Sound — 10
This album and band for that matter would have to receive the most unjust criticism of any other album or band out there. The sound on this album is absolutely amazing. This is definitely Coldplay and their best. Every tack is beautifully crafted and you can feel and hear the singer's emotion on every track.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics have always been what impresses me most about Coldplay. The most impressive lyrics on the album come from the tracks "We Never Change," "Trouble" and "Shiver."
Overall Impression — 10
This is without a doubt Coldplays best album to date. My favourite tracks on the album are "Shiver," "Trouble," We Never Change" and the beautiful but very short title track "Parachutes." The thing I love about the album is the emotion it displays and how you can feel and hear the effort that went into making it. If this CD were lost or stolen, I would buy it again in an instant.