Wildness (CD)


Snow Patrol

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Amoeba Review

05/23/2018

One of the biggest UK rock bands of the post-Britpop era has been MIA for some time now. After competing with Coldplay for modern rock radio's adoration for the better part of a decade, it has been seven years since their last release, 2011’s Fallen Empires. With such an extended hiatus, it’s fair to wonder if the band could recapture that same brand of widescreen, yearning rock. And could the Snow Patrol of 2018 still sound relevant within this formula? As it turns out, you can have it both ways. Songs like “Empress” and “Life On Earth” are both dead ringers for the driving, meticulously-crafted yet effortless-sounding anthems that drove Eyes Open to the top of the pop stratosphere. Then there are songs like “Don’t Give In,” which don’t sound like quite like anything the band has previously written. While fitting the same lyrical motifs and general melancholic atmosphere that grace much of the band’s previous work, it utilizes an extremely modern arrangement with big, marching toms mixed with programmed drums, as well as canyon-sized reverb on the chorus; two now-ubiquitous alt rock production tricks virtually non-existent in the era of “Chasing Cars.” Wildness pulls off a delicate balancing act between the past and present. Impressive, certainly, but more importantly it’s catchy as all get-out.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Life On Earth
Snow Patrol 05:22
2.
Don't Give In
Snow Patrol 03:59
3.
Heal Me
Snow Patrol 04:01
4.
Empress
Snow Patrol 04:29
5.
A Dark Switch
Snow Patrol 04:18
6.
What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
Snow Patrol 03:49
7.
A Youth Written In Fire
Snow Patrol 04:08
8.
Soon
Snow Patrol 04:20
9.
Wild Horses
Snow Patrol 04:38
10.
Life & Death
Snow Patrol 05:32

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