• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33

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  1. FrankG
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    The last track is amazing and so is the rest of it.
  2. DaveS.
    Oct 28, 2008
    4
    I think both their previous two cds were better then this.
  3. JackL.
    Oct 29, 2008
    8
    A definite change for snow patrol, but a good one nonetheless.
  4. MikeC.
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    Excellent follow up to Eyes open - if you are a fan of Travis - British Sea Power and Kaiser Chiefs - you will love this. My favorite is Set Down your Glass.
  5. Jun 17, 2011
    8
    Snow Patrol really hits their stride and sound here and deliver a more focused and mature sound/lyrics. Showing off their rock/pop/and slow jam ability they have mixed in bits of their old sound and new for great results. With songs about love and heart ache accompany with personal lyrics and catchy music it's hard not to get into this album. Whether your a fan of them beforeSnow Patrol really hits their stride and sound here and deliver a more focused and mature sound/lyrics. Showing off their rock/pop/and slow jam ability they have mixed in bits of their old sound and new for great results. With songs about love and heart ache accompany with personal lyrics and catchy music it's hard not to get into this album. Whether your a fan of them before or new your bound to find more than a few tracks or the whole album to your liking. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2015
    7
    It's got several great moments, particularly during the first third of the album. It's also got a lot of dull moments. I think it’s a record where the band have definitely stayed within their comfort zone and there are very few risks taken throughout. They've hit the big time and made their money - and like many bands who find themselves in such a situation, you have to wonder is theIt's got several great moments, particularly during the first third of the album. It's also got a lot of dull moments. I think it’s a record where the band have definitely stayed within their comfort zone and there are very few risks taken throughout. They've hit the big time and made their money - and like many bands who find themselves in such a situation, you have to wonder is the creative spark or the hunger there anymore. They really need to bring out their "Achtung Baby" record soon or they will be the next in an already long line of bands who coast into middle age in a sea of beige (Stereophonics, KOL). That is if they are not there already. They need a producer who will push them. I'm not saying this is a bad record at all, just that I think Snow Patrol have alot more in them than this. But then maybe they don't. Expand
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  2. Irish Rockers still going for the emotional jugular on impressive fifth album.
  3. 70
    It's not a radical departure--there's no 'Kid A' in their future--but rather an engaging sidestep for a band that does triumphantly normal better than almost anyone.