Music Review: Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

Posted on May 15, 2010
The album is eery and reflective, without being depressing. Several of the songs start out with a simple riff and then add more and more layers as the song builds up. This is the type of album you'll want to listen with nice headphones and your eyes closed. I'm not trying to be audiophile snob here, I just think there is so much depth to these songs could be too easily overlooked if you were listening on AM.

If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It seems to recount a sad moment, but in a way that manages to not be depressing. "A fire, a fire, you can only take what you can carry. A pulse, your pulse, it's the only thing I can remember"

Crack the Shutters is that Saturday morning you spend with your girlfriend, laying in bed well into the day. It's the time in your life that you realize why women like well decorated bedrooms and nice, clean sheets.

Take Back The City is much more like Snow Patrol's previous album. A straight-ahead rock structure with an appealing, singable chorus. The song manages to be predictable without being boring - a perfect choice for a single release.

To me, the album does becomes less engaging in it's later half, and I frequently find myself queuing up just the first 6 songs now. That said, those first 6 songs are fantastically emotional journeys that I would recommend to anyone.

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