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Wildness

Snow Patrol

Wildness

Seventh full-length album from the Irish rock band and their first in seven years, produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers, Bloc Party)

ADM rating[?]

6.1

Label
Polydor Group
UK Release date
25/05/2018
US Release date
25/05/2018
  1. 8.0 |   Q

    A sparkling record whose polished exterior barely masks the turmoil at its heart. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    One of the most comforting and relatable inclusions in the band's catalog
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  3. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    A strong comeback album for Snow Patrol that proves Lightbody’s still got it
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  4. 7.0 |   The Music

    Returning from the darkness with an introspective and cohesive collection of songs, it's a welcome return to from Lightbody and his Snow Patrol bandmates
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  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Overall, Wildness is a really great comeback record. There are a few dud tracks in there, especially in the first half of the album, but these are more than compensated for by the excellence of the remainder of the record
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  6. 6.0 |   music OMH

    If you love Snow Patrol, Wildness will please. But while it has moments that can be thoroughly enjoyed in increments, if you’re expecting developments – especially given the seven-year gap between released – then you’re out of luck
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  7. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Taking steps to remain current is probably wise after so long away. Yet there’s enough here to remind existing fans what they may have been missing, and enough to give Lightbody something to smile about
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Stuffed with hooky but soul-bruised cuts. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Stuck between darkness and light
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  10. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    As a whole, Wildness proves that Snow Patrol have still held on to a few small elements of who they once were, but have also taken a few risks in order to try and keep up with the ever changing industry they’re a part of
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  11. 4.8 |   Pitchfork

    Lightbody aims for clarity, connection, and personal resonance but lapses into the pomp and incoherence that have plagued Snow Patrol for a decade
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  12. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Wildness is an attempt to return to form, but it’s an unsuccessful one
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  13. 3.5 |   Under The Radar

    The album as a whole is frustratingly disappointing for a band with so much talent and past successes
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