Look at the starsColdplay is an acclaimed British light rock group who, after several low-key releases, hit the big time in 2000 with the single "Yellow". The following album, Parachutes (2000), debuted at number 1 in the UK, won a grammy and has since gone multi-platinum worldwide. The follow-ups, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), and X&Y (2005), continued the commercial and critical success - though they also gave the band a reputation for their songs sounding rather alike (the singles "Speed of Sound" and "Clocks" being frequently singled out for comparison).Their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), changed this. Produced by Brian Eno, it introduced "exotic" instruments such as an Ominous Pipe Organ, a Honky-Tonk Piano and elaborate string sections, as well as changing the fundamentals of their sound to include more experimental time signatures and unusual song structures. Despite the predictable They Changed It, Now It Sucks whining from some fans, this became the most paid-for downloaded album of all time. Joe Satriani sued the group shortly after the album's release, claiming they had plagiarised "substantial original portions" of his song "If I could Fly" (this was before the song won a grammy) - however, this was settled out of court and dropped. Later that year, the EP Prospekt's March was released, containing additional songs from the album's sessions and a remix involving Jay-Z.The band's next album, Mylo Xyloto (2011), continued the evolution, incorporating electronica elements. While the album was not as well-received by critics as previous efforts, it still charted well and soon went multi-platinum (as usual).The band has also released three Live Albums - Live 2003 (from Sydney), LeftRightLeftRightLeft (2009), which is available for free from their website, and Live 2012, which is also a DVD.
Look how they shine for you
And all everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow
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