What did you people think of Final Straw when it came out?
That record was their breakthrough and it was definitely when I first heard them. I still think it's got two or three decent songs on there, obviously discounting Spitting Games etc.
I can't think of a band who've taken a more rapid decline than Snow Patrol. Kings of Leon spring to mind. Their second album was something special, and their third was something so bad it made me angry.