'X&Y' is one of those few albums that I'm able to play it is entirety from start to finish, I still regard it as Coldplay's best album. If ever I require music to relax me - I always turn to this one.
It only took me one listen to become absorbed in this album, with brilliant songs, beautiful lyrics and excellent electric guitar work which became more prominent in this, their third album.
With so many positive (and surprisingly quite a few one star) reviews already for this album, I can probably only mirror what others have said, but I would strongly encourage anyone to buy 'X&Y'. My personal favourite tracks though are 'White Shadows', 'The Hardest Part', 'Talk', the latter was rightly released as a single as was the middle, strangely enough though, it failed to chart. After almost ten years, this is still a stunning album from a great band.