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S-curvy
(Lovely Alameda, the Isle of Style)
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 14:14
 

  fredriley wrote:
Snow Patrol I put in the same category as Coldplay. Technically proficient, anthemic, efficient but cold and lacking in content. SP and Coldplay songs I can imagine being played at corporate events, in big glass 'scrapers with plastic plants in the lobby, where Suits mingle in plain clothes trying to be hip. The Spandau Ballet of the noughties.
rdo wrote:

We are in complete agreement on this one....surely that must mean it is true.
 
LOL, what a moment rdo, even more so because I agree with you both for once.{#Roflol}

I made the sad mistake of picking up 3 of SP's albums, boy what a disappointment that was:  This tune and "Lifeboats" are the only 2 of their songs that don't cause me dry heaves.  IMO, their songs all sound the same (music and vocals) and fall into 2 categories:  A) Their producer says, "What's needed here is a soft, breathy number with a meandering keyboard and soft guitar work that will appeal to tender people." Or B) The producer says, "Well after those last 3 tender numbers, we need to mix it up a bit.  Okay, let's hit them with louder synth and crank up the guitar with some added fuzz effect, make it bigger, but not too heavy."

Now, no one needs to buy any more of their music because you've already heard it all.

I hope London Grammar avoids this trap. 
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 5:44
 

 redmachine wrote:
It's amazing how many mediocre UK bands have a large following in the US. U2, Coldplay, Travis, Elbow and these clowns are pretty much derided over here by anyone even vaguely interested in good music.

 
I am not a great fan of my Snow Patrol but I feel I must defend my countrymen and say you go too far to call them "clowns".  They are serious musicians and many knowledgeable people say their songs are well crafted.

If they have a big following in the USA then it is not because those people have been conned or hypnotized - its because they like the music - simple as that.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:46
 

 redmachine wrote:
It's amazing how many mediocre UK bands have a large following in the US. U2, Coldplay, Travis, Elbow and these clowns are pretty much derided over here by anyone even vaguely interested in good music.
 
U2 has had a huge following all over the world for about 35 years, and Coldplay has had their time.  But Travis, Elbow, and Snow Patrol are by no means enjoying "huge followings" in the US - I doubt any of them get more than nominal airplay.  Elbow has had five Top Ten albums in the UK, and only once cracked the Top 100 in the States.
redmachine
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 1:25
 

It's amazing how many mediocre UK bands have a large following in the US. U2, Coldplay, Travis, Elbow and these clowns are pretty much derided over here by anyone even vaguely interested in good music.
Grayson
(I have the Peachtree Battle Talbots' horcrux.)
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 12:54
 

Always really liked this song. And then RP commenteers had to go and say something about it sounding like Coldplay. In a perfect world, Bill would ban all references to Coldplay from RP comments for, like, forever. Then I could actually just keep on liking all the nice-but-maybe-a-little-mediocre songs played here, without them being tainted by Coldplay comparisons. Coldplay references are like car wrecks (see it you can't unsee it) in that once you get a whiff of Coldplay in an otherwise decent song you can't ever go back to it just being a solid, likable song. 
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 14:05
 

{#Roflol} Proclivities wrote:

Maybe it's five different people with the same user name. 
{#Drummer} 

 


Nerubo
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 10:23
 

Among other things, I like the dynamic range on this song. You can't stay loud the whole song, something certain genres (cough, heavy metal) seemed to have never grasped.

 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 7:37
 

 casey1024 wrote:
I'm guessing someone does not like the high note.

 
Maybe it's five different people with the same user name. 
{#Drummer} 
casey1024
(Then, Now & Beyond)
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 6:14
 

I'm guessing someone does not like the high note.
rwhardy
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 11:00
 

That stupid high note just ruins the song.
rwhardy
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 10:59
 

That stupid high note just ruins the song.
ohhh_katerina
Posted: Feb 02, 2016 6:29
 

I like...a Snow Patrol song? Pleasantly surprised :). 
bartek
Posted: Sep 02, 2015 15:29
 

Spoiled 7/777 votes rating... sorry but had to save it :)

BTW again time by pf was earlier ;) 
subgyro
(Cowgary, AB)
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:36
 

I was really digging that... 7 for starters.

Wilco to Arctic Monkeys to Pink Floyd to Snow Patrol to Guster, this set is stopping my productive afternoon and making me hit the website. Damn you, Bill!!
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:31
 

 fredriley wrote:
Snow Patrol I put in the same category as Coldplay. Technically proficient, anthemic, efficient but cold and lacking in content. SP and Coldplay songs I can imagine being played at corporate events, in big glass 'scrapers with plastic plants in the lobby, where Suits mingle in plain clothes trying to be hip. The Spandau Ballet of the noughties.

 
We are in complete agreement on this one....surely that must mean it is true.
averybadcat
(planet of the aged)
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 5:17
 

 fredriley wrote:
Snow Patrol I put in the same category as Coldplay. Technically proficient, anthemic, efficient but cold and lacking in content. SP and Coldplay songs I can imagine being played at corporate events, in big glass 'scrapers with plastic plants in the lobby, where Suits mingle in plain clothes trying to be hip. The Spandau Ballet of the noughties.

 
Well, when you put it that way....
I liked it, but you make your point. And plus, you got some vocab on you, fred. 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 22, 2014 8:47
 

Snow Patrol I put in the same category as Coldplay. Technically proficient, anthemic, efficient but cold and lacking in content. SP and Coldplay songs I can imagine being played at corporate events, in big glass 'scrapers with plastic plants in the lobby, where Suits mingle in plain clothes trying to be hip. The Spandau Ballet of the noughties.
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:26
 

This song is damn good.  I"m upping it to an 8.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 20, 2014 12:13
 

 amoreena wrote:


You mean Michael Stipe?  Or a Harry Potter character?

 
Yes
TomJB
(Blissville)
Posted: Feb 03, 2013 6:31
 

{#Sunny}