Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
Zzzzzzzzzz … Oops sorry – you want to read a review right? OK. Here goes. Nothing very new to report from Glasgow/Belfast’s premier guitar balladeers; just more of the same insipid arena rock we’ve been battered round the ears with for the past few years – think heartfelt pleas, plaintive strums and big weepy epic choruses, all Magic FM-ed up by producer Jacknife Lee. That in itself isn’t the problem, but the fact that this is a less innovative, more conservative version of themselves.
Those who loved the scrappy brilliance of Songs For Polarbears and When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up or even those fond of the high points on Eyes Open will be struggling to find something fresh to chew on.