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Snow Patrol: Final Straw

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 20 April 2004

ONE OF THE REASONS we listen to music is because it provides a vehicle for expressing feelings that would otherwise go unexpressed. Rage, passion, fear, anxiety: the screeches and flows, beats and blats of music help give shape to the rhetoric of our emotions, offering not only a language for their articulation, but also a pulse. And extremely, at that. Music is best when it's gone too far—too vengeful, too regretful, too jubilant, too insane, too incoherent.

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