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X&Y Appreciation Thread

manofkent

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I am new to this forum and joined to rave about seeing them live in Sydney on March 15th. Iv'e gone from just liking them to a massive fan. They even come close to my all time favourite band oasis,

Yes I was guilty of underestimating them but I now think they are hugely under estimated,

I have all four albums (all brought when they came out so I brought Parachutes in 2000) but X&Y is still my favourite.

I do get the feeling though, that it is regarded by the hard core fans as a blip on their copy book. I read descriptions like over produced, pop music, contrived not the coldplay sound et etc etc.

But sorry I just love this album, it is up there with my favourites by any group, oasis, radiohead, U2, included.


How can you not like it, I really don't understand.

There is not one dud track on it.

Then there are the epics:

The Hardest Part (sublime)

Fix You (that song builds so brilliantly)

Speed Of Sound ( That drum break gets me every time)

I love LOVE LOVE X&Y.

I know I will be frowned upon by the coldplay purists for liking this album but I really don't understand why, I'm not trying to be provocitive here.

To me if their albums were like paintings Parachutes and Rush of Blood would be delicate water colours whereas X&Y is a bold vividly coloured modern art piece in thick deep acrylics. Viva is a mixture.

So for me I would rate them

X&Y
VLV ( Those epic stadium songs LIJ, Lost incredible)
Parachutes = Rush of Blood

I like my music epic and big sounding which may explain why I love X&Y so much.

I still love the other albums though, don't get me wrong. I can't think of another band who has delivered 4 consecutive near flawless albums.

Ps I put this thread in as I can't find any threads on X&Y- there appears to be some attempt to bury this album as if it never happened. BUT WHY, people it is amazing!!
 

cephaus

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Hey! Welcome to Coldplaying, haha!
Personally I, too, find myself enjoying X & Y much more than the other albums. Don't get me wrong, I totally love Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva La Vida, and Parachutes.

But X & Y was the album that had melodies and lyrics that I could really easily connect to and relate to compared to the other albums. Although, musically, I would say AROBTTH was better. :)

I think each album has its own strength and weakness, but I'll always remember X&Y as the album that really got me into Coldplay.
 

squareonefivesix

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Oh, I absolutely adore X&Y - it's probably my most played cd...ever.

I always stick up for x&y (and I consider myself pretty hard-core) I think it was a much stronger, more powerful album than the previous two...and yeah, it seems more commercial and 'mainstream', but so what? All four albums have a different feel - personally, I couldn't rank one above the others cos I'd only change my mind two minutes later :lol:

There is not one dud track on it.
Hmmm...true if you don't count Twisted Logic :p

Welcome to the board btw :D
 

Black Dog

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I too have been disturbed to see the amount of bashing X&Y has undergone recently. I would hate to see this classic fall out favor with the coldplay faithful! I think the back-to-back blockbusters of Fix You and Talk alone make this an album for the ages.

An often neglected aspect of the album is the drumming. It has a very distinct sound which is lovely and sophisticated.

I would disagree that there are no dud tracks, though. X&Y is pretty lame, as well as Twisted Logic.
 

Infogatherer

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I think X&Y was a good album. I liked the first half up to Speed of Sound. I really didn't like some of the songs after except The Hardest Part and Swallowed in the Sea.
 

Corkus

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It took me a while to get into music in general, but once I did, X&Y was the first CD I ever bought. It's a great peaceful CD with some great anthems. In retrospect, a few songs feel like filler (even Chris has said they stuffed too much onto one album), but this CD still continues to get infinite replay from me. Heck, Speed of Sound was the song that got me into Coldplay in the first place (through which I discovered past brilliance like Clocks and Politik).
 

DarkArmada

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I go through my phases with each oh the Coldplay albums, though I do really enjoy X&Y. Probably my favourite tracks would have to be Twisted Logic and Low - both of which I find myself listening to a couple of times before letting the album play on.
 

jet-empire

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I too have been disturbed to see the amount of bashing X&Y has undergone recently. I would hate to see this classic fall out favor with the coldplay faithful! I think the back-to-back blockbusters of Fix You and Talk alone make this an album for the ages.

An often neglected aspect of the album is the drumming. It has a very distinct sound which is lovely and sophisticated.

I would disagree that there are no dud tracks, though. X&Y is pretty lame, as well as Twisted Logic.
I agree with everything that you just said :) EXCEPT: I really enjoyed the song X&Y. I thought it was one of the highlights, very sort of... hard to describe. :laugh3:
 

Pseudonym

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My favorite album usually depends on what music I'm into at the time, but X&Y for about a year was my favorite album ever, and it's still up there.
 

Tnspieler1012

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I'm remember the first coldplays song I got was Speed of Sound because I think it was featured on AOL and I liked it. I was 14, but still pretty young music-wise so I added it to a playlist I was making. That year I noticed X&Y in my brothers C.D. case so he let me borrow it while I went to a camp up in Connecticut.

During that time I just fell in the love with the whole album. It was so new, vibrant and exciting to me (this was the first coldplay album I got, before that it was a bunch of miscellaneous tracks and some green day...).

What was kind of funny is because X&Y is all I had heard from Coldplay, i thought they were a type of electronica band before I realized they were more alternative rock.
 

ImLovingGuyBerryman

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I'm remember the first coldplays song I got was Speed of Sound because I think it was featured on AOL and I liked it. I was 14, but still pretty young music-wise so I added it to a playlist I was making. That year I noticed X&Y in my brothers C.D. case so he let me borrow it while I went to a camp up in Connecticut.

During that time I just fell in the love with the whole album. It was so new, vibrant and exciting to me (this was the first coldplay album I got, before that it was a bunch of miscellaneous tracks and some green day...).

What was kind of funny is because X&Y is all I had heard from Coldplay, i thought they were a type of electronica band before I realized they were more alternative rock.
haha cool!
i remember my first impression of coldplay was thinking that they were a heavy metal band. but this was back when i only kind of recognized the name and had never hear any of their songs. but i honestly cant remember why i thought they were a heavy metal band. that's pretty much the opposite of what they are.
 

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the first song by coldplay i actually identified as coldplay was off of x&y. it was square one, i think. my friends mom played it on repeat every morning when we woke up:lol: i would always go home wondering what the song was called.. then one day i randomly bought AROBTTH:) now here we are, and i still love x&y:D
 

roche714

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I absolutely love X &Y.I dont know what the problem some people have with it. I love most of the songs,except for a couple
 

jet-empire

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:p I fell in love with Coldplay in 2003, when I was just 10. During the Rugby World Cup, which was held in Australia that year, all the Aussie ads on Channel 7 featured 'Clocks.' A few months later, I found AROBTTH on Cassette Tape at a servo during a family holiday. :D I bought it, and listened to it non stop on my Walkman that trip. :p

Am I the only one who's noticed that every servo IN AUSTRALIA seems to have X&Y on CD? Seriously. I mean, I have seen it in so many servos!! (Our local Shell station was where I got my copy, btw. :p)
 

neonhorn22

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Count me in as one of the people who love X&Y. I already had Parachutes and AROBTTH when the latter was released....so I was ready for a new album, and I just really loved the new "feel" of the X&Y album. I still have to rank Viva La Vida above it, but it comes in 2nd for me.

A lot of folks around here prefer AROBTTH as their best album, but for me, there are quite a few songs on there that don't really strike my fancy (A Whisper, God Put a Smile on your Face, A Warning Sign). I still love that album, too, but there are more songs on X&Y that I love listening to.
 

noonsun

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Best Coldplay album. I never understood peoples' issues with it. :thinking: I love the general sound of it.
 
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