Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
NME.COM feature on Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 14 August 2006
'Mature' follow-up more than lives up to best-selling debut
Chris Martin has been doing a lot of thinking. While everyone else was digesting Coldplay 's debut album, 'Parachutes', Martin was already asking difficult questions of both himself and his craft. He wondered whether Coldplay had the depth to improve on the concise, melancholic pop of their first set. Could they widen the picture? Did they have the wherewithal to achieve the...
- Aug 22, 2002
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- In My Place
- God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
- The Scientist
- Green Eyes
- Warning Sign
- A Whisper
- A Rush of Blood to the Head
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- Mar 16, 2012
The O2, London, December 10th
- Jan 6, 2012
The top floor production can't hide the conservative tendencies
- Oct 21, 2011
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Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head: Wikipedia Album Entry
A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second album by English rock band Coldplay, released on August 26, 2002 in the UK and on August 27 in the U.S.. It was as successful as, if not more than, its predecessor, Parachutes, debuting at #1 in the United Kingdom, moving 273,000 copies, and at #5 in the United States, moving 144,000 copies in the first week.
The album includes guitar-pop singles (In My Place, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face), ballads (The Scientist, Warning Sign), and acoustic songs (Green Eyes). However, the U2-esque epic rock of the album's opening track Politik, the piano-driven Clocks, and the loud guitars of A Whisper were seen to extend the band's musical range. The album also had greater use of piano than Coldplay's debut album or that of many other rock bands popular at the time. Clocks, a song centered around a cyclic piano riff and included on the album only at the last minute, ultimately became the band's largest hit to date, earning the band a Grammy for Record of the Year.
A Rush of Blood to the Head also won the 2002 Grammy for Best alternative Album. The album received generally excellent reviews, and many critics considered it better than Coldplay's first album, Parachutes. In 2003, the album was ranked number 473 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
In 2007, The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released a list of what they term "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time". A Rush of Blood to the Head ranks at #65 on the list.
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