# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Coldplay - Speed Of Sound

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 19 / 4 / 2005

Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
Label: Parlophone
Format: CDS


First single from Coldplay's eagerly anticipated third album, 'X & Y'

'Speed of Sound' is the first single from Coldplay's third album 'X & Y'. If you didn't already know, it would be easily noticeable who this is instantly. Chris Martin's vocals are crystal, and the harmonies work very well. The guitar, bass and drums just melt into the track as if liquid. This will be a massive hit. it's not indie in any way at all. It is big time pop. It does sound something like Echo and the Bunnymen might do if they sold their souls for another big hit, but I am sure a few million people will love this to pieces. 'Things I Don't Understand', the first of the B sides, was originally going to be on the album but it was taken off at the last minute, and, to my ears, is a far superior track to 'Speed of Sound.' It is fast paced , with an edgy bass line that adds weight to Chris Martin's for once non whiney vocals. On the second of the B sides 'Proof' , it is back to whiney Chris. Based around acoustic guitar and piano, 'Proof' finds Coldplay retruning to their usual moodiness. If you have to buy it, this is worth buying for 'Things I Don't Understand' alone.

Track Listing:-
1 Speed Of Sound
2 Things I Don't Understand
3 Proof

Band Links:-

Label Links:-

Have a Listen:-

Post A Comment

your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit

live reviews

Wembley Arena. London, 16/8/2022
Coldplay - Wembley Arena. London, 16/8/2022
Shirley Procter watches Coldplay play an euphoric but conservation-friendly set at Wembley Stadium in London.


Live (2002)
Coldplay - Live
TERRIS may have been voted the 'NME's most promising newcomers recently but there's a band that are set to overtake them in the running. Devon's COLDPLAY are a sure-fire bet for stardom following in t


most viewed articles

most viewed reviews

related articles

: Live Review (2022
Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 1/4/2022
Shirley Procter enjoys a candlelight tribute to Coldplay at Manchester Cathedral.

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors