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SNOW PATROL - EYES OPEN

Polydor
ASIN: B000F5GJY6
May, 2006

Eyes Open by Snow patrol front cover of the CD Album

EYES OPEN by
SNOW PATROL


The much awaited follow up to the mega-hit Final Straw sees Gary Lightbody and his band of hard hitters come back even stronger after a year of touring with the likes of U2 and selling out gigs in their own right.
 


So, is Eyes Open any good? Oh yes. Better even than it has any right to be, in fact. From the opening strains of the first single, You’re All I Have to the last bonus track on the first release, Warmer Climate, this is an album that says so much for British music at the present time.


With its intensely rich, intricately woven melodies and deeply resonant lyrics, Eyes Open is a master class in all that it takes to be successful. Not that being recognised is the be all and end all, but it certainly helps and Snow Patrol have one of the most clearly defined sounds around at the present time.

There are so many highlights here it is difficult to list them all without turning this into a sales pitch. However, Eyes Open, Chasing Cars and You Could Be Happy, as outstanding as they are, pale into insignificance when put alongside a track as emotive as Make This Go On Forever. In this five-minute wonder, Snow Patrol have created a monster truck track guaranteed to make the hairs stand up on the back of each and every listener’s necks in a second, such is its power and unadulterated allegiance to class.

Eyes Open can be seen as further massive stride along the road for a band destined for greatness beyond the dreams of many bands around today, who rely on cheap rip-off imitation styles of days past.

Here is true genius at work and long may it continue.

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