available to stream via their MySpace profile from 8:30 pm WEST on 6 June. The album witnessed the song "Lost!" debut at number 62 and climb to number 55 in the UK (the week ending 28 June) and chart in the US at number 94 (the week ending 5 July), as well as "Life in Technicolor" which charted in Canada without receiving release as well.

On 25 June 2008 the band became the third band ever to perform on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, performing "42", and "Lost!". On 27 June at 7:00 am EDT, Coldplay began a Today Show, outdoor, live performance (consisting of "Clocks", "Lost!", "Viva la Vida", "Violet Hill", "In My Place", "42", but rehearsals included "Yellow", and "Politik"/"Trouble") on the streets outside of Rockefeller Plaza, New York. The band performed on The Late Show with David Letterman on 30 June and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 17 July. By the end of June 2008, Viva la Vida had sold more downloads than any album in digital history, surpassing the previous record held by John Mayer's Continuum.

The album was highly successful around the world in its first week of release, when it debuted at number one in 36 countries. In the United Kingdom it sold 302,000 copies in its first week, making it the eighteenth fastest-selling album in UK history.[citation needed] In its second week it sold another 198,000, achieving a platinum certification. In the United States the album debuted at number one and sold over 720,000 copies in its first week of release, nearly equalling X&Y's first week sales of 737,000. The album debuted with sales of 41,041 in Australia and was certified platinum. In Japan it sold almost 40,000 copies in its first week and a further 40,000 in its second week.

Critical reception

Viva la Vida received positive reviews from critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic stated, "They demonstrate a focused concentration throughout this tight album -- it's only 47 minutes yet covers more ground than X&Y and arguably A Rush of Blood to the Head -- that turns Viva la Vida into something quietly satisfying." Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A- calls it "their fourth and best album." While The Guardian gave a lukewarm review explaining that "Viva la Vida's mild tinkering with the formula represents a failure of imagination: perhaps it's hard to think outside the box when the box is the size of the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena. Equally, however, there's a genuine conviction about its contents, a huge advance both on its predecessor and their legion of imitators." Rolling Stone gave it a somewhat positive review "Coldplay's desire to unite fans around the world with an entertainment they can all relate to is the band's strength, and a worthy goal. But on Viva la Vida, a record that wants to make strong statements, it's also a weakness. Sometimes, to say what needs to be said, you need to risk pissing people off." Spin gave a positive review stating that "For all of Coldplay’s experimentation, though, there’s no doubting that Viva la Vida, with its sturdy melodies and universal themes -- think love, war, and peace -- is an album meant to connect with the masses. (Arenas have been built for less than the climax of 'Death and All His Friends.') The band’s triumph lies in how exciting they make that prospect seem."

Track listing

1. "Life in Technicolor" (Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin/Hopkins) – 2:29
2. "Cemeteries of London" – 3:21
3. "Lost!" – 3:55
4. "42" – 3:57
5. "Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love" – 6:51
- "Lovers in Japan" – 3:56
- "Reign of Love" – 2:55
6. "Yes" – 7:06
- "Yes" – 4:04
- "Chinese Sleep Chant" – 3:02 (hidden song)
7. "Viva la Vida" – 4:01
8. "Violet Hill" – 3:42
9. "Strawberry Swing" – 4:09
10. "Death and All His Friends" – 6:18
- "Death and All His Friends" – 3:32
- "The Escapist" (Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin/Hopkins) – 2:46 (hidden song)

Viva La Vida


Violet Hill


Violet Hill (Dancing Politicians)


Compilations and live releases

Live 2003

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Live 2003 is a live album by English rock band Coldplay, first released in November 2003. The set features concerts filmed at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on 21 July 2003 and 22 July 2003. It includes the previously unreleased track "Moses".

It was nominated for "Best Music Video: Long Form" at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

Track listing

Disc one (DVD)

1. "Politik"
2. "God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
3. "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
4. "Daylight"
5. "Trouble"
6. "One I Love"
7. "Don't Panic"
8. "Shiver"
9. "See You Soon"
10. "Everything's Not Lost"
11. "Moses"
12. "Yellow"
13. "The Scientist"
14. "Clocks"
15. "In My Place"
16. "Amsterdam"
17. "Life Is for Living"

Politik


God Put a Smile upon Your Face


A Rush of Blood to the Head


Daylight


Trouble


One I Love


Don't Panic


Shiver


See You Soon


Everything's Not Lost


Moses


Yellow


The Scientist


Clocks


In My Place


Amsterdam


Life Is for Living



Disc two (CD)

1. "Politik" – 6:36
2. "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" – 4:57
3. "A Rush of Blood to the Head" – 6:51
4. "One I Love" – 5:08
5. "See You Soon" – 3:29
6. "Shiver" – 5:26
7. "Everything's Not Lost" – 8:48
8. "Moses" – 5:29
9. "Yellow" – 5:36
10. "Clocks" – 5:33
11. "In My Place" – 4:13
12. "Amsterdam" – 5:22

Moses

"Moses" was written about Chris Martin's wife Gwyneth Paltrow. This song inspired the name of Chris and Gwyneth's second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, born in 2006.


