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Coldplay — High Speed
Album: Parachutes
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 475








Released: 2000
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Can anybody fly this thing?
Before my head explodes, before my head starts to ring
We've been living life inside a bubble
We've been living life inside a bubble

Confidence in you, is confidence in me
Is confidence in high speed

Can anybody stop this thing?
Before my head explodes, before my head starts to ring
We've been living life inside a bubble
We've been living life inside a bubble

Confidence in you, is confidence in me
Is confidence in high speed, in high speed

In high speed, you want, high speed, you want
High speed, you want, high speed
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 This is their best album, rate for this song is 9, enjoy !!!
MinMan wrote:
your sound is muzak to my ears.
 stephw wrote:
{#Lol}
  Man's gotta know his Lennon - quoted from his rant about McCarthy: "How do you sleep?" on The Imagine album.
This album is to Coldplay what Joshua Tree is to U2. Certainly a fine achievement in auditory splendor. {#Music}


 MinMan wrote:
your sound is muzak to my ears.

 
{#Lol}
9 ------> yep.
your sound is muzak to my ears.
 Tana wrote:
This is, IMO, a highly underrated Coldplay song. I mean generally. It never got much attention but it's one of the most mesmerizing on this great debut album.
 
Agreed.
This is, IMO, a highly underrated Coldplay song. I mean generally. It never got much attention but it's one of the most mesmerizing on this great debut album.
 johnjconn wrote:


There's a big difference between CP and PJ
Peral Jam is excellent
Cold Play sucks
 
I like how you can't spell Pearl Jam or Coldplay right.
Can anyone stop this thing,
Before my head explodes.... 
I love this album
I think it's a compliment for Coldplay that I'm usually mistaking this song for one of Pearl Jam.
 Poacher wrote:

Coldplay are popular? Like you I miss all commercial TV and radio, because I don't watch or listen to it. Thus, I too like Coldplay. 

I also recommend this to everybody. Turn off your TV and block out all Main Stream Media including most 'News'papers and Magazines. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
 
Did that decades ago........now I am off to take 2 aspirin.............{#Drunk}  lol
 Dillinquent wrote:
 Clodplay are just dull. nuff said.  As for U2, their first five albums are classics and among the finest recordings of all time (imho), after that they started to disappear up their own arses, only reappearing occasionaly to record masterpieces like Vertigo.
 

U2 lost their edge (ha ha) after the Joshua Tree because in the beginning they were on a journey to find GOD! After finding success, riches, fame, everything, suddenly, GOD didn't seem to matter much, at least in their songwriting.
Man, early Coldplay is so much better than what they're putting out now.....       This track is nice  8

 xkolibuul wrote:
I'm sufficiently oblivious to Top-40 radio, MTV, and the Grammys that I completely missed Coldplay's trek to apparently massive popularity.  Which is why I like them on RP.  I recommend this listening strategy highly.
 
Coldplay are popular? Like you I miss all commercial TV and radio, because I don't watch or listen to it. Thus, I too like Coldplay. 

I also recommend this to everybody. Turn off your TV and block out all Main Stream Media including most 'News'papers and Magazines. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
I'm sufficiently oblivious to Top-40 radio, MTV, and the Grammys that I completely missed Coldplay's trek to apparently massive popularity.  Which is why I like them on RP.  I recommend this listening strategy highly.
Love this music!
 The_Seeker wrote:
Coldplay: As overrated as Donnie Darko.
 

