Sound — 10
This album is defiantly one of the better debut albums in the past five years. The sound on it is great it mixes Chris's soft vocals with acoustic and guitar work which comes off amazingly well.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics as with all of Coldplay's music are doing extremely well. I don't think I need to get into specifics about their lyrics because chances are if you are reading this and considering buying the album, you already know how impressive the lyrics are.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall all I think this is Coldplay's best record. I have not heard all of the tracks on "X&Y" but from what I have heard it really dosent compare to "Parachutes." The most impressive songs on the album in my opinion are: "Shiver," "Everything Is Not Lost" and "We Never Change." If this CD were lost or stolent I would defiantley buy it again beacuse I think it is one of the best albums I own.