Coldplay at their best
Ive been a big fan of coldplay since I purchased this CD. This is coldplay at their best. Ive also bought more of their cds but there not as good as this one.
The reason for buying this album was because I loved the song the scientist but I have to say the rest of the songs on the album are equally as good.
I have found now that their music is starting to sound abit the same but not on this CD. Ive had this cd since it was released and I still listen to it now and do not get bored of it.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
This will probably be Coldplay's last great record- with tracks from X&Y mimicking tracks from Radiohead's Hail To The Thief. The video for Talk Talk looks very much like the video fro There There, only without the Thom Yorke/Lord of The Rings pixie feel to it.
I remember hearing it when it came out and wasn't really into guitar music at the time, but the guitar riff to In My Place is really distincive and hits you as something different. It's pretty strange looking at the music scene now compared to a few years ago- the only decent albums we've had in that time space have been from Coldplay and Feeder, now it's all these students with their trivial beliefs, hair gel/nivia and fancey threads desperatively trying to standout of the crowd.
Most of the tracks have the lighter than air relaxing feel to them that can be found on Parachutes, but just done better and with a more forward vision. I don't think that they've ripped off Radiohead, maybe just been influenced to write as emotive as them
The ideal listening situation for this album is in a white minimalist room drinking ovalitine while your watch O2 bubbles float up on a plsma TV screen.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
The Best Album of the past ten years
Parachutes was a brilliant album, and so many bands fail to live up to their first album. Rush of Blood to the Head definately did not dissapoint. However, A Rush of Blood to the Head had to be more educated to fulfill the appetite of the bands growing faithful.
Not many of us knew just how much the boys had grown up. This is truly a work of pure genius. The album opens with Politik, a Pounding like tune that appears to be going nowhere, until it transforms into a glorious finale. In My Place is the supposed lead song of the album, and despite knowing that it is an epic piece of music, it is safe to say that this is not the finest song here. The fourth track, Scientist, is a mind-blowingly powerful track, that builds from the start, and finishes in a fiendishly beautiful manner. The title track is again very powerful, as is the last song, Amsterdam.
I challenge anyone to think of a better album in the last ten years, for accessability, quality and ingenuity. It simpley is the finest album of 2002. If you like music that is full of guitar, piano and pure emotion right from the start, look no further, but don't listen to it if you have just split with a girlfriend; you may get more than a rush of blood to the head!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
All in all an Excellent album which really prooves the class of Coldplay!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
A Beautiful album, a must-buy for all coldplay fans. CD includes the some of Coldplay's best tracks such as 'politik', 'in my place' and 'the scientist'. I bought this product because it is a key piece of British music, this album is one that will go down in history. There is not much to say in terms of the disliking of the album apart from the fact that i wish there were more tracks on it. In comparison to other Coldplay albums I would say it was one of the best.
when I first heard Coldplay - in the form of their single Yellow - I thought, great another band trying to be the Beatles. Come on, some of the lyrics to that song are just plain silly, inane even. (Though I guess I should have thought that argument through better at the time, since "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" wasn't exactly Shakespeare either). But, it was a song you couldn't avoid, and I eventually came to like it through massive overexposure. But it was actually Shiver off of the same album that I heard through a friend that made me re-think the band...and eventually buy Parachutes. It ended up in my CD player for months.