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X&Y is the third studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay, released 6 June 2005 in the United Kingdom via the record label Parlophone. The album, which features influences of electronic music, was produced by the band and British record producer Danton Supple. Development of the album was often troubled; the album's original producer, British record producer Ken Nelson, was supposed to produce much of the album, however, many songs written during their sessions were ditched due to the band's dissatisfaction. The album's cover art is a combination of colours and blocks, which is a representation of the Baudot code.

Track listingEdit

On the back cover, the tracklist is separated into two parts: "X" and "Y". Tracks 1-6 are labeled as "X1" through "X6" on the back cover. However, tracks 7-12 are labeled "Y1" through "Y6" on the back cover.

All tracks written by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion except where noted.


No. Title Length
1. Square One 4:47
2. What If 4:57
3. White Shadows 5:28
4. Fix You 4:54
5. Talk (writers: Martin, Buckland, Berryman, Champion, Hütter, Bartos, Schult) 5:11
6. X&Y 4:34


No. Title Length
7. Speed of Sound 4:48
8. A Message 4:45
9. Low 5:32
10. The Hardest Part 4:25
11. Swallowed in the Sea 3:58
12. Twisted Logic 5:01
13. Til Kingdom Come (hidden track) 4:10
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. How You See the World (only available in some Japan first press) 4:04