Coldplay – Parachutes (2000/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]
Coldplay – Parachutes (2000/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:45 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Parlophone UK
Parachutes is the debut studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The album was a commercial success, and was met with positive reviews. Upon release, the album quickly reached number one in the United Kingdom, and has since been certified 8× Platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified 2× Platinum. It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002, and has earned the band various accolades since its release. Parachutes is also the 19th best-selling album of the 21st century in the United Kingdom, and won the Best British Album award at the 2001 Brit Awards. As of 2011, it has sold around 8.5 million copies worldwide.
The London foursome Coldplay were early critics’ darlings in their native U.K., showcasing melodic pop on a slew of EP releases and constant live shows just after the spark of the new millennium. Not as heavy as Radiohead or snobbish as Oasis, Coldplay were revealed on Parachutes as a band of young musicians still honing their sweet harmonies. Combining bits of distorted guitar riffs and swishing percussion, Parachutes was a delightful introduction and also quickly indicated the reason why this album earned Coldplay a Mercury Music Prize nomination in fall 2000. Frontman Chris Martin’s lyrical wordplay is feminist in the manner of Geneva’s Andrew Montgomery, but far more withered. The imagery captured on Parachutes is exquisitely dark and artistically abrasive, and the entire composition is tractable thanks to gauzy acoustics and airy percussion. Coldplay’s indie rock inclinations are also obvious, especially on songs such as “Don’t Panic” and “Shiver,” but it’s the dream pop soundscapes captured on “High Speed” and “We Never Change” that illustrate the band’s dynamic passion. This basic pop was surely a refreshing effort in the face of big productions like the Spice Girls and Westlife. Parachutes deserved the accolades it received because it followed the general rule when introducing decent pop songs: keep the emotion genuine and real. And Coldplay did that without hesitation.
01 – Don’t Panic
02 – Shiver
03 – Spies
04 – Sparks
05 – Yellow
06 – Trouble
07 – Parachutes
08 – High Speed
09 – We Never Change
10 – Everything’s Not Lost / Life Is For Living (Hidden Track)