Prospekt's March

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Deep stuff, but no hidden messages to worry about.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

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age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

One "s" word; one "n" word.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this limited edition album contains some darkly poetic imagery and a couple of death references, but is on the whole kid-safe.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byJonesy January 22, 2009

Great music

i always listen to it on my i pod it is so awsome
Kid, 12 years old December 30, 2008


In a day of bland lyrics Coldplay always manages to smash onto the scene with darkly poetic phrasing. Fantastic.

What's the story?

Available for a limited time only, Coldplay's PROSPEKT'S MARCH boasts eight tracks of new material, including five brand-new songs. There's a Jay-Z appearance on a new version of "Lost," which, though visceral (in Jay-Z's usual style) seems just a bit toned-down for the Coldplay audience. Modestly priced, this is a fine introductory sampler for new fans.

Is it any good?

Featuring the usual excellent instrumental work we've come to expect from Coldplay (including some particularly gorgeous, understated guitar and keyboard tracks), this selection of eight moody, poetic tunes will delight fans.

When it comes to lyrics, these guys are clean, but they sacrifice accessibility for poetic posing. Anyone looking for cheerful, high-energy rock or easily-understood lyrics might look elsewhere.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Coldplay's lyrics. "Smoke is rising from the houses / People bury in the dead / I ask somebody what the time is / But time doesn't matter to them yet." Do you know what they're trying to say? Are Coldplay's lyrics meant to be literal or metaphorical?

Music details

  • Artist: Coldplay
  • Release date: November 25, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Alternative Rock
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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