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London, United Kingdom (1997 – present)

Coldplay is a British band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland – who met each other in September 1996 at Ramsay Hall (halls of residence) at University College London - bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

With five successful albums releases (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) - and a scheduled sixth album release in May 2014 (Ghost Stories) - Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva la Vida.

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Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album, Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo And The Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005).

Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

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  • Carpe4Diem

    Чем дальше - тем хуже, но начинали неплохо. Некогда теплое гитарное звучание опустилось до пиликалки для радио Рекорд.

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  • JoinTheBluR

    WOW SUCH MUSIC https://spacecampct.bandcamp.com/

    Yesterday 4:32am Reply
  • jonatas_90

    Fix You

    Yesterday 3:28am Reply
  • unsaidethings

    A Sky Full of Stars <3

    Yesterday 6:49pm Reply
  • erikngn

    Попсовы до мозга костей, хотя парочка ранних трецков хороши.

    Yesterday 4:43pm Reply
  • Darija_GG

    What good is it to live with nothing left to give,forget but not forgive, not loving all you see ♥

    Yesterday 2:09pm Reply
  • Bastard1

    Being more formulaic than an episode of Dora the Explorer may also be a factor.

    Yesterday 1:21pm Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    Because they are currently more succesful than all those overrated "alternative" rock bands that the snobbers listen to.

    27 Aug 4:27am Reply
  • Whelanmk

    He looks like Jenson.

    26 Aug 5:17pm Reply
  • sls

    lol, Imagine Dragons in the similar artists, how revealing. This band is truly the poor man's Radiohead.

    26 Aug 2:39pm Reply
  • Hadron24

    v 'Paradise' is also pretty good, otherwise I agree with you. It's kinda funny because 'Talk' is totally based on Kraftwerk's 'Computerlove' melody.

    26 Aug 1:50pm Reply
  • Harper980

    'Talk' and the alternative version are the only good tracks this band has ever made. Unfortunately the rest of their back catalogue is utterly bland. 307+ million scrobbles - unbelievable...

    26 Aug 8:47am Reply
  • analeticiapires

    meus amores <3

    26 Aug 12:30am Reply
  • NicolasMoaabe

    Happy 12th Birthday, A Rush of Blood to the Head

    25 Aug 11:18pm Reply
  • Lenka_14

    True Love <3

    25 Aug 6:37pm Reply
  • snouhou

    True Love video is brilliant [9]

    25 Aug 11:08am Reply
  • shineown

    Belo cover dos U2!

    24 Aug 11:09pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    True Love video is brilliant [8]

    24 Aug 2:40pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    anything is possible. Thank you, Coldplay. [6]

    24 Aug 2:33pm Reply
  • kurumasat

    Trouble

    24 Aug 5:12am Reply
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