Release Date: May 10, 2005
Record label: Astralwerks / Parlophone
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Britpop
It's bold to open any album with a languid, string-laden ballad. But it's even bolder when your band isn't called Coldplay. Athlete does just that with "Chances" on their sophomore record, Tourist. It's the kind of song England has way too many of in 2005, whether you're talking about the Buffseeds or rushes of blood to the head, but here's Athlete offering it anyway.