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An album that confirms Coldplay as the most inspiring group to hit British rock music since the days of Britpop.

From the sumptuous 'Politik', to the wistful 'Amsterdam', this is an album of roller coaster killer chord changes and gorgeous melody. This is dramatic music, and, like all the great rock bands, the combination of harmonics and rhythm is well conceived and executed.

Chris Martin's pleading voice has the power to move in the way of a John Lennon, Bono, Richard Ashcroft, Lou Reed or Jack Bruce - especially on 'The Scientist', and the stand-out track on the album, 'Warning Sign' - a definitive Coldplay anthem.

It's the richness of sound, and powerful melodies, which make this album outstanding. The title track, 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', encapsulating this.

- Paul Rance/

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'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' Track Listing
(All songs written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin)

In My Place
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
The Scientist
Green Eyes
Warning Sign
A Whisper
A Rush Of Blood To The Head

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