Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Coldplay – The Scientist


405 – Coldplay – The Scientist (2002)
Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Produced by Ken Nelson and Coldplay
Label – Parlophone/Capitol

This slow burning piano ballad came at a time when Coldplay really were shaking off the ridiculous detractors who thought of them as another British band aping Radiohead. Martin’s simple lines of a broken relationship strike a chord with anyone who’s been there and the arrangement is stately, succinct and bang on the money.

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