REM + Snow Patrol =
Tired Pony - The Place We Ran From

Written and recorded in a week in New Orleans, ‘The Place We Ran From’ is a ten-song collaboration between Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and a host of other musicians.

A gentle and mellifluous set of songs, it’s an album that’s haunted by a deep and evocative sense of fragile melancholy. And although ‘I Am A Landslide’ suffers slightly from its somewhat repetitive, MOR refrain, ‘Point Me To Lost Lands’ is a jangly slice of resignation, and the near-seven minute muted insecurity and tension of ‘Pieces’ is a perfect end to an album for lost, lonely times.


Mischa Pearlman


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