The Singles 1999–2006

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The Singles 1999–2006 is a box set compilation of singles by English rock band Coldplay. The box includes all fourteen of the band's singles on 7" vinyl records in sleeves with the original artwork that accompanied each release.

1. The Blue Room EP
- "Bigger Stronger" / "Don't Panic" (B1) / "See You Soon" (B2)
- "High Speed" / "Such a Rush"
- The first time this 1999 EP has been released on 7"; for this release it is split onto two discs.
2. "Shiver" / "For You" (B1) / "Careful Where You Stand" (B2)
3. "Yellow" / "Help Is Around the Corner"
4. "Trouble" / "Brothers and Sisters"
5. "Don't Panic" / "You Only Live Twice" (live from Norway)
- Originally released only as an international single.
6. "In My Place" / "One I Love"
7. "The Scientist" / "1.36" (B1) / "I Ran Away" (B2)
8. "Clocks" / "Crests of Waves"
9. "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" / "Murder"
- Originally released only as an international single.
10. "Speed of Sound" / "Things I Don't Understand"
11. "Fix You" / "The World Turned Upside Down"
12. "Talk" / "Gravity"
13. "What If" (Tom Lord Alge mix) / "How You See the World" (live from Earls Court)
- Originally released only as an international single.
14 "The Hardest Part" / "Pour Me" (Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
- Previously released only as a download-single in the UK.

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New Coldplay EP
Chris Martin reveals new EP title, release date and a fifth studio album for 2009


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31 August 2008 - Two of the biggest bands in the world went head to head on 6 Music (Saturday 30 August) with Coldplay revealing a bonanza of new material.

Chris Martin and Will Champion chatted to Michael Stipe live in the studio with Steve Lamacq - and following reports that Coldplay planned to release another record this year, it fell on Stipe to get to the bottom of the rumours.

“Is it true?” the R.E.M. singer asked, to which Martin replied: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re going to release an album next December.”

Martin then turned to Will Champion and asked: “Is it [the EP] called Prospects Songs or Prospects March?” Before Martin chipped is, “Let's ask Michael Stipe!” Stipe preferred Prospects March and the band agreed, before claiming that it would be released on 26 December or “something like that”.

Martin also whispered the name of the record, adding, “I’ve said it very quietly as we’re not allowed to announce the album. But we’re gonna have another record ready by November 2009 to end the decade.”

The singer then implied his band might disappear from the public eye after the release, saying “And then we’re gonna be ‘Whooosh!’ ‘Where’ve they gone?’ Just like [mysterious film villain] Keyser Soze.”

Media reports recently claimed that the band recorded a surplus of material during the sessions for their last album Viva La Vida they and had enough for another full release. However Martin explained that wasn’t the case, saying. “We’ve recorded the EP, but we’ve got to get around to the other thing.”

R.E.M. and Coldplay have been friends for years and Stipe gave his full endorsement of the band's music, saying.

"For me, having been around for 28 years, doing this, I’m thrilled when a band like Coldplay come along.

“I think ‘Great!’ Here are some contemporaries I respect what they do and they’re really smart fun people great people to be around and they’re very close friends."

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'Clocks' is the best song to be played on my long ride. Time somehow goes faster with this song.
'Fix You' is a song that I used to dedicate to my ex
Love 'The Scientist' and 'Yellow' too

Anyway, support this thread.

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wow...
that's long...!!
for new album i prefer violet hill rather than viva la vida...
dont know why...
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"The Scientist" trumps even the newer songs now.

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i prefer life in technicolour =x
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Life In Technicolor, the lyrics version, is gonna be on Album 5.


