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Parachutes (en español, paracaídas) es el primer álbum de estudio de la banda inglesa en aquel momento de rock alternativo Coldplay, lanzado a través de Parlophone el 10 de julio de 2000 en el Reino Unido. Fue producido por la banda y el británico Ken Nelson, excepto una canción, producida por Chris Allison. Del álbum se extrajeron los sencillos «Shiver», «Yellow», «Trouble» y «Don't Panic».

El álbum fue un éxito comercial y recibió críticas positivas. Tras su lanzamiento, alcanzó rápidamente el primer puesto en The Official UK Charts Company y desde entonces, ha recibido siete discos de platino. En los Estados Unidos alcanzó el puesto 51 del Billboard 200 y recibió dos de ellos. Ganó el Grammy al mejor álbum de música alternativa en 2002 y reportó al grupo muchos más reconocimientos. Parachutes está en el puesto 12 en la lista de los veinte discos más vendidos del siglo XXI en el Reino Unido, así como en el libro 1001 discos que hay que escuchar antes de morir; en él, el crítico Paul Stokes lo describe como un álbum «plagado de momentos sorprendentes». También ganó en la categoría de mejor álbum británico en la edición de 2001 de los Brit Awards.

El álbum fue producido casi íntegramente por Ken Nelson quien conoció a la banda gracias a su mánager, que le dio una copia del sencillo debut de la banda «Brothers and Sisters». En principio pensaron que la grabación se extendería dos semanas, pero finalmente, debido a la falta de tiempo duró alrededor de siete meses. La portada del álbum es un globo terráqueo adquirido por 10 libras. Todas las canciones fueron escritas por Chris Martin, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman y Will Champion.
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It's all a question of what you want from your rock stars. The criticism most often levelled at Coldplay (certainly round these parts) is that they will never be the saviours of rock'n'roll. They will never cause front-page tabloid sensation and they really like their parents. Frankly, they're more likely to enjoy a nice cup of tea in front of the TV than throw it out the window.

But, hang on. Weren't Oasis everything we could want from a rock band once? They fought, had rock star girlfriends, slagged people off and wanted loads of cash to blow on stupid houses. Fine, but those are exactly the things that have made them an embarrassment; an endless, dull cocaine comedown. Remember the disappointment you felt after 'Be Here Now'? Coldplay will never let you down like that.

Like Travis before them, Coldplay care about what really counts. 'Parachutes' is all that matters in the world to singer Chris Martin. It only takes one listen to realise how he has poured every thought, every feeling he's had in the last two years into this record. With the focus so much on Chris' voice here, it's like reading one long, intimate love letter.

/img/coldplay0600.jpg). It's powerful because its sentiment is so simple. And, let's face it, so easy for everyone to comprehend.

Again, in the devotional 'Yellow' ("For you, I bleed myself dry", no less) or the gorgeous regret of 'Trouble' ("I never meant to do you harm"), it's the force of feeling which counts. That's what brings the entirely favourable comparisons to Jeff Buckley, The Verve, even Radiohead. But it's far gentler than anything the latter have ever done. Unlike Thom Yorke, Chris exists in a place we can almost understand. A place that Fran Healy might have passed through, but is too happy with his girlfriend to really remember.

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. Forget trashing rooms and rent-a-quotes, just listen. This really is all that matters.

Let it be that simple for once.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20121228041331/http://www.nme.com/reviews/coldplay/2510


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