Haha, good one... Though i like both Coldplay and Donnie Darko (the movie that is).... {#Lol}

Although i have to admit that i grew tired of Coldplay's most recent album (Viva La Vida) rather quickly.
Coldplay: As overrated as Donnie Darko.
 Dillinquent wrote:
 planet_lizard wrote:

I find it rather sad and an embarrassing British trait that we cannot bear to see our bands enjoy massive success. It's always been the case. Suddenly we look for the tiniest reasons why they don't deserve it. Perhaps we feel like they've abandoned their roots? U2 have suffered in the same way. And I remember at school when it was considered a crime to admit liking Duran Duran. Now it's acceptable. I'm sure that one day it'll be "OK" to like Coldplay. Personally I'm happy not to be trendy and I like them now. This first album is superb. I voiced this opinion to a student a few years ago and winced when he condescendingly said "well it's very easy to listen to". I suppose I might well have said something like that as a student. Fortunately I care much less what other people think these days.

Clodplay are just dull. nuff said.  As for U2, their first five albums are classics and among the finest recordings of all time (imho), after that they started to disappear up their own arses, only reappearing occasionaly to record masterpieces like Vertigo.
 
Music lies in the ear of the beholder...I love this bloody Brit band and this song as well for that matter!

 planet_lizard wrote:

I find it rather sad and an embarrassing British trait that we cannot bear to see our bands enjoy massive success. It's always been the case. Suddenly we look for the tiniest reasons why they don't deserve it. Perhaps we feel like they've abandoned their roots? U2 have suffered in the same way. And I remember at school when it was considered a crime to admit liking Duran Duran. Now it's acceptable. I'm sure that one day it'll be "OK" to like Coldplay. Personally I'm happy not to be trendy and I like them now. This first album is superb. I voiced this opinion to a student a few years ago and winced when he condescendingly said "well it's very easy to listen to". I suppose I might well have said something like that as a student. Fortunately I care much less what other people think these days.

Clodplay are just dull. nuff said.  As for U2, their first five albums are classics and among the finest recordings of all time (imho), after that they started to disappear up their own arses, only reappearing occasionaly to record masterpieces like Vertigo.


High Speed?
Hey man slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down. 
 cutter5er wrote:

 
ChrisG wrote:
As someone who spends a lot of time in the UK, it always baffles me how opinions of Coldplay differ so dramatically from one side of the Atlantic to the other. None of my UK friends like them. All of my Stateside friends do. Funny that they get no love from their own country. I'm a BIG fan of their music, a fact that I have to keep quite while I'm in Old Blighty.
 
Perhaps they are OVERPLAYED in U.K.?

 
I find it rather sad and an embarrassing British trait that we cannot bear to see our bands enjoy massive success. It's always been the case. Suddenly we look for the tiniest reasons why they don't deserve it. Perhaps we feel like they've abandoned their roots? U2 have suffered in the same way. And I remember at school when it was considered a crime to admit liking Duran Duran. Now it's acceptable. I'm sure that one day it'll be "OK" to like Coldplay. Personally I'm happy not to be trendy and I like them now. This first album is superb. I voiced this opinion to a student a few years ago and winced when he condescendingly said "well it's very easy to listen to". I suppose I might well have said something like that as a student. Fortunately I care much less what other people think these days.

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 RongoTBurg wrote:
Code red!  Get Jelani's upload on STAT.  We're in danger of losing him!
 
CODE RED!!! Aieeeeeeeee!! OK, I'm running to the basement to get the upload!...trip...Who put that *#!$&@% junk on the basement steeppps?!?! Nooooooooo!!!...bump...Ouch! crash.Ayyy!...bump..Sh*t!....bump ..Ouch!...bump...Dam! CRASH! ooooohhhooohhhoohhoo....I may be a while....oi.....can I get a little help here? {#Headache}


 
ChrisG wrote:
As someone who spends a lot of time in the UK, it always baffles me how opinions of Coldplay differ so dramatically from one side of the Atlantic to the other. None of my UK friends like them. All of my Stateside friends do. Funny that they get no love from their own country. I'm a BIG fan of their music, a fact that I have to keep quite while I'm in Old Blighty.
 
Perhaps they are OVERPLAYED in U.K.?

Same here,,,it has some sweet sounding bass rifts

 
Welly wrote:
I'm not a huge Coldplay fan - but this track I have always loved!
 


