All The Plans

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  • Summary: The fourth album for the British rock band was produced by Steven Osbourne.

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Tell Me It's Not Over
Thought I'd lost you once again All that drinking brought some trouble to our name Late at night I feel no shame All my old world stories take me... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. With no one expecting it but themselves Starsailor have delivered.
  2. Q Magazine
    The major surprise is just how on top of their game they sound on this orgy of melody. [Apr 2009, p.110]
  3. They’ve yet to match "Love Is Here" lyrically, and in that department, All the Plans might be their weakest yet. But with song structures so strong, and presentation so majestic, it’s well worth overlooking the few flaws for the sake of the intoxicating whole.
  4. Uncut
    Clanging rockers, elegant ballads, and yearning epics are testement to their diversity, while James Walsh has almost managed to lose the bleat in his voice that used to drive Starsailor's critics to distraction. [Apr 2009, p.99]
  5. It's anthemic ('Tell Me it's Not Over') and slushy ('Hurts Too Much'), but it might just work.
  6. All The Plans is full of driving piano, anthemic guitar, and a bit of swagger. They owe a huge debt to Coldplay, Ocean Colour Scene, and Oasis which, in itself, must be quite galling.
  7. It’s a horribly calculated, horrible slice of anthemic horribleness. Throughout, dreadful lyrics are in abundance, pianos are thumped and drums are bashed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Augustob
    Mar 18, 2009
    Candidate for album of the year.
  2. jonw
    Mar 30, 2009
    It's their best since their debut.
  3. JacquesH
    May 17, 2009
    As good as the first one, no doubts.