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X & Y (2005)

Artist: Coldplay
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Format: CD
Sku: 63978192
UPC: 724347478628
UPC 14: 00724347478628
Release Date: 6/7/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Square One ~ Coldplay
2. What If ~ Coldplay
3. White Shadows ~ Coldplay
4. Fix You ~ Coldplay
5. Talk ~ Coldplay
6. X&Y ~ Coldplay
7. Speed Of Sound ~ Coldplay
8. Message, A ~ Coldplay
9. Low ~ Coldplay
10. Hardest Part, The ~ Coldplay
11. Swallowed In The Sea ~ Coldplay
12. Twisted Logic ~ Coldplay
13. Til Kingdom Come - (hidden track) ~ Coldplay
Marketing Description
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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.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Contains the hidden track, on track # 13.
Muze PNote Coldplay: Chris Martin (vocals, piano); Jon Buckland (guitar); Guy Berryman (bass guitar); Will Champion (drums).
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Michael Brauer.
Muze PNote Recording information: Air Lyndhurst; Air Lyndhusrt; CRC; Parr Street; Sam West; Sarm west; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; TownHouse.
Muze PNote Photographers: Coldplay; Kevin Westenberg; Tom Sheehan .
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote "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.

Producer: Danton Supple; Coldplay; Ken Nelson; Danton Supple; Coldplay; Ken Nelson

Engineer: Ken Nelson

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.

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Associated Artists and Works

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Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/06/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4747862
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724347478628

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)
- 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..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Coldplay
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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