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A Rush Of Blood To The Head (album) by Coldplay 

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A Rush Of Blood To The Head
A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay (2002)
Overall rank: 79th   Overall chart history
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78/100 (from 1,813 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2002 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (9th)
Top 100 albums of all time (79th)

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A Rush Of Blood To The Head is ranked as the best album by Coldplay.

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55/100
From bonnequestion 01/01/2019 22:44
I could resume this album this way:
- 2 truly great songs (Daylight and A Whisper);
- 1 ok song (God Put A Smile Upon Your Face);
- 8 attempts to make you cry.

I know a lot of people can relate to those 8 songs, but I'm not one of those people. The corny harmonies, the plaintive voice of Chris Martin and the repetitiveness of the songs prevent me to do so. It's like they're trying too hard to generate a fake emotion for me.

No offense if you liked this album, but personnaly I prefer Parachutes a lot better because there were more songs like Daylight and A Whisper, and less attempts to generate emotions by the use of basic harmony and a piano.
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75/100
From JimagineL 12/22/2018 21:00
"A Rush of Blood to the Head" is coldplay's best album, according to this site, not only that, but It is also consideres the 79th best album of all time.
The thing is that this album is Far, Far away from deserving this spot, I'm a Coldplay fan, as much as a I can be from their deterioted discography, but I think they never did anything really worth of calling 100th album. I mean, there are a lot of new albums released that certainly deserves this spot.
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80/100
From Aaron98 11/22/2018 01:04
I really wish Coldplay today made stuff up to this album's standards again. I don't even mind them changing sounds at all, it's great that band's change their horizons and try something new, and have phases. Although, their first four releases will always be something I'll consider coldplay's peak. This album starts with "Politik", and it's such a unique Coldplay song, and while it's not my favorite track, it's in my top 5 on this album. Basically the first 5 songs make up for a 8 or a 9/10 album, and even though it drops a little bit after "Clocks", there's still some great songs. I get the whole 'Radiohead for mom's' thing, but genuenly, Coldplay used to be a very talented band with focus, and heart. Nothing they do now, honestly comes close to having the intrigue layering, well paced songs, and just overall great quality that their earlier stuff did. I feel like they have the talent to do something great again, but at this point I'm just rambling. Give this album a shot. Even though Coldplay gets a bad rap, this album's genuenly really good.
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80/100
From Lukeanaderdude 11/08/2018 15:14
Good Album? Yes. One of the top 100 albums of all time? Nope
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From raadfactoryxny 10/06/2018 20:37
Coldplay's lead-single, the beautiful and bracing In My Place has already broke the radiostations in a small piece of time. The track, that's been on the band's set list, through the last two years, which are the closest to the debut "Parachutes". The quartet proved musically, they were deliverable, in present durable song gems, where the essential of traditional songwriting got new life. The expectations and the often hardere sophomore hasn't been a problem for Coldplay. "A Rush of Blood To The Head" is nothing less than formidable. Music-wise and songwriting, the band has taken a quantum step forward. The songs is contrasty, has several layers, and possesses a whiff of danger. Coldplay is pardoned with the singer Chris Martin, with his vocal-falsettos understands to express, so sensitive, that you're getting goosebumps, everytime he opens his mouth. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face has an easier affect on jazz, until the soaring chorus breaks in, while Daylight and A Whisper are fiery, and proves that Coldplay can play a progressive rock song without overblowing. The introduction to Green Eyes's acoustic guitartones and Chris Martin in his catchy tunes singing "Honey you are a rock", is one of those moments, where you just wanna belt out your lungs. It doesn't get better, when Chris Martin in the fantasticly pompous Warning Sign states "When the truth is that I miss you so". "A Rush of Blood To The Head" includes 11 shooting stars, but the title track stands out music-wise and lyric-wise. The defaulting love has never been described more desperately "He said I'm gonna buy this place and watch it fall / stand here beside me baby in the crumbling walls / I'm going to buy this place and start a fire / stand here and feel all of your heart's desires". "A Rush of Blood To The Head" is one of 2002's release, that's gonna be hard to outdo, and where Coldplay steps into peak, and rises up in a league of its own.
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45/100
From nocturnaldelight 09/08/2018 10:06
"Clocks" is one of my favorite Coldplay songs but most other tracks lack passion and originality. (album rating: 45%)
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From iannicolson 09/07/2018 10:37
One of the best albums of this century. Contains moments of pure joy. Some songs just lift you to euphoric heights. Consistently strong.
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90/100
From willTPD 07/06/2018 23:56
Love this Albums, has a great sound and I like every song. Coldplay is a great band So what if there kinda of a Radiohead knockoff, their great
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From kingofstorm 05/06/2018 12:02
Damn, how did I miss this? No wonder people love Coldplay - this is a great album. Derivative of Radiohead, U2, Oasis and Muse? Yes. But good stuff on this album.
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From jnfbn 03/06/2018 18:06
I do not like Coldplay, but this (and Parachutes) is undeniably good
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