Eyes Open

Eyes Open

Music CD - 2006
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Following up its 2004 breakthrough album, FINAL STRAW, the Ireland-bred/Scotland-based rock band Snow Patrol opted for an even more accessible sound on EYES OPEN. Frontman Gary Lightbody has always shown a penchant for crafting pop-savvy tunes, but this 11-track set takes his songwriting to new heights, as best revealed on the energetic anthems ""You're All I Have"" and ""Hands Open."" While these songs display grandeur on the scale of U2 and Coldplay, Lightbody also knows how to ease into a tender ballad, most notably the chiming ""You Could Be Happy,"" which features delicate Bjork-like backing. Though much of the record is upbeat, Lightbody's melancholy sensibility still comes into play on the brooding ""Shut Your Eyes"" and ""Set Fire to the Third Bar,"" a haunting duet with Martha Wainwright. Longtime fans may miss Snow Patrol's indie-pop quirkiness, but in its place is a mature and assured approach that is sure to appeal to a wide audience.

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : A & M Records, p2006
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK SNOW PA
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lee, Garret

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DollyWannaCracker
Nov 02, 2015

so so. pretty much sucked.

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westcoast11
Sep 17, 2015

Enjoy.

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genebug
Jul 02, 2010

I enjoyed this album because every song, not just one or two, is fun to listen too.

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ryner
Apr 21, 2009

One of Snow Patrol's better CDs, I think, along with A Hundred Million Suns. I'd heard several tracks on the radio previously (Hands Open, Chasing Cars), and the rest combine to make a pretty well-rounded album.

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Berth
Jul 28, 2008

"Hands Open" and "Open Your Eyes" are the title tracks but the album has much more to offer (much improved from their Final Straw cd). Snow Patrol have been constantly compared to Coldplay, can't deny there's a bit of flavor there but just enough to spice them up a bit.

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