The Invisible Invasion is the third full-length album by The Coral. It was released on 23 May 2005 in the United Kingdom and entered at No. 3 in the album charts (see 2005 in music). The production is by Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley of Portishead, and most critics have described this album as a more stripped-down effort than their previous material. It was released in the United States on 30 August 2005 by Columbia Records.
In November 2005, it was revealed that Sony was distributing albums with Extended Copy Protection, a controversial feature that automatically installed rootkit software on any Microsoft Windows machine upon insertion of the disc. In addition to preventing the CDs contents from being copied, it was also revealed that the software reported the users' listening habits back to Sony and also exposed the computer to malicious attacks that exploited insecure features of the rootkit software. Though Sony refused to release a list of the affected CDs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation identified The Invisible Invasion as one of the discs with the invasive software.