 Jelani wrote:
Boy, RP is rally going in the dumper. What's with all this "pop" bullshit I'm hearing on here; and same bands over and over?
Hearing less and less of the obscurities and creative stuff that brought me to RP in the first place.
A tune I uploaded  nearly a year ago was added to the playlist within a week, but still has yet to be played.
Welcome to the new Pop Radio Paradise......
 
Code red!  Get Jelani's upload on STAT.  We're in danger of losing him!
 

I'm not a huge Coldplay fan - but this track I have always loved!
 Jelani wrote:
Boy, RP is rally going in the dumper. What's with all this "pop" bullshit I'm hearing on here; and same bands over and over?
Hearing less and less of the obscurities and creative stuff that brought me to RP in the first place.
A tune I uploaded  nearly a year ago was added to the playlist within a week, but still has yet to be played.
Welcome to the new Pop Radio Paradise......
 

....yawn.

Boy, RP is rally going in the dumper. What's with all this "pop" bullshit I'm hearing on here; and same bands over and over?
Hearing less and less of the obscurities and creative stuff that brought me to RP in the first place.
A tune I uploaded  nearly a year ago was added to the playlist within a week, but still has yet to be played.
Welcome to the new Pop Radio Paradise......


Apogee. Nirvana-ish?
King of the Mountain followed by High Speed.  Damnit Bill, I hate what you break into my iPod and steal my playlists.  

You guys give me the creeps sometimes. 

