Saturday, 12 July 2014

My Week with Coldplay begins

Here we go then - My Week with Coldplay. So lets look at the background of this great band.

Unbelievably, Coldplay started back in 1996. But they weren't called Coldplay at first. They were called Pectoralz. Not as catchy is it?. Wisely changing the name in 1998. Their first hit was the single "Yellow". I remember Yellow, and I bought it. It was one of those tunes that is memorable, and even then it was anthemic. I still love that track. Yellow was in the year 2000.

Following shortly after the release of the single Yellow, their debut album Parachutes came out. They went on to release A Rush of Blood to the Head in in 2002,  X&Y in 2005. Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends followed in 2008, and Mylo Xyloto in 2011. Finally, 2014 saw them release their current album, Ghost Stories.

Its fair to say Coldplay are huge. Five studio albums, releasing hit after hit and winning accolades all around the world, including Brit awards, Mercury Music awards, MTV awards and grammys to name a few.

Coldplay are an English band, and formed initially by Chris Martin and his uni friends. Thank goodness they did! The band are known for being great live, and having seen them several years ago at the V-Festival I can honestly say they sound better live.

I'm really excited by their new stuff - Magic, and a Sky Full of Stars the singles so far, are beautiful. Coldplay have this niche in the market. Not rock, not pop they are a beautiful melding of both. Emotional lyrics are their forte. They are intriguing and unique.

The band consists of Chris Martin - who is lead vocalist, but also plays rhythm guitar and piano, then Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion do drums, backing vocals, bass and everything else!

Over the next week I shall pick seven tracks, review one each day and post it on my blog. Then I shall consider my preference and which is my best of all from this great band. Pop back tomorrow for Day One, or if you just can't wait, you can check out other artists I have spent a week with here on My Music page. :)




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