Light Me Up

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Make Me Wanna Die
Take me I'm alive Never was a girl with a wicked mind But everything looks better when the sun goes down I had everything Opportunities for... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    If the band had explored their bluesy leanings more, Light Me Up could have been a small-scale revolution, but even as it stands now, it's still a wicked good record.
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    It's terrific fun: salacious, convincingly muscular, unnervingly rowdy.
  3. Apr 8, 2011
    70
    This is at heart a fun, dirty, insincere, cheap-thrill-laden pop record, with the raunch-riffery of Band of Skulls and lyrics which could be drawled from the mouth of a Bret Easton Ellis character.
  4. 67
    Light Me Up is clearly built from the doll parts of that era's grunge goddesses --a sometimes too-slick conceit that Momsen's thousand-Marlboro growl still manages to sell surprisingly well.
  5. Kerrang!
    Apr 12, 2011
    60
    While lyrically there's nothing explicitly offensive, there are enough risque lines here to raise a few eyebrows, and enough good songs to prick a few ears. [28 Aug 2010, p.54]
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  1. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    Absolutely great, Light Me Up brings us the future of Rock music. Distancing from 2000's Indie Rock but not forgetting it, The Pretty RecklessAbsolutely great, Light Me Up brings us the future of Rock music. Distancing from 2000's Indie Rock but not forgetting it, The Pretty Reckless have revolutionized Alternative Hard Rock among bands like 30 Seconds To Mars, the bands that will dominate the new musical scene in the next years. But the Reckless are, in my opinion, better than Leto's band, because they are harder, more rough, more aggressive. With direct and excellent melodies, Mark Damon, Jamie Perkins and the charismatic guitarist Ben Phillips provide an awesome rhythm section, while singer Taylor Momsen, new queen of contemporary Rock, puts the hallmark on their music, turning it into a fantastic record and a reference in a period when really bad music reigns at the charts. Songs like Miss Nothing, Going Down, Just Tonight, the power and beautiful ballad Nothing Left To Loose or the well-known Make Me Wanna Die, with the rest of the album, is the proof that new bands can Rock hard nowadays, and that you can be a great rock composer with only 17 years old. Maybe it's too soon to say it, but I think in the future this will be seen as a classic album and the beginning of a great and decisive band in the 2010's. Good job! Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    This album is so amazing. One of the only hopes for future rock music! Taylor Momsen's voice is truly phenomenal and the lyrics are quietThis album is so amazing. One of the only hopes for future rock music! Taylor Momsen's voice is truly phenomenal and the lyrics are quiet amazing and emotional. I can't wait to hear more from this band! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    A very solid album, it's fun, simple and a little dark. Taylor's voice is much better than expected and she can write some really cool/catchyA very solid album, it's fun, simple and a little dark. Taylor's voice is much better than expected and she can write some really cool/catchy songs as well. No fillers but highlights are My Medicine, Make Me Wanna, Just Tonight, Factory Girl. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2011
    9
    Even though Taylor has a bad reputation for saying bad words, smoking, uber-revealing clothes, her album is just a jewel. In this pop era,Even though Taylor has a bad reputation for saying bad words, smoking, uber-revealing clothes, her album is just a jewel. In this pop era, having a metal+rock mixed band is very different and refreshing. Every song is loved and sung, plus some classic hits could be on the way. If she improves herself she can have a perfect career in front of her. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    Light Me Up is a great album. But unfortunately it's not the perfect album. Maybe it's a little bit too short.
    There are great songs,
    Light Me Up is a great album. But unfortunately it's not the perfect album. Maybe it's a little bit too short.
    There are great songs, especially Miss Nothing and Just Tonight, and, in my opinion, we can consider the Pretty Reckless the rock band of the future, and hope they'll grow in the same direction they took with this first album.
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  6. Jun 20, 2014
    8
    Um ótimo album,ótimas canções,ótima cantora,e só senti um pouco de falta do outro vocalista.
    Seria ótima se continuassem fazendo bons albuns
    Um ótimo album,ótimas canções,ótima cantora,e só senti um pouco de falta do outro vocalista.
    Seria ótima se continuassem fazendo bons albuns como Light Me Up.
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  7. May 24, 2011
    7
    Taylor Momsen proves there is something to be celebrated but through too many serious songs by a sixteen year old and her over sexualizedTaylor Momsen proves there is something to be celebrated but through too many serious songs by a sixteen year old and her over sexualized image it seems she is trying to grow up too quickly, overshadowing her very obvious talent. Expand

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