Their first record, Parachutes, showed some resemblance to Radiohead. Nevertheless, it was different. The songs in this CD are closer to pop, even the ones which are not. I don´t know if it is because of the structures used or mainly because of the overall sound of the band. I favor the second option. There is something about Coldplay that makes the listener feels at ease with their music. And they achieve this even in some songs like Clocks, which has an amazing combination of notes which make you feel down or happy, all in one stanza. This first CD is a bit "dark", to say it some way, because of the music, but there are some lyrics that are cheerful. This makes it unique, at least for me.
Currently, they are working on their new album. Eno is still working with them. There is little to say, though by the only release to date (Every tear drop is a waterfall), it doesn´t look very promising, at least for me. It seems that they are still on the track of Viva la Vida. Let´s hope that they manage to improve the quality and the what they offer in terms of fresh and unique sounds. If you want to surf on YouTube for some tunes that will appear on this record, they have already played some of them in their concerts. Their names are "Hurts like heaven", "Us against the world", "Charlie Brown", "Princess of China" and "Major Minus".
The Scientist (Beautiful song, amazing video)
Christmas Lights (I know, they have better songs, but the video is really cool and original)
2011 - Mylo Xyloto (???)