A Hundred Million Suns (2008) How does one follow up a platinum smash (2006's Eyes Open ) and an inescapable single ("Chasing Cars")? The Irish quintet Snow Patrol has summoned… 2008-10-28 Snow Patrol Rock
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A Hundred Million Suns (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 28, 2008; Lead Performance: Snow Patrol; Genre: Rock

How does one follow up a platinum smash (2006's Eyes Open) and an inescapable single (''Chasing Cars'')? The Irish quintet Snow Patrol has summoned a safe solution: Give the people what they want. A Hundred Million Suns is rife with the kind of midtempo rock ballads that dreamy rom-com climaxes are made of. The first single, ''Take Back the City,'' is decidedly more raucous, but the bulk of the album belongs to shivery numbers like ''If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It,'' ''Lifeboats,'' and ''The Golden Floor'' — heart-swellers, all. B+
Download This: Listen to tracks from A Hundred Million Suns on the audio player on the band's official site

Originally posted Oct 22, 2008 Published in issue #1018 Oct 31, 2008 Order article reprints