A Rush of Blood to the Head

Common Sense Media says

Moody, but well-written and impressive vocals.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Skillful songwriting and musicianship are what this CD is all about--in that sense, it serves as a wonderful role model for future artists.

Violence

One reference to violence in the title song-- "I'm gonna buy this gun and start a war, If you can tell me something worth fighting for"--feels metaphorical and unthreatening.

Sex

No blatant sexuality here.

Language

Language is appropriate for all ages.

Consumerism

No particular commercial overtones.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

None.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the elements of this CD that make it such a strong performance. What does it take to deliver a critically appreciated album?

Music details

Artist:Coldplay
Release date:July 15, 2003
Label:Capitol
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byDarudeLover April 9, 2008
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Yay!

Coldplay ROCKS!!! I love their song 'Clocks'. They have great lyrics and a great beat to their music.
Teen, 14 years old Written bywarrior of dreams December 10, 2009
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good band-accually awesome band

i love the songs of coldplay they are awesome and any kid could listen to it and no violent is in in like today's music
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bysirloinsteak911 April 9, 2008
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