ARTIST: Snow Patrol
TITLE: When it’s All Over We Still have to Clear Up
YEAR RELEASED: 2001
CHART ACTION: #129 UK
SINGLES: Ask Me How I Am (#96 UK), One Night Is Not Enough (#92)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: None.
LINEUP: Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland, Jonny Quinn
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Dull record that belies the strengths of the band for the most part.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: The second full-length record from this group of Scotsmen just seems to be slow and moody for the sake of being moody.
While some may like the quiet, detached sounds and then morose subject matter, it just seems that the band more enjoys wallowing in the dour than creating some memorable hooks or melodies.
At times, the tracks do break out and get somewhat alive, but for the most part this is a record to avoid except if you really, really like them.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Songs from their next breakthrough were written during the ending sessions but held back.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes, the B-sides to the singles of the album were added on.
GRADE: C-: It put me on a path towards a nap, and that probably wasn’t the intent. EXILED