Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 324/500!
The alternative rock success story of 2002 was the international breakthrough of England's highly-melodic Coldplay. Just a bit more aggressive than the Grammy-winning 'Parachutes' album, 'A Rush Of Blood to the Head ' still has the emphasis on soaring vocals and layered production.
"Chris Martin's ambition for his songwriting is simple: "Emotion that can make you feel sad while you're moving your legs." Coldplay churn out bighearted British guitar rock on their second album, with the romantic strains of "The Scientist," "Clocks" and "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face." - www.rollingstone.com
"Coldplay were scrambling to finish their second album and wanted to save "Clocks," with a churning piano riff inspired by the band Muse, for a later album. Luckily, a friend intervened. "He said, 'You're going on [in the lyrics] about urgency, and you're talking about keeping this song back,'" said Chris Martin. " 'That doesn't make sense.'" - Rolling Stone
2. In My Place
3. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
4. The Scientist
7. Green Eyes
8. Warning Sign
9. A Whisper
10. A Rush Of Blood To The Head