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Parachutes

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Parachutes

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Capitol
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B+

Plenty of melancholy bands are happy to follow in the wake of the Radiohead juggernaut. Coldplay, your up-to-the-minute Britpop sensation, combines impressionistic and stately guitars with Chris Martin’s gorgeous sickbed voice, a keening, cracking thing that slips into falsetto at the drop of a tear. (Check out his eerie Jeff Buckley-style whoops and flutters on the aptly titled ”Shiver.”) Parachutes is dreamy, regretful pop with melodies that dog you like a missed opportunity. B+

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