I'm curious about the Kylie Minogue collaboration.
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I really liked LIFe in Technicolor good to hear there is a lyric version
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welcome my fellow coldplay fans tongue.gif

ive just posted some stuff on post #3 and ive added all of you to the offical coldplay fans in lyn and if any of you out there who wants to see your name on there then plz post on this thread telling me you want to see your name up there on the list with the other coldplay fans and ill do so. until then, take care and keep listening to more coldplay biggrin.gif Thanks

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http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=138

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Newsreel: Lost! video           
September 26, 2008 3:31 pm
Check out the video for the new single

Good afternoon. We have just uploaded the video for Lost! to the site. It was made by Mat Whitecross at the United Center in Chicago. Click here to watch it.

Lost! will be released as a digital EP on November 10th, worldwide. Its artwork looks like this...

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The official music video of Coldplay's "Lost!".
This video was filmed at the United Center in Chicago

Lyrics:

Just because I'm losing
Doesn't mean I'm lost
Doesn't mean I'll stop
Doesn't mean I would cross

Just because I'm hurting
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get
What I deserved
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I tried to cross
Every door I ever tried was locked
Ohhh and I'm...
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off

You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
Cause along may come
A bigger one

And you'll be lost
Every river that you tried to cross
Every gun you ever held went off
Ohhh and I'm...
Just waiting until the firing stopped
Ohhh and I'm...
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off

(piano solo)

Ohhh and I...
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off
Ohhh and I..
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off

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wow! Lost was better than the previous single! thx calvin!
but i still got all the singles but not the album thou sweat.gif

great new singles by them! hope to see it on the charts soon smile.gif
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QUOTE(ulwan25 @ Sep 28 2008, 04:59 AM)
wow! Lost was better than the previous single! thx calvin!
but i still got all the singles but not the album thou sweat.gif

great new singles by them! hope to see it on the charts soon smile.gif
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yep smile.gif when i 1st heard it i was like... omg! this was better then the original track from the viva la vida album.
they turn it into something diffrent brows.gif
the best part i like was the guitar solo by Jonny rclxm9.gif
anyways im gonna add you to the Offical coldplay fans in lyn list.

you can check it out at post #3 thumbup.gif
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OH! I LOVE THEIR SONGS!

especially The Scientist, damn it kept me thinking when I listen to that song.
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QUOTE(Calvin871989 @ Sep 28 2008, 06:22 AM)
yep smile.gif when i 1st heard it i was like... omg! this was better then the original track from the viva la vida album.
they turn it into something diffrent  brows.gif
the best part i like was the guitar solo by Jonny  rclxm9.gif
anyways im gonna add you to the Offical coldplay fans in lyn list.

you can check it out at post #3  thumbup.gif
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thx! im a new fans of them, but truly great if i had a chance of buying all their albums smile.gif
heres my opinion about their best songs by album (note that i've only heard the singles only)
Parachutes - Yellow and Don't Panic
A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Clocks
X&Y - Talk
Viva La Vida - Lost! and Violet Hill

and hey, about their fifth album, did they even mention bout the concept for the next album? i hope they will return to their roots, people were really2 missed it and some of their fans really2 annoys with the new CP but not me thou whistling.gif
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QUOTE(ulwan25 @ Sep 28 2008, 10:34 PM)
thx! im a new fans of them, but truly great if i had a chance of buying all their albums smile.gif
heres my opinion about their best songs by album (note that i've only heard the singles only)
Parachutes - Yellow and Don't Panic
A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Clocks
X&Y - Talk
Viva La Vida - Lost! and Violet Hill

and hey, about their fifth album, did they even mention bout the concept for the next album? i hope they will return to their roots, people were really2 missed it and some of their fans really2 annoys with the new CP but not me thou whistling.gif
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nope, they didnt mention anything about the concept art for their next album during the interview plus i think it would still be early for them to be thinking anything about the concept art when their still very busy working on their 5th album icon_rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE(Calvin871989 @ Sep 29 2008, 12:01 AM)
nope, they didnt mention anything about the concept art for their next album during the interview plus i think it would still be early for them to be thinking anything about the concept art when their still very busy working on their 5th album  icon_rolleyes.gif
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i do think so too, to many concerts with crazed lights to counter with notworthy.gif
please be the old sound, many of their fans turn down because of this, the new album losses about ten thousands lost over X&Y and i believe it was cause because of it. but why Viva La Vida was a chart topping than any other previous single then? flex.gif

and they don't act it Malaysia do they? shakehead.gif

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#1 fan here, i have all their albums biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(littleman @ Sep 28 2008, 09:55 AM)
OH! I LOVE THEIR SONGS!

especially The Scientist, damn it kept me thinking when I listen to that song.
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do check out post #3 nod.gif

