Up All Night - Razorlight
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  • Summary: One of 2004's Next Big Things in the UK music press, Razorlight make their full-length debut with this 13-track disc. Compared to the likes of Oasis and The Libertines, the band is led by self-proclaimed songwriting genius Johnny Borrell.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Eclectic, combustible tunes. [3 Dec 2004, p.85]
  2. The best British debut since Oasis? Definitely... maybe. But one of the albums of the year? Without doubt.
  3. As with the other great British debut of 2004 so far, by Franz Ferdinand, Up All Night ripples with cocksure sangfroid and a barely contained sexual fever. [Jul 2004, p.111]
  4. 60
    If Borrell's originality ever equals his confidence, Razorlight might be as good as he thinks they are. [Nov 2004, p.141]
  5. Razorlight is more than The Strokes, London Bureau -- all nervous guitar lines and neither-here-nor-there bar-hopping energy -- but what's left of the mucho-hyped UK outfit's identity feels second-hand borrowed, as well.
  6. It’s not Razorlight’s reflected experience that’s the problem, though, nor their clichéd rock‘n’roll romanticism - it’s the bewildering narrowness of their sonic vision.
  7. Razorlight is nearly everything wrong with rock and roll today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 9 out of 39
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    Lively and energetic debut album from the London band. At the time Razorlight were a more sturdy and less ramshackle alternative to the Libertines. Razorlight took themselves more seriously and were far less fun. On music alone, this is a very strong record, Rip It Up and Stumble and Fall are brilliant tracks along with several other single that came off the album. What's more is there is very little filler on here. Unfortunately the more we got to know of Johnny Borell and Razorlight the more irritating they got and for me, the image started to interfere with the tunes. Expand

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