15/01/2010

4. Snow Patrol : Set The Fire To The Third Bar

feat. Martha Wainwright (Eyes Open, 2006)

Apparently the big track from this album was Chasing Cars (it was number 1 in Channel 4's top 20 of the noughties) but that passed me by completely.  The reason I bought the album was this duet, which painfully evokes the powerless yearning of separation.  The plaintive melody meanders above the brooding soundscape* but never reaches any kind of conclusion in either narrative or melody.  Some things are out of our hands.

I like the parent album but as a whole thing I prefer 2004's Final Straw (see #37).


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* eek! sonic cathedrals of sound alert!

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