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DukeChronicle.com: Snow Patrol’s ‘Wildness’ is worth the seven year wait

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June 7, 2018

For a time, Snow Patrol was the best part of a fairly stagnant period of rock music. It was out of the post-grunge Britpop phase of the late ’90s that the clean, simple guitar rock of the 2000s emerged, spearheaded by Coldplay’s “Yellow” and the Fray’s “How To Save A Life.” There wasn’t much to… Read More ›

PasteMagazine.com: Snow Patrol: Wildness Review

Gary Lightbody has always been able to write and record anthemic pop-rock songs with dramatic crescendos and giant hooks. That’s why the first couple of Snow Patrol records had the feel of an indie-pop band capable of much bigger things. And why the Irish band broke through in the mid-’00s with a mega-hit single (“Chasing… Read More ›

DailyCal.org: Snow Patrol’s ‘Wildness’ fails to venture out far enough

Snow Patrol — a group known as a notable provider of reliably hummable and breezy rock — returns from a nearly seven-year hiatus with an album whose thematic scope is undermined by its conventional sound. Gary Lightbody, the frontman of Snow Patrol, describes Wildness as a product of his long-lasting struggle with depression, alcohol use and self-doubt — all… Read More ›

RTE.ie: Review: Snow Patrol – Wildness

Gary Lightbody, the court jester of stadium rock, wrestles with his demons and comes up grinning on Snow Patrol’s comeback album It’s been a long, hard road for Gary Lightbody. He’s back in his day job as front man of Snow Patrol after seven years spent trying to relocate his poet’s heart amid the wreckage… Read More ›

FinancialTimes.com: Snow Patrol: Wildness — ‘attempts at epic mode’

Snow Patrol’s 2006 hit, “Chasing Cars”, had a lyric inspired by singer Gary Lightbody’s father. “Let’s waste time/Chasing cars/Around our heads,” Lightbody sang, in reference to Lightbody Sr’s remark that romantic infatuation was like a dog chasing a car. The single was the first by a British rock band to chart in the US top… Read More ›

IrishNews.com: WILDNESS review

It has been eight years since Snow Patrol released Fallen Empires and a massive 12 years since Chasing Cars made them synonymous with the alt-rock power ballad. Wildness sees the band partner with producer Jacknife Lee as they appear on the surface to come to terms with the rapid growth that they saw back in… Read More ›

BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: Album review: Snow Patrol – Wildness

It has been eight years since Snow Patrol released their last album, Fallen Empires, and a massive 12 years since Chasing Cars made them synonymous with the alt-rock power ballad. Wildness sees the band partner with producer Jacknife Lee as they appear on the surface to come to terms with the rapid growth that they… Read More ›

SFGate.com: Snow Patrol gets deep on first new album in seven years, ‘Wildness’

After nearly a decade of cranking out sweeping guitar rock anthems (“Chasing Cars” basically fueled moody prime-time dramas like “One Tree Hill” and “Grey’s Anatomy”), Snow Patrol wiped out in grand fashion with its synth-pop-laden sixth album, 2011’s “Fallen Empires.” Wisely taking time away from the band, frontman Gary Lightbody moved to Los Angeles to… Read More ›