QUOTE(ulwan25 @ Sep 29 2008, 07:07 AM)
i do think so too, to many concerts with crazed lights to counter with notworthy.gif
please be the old sound, many of their fans turn down because of this, the new album losses about ten thousands lost over X&Y and i believe it was cause because of it. but why Viva La Vida was a chart topping than any other previous single then? flex.gif

and they don't act it Malaysia do they? shakehead.gif

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well some fans/people have complained over the years of how boring they are and always with the same old stuff. but it was nice to see how they brought in some new sound to their music especially the viva la vida album. something diffrent then the other albums plus almost every track on the album were good thumbup.gif

Viva la vida actually did better then their previous album which was X&Y and it got sold over 500,000 copies in 10 days since its release, beating the first week UK sales of Coldplay's previous album, X&Y. not to forget also that in just two weeks, Viva La Vida has sold more downloads than any album in digital history rclxms.gif

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"Viva la Vida" has become the band's most successful song, becoming their first number one in both the U.S. and the UK. Fuelled by high digital sales, the song debuted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, and later became the band's first #1 single and their second top ten on the Hot 100. It is the first song by a British group to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls in 1997, and it is the first song by a British rock band to top the chart since UB40's 1993 song "Can't Help Falling in Love". Although at first the song was primarily successful in digital sales in the U.S., after being released it went on to become the band's biggest radio hit in the U.S., becoming their first top ten hit on the Hot 100 Airplay, where it peaked at #8. It was also successful on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart reaching number one, their first number one on the chart, beating out previous songs "Talk" and "Speed of Sound" which peaked at #5 on the same chart. On the Adult Top 40, the song has become the band's first number one, as well as the first single on the Capitol Records label to ever top the chart.

Although the song had been disqualified from the UK charts due to initially being available only by pre-ordering the album on iTunes, it became eligible to chart after the album was released and hit #1, becoming Coldplay's first chart-topping single in the UK. After descending to number 2 just a week and number 7 the following week, the single dropped out of the top 10, but over a month later on 17 August 2008, it re-entered the top 10 at number 10, probably due to the release of the Viva La Vida music video on UK music channels.

The song reached the top ten in Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Ireland and Australia, becoming Coldplay's highest charting single in most of those countries.


nope. they have never had a concert here in malaysia but it will be sweet if they were to come here some day nod.gif

i see you just updated your siggy tongue.gif well if you want more of that siggy then just go to post #3 and you'll find it there rclxm9.gif

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cool thumbup.gif ill add you to the offical coldplay fans list here in lyn

you can check out post #3 nod.gif
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i don't need more for my siggy since im not a true hardcore coldplay fans, but i do love em thou.

ok, i don't know what happen to me but, i've been hearing Lost! for a day, probably non-stop. i think, its hell right for describing Coldplay= fly in the universe with Coldplay
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got an email this morning from coldplay about the Lovers In Japan video premiere rclxm9.gif

1st check out this guys nod.gif


http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=182&page=0

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Good afternoon. It may not quite be the cup of tea of the EMI and Roc-A-Fella music lawyers, but we're rather enjoying the new Viva La Hova bootleg album which has popped up on the internet this week, featuring tracks made from Jay-Z rhymes and Coldplay tunes. Click here if you'd like to check out this impressive work of sonic alchemy.

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2nd is of course the lovers in japan video premiere rclxm9.gif


http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=184&page=0

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Good evening. We're pleased to announce that the video for Lovers In Japan will be premiering on iTunes stores around the world tomorrow (Friday). It was directed by Mat Whitecross, in London. Those of you in America will even be able to download it free of charge from iTunes for a week. The video will feature the new Osaka Sun mix of the song.

In other Lovers In Japan news, we can reveal that its cover will look like this when it's released as a single (which will be after Lost!).

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Coldplay - Lovers In Japan


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Sweet vid wink.gif
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i like coldplay too love the song vila la vida a lot...
trouble, yellow, fix you, clock, scientist... are my favorite
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i luv songs 42..cool to me
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QUOTE(kenjixx @ Nov 2 2008, 01:46 AM)
i like coldplay too love the song vila la vida a lot...
trouble, yellow, fix you, clock, scientist... are my favorite
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ive added both you guys to the offical coldplay fans list and also your post of the day tongue.gif

refer it to page 1 post 3 biggrin.gif


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whats the diff between Osaka Sun Mix and the original versions? i assume it was the same rite?
great songs, i like the tones and Chris voice wasn't so clear, its like they create this song just to concentrate with the ambiance of the song, thus, ticking the surround sound mode made the vocal nearly gone blush.gif
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QUOTE(ulwan25 @ Nov 9 2008, 08:17 PM)
whats the diff between Osaka Sun Mix and the original versions? i assume it was the same rite?
great songs, i like the tones and Chris voice wasn't so clear, its like they create this song just to concentrate with the ambiance of the song, thus, ticking the surround sound mode made the vocal nearly gone blush.gif
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The single version of the song, known as the "Osaka Sun Mix", also features on Coldplay's 2008 EP Prospekt's March. On Viva la Vida, the song is combined with another, separate song, "Reign of Love", in the same track. The only difference between the album version and the Osaka Sun Mix appears to be the inclusion of Chris Martin singing "Oooooh Ooooooh, Ooooooh Oooooh" after the main chorus of the song, at the 1:46 mark.


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http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=266&page=0

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Good morning. We're pleased to announce that the video for Coldplay's new single, Life In Technicolor ii, will premiere on the 4Music channel in the UK at 7pm on Tuesday 20 January. Later that night, at 12.10am, the video will be shown on Channel 4.

We thought you might like to see some stills from the video to whet your appetite...

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Looks pretty ace, doesn't it? rclxm9.gif




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QUOTE(Calvin871989 @ Jan 13 2009, 11:57 AM)
Wow ! Looks amazing, I can imagine those things moving, its going to be unique and amazing !!... Coldplay fan here as well... I keep humming the tune "They were sitting, They were sitting, In the strawberry swing..."
"It's such a perfect day, It's such a perfect day" smile.gif

The Viva la Vida music video, I imagined it to be Coldplay in the middle of a Napolean-era battle... but it was the dudes in their usual 'band music'. It was great, but hey, anyone could ask for more from these guys ! They keep bringing fresh music...

Was never a fan of Coldplay, but "The Hardest Part" and "Talk".... just pulled me in... nod.gif



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Yo yo Coldplay fan reporting in~ 1st time I heard this band was back in 2002, immediately fell in love yo.
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http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=268&page=0

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Good afternoon. Following Coldplay's nomination for seven gongs at this year's Grammy Awards, it's just been confirmed that the band will be among the acts performing at the ceremony. The awards take place live on Sunday February 8th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

They will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com, on Twitter here, on Facebook here, on YouTube here and on Last.fm here.

The Grammys have also revealed this special image of Coldplay, which is made up from the titles of songs which have inspired the band.

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http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=270&page=0

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Good afternoon. As we revealed on Wednesday, the Grammy Awards have produced a special image of Coldplay, which is made up from the titles of songs that have inspired the band. We thought you might like to see a hi-res version of image, as well as the songs each member picked.

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Chris

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
Fairytale of New York - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues

2. If your life had a soundtrack, what five songs would have to be on it?
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Teardrop - Massive Attack
If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
Angel Interceptor -  Ash

3. What songs have helped get you through the tough times in your life?
Stories From the City, Stories from The Sea - PJ Harvey (The whole album)

4. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Rock & Roll Star - Oasis

5. What are the songs on your favourite playlist or mix?
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) - Jay-Z

6. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
Hunting High & Low - A-ha

7. What was the first album you ever bought?
Bad - Michael Jackson

8. Who are your favourite artists/bands?
Bob Dylan, Robert Zimmerman

9. Are there any songs that have inspired you to do great things?
All songs have something great in them

10. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Any of the greatest hits of Leonard Cohen

Will

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
Fairytale of New York - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues

2. What songs have helped get you through the tough times in your life?
Ride On - Christy Moore

3. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Bittersweet Symphony -The Verve

4. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
She’s Not There - The Zombies

5. What was the first album you ever bought?
Batman - Prince

6. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Intervention - Arcade Fire
Killing in The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine

Jonny

1. What’s your all-time favourite song?
River Song - Dennis Wilson

2. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
War - Edwin Starr

3. What was the first album you ever bought?
Seven and The Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran

4. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
Velouria - Pixies

Guy

1. If your life had a soundtrack, what songs would have to be on it?
Midnight Cowboy - John Barry

2. What songs come to mind when you think of the best times in your life?
Pass the Peas - the JB’s
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

3. What is the first song you remember loving as a child?
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder

4. What was the first album you ever bought?
Regatta de Blanc - The Police

5. Who are your three favourite artists/bands?
The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Gram Parsons

6. Are there any songs that still give you chills when you hear them?
“Hallelujah” - Jeff Buckley

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hey coldplay fans out there!
please join this and bring coldplay to kuala lumpur!!

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Coldplay - Life In Technicolor ii


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Coldplay - Life In Technicolor ii


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epic song.

I listened to it over and over again and never get bored.

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