Coldplay emerged from the late 90's Britpop scene to become one of the world's most revered rock bands. They have been compared to other top rock bands like U2.
The Safety (EP) - 1998
This first EP released on the Fierce Panda label is notable primarily for the fact that it was the band's first release. Only 500 copies were pressed.
This is Coldplay's first major label release and includes the epic song "Such a Rush."
The first full-length album by the group became a worldwide smash. It introduced fans to the band's unique brand of sweeping, melodic rock. In the U.S., although the album only reached #51 on the chart, its lead single "Yellow" accomplished the unusual feat of being a major hit on both the modern rock and adult top 40 charts. Eventually, the album earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.
By the end of Coldplay's tour in support of Parachutes
, the music press carried rumors that the band would split up, but their second album proved the skeptics wrong. The album not only proved the first album was not a fluke, but also garnered a huge number of new fans. The song "Clocks," heard across the media spectrum in the U.S., became a top 40 hit on the pop charts, in dance clubs, and on modern rock radio. The album peaked at #5 in the U.S. and established Coldplay as one of the world's top bands.
This live set includes a DVD and a CD. It was a top 15 hit for Coldplay on the US album chart.
Defying renewed rumors of a band breakup, and in the wake of the publicity swirling around lead vocalist Chris Martin's marriage to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, the band's third album found them in fine form. Press comparisons to U2 among the rock elite became commonplace.
Courtesy Capitol Records
Coldplay went into the studio with legendary producer Brian Eno to record their fourth studio album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It was released in June 2008 to strong critical praise. Globally it was the bestselling album of 2008 and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends hit #1 and was certified double platinum in the US. It includes the #1 hit single "Viva La Vida" which won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
Prospekt's March is an EP collection of tracks left over from the studio sessions that produced Coldplay's album Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends. It met with muted commercial success. However, the song "Life In Technicolor II" was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Short Form Video.