Up All Night - Razorlight

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Eclectic, combustible tunes. [3 Dec 2004, p.85]
  2. For all its flaws, 'Up All Night' bristles with passion, energy and, most importantly, amazing songs. [26 Jun 2004, p.53]
  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. Up All Night is a brilliant mod explosion of scruffy pub punk.
  5. The best British debut since Oasis? Definitely... maybe. But one of the albums of the year? Without doubt.
  6. Razorlight's debut has more hooks than a fishing rod factory, and the advantage they have over Oasis (in addition to not sounding anything like them) is that they haven't had their arses kissed enough to disappear completely up them yet.
  7. The band's addictive hooks and memorable charm are far from dismissive.
  8. A lot of these songs blur together and become indistinguishable.
  9. 60
    If Borrell's originality ever equals his confidence, Razorlight might be as good as he thinks they are. [Nov 2004, p.141]
  10. Originality may not be Razorlight's strong point, but Borrell's raw charisma carries the day.
  11. 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.
  12. A likeable, if completely unoriginal rock record that's sure to get even the dullest of parties onto the police blotter.
  13. 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.
  14. 40
    With less hyperbole and gutter-visionary pretension, Borrell's competent if hygienised NYC punk knock-offs might be more palatable. [Aug 2004, p.104]
  15. At nearly every turn of their flaccid debut, Up All Night, Razorlight squander the ideas they've snatched up from other, more talented acts, then somehow find even more ways to ruin already perfectly uninteresting songs.
  16. Razorlight is nearly everything wrong with rock and roll today.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User 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 theLively 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. Full Review »
  2. JohnMarkF.
    Aug 4, 2007
    Very good and lots of fun to listen to. It will grow on you.
  3. TomJ.
    Jul 4, 2007
    Fuck pitchfork