All Or Nothing

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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the English trio was produced by Butch Vig.

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Down
Baby, are you down, down, down, down, down? Down, down Even if the sky is falling down? Down, down You oughta know Tonight is the night to let it... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Mojo
    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]
  2. The fact that they've managed to record an album so strong, consistent and downright impressive is proof positive that, after much promise, The Subways have come of age.
  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. 60
    Credit producer Butch Vig, too, who brings the trio closer to sonic Nirvana by coaxing out their snarls and then compressing and polishing them to maximum shininess.
  6. Uncut
    60
    Even at times it's over-polished, at the very least, it's super-sized. [July 2008, p.113]
  7. 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.

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  1. MarkB.
    Sep 11, 2008
    8
    Great follow up album the break up of Billy and Charlotte I thought would see the end of the subways but instead they have produced a Great follow up album the break up of Billy and Charlotte I thought would see the end of the subways but instead they have produced a fantastic album and a much more polished sound to their first album Young for Eternity. Good album and a joy to listen to, If you liked Young for Eternity, you will LOVE this Expand