Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Snow Patrol ft. Martha Wainwright - Set The Fire To The 3rd Bar  

This may not be as poptastic as my usual postings, but it is a lovely song and a duet between 2 excellent musical acts. Martha is of course part of one of the coolest families to ever make music, while Snow Patrol's last album, Final Straw, was the indie album it was OK to like (anyone who thought this was Keane or Franz Ferdinand was actually wrong). Their new album overdoes it a bit on the ballads, but there are some good songs including the new single, which really grew on me, and this duet. It's not the best thing they've ever done but beating Chocolate would be ambitious even for the most ace of bands, and that Snow Patrol are not - they happen to have found a formula for making music that I can't help liking, and the first rule of good taste is admitting when you like something, because most of the time there's a good reason for it and if you ignore it you could be missing out on something amazing.

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