The Coral

Formed 1996.

UK indie 1996-

The Coral


The Coral are an English band formed in 1996 in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula in England. The band first emerged during the early 2000s (decade) and found success with their debut album The Coral (2002) and follow up Magic and Medicine (2003). Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize and later voted the fourth best album of the year by NME Magazine.

In 2008 guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones left the band, however The Coral continued as a five-piece. Their sixth album Butterfly House was released in 2010.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Butterfly House

    Butterfly House 2010

    Reviewed by Rob Webb
    The Wirral band sounds like they’re enjoying themselves on their sixth LP.
  2. Review of Singles Collection

    Singles Collection 2008

    Reviewed by Garth Cartwright
    Lacked enough wit and imagination to really stake their claim to fame.
  3. Review of Roots And Echoes

    Roots And Echoes 2007

    Reviewed by Rowan Collinson
    Just sometimes, you wish The Coral hadn’t left their playful side at the studio door.
  4. Review of Magic and Medicine

    Magic and Medicine 2003

    Reviewed by Daniel Pike
    An album for long, meandering summer afternoons, Magic and Medicine is a quirky and...
  5. Review of Nightfreak & The Sons Of Becker

    Nightfreak & The Sons Of Becker 2003

    Reviewed by Trevor Lord
    It's less than six months since Magic & Medicine and The Coral are back with another...
  6. Review of The Coral

    The Coral

    Reviewed by Daniel Pike
    The album is a jaunty jog through a soundscape that incorporates large dosings of beat...
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