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Buy! - (Capitol)
Coldplay has a remarkable ability to make grand gestures and epic sounds feel almost unbearably intimate, and they manage to pull off that trick yet again on their third album, even while upping the ante with their most musically ambitious release to date. The production is dense with a greater array of instrumentation, the songs are often huge, and yet at the center is the vulnerable voice of Chris Martin, sharing his insecurities about life and love. And while there are plenty of bands nowadays offering blander, safer takes on Coldplay’s sound and songwriting stance, the group’s musical ambition and sublime song craft keep them a cut above the rest of the pack. 5/30/2005 - Don Yates
Other Coldplay album reviews:

A Rush of Blood to the Head - 8/15/2002
Parachutes - 10/15/2000



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