Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
2.7 Release Date: 2012
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0.0 Axel | November 13th 11

God I hate it when bands say their new album is their best album, when it's really one of
their worst albums. And God I hate it when bands try to be Arcade Fire, when they
aren't Arcade Fire.

Snow Patrol need to go back to Final Straw-Eyes Open and fuckin' stay there.


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2.5 averagezillah | April 24th 12

Despite having a serious weakness for this kind of music, I've never really understood Snow Patrol. Eyes Open was a horrible record: dumb lyrics sung in an annoying Irish brogue over chord progressions that as often as not contained a single chord (ok, maybe two). I wasn't going to bother again, but I bought this because friends had tickets to see them in concert. Happily, Fallen Empires is surprisingly tolerable, by Snow Patrol standards even inventive and dynamic. If Jacknife Lee wasn't screwing up the procedings with the worst sort of polite string accompaniments imaginable (one of the seven guys in the touring band was apparently getting them out of a keyboard during the concert or they were piped in) and Lightbody were an even marginally better lyricist who didn't haul out a lighter-waving platitude for every chorus, it would even be sort of good. "I'll Never Let Go" is solid stadium rock, the sort of thing I didn't mind getting stuck in my head. And in "Lifening" Lightbody gives a shout out to Teenage Fanclub, even though they're Scottish and he's imagining watching Ireland play in the World Cup. It's sweet and affecting until the f'ing violins come back in.

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2.0 poorAggravatedYeti | January 27th 12

I'm really not sure why I believe this would be any different...

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0.0 ASnideRemark | January 27th 12

Dabbling in too much experimentation, sheer disorganization and utterly uninteresting music, Snow Patrol have released an album that they said would be on par with Arcade Fire, and simply went through the motions, creating a mediocre release.

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2.5 averageIrving Tan STAFF | January 25th 12

And then one little moment, it all implodes.

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2.5 averageiGuter | November 12th 11

As always, Snow Patrol make a few adjustments but disregard to stay comfortable.

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3.5 greatPrince1993 | November 11th 11

Snow Patrol's carries on where they left from 'Eyes Open' and this is definitely better than 'Xylo-Myloto'

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3.0 goodCamCar | July 24th 14
2.5 averageTheRunningPanda | May 14th 14
2.5 averageBokonon | April 22nd 14
3.0 goodTwelvetribes230 | March 12th 14
3.5 greatHurricanslash | February 14th 14
1.0 awfulTechnicolorKeegan | January 26th 14
3.5 greatFIVE7SIX | November 7th 13
2.0 poorDying. Feed us? | November 6th 13
2.0 poordan2309 | November 4th 13
2.5 averageGetOutOfMyHouse | October 5th 13
2.5 averageEdwins88 | September 10th 13
2.5 averageminty901 | August 11th 13
2.5 averageStaticEccentricity | July 11th 13
2.5 averagedjbytes | June 23rd 13
1.5 very poorGreeny86 | June 11th 13
4.0 excellentTheReviewer | May 30th 13
3.0 goodAngryJohnny | May 27th 13
3.5 greatMichaelo16 | May 14th 13
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3.0 goodhharri96 | April 15th 13
2.0 poorRobVanSchuldiner | March 31st 13
3.0 goodPiethor | March 17th 13
3.0 goodNucleoids | March 9th 13
2.0 poorZantera | March 2nd 13
2.5 averageTobi | February 27th 13
2.0 poorthejared | February 23rd 13
4.0 excellentDirtBagDan | February 21st 13
3.0 goodthickbricks | February 7th 13
3.5 greatLiam Whear | January 22nd 13
2.5 averageChuckGnarly | December 22nd 12
2.0 poorAntigen | December 9th 12
2.0 poorHelltorSkeltor | December 6th 12
3.0 goodyuliaasyarrief | December 6th 12
2.5 averagerien333 | November 12th 12
2.0 poorYou Are My Everlovin' | October 23rd 12
1.5 very poorJ. Ponton EMERITUS | October 13th 12
2.5 averageAverageGenius | September 23rd 12
1.5 very poorMartxForrest | September 6th 12
2.0 poorLueda | August 29th 12
2.5 averageTheLast7thVermicide | August 29th 12
2.0 pooramiritsuccumb | August 1st 12
5.0 classicteahead | July 23rd 12
3.0 goodJack Potterton | June 13th 12
3.5 greatlightsarefading | June 4th 12
2.5 averagekirsten889 | June 2nd 12
2.0 poorsportfreunde | May 14th 12
2.5 averagePr0phet | April 28th 12
2.5 averageRonen | April 14th 12
3.5 greatHopesprings | April 12th 12
3.0 goodStfk19 | March 19th 12
3.0 goodDan | March 3rd 12
2.0 poorLainVesper | February 29th 12
2.0 poortherealhaseeb | February 19th 12
2.5 averageMTTS | February 16th 12
4.5 superbskoopy48 | February 4th 12
2.0 poorVyndax | January 27th 12
2.5 averagenirvanicpanic | January 26th 12
2.0 poorChris Higgins | January 23rd 12
3.5 greatDave Beans | January 18th 12
3.0 goodsidjmt | January 14th 12
3.0 goodvivapo | January 13th 12
2.5 averageihopeuchoke | January 12th 12
3.0 goodCasualListen | January 11th 12
2.5 averagealexrupert | January 4th 12
2.5 averageDavid James Young | December 23rd 11
2.0 poorJonny Hunter CONTRIBUTOR | December 23rd 11
2.0 poorLucas Schlotfeldt | December 23rd 11
4.0 excellentLiam Whear | December 16th 11
1.5 very poorEvilin | December 11th 11
2.5 averagetheTourist | December 7th 11
2.0 poorDoodVogeltje | December 4th 11
2.0 poorbloc | November 22nd 11
5.0 classic32left | November 21st 11
2.5 averageAdrian Pera | November 18th 11
3.5 greatJon Day | November 17th 11
3.5 greatseneca89 | November 13th 11
5.0 classicAnanasins | November 11th 11

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