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  • Summary: The fifth and last full album for the UK band. In the future they will release only singles.

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You Can't Have It All
When I get high, you always bring me down Everything I try hit the stony ground Got me so confused and now you're feeling good Ever changing moods, I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Twilight Of The Innocents re-announces the group's commitment to melody and proves they have successfully re-ignited their creative spark.
  2. Other than a few cliched song titles and lyrics (this is rock 'n' roll after all), Twilight of the Innocents actually demonstrates a refreshing maturity and breadth; sure it rocks, but never in a clumsy or callous manner.
  3. A few songs go a little too far with the crunching stop-start bits and displays of power, at the expense of songwriting, and the closing title track reaches too hard for a grandiosity it doesn't achieve, but otherwise, this is a good album from a band whose ability to make good albums has long been underappreciated.
  4. Energy is embedded into every spare second of Twilight of the Innocents.
  5. Twilight Of The Innocents is surprisingly, frustratingly, bafflingly good.
  6. This is a pretty bog-standard Ash collection, nothing more, nothing less.
  7. Whilst Ash's signature energetic punk-pop pastiches are very much in evidence in the shape of "I Started A Fire," "You Can't Have It All" and "Princess Six," it's fair to say that they have managed to explore acres of new territory.

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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. DGB
    Jul 12, 2007
    10
    Fantastic album. It a disgrace that it charted so badly.
  2. JoachimH.
    Aug 26, 2007
    9
    This is Ash from their best side. Shame that one of their singles didn't quite top the UK charts. This album is filled with hit This is Ash from their best side. Shame that one of their singles didn't quite top the UK charts. This album is filled with hit potential, though. "You Can't Have It All" is an explosive track with a great chorus that blasts off after a pretty laid back verse. "Blacklisted" would really be a great hit if it was promoted right. One of the most catchy numbers by Ash. "Polaris" is the kind of big and beautiful version of "Starcrossed" with piano. And then, the greatest number on this CD, the title number "Twilight Of The Innocents". It is big, beautiful, pompous and mind-blowing. This number is one of the most anthemic and epic numbers made by Ash. The almost 7 minutes are hone so fast, and you just can't wait to hear it again. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2011
    7
    Not necessarily a bad record but one of Ash's weaker efforts, starts really
    welll but the 2nd half of the album completely fades off. Perhaps
    Not necessarily a bad record but one of Ash's weaker efforts, starts really
    welll but the 2nd half of the album completely fades off. Perhaps if they
    had combined the betters part's of their follow up A-Z series with the
    better parts of this they could have produced one really strong album.
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