As a Snow Patrol fan I was very impressed with this album. To my mind it's a very mature album, once again wonderfully produced. Gary Lightbody's lyrics are as always very evocative with an emotional edge to his voice that really connects. Snow Patrol have always been a product of the sum of its parts, Lightbody's lyrics, the rest of the band's musical prowess and the wonderful Jacknife Lee production. The more stripped down accoustic sound doesnt really work for me, personal preference of course.
All in all a fantastic album to be revisited again and again.
By: M. Ling