When did Snow Patrol take over the job from Coldplay in writing songs with meaning, style and grace? Simple when they gave us Fallen Empire. Rarely in this day of sampled songs and a dime a dozen lyrics do we get such a treat! If you like Athlete and have not heard much from this band I would highly recommend this album! They have captured a feeling here that most albums can't approach with well sung vocals and soaring musical songs.
Considering that Snow Patrol have been around for 17? years now, I am what would be considered a "new" fan. This is without a doubt in my "top five" favourites of all time albums. I can't think of another band to compare them with. They (Snow Patrol) are original, poetic, fun, heartfelt, energetic....the list goes on and on. This album has made me cry, made me get up and jump around, and realize that life is too short not to embrace each and every day regardless of what it holds. Great album!