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Oxegen – Snow Patrol

Review by Tony Clayton-Lea from The Daily Ticket Snow Patrol: generic genius It’s a given by this point that Snow Patrol are festival favourites – perhaps especially so In Ireland – but it’s only when you see them in action …

Sat, Jul 11, 2009, 01:46

   

Review by Tony Clayton-Lea from The Daily Ticket

Snow Patrol: generic genius

It’s a given by this point that Snow Patrol are festival favourites – perhaps especially so In Ireland – but it’s only when you see them in action that you realise how good they are. There are some who say they’re the epitome of generic rock, but such misgivings are unfortunate – they smear the band with the kind of brush strokes that other acts such as The Script and Maroon 5 are more deserving of. Factor in Gary Lightbody’s lightness of touch and you have a very fine, commercially accessible rock act who give the impression that, creatively, there’s far more to come. Some songs may be by now overfamiliar, but we refuse (and yes, we’re using the Royal “we” here) to believe that makes Snow Patrol any the less important or enjoyable.

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