Coldplay: Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin.
Producers: Coldplay, Ken Nelson, Chris Allison.
Recorded between November 1999 and May 2000.
PARACHUTES won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
Personnel: Chris Martin (vocals); Jonny Buckland (guitar); Will Champion (drums); Mark Pythian (computer).
Audio Mixers: Chris Allison; Michael Brauer.
Recording information: Matrix (11/1999-05/2000); Matriz (11/1999-05/2000); Orinico (11/1999-05/2000); Orinoco (11/1999-05/2000); Parr Street (11/1999-05/2000); Part Street (11/1999-05/2000); Prinoco (11/1999-05/2000); Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales (11/1999-05/2000); Studios, Rockfield (11/1999-05/2000); Wessex (11/1999-05/2000); Wessez (11/1999-05/2000).
Photographers: Sarah Lee; Tom Sheehan .
Rolling Stone (10/26/00, p.111) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Straight-ahead, melodic Brit pop that strives for 'significance' with a capial 's'....[The album] rises above its influences to become a work of real transcendence..."
Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #19 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year " - "...[They] hoist their blue guitars and tug on Radiohead's cape....evoking the forgotten shoegazers like Ride....Chris Martin makes early-'90s nostalgia seem like the next frontier."
Q (10/01, p.73) - Ranked #21 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (1/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000" - "...[The] soundtrack to cheap vino-and-fag sessions..."
Alternative Press (12/00, p.94) - 4 out of 5 - "...Shimmering guitars haunt tormented tunes, dark gravel growls vie with Thom Yorke-y high notes....songs dawdle out of either a gentle whisper of sound or an awesome blurge of noise..."
NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #6 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year" - "...Effortlessly moving and hugely popular at the same time..."
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