Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Rush of Coldplay to My Head

I'm a huge Coldplay fan. This alternative rock band has many great songs from various records but I think one of their greatest albums to date is A Rush of Blood to the Head, released in 2002.

After their debut success, Parachutes, they took their time and poured their souls to craft a second one to the point of postponing the album's release because they weren't satisfied with it. It was worth it when they were finally done as evidenced by its 11 tracks (I only liked 9 of it though.).

The songs "Politik", "A Rush of Blood to the Head", and "God Put a Smile upon Your Face" have this gaunt, haunting feel in them with somewhat cryptic messages. Netizens have argued on the lyrics' meanings but I'm guessing it's like art, it's supposed to be interpreted uniquely by each person. "Clocks" has a brilliant tempo as if time is really rushing. Their less enigmatic songs include: "Green Eyes" and "Amsterdam" which talk about love found and love lost. Two of my favorites are "In My Place" and "Warning Sign". Both are beautiful ballads referring to one's journey in life and ambivalent feelings for an ex-love, respectively.

But the track I adore is "The Scientist". For me, it's the best song in the album...No, I'd even go as far to say it's their best song ever! It's a heartfelt piece about a man asking for forgiveness and declaring that his love for a woman is louder than the wonders of science. My description alone doesn't do it justice so I shared their official music video so you could listen to it for yourself. (It's a must-see video, too! :))

The ingenius play of instruments, dips and turns of musical arrangements, fine lyrical composition, and Chris Martin's signature dreamy vocals make Coldplay the excellent band we know today.

In the hopes of them never ceasing to make awesome music,



anonymous said...

Coldplay should pay you for this! :)

Faye & Martha said...

Hi Anonymous.
Just a fan's musings. :))