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1.0 out of 5 stars
Less of the same, and more's the pity, 22 Jan. 2003
After rating Parachutes as one of the best albums of 2000 and having almost worn a groove in the CD, I eagerly awaited the arrival of the new album. I was disappointed. Following in the footsteps of other "classic first album" bands such as Kula Shaker, Ocean Colour Scene and Toploader, Coldplay have been unable to live up to their early promise.
Parachutes was a subtle collection of soulful, touching, heartfelt melodies which formed a satisfying whole. A Rush of Blood to the Head is hard, heartless and not a little bit whiney. There is no real continuity within the album and it is certainly not a natural successor to Parachutes. I only hope that Coldplay haven't peaked too early.