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  • Audio CD (27 Oct. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B001ETOV6U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
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SNOW PATROL A Hundred Million Suns (2008 UK 11-track CD album - Snow Patrol return with the follow-up to 2006s multi-platinum selling Eyes Open; A Hundred Million Suns which was produced by long time producer Jacknife Lee [Bloc Party REM U2] was recorded throughout Summer 2008 in Hansa Studios in Berlin [where Bowie recorded Low Heroes & Lodger) and at Grouse Lodge deep in the Irish countryside. Includes the single Take Back The City.)

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The Snow Patrol we meet on A Hundred Million Suns is a band facing the same dilemma that Coldplay met on 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends; having conquered the world with a rousing, melancholy brand of MOR indie, where now? On the surface, A Hundred Million Suns seems to suggest, nowhere especially new: producer Jacknife Lee, who first worked with the band on 2003's Final Straw and went on to work with the likes of U2 and REM returns to the fold; and an opening brace of songs suggest that a successful formula--chiming guitars, gentle builds, and Gary Lightbody's quavering, tremulous vocal--persists. Still, "Take Back The City", a windswept, electronic-tinged rocker, rather does for this band what "Dakota" did for Stereophonics, proving that a spot of sleek, synthetic motorik is not beyond their grasp, and there's a new, bright optimism to Lightbody's lyrics that sets the likes of "The Planets Bend Between Us" in light relief to some of Snow Patrol's earlier work. If you want experiment, though, you'll have to wait until the closing "The Lightning Strike", a 16-minute track in three parts that investigates Phillip Glass-style minimalism and electronic beats with some aptitude. --Louis Pattison

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By DJSB VINE VOICE on 26 Oct. 2008
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I don't really wish to dwell on the other reviews here. I've heard the album so I feel some of you might like an actual review of it....

Firstly, I'm not a massive Snow Patrol fan. I've liked the odd track in the past, An Olive Grove Facing the Sea and Off/On being notable examples, but generally speaking I've found their stuff a little too lightweight to enjoy - especially live where Lightbody really struggles voice-wise.

So when the promo of this album plonked into my lap at long last I listened with a pretty impartial ear. And I liked what I heard. Even though it's without doubt Snow Patrol by numbers....

It's clear that the band are aiming for a Coldplay-esque stadium World attack with this album. The first track "If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It" starts as the album goes on and in exactly that fashion. Tuneful plink-plink intro, followed by a heartfelt, delicate Lightbody vocal all about missing his ex-bird before opening up into a huge indie stadium-rock shaped hug. Awww bless.

"Crack The Shutters" follows the same pattern really, with SP sounding more like Chris Martin's bunch with every fretful bash on the piano during the track. Think a more tuneful, less guilty "Chocolate" from Final Straw and you'd be along the same lines. "Crack the shutters open wide/I wanna bathe you in the light of day" says Gary. Again, the stadium swoons.

"Take Back The City" is the oft FM-played lead single, so we all know what Gary's paen to Belfast sounds like by now. Tightly strummed guitars, a bit of woooo o and the story of a city that exists against all odds in many ways. It's clear the bad are proud of where they're from, at least in terms of their Irish roots anyway.
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I joined the Snow Patrol ride at Final Straw, a cracking album with some pretty hard edged rock. Eyes open came along with a bigger mix of chillout tunes and softer rock. Now comes Hundred million suns which has again slowed things down even more - the guys are getting old! The single is as heavy as things get so those expected a Final Straw may want to give it a miss.
I've held back on a review until now because it takes a few listens to get into. It is slow but it is also brilliant. Mug of coffee and pretend you have an open fire time.
I'm sure that as with Eyes, we'll be hearing some of the tracks appearing as backdrops to TV shows. To quote FHM '...it plucks at your heartstrings. Just don't get caught singing along to it.' Couldn't have put it better meself!
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Ok so there are going to people out there that will knock this record before they have even heard it, the build them up knock them down mentality has befallen Snow Patrol and the band that it's ok to like has become the band its fashionable to hate. But after their last album which tried to hard to recreate the success of `Run' it is with out hesitation that I can say this record is a return to form and the best since `Final Straw'. Yes the tracks are ludicrously catchy sing-a-long and radio friendly but they also have some great depth to them. `Crack the shutters' is a genuinely honest love song `the sun seems to want you as much as I want you' Gary sings beautifully. First single `Take back the city' shows the band have lost none of there rock/pop sensibilities and sure to be single `Please just take these photos from my hands' is another fine example. Right from the opener `If there's a rocket tie me to it' with its `fire, fire you can only take what you can carry' refrain up to the 16 minute closer `The lightning strike' this is pure Snow Patrol and will see fans lap it up like a cat with spilt cream. There are still ballads like `Set down your glass' and `The planets bend between us' which aren't as strong as some of the others but it's the closing track that shows us the band are not afraid to experiment and challenge themselves, told in three parts the piano drives the melodies across which the band flow with great ease and it contains some of Gary's best lyrics yet. With Jacknife Lee (U2, Bloc Party, Rem) at the helm this will be the bands most commercially successful album to date but that doesn't mean you can't love it. I'm not ashamed to say I do.
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Snow Patrol have been unfairly judged by some of the public. When Eyes Open was released, chasing cars was a phenomenal hit. But because of the song's popularity, some people had the idea Snow Patrol was missing some masculinity, and gave the idea that their soul purpose was only to impress bored housewives with soft music.

This is the furthest from the truth that you can get about Snow Patrol however, but after being seriously insulted by ignorant metal heads, Snow Patrol have decided to take a much bolder step to the future and made this album a much heavier one than Eyes Open, or Final Straw for that matter. But not too heavy, just heavy enough that no one can actually make fun of them this time round.

What makes this album great, is the amazing balance that's been pushed into it. Some people might think of this as a bad thing, but not one song stands out like Run or Chasing Cars did. Ok, maybe there are no tracks here that could rival the quality of those two songs but maybe that's the point. As all the songs in the album are good, nothing as groundbreaking as Chasing Cars or Run, you can't really have a favorite track, and you would like to play the whole album over and over again, which always feels a load better. I adore this album because every track's quality is equal to each other and doesn't feel like Eyes Open or Final Straw when you had one epic track which always overshadowed the rest of the tracks in the album.

It's also matured from previous albums, I think it's the first Snow Patrol album to show some profanity in it, and that's respected by me, definitely proves that they're trying to show how bold their new attempt at music is.
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