Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
NME.COM feature on Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 27 October 2008
A Hundred Million Suns
Wake up, wake up”, Gary Lightbody begs on new track ‘Lifeboats’. We can’t help but reiterate the same plea (only with more fervour). It’s 14 years since Snow Patrol banded together, two years since their last album, and now they’re back with more grandiose songs of love and loss. The only problem is, they’re still wolfing down Coldplay’s leftovers like it’s their last...
- Oct 24, 2008
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- If There's a Rocket Tie Me To It
- Crack The Shutters
- Take Back The City
- The Golden Floor
- Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands
- Set Down Your Glass
- The Planets Bend Between Us
- Disaster Button
- The Lightning Strike
Snow Patrol, Ghostpoet, White Denim
- Sep 7, 2011
Take Back The City
- Oct 10, 2008
- May 2, 2007
Gary Lightbody confirms he has worked on boyband's forthcoming third album
'Chasing Cars' singer films a cameo role on the racy fantasy TV show
Tinie Tempah, Example, The Cribs are also on the bill for the Scottish bash
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns: Wikipedia Album Entry
A Hundred Million Suns is the fifth album by alternative rock band Snow Patrol. The album was released in Ireland on October 24, 2008, in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 27, 2008, and in the US on October 28, 2008. The first single from the album was Take Back The City which was released on October 10 in Ireland, Germany and Belgium. The song has peaked at #32 on the US Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Crack The Shutters has made it to #9 on the iTunes Store Alternative Songs chart. The album debuted at #2 in the UK with sales of 100,330.
The album was recorded in Hansa Studio in Berlin and Grouse Lodge Studio in Co. Westmeath, Ireland through Summer 2008, with producer Garret "Jacknife" Lee.
The album is a departure from Snow Patrol's earlier productions. Frontman Gary Lightbody said he wanted to make a record cheerful as compared to their previous albums. Instead of describing a relationship's end, the record was written in perspective of a relationship that is working. The band members took additional lessons before starting the recording. They have described the album as their best to date.
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