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Eyes Open


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  • Audio CD (May 9 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000F3UADO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,340 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You're All I Have
2. Hands Open
3. Chasing Cars
4. Shut Your Eyes
5. It's Beginning To Get To Me
6. You Could Be Happy
7. Make This Go On Forever
8. Set The Fire To The Third Bar
9. Headlights On Dark Roads
10. Open Your Eyes
11. The Finish Line


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roger Chait on Aug. 22 2006
Format: Audio CD
I figured what the heck. I'll spend fifteen bucks and take a risk on this cd, see how it turns out. I never thought I could like Snow Patrol. I listened to the cd once and every single track captivated me. People compare them to Coldplay and Stabilo. No, I'm sorry. They may have a similar sound but try ten times better. Every single song is worth of a radio single. Just trust me. I wasn't a fan before. But now I am.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on June 19 2006
Format: Audio CD
Snow Patrol made a transatlantic splash with their third album, "Final Straw," and their bittersweet, longing rock'n'roll.

And the Scotpop band doesn't rock the boat on their fourth album, "Eyes Open." These guys go further into mope-rock land that is usually associated with Coldplay, and tinker around with music-box pop and spook-folk. The result is haunting, expansive and very enjoyable.

It starts off on a strong note -- driving guitars, "woo-hooo-hooo!" backing vocals, and a tough rock rhythm. "You're All I Have" probably slated to be a radio single, with a catchier and more upbeat sound. The first few songs are followed with other solid, clean-edged rockers like "In My Arms" and the taut intensity of "Headlights on Dark Roads."

Snow Patrol is good at that music, but some of the songs aren't as complex as they could be. They're bouncy and have a raw appeal, and they even homage indiefolk god Sufjan Stevens in one of their catchy numbers. The only problem is that the bouncy numbers tend to be a bit repetitive musically, although they are still great listening.

But they really shine in the quiet songs. "Shut Your Eyes" is a sparkling, magical little song, followed by quiet, chilly songs that range from acoustic rock to bittersweet music-box pop. The creative peak is probably "Set Fire To The Third Bar," a delicate duet with Martha Wainwright.

Yeah, everyone says that Snow Patrol sounds like Coldplay. Well, ignore them. For one thing, Snow Patrol has been putting out music for substantially longer. For another, their blend of crunchy rock and bittersweet balladry is a more satisfying, solid mix of music.

Frontman Gary Lightbody sounds even better here than he was in "Final Straw," where there was a bit of hesitation in his voice.
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Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
This album sucks and the vinyl was crap quality. Bought it for my girlfriend since she is a fan of this band. Waste of money.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vader on Aug. 10 2007
Format: Audio CD
Snow Patrol has released one of the best albums in years. Chasing Cars is an amazing song. It's beautiful. Shut Your Eyes is brilliant and You're All I have is another amazing from the album. It rocks!!

Eyes Open is one of the best albums of 2006. A masterpiece.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful.... May 16 2006
By Charles B. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this album on a whim because I liked Final Straw and thought I'd see what their new stuff sounded like. Initially I was a bit skeptical, but after a couple of repeated listens, I think that this actually exceeds Final Straw musically and in lyrics. This is not guitar pop or indie music...this is lush, beautiful, modern music. It's adult...complex and interesting.

There are some truly amazing tracks on this record. Some are reminiscent of (similar in style to) "Fix You" by Coldplay. My favorites include: Make This Go On Forever, Chasing Cars, You're All I Have, and Open Your Eyes.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
CD REVIEW: With hands, eyes, & ears open: Snow Patrol Nov. 30 2006
By S. Donovan Mullaney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Indie kids added Snow Patrol to their mixes with the band's 1998 debut "Songs for Polar Bears," whose title references a previous incarnation of the group. How could you not love a Scottish indie band with chops big enough to cover "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce Knowles as a B-side?(Yes, the bootylicious singer from Destiny's Child and "Austin Powers.")

Snow Patrol relies on atmospheric, pop-tinged melodies, shimmering keyboards, and distorted guitars characteristic of the Glasgow alternative scene of the 1990s, overlaid with lead singer Gary Lightbody's floating tenor. The band's fourth disc, "Eyes Open", builds on the band's signature style.

Songs like "Make This Go On Forever", "Headlights on Dark Roads", and duet with Martha Wainwright "Set the Fire To The Third Bar" hypnotize with dark imagery and minored vocal chords. "You Could be Happy" and "Shut Your Eyes" lend a sense of acoustic purity to the album.(Both were recorded live in one session; you can hear chairs creaking, breathing, and feet tapping in both, but it just adds to the mood.)

The self-described "emotional knife-twisting" of Lightbody's lyrics is absent from the album's biggest single to date, "Chasing Cars." Like "Run", "Chasing Cars" is a deceptively simple love song filled with "garden[s] bursting into life" and "wasting time" with the one you love. "Cars" gets a lot of radio play across the FM band in Boston, from Emerson College's eclectic WERS 88.9 to Top 40-Music-In-A-Can Kiss 108.Whatever station it's played on, it's almost always followed by a moment of silence and the DJ saying "Wow, what a beautiful song."

True to form, "Eyes Open" starts with aggressive guitar riffs and builds to a rousing, uplifting finish. Repetition of a single chorus "tell me that you'll open your eyes" and increasing production layers in "Open Your Eyes" pull listeners willingly across "The Finish Line." This last track reminds us that finish lines are "good place[s] to start."

If there's any justice left in the music industry, "Eyes Open" should be a starting point for even better things from this talented quintet.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I absolutely have been waiting for this album Dec 8 2007
By Garland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit I am not all that familiar with this band. I heard one of their tracks on a movie I was watching recently and dediced to buy one of their cds. Without even knowing it....this is the cd I have been waiting for. I am just tired of listening to the same type of music and this band really does offer something different. The words, music and use of some instruments you wouldn't necessarily hear on a pop/rock album make it all the more worth listening to. I do love this album and will be looking forward to discovering more music from Snow Patrol. Thanks Snow Patrol for giving us such a great cd to enjoy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Eyes Open-A Pretty Good CD Oct. 2 2007
By Nathaniel Benge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This cd is a pretty good cd. Overall this cd is not as good as Final Straw. Final Straw is a cd with most all of the songs being fairly good. Eyes Open has four great tracks 1,2,3,&5. I would say some of the previously listed tracks are probably better than any single song on the Final Straw. The rest of the cd is decent but really isn't great or timeless. If you want a good cd to get a taste of Snow Patrol get Final Straw, it is a good timeless cd that might take you a little bit to get into, but after you listen to it a few times you get addicted to it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
big time sound. March 5 2007
By fluffy, the human being. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
nothing strange about this band being compared to coldplay; their music does mine a similar vein of sound. this is lush, powerful music, with big times waiting ahead. they should find mass appeal with this stuff, and there's nothing wrong with that. a strong, strong effort that deserves its big audience. long may snow patrol run.

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