Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

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A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second album by English rock band Coldplay, released on August 26, 2002 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 guitar-pop singles (In My Place, God Put a Smile upon Your Face), ballads (The Scientist, Warning Sign), and acoustic songs (Green Eyes). However, the U2-esque epic rock of the album's opening track Politik, the piano-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 Alternative 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. In 2007, The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released a list of what they term "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time". A Rush of Blood to the Head ranks at #65 on the list.

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A Rush of Blood to the Head (Coldplay) Album Songs

NoSong TitleTime
1.Politik 5:18
2.In My Place 3:48
3.God Put A Smile Upon Your Face 4:56
4.The Scientist 5:08
5.Clocks 5:06
6.Daylight 5:27
7.Green Eyes 3:42
8.Warning Sign 5:30
9.A Whisper 3:57
10.A Rush Of Blood To The Head 5:50
11.Amsterdam 5:19

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hands down one if the best albums of all time

- work of art

i think the early albums of coldplay are the best ones

- ....

.... It’s like opening a capsule...every song makes you remember the things you forget. In the 2000s I don’t think there was any other decade more extraordinary than this. I heard my mother play this on her radio when it was I remember the times when she still lived with us every time this plays, I can’t explain how or why it just does like how an older tune would bring and older person back to their time...

- A Rush of Blood to the Head is My Favorite.

Between Parachutes and this, they are the best coldplay albums ever!

- Best Album Ever Written

Clocks is my favorite song of all time. The Scientist is also beautiful. Those are by far the most popular and well know songs, but taking time to listen to the whole album is so important. In my place, A rush of blood to the head, warning sign, God put a smile on your face.. And even more I didn’t mention. Top to bottom such a beautiful sounding album. The piano, the smooth vocals of Chris Martin, the guitar, the drums, the bass. All so impressive and beautiful. This album is a must buy.

- Holy amazing ness

Do they use magic or something?! These guys are super incredible!!!

- ❤️


- Wouldn’t let me download last 3 songs

I bought the album today. I used to have it on CD. Was disappointed that after I purchased it, it would not let me download last 3 songs because they are “not available in my Country”. I live in Florida, USA. What’s up with that?

- Awesome

Hands down coldplays best album.

- 👍👍👍

The BEST Coldplay album

- A Masterpiece

Such A Beautiful Album By Coldplay

- Great

The Scientist, In My Place, and Clocks are my favorites. I wish Coldplay could go back to their roots, because this and Parachutes are their best albums. 💖

- SPEECHLESS, great album

The classic album easily sets an example for any “alternative” (and “punk”)category albums, artists, etc. so you might wanna thank this album for starting a spark in this category’s popularity. Here I will rate each song one by one on a scale of 1 to 10 1: Politik (9/10) This album kicks off with a great start with its song “Politik”. The song uses(at first) drums, orchestra and guitar all at once. Then drifts into the four singing in unison (quietly) with a piano. then repeats it again with them Singing this a few times “(and) open up your eyes.” Then shifts one last time into a different tone, redeeming itself 2: In my place (10/10) In my place takes a different turn from the previous track as it ( metaphorically ) stops time and imitates the older track “Yellow” at the chorus, making this song an absolute masterpiece, winning it it’s GRAMMY award 3: God put a smile upon your face (10/10) Unlike “In my place”, this song is the only “punk” categorized song in this album. But this song is very special, it starts of with an acoustic then it’s “metal” spirit grows more throughout the song, I would consider that this is probably the most underrated song in this album 4: The Scientist (10/10) Despite being roughly 5 minutes long and mostly a piano ballad, The Scientist is arguably the best song in the album. The Scientist starts with just a soft, piano. then adds Chris’s vocals with some pretty emotional and admitment of humility-ish lyrics. then after the first verse, you add acoustic, then drums. Making the song change after each verse. But the thing that The Scientist has that no other song in this album (or any song Coldplay has made in general) has. And that is its feeling of “universal longing.” And that is what makes this song very special 5: Clocks (10/10) Also 5 minutes long, but not as impatient. Clocks is the most remembered and most iconic song in this album. Clocks starts out (shortly) with just a piano, then it spices it up with rock and it immediately becomes a great song. Both lyrically and instrumentally, Clocks is mainly the only one Coldplay song that virtually everyone knows, even 8 year-olds probably know this song because it was in the soundtrack for the kids movie “The Wild”(2006) was which is crazy cause it was four years after it’s realese. 6: Daylight (9.5/10) again, 5 minutes long, but different. Daylight imitates 80’s rock such as Pink Floyd with the combination of high and low vocals. And also has the use guitar put to the next-level and with cool bass-lines. 7: Green Eyes (8.5/10) A happy tone, acoustic song. Green Eyes is sort-of love song that, at first, makes it similar to the Beatles song “Here comes the sun.” Then it shifts towards a more “rock” tone at the end. 8: Warning Sign (9/10) Like daylight, this song does imitate 80’s rock but combining the theme of Green Eyes. Making it a better song 9: A whisper (9/10) The song is rather interesting, as it reminds me of the song “Death and all of his friends”. The song at least has a unique guitar use and rhythm. 10: A rush of blood to the head (9.5/10) Unlike any of the songs in the album, this song talks about a bunch of stuff. ex: buying a gun and start a war. Then the song Redeems itself quickly with its “rock” tone. 11: Amsterdam (9.5/10) The most powerful song in this album. Amsterdam talks about asking for help and starts out slow then near the end, the song picks up with a rock tone and powerful words of wisdom.

- Masterpiece

Clocks alone would be enough for me to give this album five stars, but the other songs are pretty good as well. Clocks really is the best song ever written, in my opinion.

