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CD Reviews: Coldplay
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head
March 2003
By: Traci Curtis
album cover of Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head

If you plan on having a laid back gathering with a group of close friends, some wine and candles everywhere, the CD you need to play is Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head.

Growing out of Devon, Southampton, Scotland and North Wales, the men of Coldplay met in the mid-90s as students at University College London. They formed Coldplay and vowed to make honest music on their own terms. As singer Chris Martin says, "We were trying to say that there is an alternative. That you can try to be catchy without being slick, poppy without being pop, and you can be uplifting without being pompous."

Sounding very Oasis-like, In My Place was the first radio single off the new CD. Clocks is now climbing up the charts with its very distinctive piano intro, which sounds similar to Moby's early work.

All the songs stand on their own as individuals, yet they blend together nicely, making the CD a great atmosphere tool.

The band is on the road through the summer of 2003 with many of the shows selling out. Their recent Grammy win probably helps, but Coldplay fans have proven to be quite loyal and long term.

View live concert photos of Coldplay