With simple rhymes, an ever thickening melody, and the occasional whoa, Snow Patrol is at first unrecognizable until past the first verse of their Geffen released single â€œTake Back The Cityâ€. The chorus explodes into subtle harmonies and a calming vocal display backed by a thick but not overbearing up-tempo beat. The second time through the track, I felt like I was appreciating the vocals in the verses and the overall catchiness of the song way moreso than my first time.
While the lyrics leave me feeling unchallenged, I am overall satisfied with the way that four minutes and eighteen seconds dance right by. The radio edit will definitely have its place with Dave Matthews, Coldplay, and other adult alternative acts on the airwaves. My only uncertainty is that those of us who jammed out to â€œChasing Carsâ€ for months will not be able to move past their breakthrough single to embrace â€œTake Back The Cityâ€, but the chance is always out there.
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns â€œTake Back The Cityâ€ / 2008 Geffen / www.geffen.com /