All The Plans - Starsailor
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the British rock band was produced by Steven Osbourne.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The major surprise is just how on top of their game they sound on this orgy of melody. [Apr 2009, p.110]
  2. With no one expecting it but themselves Starsailor have delivered.
  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. It's anthemic ('Tell Me it's Not Over') and slushy ('Hurts Too Much'), but it might just work.
  5. 60
    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]
  6. 40
    You try to remember a single melody or hook from the record and you're found wanting. [Apr 2009, p.99]
  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
    10
    Candidate for album of the year.
  2. jonw
    Mar 30, 2009
    9
    It's their best since their debut.
  3. JacquesH
    May 17, 2009
    9
    As good as the first one, no doubts.