Sound — 8
I love Coldplays sound on the album. Perhaps they have a bit too much of the same mellowed out sound, and perhaps they could be a bit more upbeat on songs other than shiver, but I enjoy it very much.
Lyrics — 10
What impresses me the most about Coldplay is how well their lyrics fit in with the music. Spies is an absolutely perfect music for the lyrics, as well as Trouble, Don't Panic, Everything's Not lost, Shiver and almost everyting else on the album. The lyrics flow well, and they all around great.
Overall Impression — 10
I think Parachutes is a far better album than A Rush Of Blood To The Head. I love how the singer and guitarist seem to play so well togethr, it is amazing the chemistry they have there. The most impressive song on the album is Everythings Not Lost. It just fills me with emotion every time I hear it. If it were lost or stolen I'd be first to the store.