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Disaster Button - Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns


2008
Label: Geffen Records - B0012156-02,Fiction Records - B0012156-02 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock
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If Final Straw introduced Snow Patrol to the mainstream and Eyes Open cemented the band's popularity, then A Hundred Million Suns is the group's ultimate bid for stardom, its slick production and sonic uplift designed to maintain Snow Patrol 's place in the charts.

Like "Chasing Cars," the mega-single from Snow Patrol 's previous album, tracks like "Take Back the City" and "If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It" are slyly repetitive -- their hooks are cyclic, each comprising only a handful of notes, and their Disaster Button - Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns familiarity helps maximize the songs' singalong potential. But A Hundred Million Suns also features more curve balls than the band's past catalog, from "Lifeboats" an icy love The Best Of Times - Celia Lipton - The Best Of Times with synthesizer glissandos and falsetto harmonies to "The Golden Floor," whose handclap-and-stomp intro recalls the light hip-hop flavor of OneRepublic 's "Apologize.

The band's appeal also owes a good deal to Gary Lightbodywho maintains his status as the least famous frontman of a very famous band. He's the boy next door, a musical Everyman who's just as average looking as Chris Martin and only half as desperately self-effacing. Looks may have little to do with an artist's music, but such appearances help ground Snow Patrol 's music, even while "Take Back the City" and "Please Take These Photos from My Hands" reach for the same stars that U2 routinely grab.

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