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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Hump Day arrives here at the B Side, and it's a beautiful day out there. Delightfully cool, compared to the heat we've been seeing lately. Normally, I save my mood music for more depressing type days, but I couldn't hold off on this one. I reviewed Coldplay's debut drop 'Parachutes' as one of my first ever reviews on the blog. Somehow, over the time I've completely forgotten to get back to them and do their follow up - which is this very record. I think at this point, anyone who cares about the style of music they're putting out there, knows full well about the band. They're not sneaking up on anybody anytime soon. They started recording this in September of 2001, one week after the attacks against the US. They were in London when it happened, and in London trying to record this piece. That was a slight difference from the original album, which was recorded in Liverpool. The band had trouble focusing while in London, so that didn't last very long. They moved back over to Liverpool, and got this bad boy in the books. Chris Martin was obsessed with the track 'In My Place', and focused heavily on that from the get-go - and that was the first single drop. The album is 4x platinum in the states, which is the highest here. (Viva La Vida is diamond in France for some reason). It's really hard to find a reason to dislike this album. Even if you're a Coldplay hater (which plenty exist), it's just a really solid album. Many songs to sing along to, and a song for virtually any mood you could be in. And for me who listens mostly while sad - there are EPIC tracks for that mindset. Those will be my Top 3. Honestly, this is probably their best overall record. The only other one that's close is their first album. Go ahead and take yourself back to 2002 today and toss this on. I think you'll be pleased.

1. Politik
2. In My Place
3. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
4. Scientist, The
5. Clocks
6. Daylight
7. Green Eyes
8. Warning Sign
9. Whisper, A
10. Rush of Blood to the Head, A
11. Amsterdam

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. The Scientist
2. Clocks
3. In My Place

4.5 out of 5 stars


  1. This album is perfect. You should review their new single . . . it sucks.

  2. You know I don't do singles Mac. But I will get to all their albums over time. X&Y was alright...but after that, it got rough. Hot mess if you will.