Radiohead Lite strikes again.
I like it. Thanks RP!
And another rip off by Coldplay..this time it's Radiohead...with that Pee Wee Herman vocal.
Interesting comment..I love their music. I'm surprised they are not appreciated in Europe. :think: ChrisG wrote:
As someone who spends a lot of time in the UK, it always baffles me how opinions of Coldplay differ so dramatically from one side of the Atlantic to the other. None of my UK friends like them. All of my Stateside friends do. Funny that they get no love from their own country. I'm a BIG fan of their music, a fact that I have to keep quiet while I'm in Old Blighty.
One of my fav's from them..
lokiwolf wrote:
God! This shit is Coldplay?!? belongs to those who want to listen to the CD, and not on RadioParadise.com
Unfortunately for you, it belongs on Radio Paradise just as much as any other artist on here does. Sounds like this isn't the radio station for you. I, and it seems most other listeners, happen to like Coldplay.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Minor Keys for Minor Talent.
Ha! Someone else notices how they cheat!!!! Thank you!!!! Still catchy though. Can't say I hate them. But they still cheat
One's just gotta love Parachutes. The quality of which Coldplay hasn't been able to surpass ever since, imho.
despite any hype they experience in Europe...I dont' like them... :hand:
Minor Keys for Minor Talent.
God! This shit is Coldplay?!? belongs to those who want to listen to the CD, and not on RadioParadise.com
As someone who spends a lot of time in the UK, it always baffles me how opinions of Coldplay differ so dramatically from one side of the Atlantic to the other. None of my UK friends like them. All of my Stateside friends do. Funny that they get no love from their own country. I'm a BIG fan of their music, a fact that I have to keep quite while I'm in Old Blighty.
Wicked awesome
A better sedative than Mogadon. What is it that people like about Coldplay, anyhow? I've never understood the hype, but maybe I'm just too old...
I'm someone who dislikes Coldplay with a passion, but I have to admit this song is pretty good.
Totally agree. auburntigerrich wrote:
This is my favorite track from Parachutes... which I think defines their sound alot more than the recent, more heavily produced/mixed albums.
Chris Martin wow
you know...I can finally admit: Coldplay really isn't that bad! As the hype dies away, a nice band emerges. (sorry it took me a while)
This is my favorite track from Parachutes... which I think defines their sound alot more than the recent, more heavily produced/mixed albums.
nick_valensi wrote:
like a glass of fine wine.
:cheers: I wholeheartedly concurr!
It was when Radiohead confounded their fans with the electronic twiddlings of "Kid A", Coldplay stepped in doing miserable Radiohead, and Muse stepped in doing noisy Radiohead...
like a glass of fine wine.
grassfolk420 wrote:
This is Radiohead on Lithium, after years of therapy and Republican propoganda.
methinks good therapy and Republican propaganda cancel each other out, leaving the Radiohead on Lithium analogy, which is enough said, actually.
This is Radiohead on Lithium, after years of therapy and Republican propoganda.
dig it. back when these guys were good!
Really over-rated band, over-rated singing, man, these guys are are NOT all that good
Tux wrote:
D'uhhh auto-mute was not running :( High speed to the mute button. I have no problem comparing this to Radiohead. Just as bad. Also a 1.
Broken Record, no one cares
High Speed? As Alanis Moreupsette might sing it, 'The title of this song is a bit ironic, don't you think... It's like playing a 78 album on 33 1/3 speed...It's like having Coldplay when Radiohead is what you really neeeed" Footnote: For anyone born after 1980, those turntable things that DJs "scratch" on used to play vinyl "records" at different speeds. You could also use them to play songs backwards after smoking really bad weed while drinking TAB and worshiping Satan (start going backwards after Robert Plant sings "yes, there are two paths you can go by...". Or my fave, after ELO says "elbasrever si cisum eht"
:sunny.gif: awesome...
Coldplay is at its best in the minor keys. Don't you agree? Much less... yellow.
D'uhhh auto-mute was not running :( High speed to the mute button. I have no problem comparing this to Radiohead. Just as bad. Also a 1.
I repeat myself when under stress, I repeat myself when under stress, I repeat myself when under stress....
I agree - surely not Radiohead, but still better than most of the dreck out there
Chunnamark wrote:
It's so hard not to compare Coldplay to Radiohead... so I did: I highly suggest playing "High Speed", then playing "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of OK Computer. The similarity is really astounding. And I mean this in the most flattering of ways... :roflol:
I have to admit the guitar textures in this song are very similar to those in Subterranean Homesick Alien. BUT, overall Radiohead is on a much higher level than Coldplay, in every aspect. DonÂ't get me wrong. I like Coldplay. But I just donÂ't see how they can be compared with Radiohead. They arenÂ't innovative, Radiohead is. Coldplay has a much more mainstream sound. Radiohead is everything Coldplay lacks: great lyrics, incredible mood setting and complex melodies and arrangements, catchy and yet dark riffs and beats. I am pretty sure how the next Coldlpay album will sound, but I have no idea what the next Radiohead album is gonna sound like, so thatÂ's just another big difference.
Cold Play - - - innovative, unique, spooky, dark . . . . a nice weave of dreamy thoughts and off-hand emotion . . . nicely done
It's so hard not to compare Coldplay to Radiohead... so I did: I highly suggest playing "High Speed", then playing "Subterranean Homesick Alien" off of OK Computer. The similarity is really astounding. And I mean this in the most flattering of ways... :roflol:
The most fabulous Coldplay song....one of the most fabulous anyone songs!!!
Platypus wrote:
Radiohead comparisons be damned. they sound more similar to Doves imho.
And the Doves sound like Radiohead, so there you go. I still like Coldplay a lot, but I wish they'd get a little less attention. I don't know that they are all that innovative.
Originally Posted by Platypus: Tremendous album, tremendous song, tremendous band. Radiohead comparisons be damned. they sound more similar to Doves imho. love 'em. :)
Well said. Parachutes is an incredible cd - not a bad song on there. :bounce:
Tremendous album, tremendous song, tremendous band. Radiohead comparisons be damned. they sound more similar to Doves imho. love 'em. :)
I have lily33 to thank for introducing me to this wonderful band. I uploaded this tune, I think lily would approve. :cool: