11 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, A Rush of Blood to the Head is driven by tenderness and urgency. The simplicity of the band’s melodies, the suppleness of Chris Martin’s vocals, and the grandness of the arrangements make “The Scientist” and “Clocks” resilient anthems for a new millennium. While the atmospheric “Daylight” and “Warning Sign” look back to the weightless space balladry of David Bowie and Pink Floyd, “In My Place” is a gentle, slow motion march that seems to stop time.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, A Rush of Blood to the Head is driven by tenderness and urgency. The simplicity of the band’s melodies, the suppleness of Chris Martin’s vocals, and the grandness of the arrangements make “The Scientist” and “Clocks” resilient anthems for a new millennium. While the atmospheric “Daylight” and “Warning Sign” look back to the weightless space balladry of David Bowie and Pink Floyd, “In My Place” is a gentle, slow motion march that seems to stop time.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

D mason89 ,

Breathtaking!

The best Coldplay album and one of the greatest albums of all time! It is absolutely amazing!

danny devito-o's ,

SPEECHLESS, great album

The classic album easily sets an example for any “alternative” (and “punk”)category albums, artists, etc. so you might wanna thank this album for starting a spark in this category’s popularity. Here I will rate each song one by one on a scale of 1 to 10

1: Politik (9/10)
This album kicks off with a great start with its song “Politik”. The song uses(at first) drums, orchestra and guitar all at once. Then drifts into the four singing in unison (quietly) with a piano. then repeats it again with them Singing this a few times “(and) open up your eyes.” Then shifts one last time into a different tone, redeeming itself
2: In my place (10/10)
In my place takes a different turn from the previous track as it ( metaphorically ) stops time and imitates the older track “Yellow” at the chorus, making this song an absolute masterpiece, winning it it’s GRAMMY award
3: God put a smile upon your face (10/10)
Unlike “In my place”, this song is the only “punk” categorized song in this album. But this song is very special, it starts of with an acoustic then it’s “metal” spirit grows more throughout the song, I would consider that this is probably the most underrated song in this album
4: The Scientist (10/10)
Despite being roughly 5 minutes long and mostly a piano ballad, The Scientist is arguably the best song in the album. The Scientist starts with just a soft, piano. then adds Chris’s vocals with some pretty emotional and admitment of humility-ish lyrics. then after the first verse, you add acoustic, then drums. Making the song change after each verse. But the thing that The Scientist has that no other song in this album (or any song Coldplay has made in general) has. And that is its feeling of “universal longing.” And that is what makes this song very special
5: Clocks (10/10)
Also 5 minutes long, but not as impatient. Clocks is the most remembered and most iconic song in this album. Clocks starts out (shortly) with just a piano, then it spices it up with rock and it immediately becomes a great song. Both lyrically and instrumentally, Clocks is mainly the only one Coldplay song that virtually everyone knows, even 8 year-olds probably know this song because it was in the soundtrack for the kids movie “The Wild”(2006) was which is crazy cause it was four years after it’s realese.
6: Daylight (9.5/10)
again, 5 minutes long, but different. Daylight imitates 80’s rock such as Pink Floyd with the combination of high and low vocals. And also has the use guitar put to the next-level and with cool bass-lines.
7: Green Eyes (8.5/10)
A happy tone, acoustic song. Green Eyes is sort-of love song that, at first, makes it similar to the Beatles song “Here comes the sun.” Then it shifts towards a more “rock” tone at the end.
8: Warning Sign (9/10)
Like daylight, this song does imitate 80’s rock but combining the theme of Green Eyes. Making it a better song
9: A whisper (9/10)
The song is rather interesting, as it reminds me of the song “Death and all of his friends”. The song at least has a unique guitar use and rhythm.
10: A rush of blood to the head (9.5/10)
Unlike any of the songs in the album, this song talks about a bunch of stuff. ex: buying a gun and start a war. Then the song Redeems itself quickly with its “rock” tone.
11: Amsterdam (9.5/10)
The most powerful song in this album. Amsterdam talks about asking for help and starts out slow then near the end, the song picks up with a rock tone and powerful words of wisdom.

Princess Meem 💖👑 ,

Great

The Scientist, In My Place, and Clocks are my favorites. I wish Coldplay could go back to their roots, because this and Parachutes are their best albums. 💖

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