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Ghost Stories

Coldplay Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
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Formed in 1997, Coldplay – comprised of Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) – released two EPs, The Safety and Brothers and Sisters, before signing with Parlophone in 1999. Three additional EPs (The Blue Room, Shiver and Yellow) followed before their landmark debut album, Parachutes, which was ... Read more in Amazon's Coldplay Store

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  • Audio CD (19 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Magic 4:450.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. True Love 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Midnight 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Oceans 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. A Sky Full Of Stars 4:280.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. O [+Hidden Tracks] 7:460.99  Buy MP3 

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Sixth studio album by the British alternative rock band. The concept album features the singles 'Magic', 'Midnight' and 'A Sky Full of Stars' and is said to be inspired by lead singer Chris Martin's relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The album debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart.

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(2014/Parlaphone) 9 tracksMedium 1
  1. Always In My Head
  2. Magic
  3. Ink
  4. True Love
  5. Midnight
  6. Another's Arms
  7. Oceans
  8. A Sky Full Of Stars
  9. O

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92 of 100 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
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Okay, I've read the reviews from people saying this is not what they were expecting, they wanted more in your face, catchy, jump-up and down songs. All I can say is that there are enough of those kinda albums out at the moment, and most of them are about as deep, personal and meaningful as a slap in the face. Here Coldplay have gone against the expected, and triumphed, in my opinion, with an album not afraid to take risks. After all isn't an artist allowed to make an album that they believe in, and one that feels right for them at the time? I would much prefer this than listen to an artificial album, dictated by the wants of the many. Look at all of the blockbuster movies that don't know what they want to be, usually they try and appeal to so many demographics that it ends up appealing to no one in particular. This album is atmospheric, deep, involving, without falling to cliche, or surrendering to populace demands or wants. The best music is made without an audience in mind, for that music will find its audience, and that is the best way for all music to be. Coldplay have moved on, and they have evolved, but if you haven't too, then I guess its time to stop listening.

I love all the tracks on the album, but standout tracks for me are, 'Magic,' with its catchy, and affecting beat, along with the poignant, heartfelt lyrics. 'Midnight,' with its haunting (great video by the way) and sleepy chorus, synthesised voice and mellow but soulful tone. 'A sky full of stars,' which is slightly more upbeat and reminiscent of Coldplay's early days. And 'O,' with the most gentle, subtle piano, over which Martin displays the deftest of melancholic poise as he sings from the heart. This song has already become a favourite of all Coldplay songs to me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice album but a little heavy on heartbreak 16 Jun 2014
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Love hurts. OOOoooooohhh, OOoohhhhhhh love hurts. I was in love and it broke my heart. I wish I was still in Gwyneth's "fire down below". OK Chris we get it. You broke up. It hurts. Your ex is beautiful. etc...

I like this album musically - some great production and melodies - but after a few listens through now the lyrics are starting to jar a little. I know that this was an album of catharsis but about 5 of the 9 songs are laments about missing her, wishing he was with her, feeling her, seeing her and so on.

Worth a listen if you're a Coldplay fan (which I used to be but have slightly gone off them since their early stuff)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary,Bland And Tedious. 20 May 2014
By James g
Format:Audio CD
A ambient sound with hardly any guitars and electronic drums!,dear me why no real drums?,because the songs are that dull and lifeless!,there is about as much passion,energy and drive as U2 can muster up nowadays but at least the lyrics are more grown up but all about Chris martins Marriage break up in fine detail which made it all soppy and depressing,the only songs which stood out for me being'True Love',maybe more down to breaking up the tedium as one song blurred into the next and 'A Sky Full Of Stars'but again only because it broke up the rest with its bland bit of energy,really poor and after all the repetitive pop of Mylo Xyloto no more Coldplay albums for me,it has all been downhill big style since a last few good moments on X&Y.
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64 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A haunting and beautiful album of music 19 May 2014
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I love Coldplay, I think they are an innovative and brilliant band - and I am old enough to remember the first Beatles record being released!

I don't necessarily like every track they have ever recorded so I would be more than happy to say if I thought this album didn't live up to expectations, but it does. It is brilliant. It is different, you are waiting for some of the tracks to break out into some sort of usual Coldplay anthem the nearest they come to that is Sky Full of Stars but the other tracks are haunting and melancholic in a beautiful way. It is obvious what the theme of the album is and the sadness is there for anyone with half a heart to hear but it doesn't make it miserable or bitter. For me, this album celebrates love, without regrets and is beautiful.

I believe this album is a natural progression from Waterfall. If you aren't keen, keep playing it and I am sure it will soon grown on you. Wonderful and haunting, beautiful and melancholic. Highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Not for me, they seem to have lost their way! There are a few good tracks but generally its a little boring and lacking in excitement.
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I'll start by saying I am a big fan. Since "Parachutes" at least to some degree every album has had a sence of magic. In my view this is the first album of theirs to miss this. Ironically one of the only songs to come close is the song "Magic", another is "Sky Full Of Stars" which although very familiar territory is at least positive and sounds like "Coldplay"

The problem is this album doesn't come from a happy place but rather that melancholy heart that in the hands of certain writers bears beautiful fruit. The problem is Coldplay don't do sad, their sound is happy and positive if a little ambiguous. Perhaps chis martins marital status had some thing to do with it I don't know but they don't wear mournful too well

Without the two mentioned songs and maybe one or two others this would be nothing more than a passable EP especially as there are only 9 tracks, though if they were all great i would have forgave that. Hoping they rediscover their mojo for the next album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love all the song another hit for coldplay
love all the song another hit for coldplay
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album from Coldplay
Arrived before estimated delivery time, excellent album from Coldplay.
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I just like em
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Brilliant album as always with Coldplay.
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1.0 out of 5 stars MOR Wimp-Pop
Is Chris Martin taking the P or is this what passes as radio friendly pop music nowadays?
This collection of miserable dirges and strangled tuneless choirboy vocals is... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Football XI
5.0 out of 5 stars Coldplay continue breaking hearts themes....
Well up to standard - there has been criticism from some quarters for 'gentler' approach from recent offerings, but usual sparse yet supremely effective lyrics matched with unique,... Read more
Published 1 day ago by David S. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Album, love all the songs
What can I say, I don't know a day to go by without it playing in our house. Excellent album
Published 1 day ago by BOIZ
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
all the previous cold play albums hooked me right away, ghost stories slightly disappoints me.
Published 1 day ago by Andrew toole
5.0 out of 5 stars It's different.
What can I say? I can't get tired of listening this album! All the songs, to me, are really good. It's different from those albums that are out now, so it makes it even better.
Published 1 day ago by Carmen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good album
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