Through Nov.3, you can buy a digital copy of Snow Patrol’s new CD, A Hundred Million Suns, on Amazon.com for the amazingly low price of $3.99. It took me a listen or two to get into, but for $4 it can’t be beat (unless you’re finding it ‘other’ places for ‘preview’ purposes). There aren’t a lot of surprises on the new one – if you’ve enjoyed the big hits off The Final Straw and Eyes Open, you’ll get more of the same – but there is one particular track that I find completely appealing. “The Golden Floor” has a repititious acoustic guitar loop and a drum beat that sounds a bit like sampled clapping and it reminds me quite a bit of something that Hood – or a Hood-related project like Bracken or The Declining Winter – might pull off.
Here is “Please Just Take These Photos from My Hands”: