A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this CD is living proof that excellent contemporary rock can be accomplished without profanity or violence. Use it to show your kids how this can be done, and to inspire the budding musicians in your family.
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What's the story?
The members of Coldplay -- a British quartet -- understand the concept of the musical hook far better than most of their contemporaries, and their delivery lives up to their vision. A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD is soulful, moody, and compelling. You'll hear Pink Floyd and Beatles influences, as well as some downright decent poetry. The whole package is absolutely exquisite.
Is it any good?
The writing is imaginative, and the musicianship is excellent throughout -- magestic and emotional without ever veering over the line into pretentiousness. Play it more than once, especially if you have budding rock musicians in the house. This nearly flawless album is likely to get under your skin, as well as theirs.