After reading various music press reviews which raved about this, i was quite disappointed. I was given the impression by these that this was an improvement on Parachutes, in that there were more quality songs, and the tone of the album was more up-beat. This is certainly not the case in my opinion. The album is very similar to their last but it appears that if anything it is worse because a lot of the album seems to be filler. The single 'in my place' is the best track, and there are one or two others that threaten to be very good, but in the end flatter to deceive. Some of the songs seem to have no real direction and amble along, while others lack any real lyrical content and seem to be the product of lacklustre or lazy song writing. If you are a big Coldplay fan then you'll like this. If you thought the last album was o.k then don't buy this, resist the temptation brought about by the hype.