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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. Mid-career retrospective captures SP’s inner conflicts.
  3. 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.
  4. Ultimately, the outlook remains lucuratively overcast. [Dec 2009, p.137]
  5. Hate them all you like, but Snow Patrol have some great songs and enough money now to forget all about the tripe they’re currently peddling at their massive group of new fans.
  6. 30 songs of soft-focus gorgeousness can make his comfy hideaway a bit claustrophobic.
  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 independentSnow 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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