Up To Now - Snow Patrol
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  • Summary: The two-disc compilation album features three new tracks.
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  1. 80
    In this 30-track collection marks Snow Patrol as a band backed with some serious songwriting heft.
  2. This is less a traditional retrospective of the band’s oeuvre than it is an impassioned and varied argument for a wider reconsideration of that oeuvre.
  3. Mid-career retrospective captures SP’s inner conflicts.
  4. 30 songs of soft-focus gorgeousness can make his comfy hideaway a bit claustrophobic.
  5. Up to Now may be somewhat overwhelming for casual listeners — it's quite extensive, with the traditional hits sprinkled throughout a double-disc track list--but there's no better destination for a fan looking to consolidate his collection.
  6. Ultimately, the outlook remains lucuratively overcast. [Dec 2009, p.137]
  7. 40
    This two-disc compilation charting the journey suggests it was simply a matter of waiting for Travis to falter, tweaking the Coldplay template and amping up the earnest Celtic bluster. [Dec 2009, p. 113]

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  1. Dec 25, 2011
    7
    Snow Patrol is an indie band which tries (and wants) to sell millions and rule the stadium audience, but also to stay strong and independent to carry out their own creative works and ideas, sometimes obscure, sometimes intimate and brilliant.

    I tend to believe that the latter is the very reason why we got the compilation â
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