All Or Nothing - The Subways
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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the English trio was produced by Butch Vig.
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  1. The infectious All Or Nothing takes all the right things about their debut and improves on them. {Oct 2008, p.161]
  2. 80
    Buoyed with emotional heft and supernova guitar riffs, their second album is wired around a maturing songcraft and the studio savvy of grunge producer Butch Vig. [Aug 2008, p.112]
  3. See, in All Or Nothing, The Subways haven’t just made a great record – they’ve vindicated everyone who still believes in the power and the glory of three chords and distortion pedals.
  4. All or Nothing has all of nothing wrong with it, unless you want to make an argument that that’s what’s wrong with it. Some would, but I won’t.
  5. Opening track Girls and Boys and the furious Turnaround are enough to make anyone over the age of 24 shake their head at the unnecessary racket. There are more muted moments, too, most of them musing upon the other recent event in Lunn's life.
  6. Emotional debris permeates almost every song here, but so assured are producer Butch Vig's pop touch and Cooper's harmonies that these pop-punk nuggests sound as sunny as anything on their debut. [Aug 2008, p.143]
  7. 60
    Even at times it's over-polished, at the very least, it's super-sized. [July 2008, p.113]

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