‘RUSH’ TO THE TOP!

'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' is our record of 2002...

COLDPLAY‘s ‘A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD’ has been named as the NME writers’ album of the year for 2002.

The band’s second LP pipped two of the year’s hot new arrivals, Streets and [a][/a], to the coveted award.

The full list is:

1. Coldplay – ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’

2. The Vines – ‘Highly Evolved’

3. The Streets – ‘Original Pirate Material’

4. The Coral – ‘The Coral’

5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’

6. Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Songs For The Deaf’

7. Doves – ‘The Last Broadcast’

8. Eminem – ‘The Eminem Show’

9. The Datsuns – ‘The Datsuns’

10. Interpol- ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

11. The Flaming Lips – ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

12. The Libertines – ‘Up The Bracket’

13. The Polyphonic Spree – ‘The Beginning Stages Of…’

14. N*E*R*D – ‘In Search Of…’

15. The Music – ‘The Music’

16. Beck – ‘Sea Change’

17. Boards Of Canada – ‘Geogaddi’

18. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – ‘Behind The Music’

19. The Hives – ‘Your New Favourite Band’

20. Johnny Cash – ‘The Man Comes Around’

21. Foo Fighters – ‘One By One’

22. Ms Dynamite – ‘A Little Deeper’

23. Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse’

24. The Von Bondies – ‘Lack Of Communication’

25. Missy Elliott – ‘Under Construction’

26. Oasis – ‘Heathen Chemistry’

27. Hundred Reasons – ‘Ideas Above Our Station’

28. Idlewild – ‘The Remote Part’

29. Ryan Adams- ‘Demolition’

30. Primal Scream – ‘Evil Heat’

31. The Cooper Temple Clause – ‘See This Through And Leave’

32. Radio 4 – ‘Gotham!’

33. Low – ‘Trust’

34. Death In Vegas – ‘Scorpio Rising’

35. Wilco – ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’

36. Brendan Benson – ‘Lapulco’

37. Badly Drawn Boy – ‘About A Boy OST’

38. Jim O’Rourke – ‘Insignificance’

39. The Breeders – ‘Title TK’

40. The Buff Medways – ‘Steady The Buffs’

41. Ladytron – ‘Light And Magic’

42. Nada Surf – ‘Let Go’

43. Cornershop – ‘Handcream For A Generation’

44. Ikara Colt – ‘Chat And Business’

45. Gonzales – ‘Presidential Suite’

46. Bright Eyes – ‘Lifted’ or ‘The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ears To The Ground’

47. The Sights – ‘Got What We Want’

48. The Electric Soft Parade – ‘Holes In The Wall’

49. Raging Speedhorn – ‘We Will Be Dead Tomorrow’

50. Liars – ‘They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top’