Coldplay will release a new vinyl edition of their debut album Parachutes to mark its 20th anniversary.
The transparent yellow version is due on November 20th, marking the significant milestone for an album whose late 20th century British indie-influenced sound – epitomised on singles such as Yellow, Trouble and Don’t Panic – belied the foundations it was laying for the global breakout of its 2002 successor A Rush Of Blood To The Head.
Now one of the world’s biggest bands, Coldplay released their most recent studio album Everyday Life in November 2019; “Writing about Coldplay is on the one hand quite difficult,” our review reads. “It’s hard to cut through the obfuscation down to their real story. Everyday Life is very likely to confound most people in some way, but on it Martin has at least sought forgiveness not permission before recreating the familiar entity as a partial cabaret.”
“In doing so he demonstrates that he might not know the time of the next bus, but equally he understands that standing still will eventually get him run over.”