Coldplay - Parachutes (2000) album cover.

Coldplay - Parachutes (2000)

Fresh out of the Metal Month oven, we hop onto the cooling rack and chill out with a little Coldplay and their 2000 debut Parachutes. We admire the atmosphere and tone from some of the tracks that aren't named after a primary color with a look at the dark mood of Spies, the dreamy Sparks, and the hard to ignore Radiohead vibes of High Speed. Perfectly paired with the piano and acoustic melodies of Chris Martin, it's the guitar riffs and segues of Jonny Buckland that make these filler tracks so memorable. Take a listen with us as we explore one of the most successful bands of all time at the moment that started it all.

Episode Tracklist

  • Coldplay - "Trouble"
  • Coldplay - "Something Just Like This"
  • Coldplay - "Spies"
  • Coldplay - "Sparks"
  • Coldplay - "High Speed"
  • Penelope Isles - "Round"
  • Horse Jumper of Love - "Sun Poisoning"
  • Travis - "Big Chair"

Sidetrack: Neva Dinova's Songs Written For No One

On this week's Sidetrack we're checking out Jake Bellows and his band Neva Dinova, a group that basically wrote songs for no one in particular, until Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame) shined a light on them back in 2004, showcasing them on "One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels". We focus on one song from their 2005 release, "The Hate Yourself Change", and talk a little bit about Jake Bellows' reflection on his lyrics during the Neva Dinova era, and how as a solo artist he is now actively working towards writing and sharing more positive and optimistic tunes with the world. 


  • Neva Dinova - "Brooklyn"
  • Neva Dinova - "She Can't Change"
  • Jakob Dylan, Julian Castrinos - "Go Where You Wanna Go (Mamas & The Papas Cover)"
  • Squid - "The Cleaner"
  • Neva Dinova - "Blackest Heart"