In his assessment of ‘X&Y’, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin seesaws between self-doubt and self-assurance, a metronomic sway also felt in his musings on life’s wonders, worries and unanswered mysteries. The title was inspired in part by the modern tendency to bounce between polar extremes. “Everything is either incredible or terrible,” Martin told USA Today. “Everyone asks me about being so worried or thinking about existence as if I’m the only person who can’t understand why a tree grows the way it does or why a person is in power when they’re not that great. These are questions everyone has.” Read more.