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Format: CD
Sku: 60566556
UPC: 724354050428
UPC 14: 00724354050428
Release Date: 8/27/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Politik ~ Coldplay
2. In My Place ~ Coldplay
3. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face ~ Coldplay
4. Scientist, The ~ Coldplay
5. Clocks ~ Coldplay
6. Daylight ~ Coldplay
7. Green Eyes ~ Coldplay
8. Warning Sign ~ Coldplay
9. Whisper, A ~ Coldplay
10. Rush Of Blood To The Head, A ~ Coldplay
11. Amsterdam ~ Coldplay
Coldplay's follow-up to Parachutes picks up where they left off. Thanks in part to Chris Martin's ethereal voice and the sweeping lines that emanate from Jonny Buckland's guitar, Coldplay's melodies luxuriate songs like, "The Scientist," and "A Whisper."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Coldplay includes: Chris Martin (vocals); Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey.
Muze PNote Recorded between 2001 & 2002.
Muze PNote "Clocks" won the 2004 Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. "In My Place" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Muze PNote Personnel: Chris Martin (vocals, guitar); Jon Buckland (guitar); Richard George, Christopher Tombling, Laura Melhewish, Anne Lines, Leo Payne, Peter Lale, Susan Dench, Audrey Riley (strings); Will Champion (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Coldplay; Danton Supple; Ken Nelson ; Mark Pythian.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio 1 Air (09/2001-05/2002); Studio 1, Air Abik (09/2001-05/2002); Studio 2 Mayfair (09/2001-05/2002); Studio 2, Mayfair, England (09/2001-05/2002); Studio 3 Parr Street (09/2001-05/2002); Studio 3, Parr Street (09/2001-05/2002).
Muze PNote Photographers: Zed Nelson; Tom Sheehan .
Muze PNote In 2000, Coldplay appeared seemingly out of nowhere and immediately advanced to the head of the Britpop class in the UK, while easily outdistancing the likes of Oasis and Blur in terms of US popularity. The most striking thing was that they did it with zero attitude and unassuming, melodic tunes humbly presented with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of memorability. That trend continues on the band's second album, A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD.
Muze PNote There's little stylistic alteration from PARACHUTES here, which is just fine, considering how enormously and instantly appealing that style is. While Travis, Elbow, and other entrants in the Britpop sweepstakes offer a not dissimilar sound, none can communicate with the honest immediacy and directness of Coldplay. Part of the key, apart from melodies so ridiculously catchy as to make Belle & Sebastian sound like Public Image Ltd., may be their working-class sense of all-for-one proletarianism (though not in the breast-beating Oasis manner). Even on "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face," when Chris Martin goes so far as to offer a few boastful phrases, the ultimate sentiment that comes across is the refrain "your guess is good as mine."

Producer: Coldplay; Ken Nelson; Mark Phythian

Engineer: Coldplay; Ken Nelson; Mark Phythian; Rik Simpson

Artist Overview

In 2000, Coldplay emerged seemingly out of nowhere to become a worldwide smash with their debut album PARACHUTES and hit single "Yellow." While oft lumped in with the Britpop crowd, they favor a more thoughtful, melodic, Travis-esque piano-centric pop approach than arena-rock chest-beaters like Oasis. Led by charismatic frontman Chris Martin, the band expanded its horizons (and its fanbase) throughout the aughts, while remaining true to its basic form. One of the only British rock bands of their era to make a major impact on the US charts, Coldplay prove that simple, memorable, straightforward pop-rock can still be striking even in the post-everything 21st century.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Boyhood (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Wish I Was Here (ost)
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Associated Artists and Works

On, Pickin'
Rockabye Baby!
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/26/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5405042
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724354050428

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.103)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"

Rolling Stone (9/19/02, pp.97-8)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...A nervier, edgier, thoroughly surprising album....the band has figured out how to let loose and rock out...[it's] first-rate guitar rock with some real emotional protein on its bones."

Spin (1/03, p.72)
- Ranked #26 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...Harder and darker than 2000's sweetly naive PARACHUTES....gorgeous arena pop."

Q (12/02, p.65)
- Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2002"

Q (9/02, pp.198-9)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is pretty much the apotheosis of post-Radiohead guitar-rock, a collection of vastly moving songs that will render stadiums as intimate as bedrooms..."

Uncut (1/03, p.97)
- Ranked #67 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"

Uncut (9/02, p.116)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...the best British rock album since OK COMPUTER...acomplished, original and majestic..."

CMJ (9/2/02)
- p.6)
- "...There is a cavernous beauty to this album's melodic depression that can't be denied..."

Mojo (Publisher)
- Ranked #100 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]his surely ranks as the most intimate arena rock yet wrought."

Mojo (Publisher)
(1/03, p.76)
- Ranked #31 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"

Mojo (Publisher)
(9/02, p.94)
- "...fragile love songs with a hint of the metaphysic...Coldplay still sound like they care about what they're doing."

NME (Magazine)
(8/22/02, p.42)
- 9 out of 10 - "...An album of outstanding beauty, an organic, wholesome work..."

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