Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 54:01 minutes | 2,28 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Parlophone UK
A Rush of Blood to the Head is the second studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The album was made available in August 2002, two months after its original planned release date.The album debuted and continued their huge commercial legacy, an ongoing pattern that began with Parachutes which made Coldplay one of the best-selling bands worldwide. A Rush of Blood to the Head has been critically acclaimed, and the band won the 2003 Grammy for Best Alternative Album for the second year in a row, and the 2004 Grammy for Record of the Year for the song “Clocks”. In 2012 it was ranked number 466 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was also voted the best album of all time by the listeners of BBC Radio 2 in a poll conducted in 2013.
The London foursome Coldplay were early critics’ darlings in their native U.K., showcasing melodic pop on a slew of EP releases and constant live shows just after the spark of the new millennium. Not as heavy as Radiohead or snobbish as Oasis, Coldplay were revealed on Parachutes as a band of young musicians still honing their sweet harmonies. Combining bits of distorted guitar riffs and swishing percussion, Parachutes was a delightful introduction and also quickly indicated the reason why this album earned Coldplay a Mercury Music Prize nomination in fall 2000. Frontman Chris Martin’s lyrical wordplay is feminist in the manner of Geneva’s Andrew Montgomery, but far more withered. The imagery captured on Parachutes is exquisitely dark and artistically abrasive, and the entire composition is tractable thanks to gauzy acoustics and airy percussion. Coldplay’s indie rock inclinations are also obvious, especially on songs such as “Don’t Panic” and “Shiver,” but it’s the dream pop soundscapes captured on “High Speed” and “We Never Change” that illustrate the band’s dynamic passion. This basic pop was surely a refreshing effort in the face of big productions like the Spice Girls and Westlife. Parachutes deserved the accolades it received because it followed the general rule when introducing decent pop songs: keep the emotion genuine and real. And Coldplay did that without hesitation.
01 – Politik
02 – In My Place
03 – God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
04 – The Scientist
05 – Clocks
06 – Daylight
07 – Green Eyes
08 – Warning Sign
09 – A Whisper
10 – A Rush of Blood to the Head
11 – Amsterdam