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.
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.
|5.||Talk (writers: Martin, Buckland, Berryman, Champion, Hütter, Bartos, Schult)||5:11|
|7.||Speed of Sound||4:48|
|10.||The Hardest Part||4:25|
|11.||Swallowed in the Sea||3:58|
|13.||'Til Kingdom Come (hidden track)||4:10|
|14.||How You See the World (only available in some Japan first press)||4:04|