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A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (879 customer reviews)
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Coldplay required a lifetime to make its wonderfully assured debut, Parachutes. But it took less than two years for the moody British quartet to deliver a masterful follow-up. As a band they have advanced to a stage where they outshine nearly every one of their rivals in terms of imagination and emotional pull. A Rush of Blood to the Head is a soulful, exhilarating journey, moving from the cathartic rock of "Politik" to the hushed tones of "Green Eyes" without once breaking its mesmerizing spell. Singer Chris Martin takes his voice on soaring flights, reaching places only Jeff Buckley previously dared to go. And the music is nearly flawless, a persuasive cross between Pink Floyd and The Verve. Even if they haven't come up with another "Yellow," you would be hard-pressed to care. This is exquisite stuff. --Aidin Vaziri

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COLDPLAY A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002 Mexican 11-track CD album including the singles In My Place The Scientist Clocks & God Put A Smile Upon Your Face complete with booklet picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A true, classic Aug. 11 2005
Format:Audio CD
Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" is a rare thing in today's music. It is an album that people will remember, 20, 50, 100 years from now as a classic album. 'Rush of Blood' has it all; catchy choruses, beautiful lyrics, awesome guitar, sad songs, happy love songs, a mix of folk, rock, new age and even punk. It can please just about any music fan with its ecclectic nature. Chris Martin has a soulful, gorgeous falsetto and when he rocks out and lets loose, there is nothing like it. I would recommend 'Rush of Blood' to anyone and everyone. It's sheer genius.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By ang
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I finally got to open this vinyl, and the sticker that is supposed to be in the middle of the vinyl, actually goes over the vinyl and will not play. I am past the 30 day return policy (having kids, only got a chance to open it today) and I do not understand how I can exchange it (information just loops). I do enjoy this album, but is really disappointed with the difficulty I am having returning it. May have to go back to cruising record shops again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Close, But No Cigar April 30 2003
By Alex C.
Format:Audio CD
Coldplay's second album is possibly 2002's best rock album. But I gave it a 4 anyway.
Coldplay doesn't deserve to be put on a pedastal yet, based on some 2 years worth of albums. Of course they've been around longer; however, they've only bothered with two full-length albums.
Listening to Rush of Blood is like a feeling of deja vu: the band hasn't improved by leaps and bounds over their sound from Parachutes; however, the name of this album's game is consistency and maturity.
Parachutes hit the listener with longings and desires (title track, Yellow, etc.) conveyed by undeveloped lyrics and basic musical sound. Rush of Blood is somewhat similar, but only to the casual listener. Martin has improved as a songwriter (check out The Scientist, Politik and God Put a Smile on My Face), and the band has more of the ambient beauty that endeared them to us the first time around (Amsterdam, Warning Sign, Clocks).
However, they're not the godsend many people will have you believe.
While you listen to this album, make sure to avoid confusing the band's talent with "the most beautiful compositions of our time." The music sounds great, yes, but - to quote many Coldplay fans - they're no Radiohead. Yorke's band seems to thrive off experimentation, while Martin's goes along with a tried-and-true formula on their sophomore effort. It seems too many people get hung up in the bathos the album may inspire within.
Grab Rush of Blood if you liked Parachutes or you're in love with the two singles--it'll be worth your time and money. However, don't expect anything out of this world from this album. The music is indeed beautiful, but not the epic orchestrations other reviewers will have you believe. They're not there yet.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great album, lousy recording April 20 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Too bad that this recording (like the majority of rock recordings) was made by incompetent engineers that probably got their diploma in a cracker jack box. Other than the poor sound, the material is first rate Coldplay, 100% original to them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rush Of Blood To The Head May 7 2012
By C. Preston TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There isn't much more to say about Coldplay & this CD that likely hasn't already been said except that this follow-up CD after Parachutes is such a good CD also. Anyone who wants to see why this band hit the scene like an explosion & rose so quickly in today's pop culture only has to listen to see clearly with the introduction of those 2 CD's that they would mark themselves to oneday be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

They brought something uniquely refreshing that for me as a fan I felt like was new to rock & totally refreshing. Undeniably Chris Martin has one of the best voices to come along in ages,,,he can deliver on rock songs but then totally sweep you off your feet with a sweet & softly delivered ballad.

