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A Rush Of Blood To The Head

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  • Original Release Date: 26 Aug 2002
  • Release Date: 26 Aug 2002
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 54:08
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  • ASIN: B001J74FUE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,211 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
To tell the truth, before this album, I wasn't a big Coldplay fan. 'Parachutes' was a nice enough album, with some good tracks... Trouble, Shiver, Yellow and Don't Panic... although the others are less memorable.
But this album has completely blown me away! It's pure class. Stand out tracks are The Scientist, Clocks, Daylight and Warning Sign. The others are great too. Politik is a stomping opener and Amsterdam a beautiful last track. In My Place deserved to get to number one, and Green Eyes is a great acoustic track.
This is the album of the year so far (closely followed by Doves and Idlewild). Coldplay have excelled themselves, far surpassing their first album with what will soon become a classic. Well done, lads!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By orac_uk on 8 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
There have been many guitar pretenders praised by NME who have tried to provide the next OK Computer. All have failed dismally.
Most of these 60's throwback bands have sounded dull and tired. The Doves provided a brief glimmer of hope again with the usual NME fanfare that seems to be lavished on any band so long as they have guitars and a 'real' drummer. Sadly though, The Last Broadcast contained just one decent track and I got a refund.
I have never owned a copy of Parachutes but after hearing 'In My Place' (one of the finest singles in recent years), taking a risk on the new album seemed like a good idea.
Unlike most guitar 'rock', 'A Rush Of Blood...' is an instant collection of melodic perfection. The album never forgets the importance of musical hooks, and this is where it succeeds where many fail. 'God Put A Smile On Your Face' has a superb chorus whilst 'Warning Sign' is simply haunting. No thrashing guitar solos here, but carefully selected notes and subtle electric effects that makes the album quite unique and very memorable.
Not quite as complex as the soundscapes created by Radiohead, this album probably has more in common with the Manics glorious 'This Is My Truth' with regards to structure and melodies. The vocal delivery of the lead singer does seem to pay homage to Tom York's finest moments whilst some tracks will also remind listeners of U2 when they were at the height of their powers with 'Achtung Baby'.
So it's no real surprise to see Coldplay escaping the narrow NME sphere of appeal and being rewarded with a top 5 album in the States and around the world.
A turning point for UK music at long last...?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charade_uk on 25 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
As I write this, Colplay bask in the glory of Brit and Grammy awards, and there has not been a more deserved winner in a long time. With this album Coldplay have stepped up and joined the big boys (the U2 and Radiohead comparisons might not be so far out). The disc starts with the fantastic Politik, that doesn't seem much at first listen but when the outtro hits you'll realise that this is something special. The pace is furious as In My Place hits like a dose of Prozac. The guitar hook is enough to carry any album. If the band thought Yellow was their Magnum Opus then thet should hang their heads, The Scientist is richer, deeper, more intense and everything that Coldplay stand for. There is some filler, A Whisper is a small lull in the action but it only serves to make the title track more stunning. As the chorus explodes from your speakers you almost feel like your feet leave the ground. I first listened to this album a few days after it came out and it still sits in my CD player above all others. The passion of U2, the beauty of Radiohead and the intelligence of R.E.M. are all in evidence but Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin have raised the bar to a new level. Stunning
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
I enjoy reading reviews of new albums and have bought a few from Amazon on the strength of reviewers and luckily have been introduced to a some new bands e.g Royskopp. My wife made me buy he latest from Coldplay, she is a firm fan - me? I enjoyed the singles and odd track from Parachutes. I thought I would never submit a review but feel that this is easily the best album I have bought this year. I am not going to disect every track but the overall melodic beauty of the tracks is superb - just hit start and let the next 55 odd minutes wash over you. Three plays so far and my 7 year old daughter is now singing along. Tracks 2,4,7 are absolutely outstanding but I'll probably choose different ones as my favourites tomorrow. I can only offer my opinion and the album may not be to everyone's taste but for those that appreciate great melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a change from the serious amount of tat that is swamping the British music industry then can thoroughly recommend this - go on and buy it - you won't be disappointed!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 May 2003
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A head rush is probably not what you’d expect to get when you listen to Coldplay; but it’s clear that their music has moved in a new direction in this anticipated follow up to their promising, if slightly limited debut ‘Yellow’. Straight from the first track you can hear that ‘A rush of blood to the head’ is brimming with creativity, and as a whole, the album offers a much wider variety of ideas and themes in song writing and sound than its predecessor.
‘Politik’ and the title track, show a much darker side to Coldplay, as they broaden their perspectives beyond their own relationships. The opening chords have the feel of ‘yellow’, but offer a more aggressive tone, before Martin’s accusatory vocals launch into an attack on 3rd world debt- ‘look at earth from outer space/everyone must find a space…open up your eyes-what’s your politik?’ The title track shows genuine rage and frustration as Martin plots on arson and vandalism, but expressed in an at first unsophisticated musical form, his emotions seem much darker, intense and are amplified as sings ‘‘im gonna buy a gun and start a war, if you can tell me something worth fighting for.’

More musical variation is offered on tracks like ‘Daylight’, which gives a slightly perplexing blend of Sitah and wailing vocals, over a pulsing rhythm which leads to a strong climax, but ultimately for me is slightly disappointing as vocals drones again and again: ‘Slowly breaking through the daylight.
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