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Coldplay are one of the biggest alternative rock bands, biggest pop bands and biggest bands of the 2000s. Here's our list of the best Coldplay albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Coldplay discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Coldplay albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Coldplay singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Coldplay album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Coldplay album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

After diving headfirst into the record charts with their debut album Parachutes (2000) with four singles including “Shiver” and “Yellow,” Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the ‘00s thanks to Chris Martin’s mellow take on Brit-pop and lush stadium rock. With the release of A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), the band became a massive international success.

This list of popular Coldplay CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coldplay Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2002

Artist: Coldplay

Tracks: Daylight, Clocks, In My Place, A Rush of Blood to the Head, The Scientist, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Soft rock, Post-Britpop

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Parachutes


Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coldplay Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2000

Artist: Coldplay

Tracks: High Speed, We Never Change, Don't Panic, Parachutes, Trouble, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Dream pop, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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X&Y


X&Y is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coldplay Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2005

Artist: Coldplay

Tracks: What If, Fix You, Square One, Twisted Logic, Low, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Piano rock, Britpop, Post-Britpop

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Viva la Vida or Death and All ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coldplay Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2008

Artist: Coldplay

Tracks: Death and All His Friends / The Escapist, Violet Hill, Lost?, Lost!, Life in Technicolor, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Piano rock, Britpop, Art rock, Baroque pop

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