Their video's that accompany some of their songs (not on this CD) always caught your eye too leaving an imprint to remind you to pick up that CD....and make you question "Who is this Band"? "I've got to check them out & pick that up"! I can say since the CD Parachutes I've been a steady customer of the Coldplay market. These first 2 CD's though I have to say are my favorite & likely will be till the end of time. But their newest CD "Mylo Xyloto" is also so cool...check it out as well;you'll be glad you did!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best complete album from the UK in 2002 April 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Not sure where I've been for the past 2 years, but I finally picked this CD up. I had listened to "Parachutes" from Coldplay, and was not totally impressed. Not knowing that I was watching Coldplay on some music TV "Award" show (performing "Clocks" live), I asked my kids and they told me it was Coldplay and for me to be quiet so they could listen. This band from the UK is wonderful. Somewhere between U2 and Radiohead, somewhere between Dave Matthews and Jeff Buckley (RIP)... but distinctly their own sound. Chris Martin is accomplished on the piano and his style of singing is uniquely his own. Coldplay covers the gambit here singing about love and love lost, life here in the now as well as the after, and politics (trade wars - see track 1 "Politik"). Make no mistake, the rest of Coldplay can play their instruments too (no disrespect to Jon, Will, Guy and Phil). "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" is an accomplished and mature piece of work for such a young/new band. Having gone back to listen to their debute "Parachutes" again... "Shiver" and "Yellow" are probably the biggest hits and with good reason... both fabulous songs. The rest of "Parachute" just didn't strike the chord that all of "A Rush Of Blood..." did. On first listen, track 1 "Politik" upset me music-wise. 2 chords - it was way to simple. Then I listened to the lyrics and now I love this song. Other wonderful tracks are "Green Eyes", "The Scientist" and the title track. My favorite Coldplay song (then and now) is "Clocks". "Clocks" is elegantly played by Martin and it gives off a celestial spiritual kind of feeling. Coldplay has matured tremendously with their sophomore release and I'm looking forward to more. This album can't help but grow on you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars everybody should own this album
its ridiculous how many people dont like coldplay, and its ridiculous how many people love them. if they would just listen to this album they would change their mind. Read more
Published on March 29 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Disk
These songs are hardly boring. They are incredible. The piano is brilliant and the vocals are enchanting once again. Thank you Coldplay! Think of Politik and Clocks. Wow. Read more
Published on March 15 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Far superior to Parachutes!
When I first heard Coldplay's first album, Parachutes, not long after it came out, I thought it was pretty good, but not great. Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2005 by Music Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTER PIECE!
Coldplay is like my favruite band and there music is unique. when you hear it you get hooked it sounds like a lulaby. Read more
Published on Dec 21 2004 by "farmergal"
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance and Beauty
I've owned this album for a year and it never gets old. Every time I find my self singing along from start to finish. Martin's vocals are brilliant, compassionate yet pure. Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2004 by damian
5.0 out of 5 stars Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
I never was a "rock music" fan.. until i heard yellow. I start listening to their songs on the internet radio, and i was HOOKED. Read more
Published on Oct. 29 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars They are still kicking it!
The sophomore effort from Coldplay is in no way a "sophomore jynx". It is not an extension from Parachutes either. Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by Sean Walt
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...
I bought this album after it won a Grammy for record of the year for "Clocks," a song that I loved. Read more
Published on July 14 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars alright you got me...
this band is pretty awesome. Ordinarily you'll find me listening to music genres like grunge, punk, metal and all that but this is the one band I cross into the mainstream/emo... Read more
Published on July 10 2004
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