X & Y CD (2005)

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Coldplay is great!

by Chris Kennedy on 10/7/2005

This CD is one which grows on you. At first I thought that it wouldn't measure up to "A Rush of Blood to the Head," but after listening to it more and more, I can't get enough! Great job again, Coldplay! Read More

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Product Overview

X&Y is the third and long awaited follow-up album to Rush Of Blood To The Head and Parachutes by one of the most successful British bands of all time, Coldplay. Includes the new single Speed Of Sound and 11 other tracks.

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Label Capitol
SKU 63978192
UPC 724347478628
UPC 14 00724347478628
Format CD
Release Date 6/7/2005
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Author Coldplay
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Compilation Appearance Super Hits 12
Compilation Appearance 2012 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance 2013 Grammy Nominees
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Compilation Appearance Boyhood (ost)
Compilation Appearance Wish I Was Here (ost)
Compilation Appearance 2015 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 53
Compilation Appearance Now 1s
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
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Technical Info
Engineer Ken Nelson
Producer Danton Supple; Coldplay; Ken Nelson; Danton Supple; Coldplay; Ken Nelson
CatalogID 4747862
Lable Name Capitol
Released 06/06/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724347478628
Album Notes and Credits
Contains the hidden track, on track # 13.
Coldplay: Chris Martin (vocals, piano); Jon Buckland (guitar); Guy Berryman (bass guitar); Will Champion (drums).
Personnel: Matt McGinn (guitar); Laura Melhuish, Richard George, Christopher Tombling, Anne Lines, Peter Lale, Susan Dench, Audrey Riley (strings); Brian Eno (synthesizer); Robert Smith , Mark Pythian, Carmen Rizzo (computer).
Audio Mixer: Michael Brauer.
Recording information: Air Lyndhurst; Air Lyndhusrt; CRC; Parr Street; Sam West; Sarm west; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; TownHouse.
Photographers: Coldplay; Kevin Westenberg; Tom Sheehan .
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.
Artist Overview
In 2000, Coldplay emerged seemingly out of nowhere to become a worldwide smash with their debut album PARACHUTES and hit single "Yellow." While oft lumped in with the Britpop crowd, they favor a more thoughtful, melodic, Travis-esque piano-centric pop approach than arena-rock chest-beaters like Oasis. Led by charismatic frontman Chris Martin, the band expanded its horizons (and its fanbase) throughout the aughts, while remaining true to its basic form. One of the only British rock bands of their era to make a major impact on the US charts, Coldplay prove that simple, memorable, straightforward pop-rock can still be striking even in the post-everything 21st century.
Professional Reviews
Spin (pp.99-100) - "By ratcheting up their guitars and still singing about everyday themes, Coldplay are recasting their nerdy-student Britpop as Important Rock Music without sacrificing the homespun vibe..." - Grade: B
Uncut (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Coldplay's third album finds this remarkable band cruising into their prime...X&Y is an exceptional pop record."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #37 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[N]o contemporary group builds a crescendo more masterfully..."
Paste (magazine) - "With its clarion electric riff rising from what sounds like a wind chamber and Martin's aching voice musing about basic questions of existence, 'Talk' stands out as an anthem in an album full of them..."
Disc 1
1 Square One
2 What If
3 White Shadows
4 Fix You
5 Talk
6 X&Y
7 Speed Of Sound
8 Message, A
9 Low
10 Hardest Part, The
11 Swallowed In The Sea
12 Twisted Logic
13 Til Kingdom Come - (hidden track)
Product Attributes
Artist Coldplay
Music Format Compact Disc

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