Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Blender
    If Borrell's originality ever equals his confidence, Razorlight might be as good as he thinks they are. [Nov 2004, p.141]
  2. A lot of these songs blur together and become indistinguishable.
  3. Originality may not be Razorlight's strong point, but Borrell's raw charisma carries the day.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A likeable, if completely unoriginal rock record that's sure to get even the dullest of parties onto the police blotter.
  7. Uncut
    With less hyperbole and gutter-visionary pretension, Borrell's competent if hygienised NYC punk knock-offs might be more palatable. [Aug 2004, p.104]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 55
  2. Negative: 12 out of 55
  1. Jan 29, 2016
  2. 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 »
  3. JohnMarkF.
    Aug 4, 2007
    Very good and lots of fun to listen to. It will grow on you.