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However, the album did gain some sour rep for people seeing its alt-rock sound to be similar to ''Music/TheBends''-era Music/{{Radiohead}}, and people proposed that the some of the album's success was attributed to people being alienated by Radiohead's electronic and heavily experimental ''Music/KidA'', which was released that year.

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However, the album did gain some sour rep for people seeing attracted criticism from listeners who felt that its moody alt-rock sound to be was uncannily similar to ''Music/TheBends''-era that of Music/{{Radiohead}}, and people particularly their 1995 album ''Music/TheBends''; some outlets proposed that the at least some of the album's success was attributed attributable to people listeners being alienated by Radiohead's [[NewSoundAlbum electronic and heavily experimental experimental]] ''Music/KidA'', which was released later that year.
year (incidentally, the switch in style on ''Kid A'' came about in part from the heavy amount of Radiohead imitators that emerged following the success of ''Music/OKComputer'' in 1997).


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neither the ambient tone nor the Music/U2-esque larger-than-life stadium anthems that the band would be known for are present on this album. Instead, it's an extremely dry, subdued record bordering on easy listening, which is largely why the band have disowned it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neither the ambient tone nor the Music/U2-esque Music/{{U2}}-esque larger-than-life stadium anthems that the band would be known for are present on this album. Instead, it's an extremely dry, subdued record bordering on easy listening, which is largely why the band have disowned it.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neither the ambient tone nor the Music/U2-esque larger-than-life stadium anthems that the band would be known for are present on this album. Instead, it's an extremely dry, subdued record bordering on easy listening, which is largely why the band have disowned it.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neither the ambient tone nor the Music/U2-esque larger-than-life stadium anthems that the band would be known for are present on this album. Instead, it's an extremely dry, subdued record bordering on easy listening, which is largely why the band have disowned it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neither the ambient tone nor the Music/U2-esque larger-than-life stadium anthems that the band would be known for are present on this album. Instead, it's an extremely dry, subdued record bordering on easy listening, which is largely why the band have disowned it.


It spawned the hit singles "Shiver", "Trouble", "Don't Panic", and especially "Yellow", the band's BreakthroughHit and one of their {{Signature Song}}s. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling 8.5 million copies worldwide as of 2011 and winning a GrammyAward. It also made several lists of the greatest (British) albums of all time, and was seen as a remarkably impressive debut effort.

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It spawned the hit singles "Shiver", "Trouble", "Don't Panic", and especially "Yellow", the band's BreakthroughHit and one of their {{Signature Song}}s. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling 8.5 million copies worldwide as of 2011 and winning a GrammyAward.UsefulNotes/GrammyAward. It also made several lists of the greatest (British) albums of all time, and was seen as a remarkably impressive debut effort.


* HiddenTrack: "Life Is For Living"

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* HiddenTrack: "Life Is For Living"Living", which starts a few seconds after "Everything's Not Lost" ends.


# "Everything's Not Lost" (7:17)

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# "Everything's Not Lost" (7:17)(7:17)[[note]](actual track lasts until 5:39; HiddenTrack "Life Is For Living" is 1:37 and takes up rest of space)[[/note]]



* AnimalMotifs: "Trouble" repeatedly refers to spiders and spiderwebs.
* CentralTheme: Love. It's established from the get-go in the ending of the opening track "Don't Panic" ("everybody here's got somebody to lean on") and referred to extensively throughout the album.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The basis of "Don't Panic".
-->''Bones, sinking like stones''\\
''All that we fought for''\\
''Homes, places we’ve grown''\\
''All of us are done for''



** "Shiver" is 5 minutes long.
** "Everything's Not Lost" is 5.5 minutes long minus the silence between that and "Life is For Living".

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** "Shiver" is and "Spies" are both 5 minutes long.
** "Everything's Not Lost" is 5.5 minutes long minus the silence between that and "Life is For Living".


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* {{Irony}}: In "Don't Panic", the verses describe [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt an apocalypse]] and the fleeting hopelessness it brings to humanity, but the chorus consists of the line "We live in a beautiful world".
* LonelyPianoPiece: "Trouble"


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* MinisculeRocking: The TitleTrack, which is less than a minute long.
* ShoutOut:
** "Don't Panic" is obviously a reference to ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
** "Spies" was reportedly inspired by the ''Film/JamesBond'' films, and to add to that, ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was in production at the time of the album's release.


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* TitleTrack: The seventh (and [[MinisculeRocking shortest]]) track.


'''''Parachutes''''' is the debut album of English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Coldplay}}, released in 2000 by Creator/ParlophoneRecords.

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'''''Parachutes''''' ''Parachutes'' is the debut album of English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Coldplay}}, released in 2000 by Creator/ParlophoneRecords.

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[[caption-width-right:324:''Oh, how I love you so...'']]

'''''Parachutes''''' is the debut album of English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Coldplay}}, released in 2000 by Creator/ParlophoneRecords.

It spawned the hit singles "Shiver", "Trouble", "Don't Panic", and especially "Yellow", the band's BreakthroughHit and one of their {{Signature Song}}s. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling 8.5 million copies worldwide as of 2011 and winning a GrammyAward. It also made several lists of the greatest (British) albums of all time, and was seen as a remarkably impressive debut effort.

However, the album did gain some sour rep for people seeing its alt-rock sound to be similar to ''Music/TheBends''-era Music/{{Radiohead}}, and people proposed that the some of the album's success was attributed to people being alienated by Radiohead's electronic and heavily experimental ''Music/KidA'', which was released that year.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has stated that the band looks back on ''Parachutes'' [[OldShame negatively]].
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!!Tracklist:
# "Don't Panic" (2:17)
# "Shiver" (5:00)
# "Spies" (5:19)
# "Sparks" (3:47)
# "Yellow" (4:29)
# "Trouble" (4:31)
# "Parachutes" (0:46)
# "High Speed" (4:14)
# "We Never Change" (4:09)
# "Everything's Not Lost" (7:17)
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!!''Look at the tropes, look how they shine for you...''
* DarkerAndEdgier: The original European music video for "Trouble", which has Chris singing while tied to a chair in a dark warehouse juxtaposed with footage of the rest of the band members; to specify, Buckland and Champion forcing Berryman into being tied to a chair of his own.
* EpicRocking:
** "Shiver" is 5 minutes long.
** "Everything's Not Lost" is 5.5 minutes long minus the silence between that and "Life is For Living".
* HiddenTrack: "Life Is For Living"
* LyricalDissonance:
** "Don't Panic". A gentle, lovely melody about the fact that people are slowly killing the world. The music video makes it a little more obvious.
** "Shiver". It's strongly implied that the song's protagonist is following his love around, trying to keep her from freaking out.
* StalkerWithACrush: Highly believed to be what "Shiver" is about.
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