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A Rush of Blood to the Head

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    IT's ok but in 15 years will anybody remember this band? Radiohead will be in the Hall of Fame. Not to be making comparisons here but it's hard when you hear this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Average fare

    Coldplay-......... Mmmmmmmmm...... well Ive heard more exiting music really. They are a bit morose..... but listenable when in the right mood (not too depressed!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tempered melencholy

    Not being a fan of Coldplay and not having even heard ¿Parachutes¿, minus the singles ¿Yellow¿ and ¿Trouble¿, I picked up ¿A rush of blood¿¿ on the strength of the first offering, ¿In my place¿ and after quickly previewing the album before it¿s release. Comparisons to Radiohead and the lesser, Travis, are undeniable given the lilting falsetto of Chris Martin is so akin to the vocalizations of those bands. I¿m pleasantly surprised by the overall melodic content of the record although tracks such as ¿The Scientist¿, ¿Green Eyes¿ and the title track wilt under the mopey-sentimentality of Martin¿s delivery when not backed by a catchy hook. Songs are memorable for so many reasons, be it a hypnotic riff or a lyric that mirrors your own fate. Chris Martin¿s desperate pleas on ¿In my Place¿: ¿Please, please, please Come back and sing to me¿¿ capture the intense longing of a broken soul. The superb ¿Clocks¿ almost didn¿t make it onto the album, but it proves to be a standout track. The chord changes are sublime and when Chris timidly sings ¿You are, You are¿ it is simply arresting. ¿Whisper¿ provides an interesting diversion and seems like a faultering Radiohead song. ¿Warning Sign¿ and ¿Amsterdam¿ are other favourites, with the latter highlighting what Coldplay do best, graceful piano and laguishing guitar ballads; cool and fragile. Poppy, tempered melancholy for the mainstream. Although lyrically often one dimensional, they are sonically more palatable and optimistic than the latest offerings from Thom Yorke and the boys, as good as those records are in their own right. ¿A rush of blood to the head¿ is not groundbreaking, (nor does it have to be) but it will please their fans and should affirm Coldplay as a key force in the ¿Brit-pop¿ music scene.

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