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After finally achieving success with their previous album, Eyes Open, Snow Patrol set out to balance between their newfound accessibility and a desire to break past all creative barriers. “Take Back the City” crackles with a tough pop-rock drive, singer Gary Lightbody channeling an urban energy and an ‘80s New Wave groove. The song’s obvious joy for living is more subtly weaved into the existential wallowing that haunts the space-themed tracks, “If There’s a Rocket Tie Me To It” and “The Planets Bend Between Us”, where Lightbody sounds less self-assured and more angst-ridden. “Lifeboats” uses a stereo-pan on Lightbody’s double-tracked vocals for a cool, disorienting effect. “The Golden Floor” evokes a spiritual dance with its tribal rhythm and dark keyboards. Recorded in both the bucolic Irish countryside and the urban frenzy of Berlin, A Hundred Millions Suns brilliantly plays between the two worlds, offering moments of contemplation and chaos. Then there’s the 16-minute finale, “The Lightning Strike”, where three movements build to the end of the world, dancing to the joyous finish. Snow Patrol are unafraid of their grand ambitions.

Customer Reviews

Different but still

Well, I began the album hoping for fast paced quality music from snow patrol as usual, but then i heard that it wasnt like that, bar a couple of songs, and so I felt so dissappointed at first, but then i realised, this album has to be different, and so the music is slower, calmer and deeper, which made me listen to it again in this new frame of mind, and, its nothing but phenomenal, the quality and depth is just overwhelming, its hard hitting and punctual. it may be slower but it achieves high standards, but by no means is this a slow dreary album, Take back the city and Please just take these photos are AMAZING AND FANTASTIC SONGS and are prime examples showing that snow patrol still have their quick edgy sounds about them, but that they are expanding on new horizons with this new music, which moves you. preview it, download it,buy it, just try it, listen to it, give it a chance, i whole heartdly recommend it, and by the first time round is done, you will be moving the pointer to the rewind button, because you will want to listen to this near flawless (all of them) work of art. 5 stars without a doubt, and im not just sayin this becuase im a major snow patrol fan, but because it deserves it. come at it with an open mind, and you will be enlightened.

Simply stunning!!!

Snow Patrol have exceeded all my expectations with A Hundred Million Suns. Beautiful melodies, some epic songs! This one will be on my playlist for months to come!

Brilliant

Absolutely Brilliant, Love Every Song Especially 'If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It', 'Crack the Shutters', 'Take Back the City', 'Lifeboats', 'Please Just Take These Photos from My Hands', 'The Planets Bend Between Us' and 'Disaster Button'. There Is No Dissapointment For This Album From My Favourite Band!

Biography

Formed: 1994 in Dundee, Scotland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After failing to secure an international audience for nearly ten years, Snow Patrol broke into the mainstream with 2003's Final Straw, a mega-selling album that showcased the band's fondness for epic, melancholic rock. The group had originally stuck closer to the pop realm, releasing quirky albums that took more cues from Belle & Sebastian than Coldplay (to whom the band would later draw many comparisons). Final Straw proved to be a turning point, however, paving the way for the success of 2006's...
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