Snow Patrol recently released their new album, “Eyes Open” to the world and I picked it up because I liked their last album quite a bit. I think it’s pretty good, but a lot of the songs sound the same. Snow Patrol is really good at playing straight eighth-note down stroke chords on the guitar (i.e. dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-da-daaaa!), and I think they do it a little too much. A little variety in the guitar playing wouldn’t hurt them at all. But they’re great at their style, and overall the record is a joy to hear except a strange song called “Set the Fire to the Third Bar” which includes a guest singer named Martha Mainwright. My favorite track on the album is called “It’s Beginning to Get to Me”, a rockin’ tune with some soaring guitar lixx. Can’t go wrong with that!