When It's All Over We Still Have To Clean Up
"Make every album as if it's your last," is Snow Patrol's motto, and if, heaven forfend, their second album should be their swansong, it would certainly stand as a fine legacy.
Rating: 11 / 12
Fiona Reid, 15 Feb 2001
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30 Jun 2004 - Interview
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08 Apr 2004 - REVIEW
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31 Mar 2004 - REVIEW
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16 Feb 2004 - Interview
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13 Feb 2004 - News
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29 Jan 2004 - News
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27 Jan 2004 - News
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02 Oct 2003 - News
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02 Oct 2003 - News
The Belfast band is jumping on the tourbus for Grandaddy's Irish and UK tour
25 Sep 2003 - News
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08 Sep 2003 - REVIEW
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19 Jun 2003 - News
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20 Feb 2003 - News
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