If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
Crack The Shutters
Take Back The City
Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands
Set Down Your Glass
Planets Between Us Bend
The Lightning Strike/What If The Storm Ends/Sunlight Through The Flags/Daybreak
Play.com ReviewAlternative rock-pop quintet Snow Patrol make a rapturous return to the music scene with their highly-anticipated, fifth studio album, A Hundred Million Suns. Having established themselves as one of the biggest bands in Britain, with their multi-platinum fourth album 'Eyes Open', Snow Patrol expand on their reputable sound to deliver an album that is packed full of emotionally-rich, stadium-filling rock.Snow Patrol's success has stemmed from their ability to mix honest, heartbreaking lyricism with epic rock grandeur, and A Hundred Million Suns sees a continuation of the formula. From the opening track, 'If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It', Snow Patrol's uncompromising style of mixing layered heavy guitars with electronic flourishes and fine vocals shines through. While lead singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody continues to open his heart with lyrical themes that circulate between lost love and self-deprecation, tracks such as single, 'Take Back The City', and the lively 'Disaster Button', showcase a far rockier sound for Snow Patrol. The contagious 'Crack the Shutters' and 'Lifeboats' are rather more delicate tracks, that, much like Eyes Open's acclaimed single, 'Chasing Cars' build up to crashing crescendos in a whirl of husky tones and lyrical hooks. Standing prominent on the back of the series of slow-burning anthems is the 16-minute, 'A Lightning Strike', an epic three-movement collision of backwards strings, multi-tracked vocals and swirling pianos with which Snow Patrol close A Hundred Million Suns in grandiose fashion.Honing their ability to appeal to lovers of all musical styles, Snow Patrol build and refine their established genre-defying sound with unique flourishes and precise production. With every track faultlessly rising in an eruption of emotion, A Hundred Million Suns is an epic album that will delight Snow Patrol's established fans with stadium-sized anthems and intrigue those less familiar to the band's hidden depths with its passion-filled, experimental rock perspective.
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Hundred Millilon Suns
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/08/2010 13:02:19
I am a fan of Snow Patrol but I just found this album really dull and unimaginative. I found it hard to listen all the way through. They've definately lost something since Final Straw
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/01/2010 21:00:52
AMAZING!!!! This is snow patrol at their best as always!!!! Worth every penny!!! Take Back the City is by far the best track and closely followed by Crack the Shutters and Disaster Button!!! NO REGRETS!!!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 14/01/2010 20:27:20
Bought this when it was first released and play it all the time. Never get bored of it. My 11 month old has been listening to it since she was born and she loves it too! Probably my favourite album ever...or at least in the top 3
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 01/11/2009 19:20:41
Since Snow Patrol's awesome breakthrough album Final Straw, and the brilliant and moving Eyes Open, the band haven't failed to impress me. And this album is no different! The band have excelled themselves yet again by producing this musical work of art. It is a real joy to listen to, and i would recommend it to anyone! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 01/05/2009 20:11:25
Back to thier best with a diverse and punchy albumn. Uplifting, moody, and just a joy to listen to. I can't stop playing it!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 23/03/2009 15:56:05
from a person who is into heavy dance music and trance .. you wouldnt think this type of music would interest me. but ever since "run" .. ive been hooked on this band .. and i KNEW i had to purchase this album after seeing it advertised. every single song does nothing but amaze me. there is not one bad track on it, from my point of view anyway. a great buy money well spent ... u can buy an album and only like one or two tracks on it, but this one ... every track is greaT!!
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wow Wow WOW A Hundred Million Suns
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 17/03/2009 21:00:12
Every track in this Amazing album is fantastic, Snow Patrol go from strength to strength. I think Set Down Your Glass will be their next single. Buy A Hundred Million Suns.... you will not be disappointed !
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/02/2009 11:24:13
With each album they have got better, cant get take back the city out of my head, shame on you brits for not recognising this album or band
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/02/2009 20:33:00
Well they get better and better, I was thrilled with chasing cars but this is fantastic, Fave tracks 'crack the shutters' and Engines' Go buy it, listen to it and enjoy.
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A Masterpiece of an album from start to finish
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 18/01/2009 17:43:51
Amazing is best way to describe this, A essential album from a unstoppable band, Snow Patrol continue to impress. One of the most memorable albums from one of the worlds greatest bands of the 21st century. You will not be let down by this!
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