Parachutes

Coldplay - Parachutes
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2000 Ratings: #38 / 122
User Score
2000 Ratings: #95
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
All told, it's incredible this is a debut album. Accomplished, yet subtle, it works perfectly as a whole in a way all the production skills in the world couldn't replicate.
83
Entertainment Weekly

Parachutes is dreamy, regretful pop with melodies that dog you like a missed opportunity.

80
AllMusic

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.

80
Q Magazine
Their debut album's secret arsenal comprises frontman Chris Martin's voice - prematurely aged for someone in their early twenties - and some supple, persuasive melodies. That and a great big side order of melancholy.
70
Rolling Stone

Coldplay make straight-ahead, melodic Brit pop that strives for significance with a capital s, even as it has a hard time shaking its influences — you can also hear the ethereal guitar chime of U2, a bit of Dave Matthews’ breathy folk implosion, even a misting of Roger Waters-era Pink Floyd.

53
Pitchfork

Pretty, lovely, fine, fair, comely, pleasant, agreeable, acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, nice, benign, harmless, innocuous, innocent, largely unobjectionable, safe, forgettable.

nxnzn
100

“I want to live life and always be true
And I want to live life and be good to you
And I want to fly and never come down
And live my life and have friends around”

A much-needed breath of fresh air.
January: The coldest month in Oslo.

A cold winter's day in Oslo, Norway. It’s your first day of school. ‘Don’t Panic’ you repeat in your head. The breeze absorbs you, sending shivers down your spine. The train arrives. You had hoped they would spy on you, ... read more

halbery
88

Hello. My name is Lucy, I’m sixteen years old, and I’ve been a Coldplay hater since I was five years old. When people ask me how I started, I don’t always know how to respond. Whenever I even hear the name Coldplay, the intro to Clocks starts soaring through my mind, and I start crying and screaming from rage. Because of this, no one has ever been able to get an answer from me. If you’re one of the many who have asked me “Why are you so angry? It’s just a ... read more

MrMercury7
85

I can imagine that Logic listened to this one time & tried to rip it off as much as he possible could on Supermarket.

Fav Tracks: Don't Panic, Shiver, Yellow, Trouble
Least Fav: Parachutes

EK48
92

i’m aware that simply saying, “suck my dick pitchfork” might sound overdone, redundant, or even cliche, but I must offer my input on the matter in one way or another. Alas, the only feasible response my mind could conjure up happens to be… suck my dick, pitchfork.

nachitosoria
100

The first album I can remember listening to IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

This one is so anotherworldly and simple at the same time.

Feels like a nostalgic trip, yet a perfect place.

Parachutes is perfection.

KingIsCole10
78

Parachutes in my mind is Coldplay's best and most concise project. It has a unique atmosphere which I enjoy revisiting. The lyrics aren't anything incredibly meaningful and the instrumentation isn't that experimental but all feels comfortable and easy to listen to and enjoy. My favorites are Don't Panic, Shiver, Spies, Yellow and We Never Change.

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Track List

1Don't Panic
2:17
91
2Shiver
4:59
89
3Spies
5:18
85
4Sparks
3:47
88
5Yellow
4:29
92
6Trouble
4:30
89
7Parachutes
0:46
80
8High Speed
4:14
80
9We Never Change
4:09
80
10Everything's Not Lost
7:15
82
Total Length: 41 minutes

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