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Ghost Stories

Coldplay Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32 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  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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103 of 112 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of their best! 1 Jun 2014
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I bought this album thinking that the Coldplay pedigree would be sufficient to ensure it would be a good listen. Whilst opinions about music will always be subjective, I found this album atmospheric but a bit of a dirge.

The tracks have quite a mysterious feel but are not very melodic or memorable and they all seem to fade into each other. There is no particularly distinctive track on this disc. I cannot help but wonder if this album had been made by a lesser known band whether it would be so commercially successful. Coldplay have produced much better than this - Ghost Stories isn't a total loss but not one of their best albums either.
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66 of 79 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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9 of 11 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Personal and painful 7 Aug 2014
By lyra
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I love Coldplay but I find this offering from Martin a little too personal. Whilst I do like some of the songs I find I avoid listening to this album. The broken heart/angel wings is emblematic of the mood with the loss of an ideal/idealised relationship difficult to avoid and clearly painful. A bit too much raw emotion for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By a guy
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the sound of this album is coldplay from beginning right on through to the end ,.It makes me think it is the middle class of music if there is such a thing ,it is nice it is good but it is not exciting I expect I will learn to like it in the background
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Really wanted to love this like I do their other albums but it's just not as good for all the reasons that other reviewers have stated. Perhaps it'll be a grower but so far it's mainly succeeded in inspiring me to listen to all their old albums again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars sorry but this one was not for me a bit ... 21 Aug 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
sorry but this one was not for me a bit to depressing sounding but hey thats only my opinion sent it back and ordered there parachute album instead much more to my taste.
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