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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 average||zillah | 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.
|2.0 poor||AggravatedYeti | January 27th 12|
I'm really not sure why I believe this would be any different...
|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.
|2.5 average||Irving Tan STAFF | January 25th 12|
And then one little moment, it all implodes.
|2.5 average||iGuter | November 12th 11|
As always, Snow Patrol make a few adjustments but disregard to stay comfortable.
|3.5 great||Prince1993 | November 11th 11|
Snow Patrol's carries on where they left from 'Eyes Open' and this is definitely better than 'Xylo-Myloto'
|2.5 average||Tobi | February 27th 13|
|2.5 average||rien333 | November 12th 12|
|1.5 very poor||J. Ponton EMERITUS | October 13th 12|
|2.0 poor||Lueda | August 29th 12|
|2.5 average||Ronen | April 14th 12|
|3.0 good||Stfk19 | March 19th 12|
|3.0 good||Dan | March 3rd 12|
|2.5 average||MTTS | February 16th 12|
|2.0 poor||Vyndax | January 27th 12|
|3.0 good||sidjmt | January 14th 12|
|3.0 good||vivapo | January 13th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Evilin | December 11th 11|
|2.0 poor||bloc | November 22nd 11|
|5.0 classic||32left | November 21st 11|
|3.5 great||Jon Day | November 17th 11|
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