Not too long ago it felt like Coldplay was possibly one of the most popular alternative rock bands around, but even then I feel like many didn’t appreciate them because of more popular hardcore music at the time. It took a couple of years and the decline in the popularity of rock music as a whole for people to actually appreciate the bands work. Over time more and more began to appreciate their creativity and the composition of their music.
A little history behind the music
The British rock band was formed under a different name in 1996 when the vocalist Chris Martin and the lead guitarist Jonny Buckland were attending University College London (UCL). Later on by the time they changed their name to Coldplay their members consisted of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. Coldplay released their first studio album in the year 2000, a few years after they came together, and the name of the album was “Parachutes.”
One of the reasons why everyone came to like them in the early 2000s was their unique melodic sound and “meditative” nature. It is different from much of the other rock music that was around at the time. In fact, some people have described it as a transition into pop from the hardcore rock that was popular in that era. Personally I loved the way that they had managed to incorporate piano sounds into a genre which I had previously mostly seen guitars and drums being used. However, the thing was at the time, even though I could appreciate some of the piano solos and instrumentals I didn’t really like the idea of Chris Martin’s vocals accompanying it.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an album, be sure to review their albums below, ranked from best to worst.
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
A Head Full of Dreams