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Mad Cool Festival Day 2: The Arctic Monkeys and a Massive Shame

The second day of the Mad Cool Festival saw a tremendous performance from the newly matured Arctic Monkeys, along with a cancellation of Massive Attack on spot due to "noise issues".

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Snow Patrol: Up to Now

This is less a traditional retrospective of the band's oeuvre than it is an impassioned and varied argument for a wider reconsideration of that oeuvre.

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One Hit Wonder: Snow Patrol

"Please don't go crazy if I tell you the truth..."

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We Can't Be Grumpy All the Time: An Interview with Snow Patrol

After a hit as big as "Chasing Cars", it would be inevitable that Snow Patrol would face some backlash. But drummer Jonny Quinn and co. don't really care to match that success. Instead, they're writing upbeat love songs, learning from U2, and trying out some fly fishing for good measure ...

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Snow Patrol: A Hundred Million Suns

Whether or not this album contains a hit as massive as "Chasing Cars", it's a confident, balanced work of mass art with only extremely minor flaws.

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Splendour in the Grass 2006

We drove for 18 hours, but others came from Melbourne (38 hours round trip) and Western Australia (unspeakably far away) to pay their respects to the gods of rock.

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Snow Patrol: Songs for Polarbears

These newly-expanded reissues from Snow Patrol's salad days make a smarter, more satisfying alternative to Eyes Open.

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Snow Patrol: Eyes Open

So what has Gary Lightbody decided to do with his newfound clout? Sometimes it's not the album that gets you famous that's the sellout.

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