The Day Has Come

Originally posted on August 27, 2002 11:35 PM

The day all of us U.S. fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. 'A Rush of Blood to the Head,' Coldplay's follow-up to 'Parachutes,' was released today. I was happy, after stopping by Seattle's Tower Records, to find that the copy I picked up had 11 songs on it, instead of the 10 I feared I would find. Apparently there is no difference between the UK and U.S. releases, meaning we Americans don't have to worry about missing out on Amsterdam. Thank goodness!

With the album being in stores and everyone and their mother reviewing it, there is a ton of news to report. I'll start off by saying that VH1 has a great little article about the trouble, if you'll excuse the pun, that the band had to endure in making their sophomore release. In it, Chris is quoted as saying "Perhaps there's a bit more urgency on some of these songs. And that's born from all the places we've been and the thing's we've experienced. Some of our friends have died or some of us have fallen in love. Some of us have fallen out of love and some of us have been to Haiti and some us been to Australia. Some of us have met Bono and some of us have met someone with nothing. It's like a massive culture gun fired at our heads. All this stuff has been happening to us, and now we have the opportunity to put it into some songs." To read the entire article, see Coldplay Bleed For Beauty On A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

And now on to the album reviews. You can read reviews of 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' at Billboard.com, RollingStone.com, a negative one at CDNow.com, E! Online, and Amazon.

That's about all there is to report for now. I've listened to the album a few times now and I am loving every second of it! If anyone has any comments about 'ARoBttH,' post them in the forum.

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