A Rush of Blood to the Head

Label
EMI UK
Release date
15 Aug 2002
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
54:05

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Politik 5:18 659,317
2 In My Place 3:47 1,084,829
3 God Put a Smile Upon Your Face 4:59 751,362
4 The Scientist 5:06 1,458,168
5 Clocks 5:07 1,548,181
6 Daylight 5:27 613,776
7 Green Eyes 3:43 761,687
8 Warning Sign 5:31 703,028
9 A Whisper 3:58 535,680
10 A Rush of Blood to the Head 5:50 612,568
11 Amsterdam 5:19 608,419

About this album

A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second album by English band Coldplay, released on August 26, 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 singles (In My Place, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face), s (The Scientist, Warning Sign), and songs (Green Eyes). However, the U2-esque of the album’s opening track Politik, the -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 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.

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  • carolmacdo

    MASTERPIECE [100]

    20 May 5:43pm Reply
  • merveiles

    MASTERPIECE [99]

    17 May 1:15pm Reply
  • Henriqueijo

    MASTERPIECE [98]

    14 May 11:28pm Reply
  • unfack

    MASTERPIECE [97]

    24 Apr 8:52pm Reply
  • meninoestranho

    It's Coldplay's masterpiece and one of the best albums of our time. [2] 10/10.

    21 Apr 5:59pm Reply
  • BrendaPinheiro

    MASTERPIECE [95]

    10 Apr 11:23am Reply
  • rockkiller124

    ★★★★★

    22 Feb 2:41am Reply
  • SSBN623

    navel research . . . so to speak QED jim

    3 Feb 6:25pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    so they said we wanna play dance tunes . . . to which i replied >>> the world will be doin' the horizontal bop to our music

    3 Feb 6:20pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    so this tune is about "Body Politics" . . . pretty much i was sayin' to 'em if you don't use head besides a device to keep your ears apart . . .

    3 Feb 5:49pm Reply
  • jasminder82

    How can anyone NOT like this album? It's brilliant.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Starry-skies

    MASTERPIECE [95]

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • opgay

    MASTERPIECE [94]

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • VultureNation

    This album makes you come back and listen to it over and over again. It's Coldplay's masterpiece and one of the best albums of our time.

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    *Sigh*

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • iSkiapod

    I said this in Dec 2011 - "I like all the songs on this album, some more than others perhaps, but as a dedicated album listener, this is the one album that almost prompts me to switch my iPod to track shuffle. I have a lot af albums that end too soon... this is not one of them." - plus ça change

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Saeed-DVD

    MASTERPIECE [93] Still their best album to date! [3]

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Feeeeeeellzinho

    MASTERPIECE [92] Still their best album to date! [2] Álbum de hinos.

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    MASTERPIECE [91] Still their best album to date!

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • niqart

    Album reminds me OK Computer.

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
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