As a holiday present, Google Play is offering up a free track from each of Coldplay's five studio albums. They've become arguably one of the biggest rock bands in the world, usurping U2's place as a positive unifying force while stepping into the radio void left by the increasingly cerebral Radiohead.
Coldplay greeted the new millennium with their debut album Parachutes (2000). The brilliant opening track "Don't Panic" showcased a band that found a middle point between warm humanism and frosty futurism, but it was the atmospheric power ballad "Yellow" that broke the English band worldwide.
Download the following songs free of charge:
Viva La Vida