- Luv luv luv

Bought this as a CD when it came out & wore it out!! One of my favs❤️❤️

- The best of Coldplay

This album is amazing. Words cannot describe how good it is. And since it was written post 9/11, It well represents the fear and what’s to come next of the early 2000’s. The affability of Chris Martin’s vocals match perfectly with the melodies. Overall, this is the best of Coldplay’s work, and I definitely recommend this album.

- Love 💕

Fave album ever

- Clocks

Apple help! Clocks won’t download to my phone. I got this song a while ago and says I already bought it and won’t redownload. I give Coldplay five stars and apple zero for their technical problems. Update- I figured out how to restore purchases but now the album is out of order. The songs should be in order if I buy an album off iTunes. Not have my favorite song first or last on an album. I even tried deleting the album and redownloading it. Nothing I can do will work.

- Simply stunning.

There is not one song on this album that isn’t simply mind-bogglingly amazing. My two favorites are Clocks and A Whisper. You must buy this album if you enjoy music

- Beautiful

I love Coldplay. My dad and I have always loved their songs.

- It’s probably really good.

I can’t stand Coldplay. I’ve tried to like them. I’ve really tried. But I can’t. I’m a ridiculously huge fan of Imagine Dragons, having memorized every song THEY put out since 2009. I’m also a fan of The Score, and I like lots of songs from AJR. Many fans of Imagine Dragons and The Score are also fans of Coldplay. I’ve tried my hardest to like this, but I just don’t. It’s probably amazing; I just don’t hear it.

- YES!

This entire album speaks to my soul.

- This bands’ best

A classic

- Their masterpiece album

They said they didn’t think they had a masterpiece album, but I think this is it

- Its okay but

Why does everuone compare keanes first album to this? The only similarity is piano. And not even really that/

- Great

Completely talented group. Whole album is amazing.

- I've never said this before...

This deserves more than 5 stars. Clocks is one of the top 10 best songs I've heard in my life. I spent a lot of time looking for it and I finally found it.

- Still one of the best

This album is timeless. Still some of the most important music I have ever heard. Amsterdam is one of the most powerful songs ever recorded, so moving.

- Probably My Favorite

This is probably my favorite of their albums. It has the right mix of their mellow early stuff and their "rockier" middle period, while completely omitting their later electronic period (which I abhor).


There is no other way to put it. What you hear in this album is a part of the best music in history. Coldplay is magical, and their music will live on to be legendary just as they are! What a time to be alive and have the chance to listen to this audio gold!

- I 💞💕💝💘💖💗💓 you!!!🙂

I love the politik!! It's breath taking the song "Clocks" I have listened to since I was.... I don't know when!!😂but I been listening to it so long that it has a very very very,VEEEERY,special place in my heart. 😭🤧🙂 ❤️

- great

coldplays only worthwhile album

- Still amazing!!

I've been absolutely in love with this album since it's release. Every single song is pure perfection. Chris Martin has the most amazing vocals I've ever heard and Coldplay is so incredibly talented and creative. I especially love Clocks and The Scientist!

- Coldplay

Best album ever


This album is absolutely beautiful.

- Best Album of 2000s

No doubt, This album is the best album of 2000s

- Probably one of the best albums ever


- A Rush of Blood to the Head

Such a great album. Real, heartfelt anthems that are growing less and less common these days. Highly recommend.

- Amazing!!!!!!

Coldplay creations at its bestttttt😍🎶

- Legends

One of my favorite albums of all time.

- An legendary album

One of the greatest albums of the last 30+ years. I listened to it daily while deployed to Iraq. It's truly a generational classic. The best from the best band of the 2000's.



- The real Coldplay

One of the two Coldplay albums that truly compares to other rock legends, the other being Viva. Look past The Scientist and this is truly one of the most well put together and excellant albums there is.

- Great

One of the best albums of all time.

- Gratitude

Thank you My Brothers.

- In love.

I am literally obsessed with this album. I love it so so so much.

- 3 of their best songs reside here

"In my Place", "The Scientist", and "Clocks" may just make up the top three songs in Coldplay's catalogue (debatable of course) but other highlights from this sophomore album are "Warning Sign" and title track "Rush of blood to the Head". Definitely an album to own!

- Amsterdam

This album is the best album they ever made... And Amsterdam is the best song in the history of life.

- Lit

Lit af

- wow

i bought this album like two weeks ago or something. and something about it makes my blood run cold. absolutely beautiful. it was september 11th a couple of sundays ago. and i've been thinking about it a lot. and the world. and life...everyone should hear this album

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This is a classic, all the songs are good not biased, serious

- The best Coldplay album ever

Excellent music

- Truly a masterpiece!!

Essential...great individual songs and this IS one of the great albums ever....cemented them as one of the last great bands

- 5/5

A classic.

- best musician in Uk


- Amazing

Essential Album for Anyone!

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- Yes!

A great album when the band were great.


A masterpiece, like X&Y, and Mylo Xyloto

- #togetherathome

Just watched Chris Martin doing an igtv to share with people in the difficult current climate. Reminded me of all the many amazing songs they did that I’ve forgotten about over the years. Came to have a look on iTunes and was transported back to this album. No filler. Loved this whole album and would listen to it from start to finish with no skipping. Love love love. Got to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Thank you Coldplay

- Amazing

Of its time but definitely a piece of near genius although I think they are a bit crap these days sorry guys

- Coldplay at their finest

Coldplay at their finest. Personally one of my all time favourites.

- I Love Coldplay But...

I think that they could have been able to make it sound much better. As I think it sounds a bit underdone for Coldplay

- Coldplay

I love Coldplay and this album 😍

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