Coldplay: ‘The Strokes’ ‘Is This It’ is the best album of past 15 years’

Chris Martin calls the New York band's debut album 'perfect'

Coldplay has revealed that their favourite album of the last 15 years is The Strokes‘Is This It’.

Frontman Chris Martin, speaking in the exclusive interview which can be seen above, called the New Yorkers’ debut “perfect”.

Speaking as NME.COM celebrates its 15th birthday, Martin was asked about his favourite album from that period. The singer said:

I would say ‘Is This It’. I know a lot of you guys would choose that too. It is perfect and so well put together, it’s wonderful.

Earlier this week, Coldplay‘s much-talked-about duet with Rihanna, ‘Princess Of China’, debuted online.

The collaboration features on the band’s fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, which is due for release a week on Monday (October 24).

Martin has previously said of how the duet came together: “The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna, but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her. We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.”

He continued: “She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”

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