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3.0 out of 5 stars
Grower but but no giant. Lacks passion., 30 July 2006
Too little passion and pace.
Too little attention to track order.
Most importantly too few good songs.
After the delight of Up All Night, that is in my opinion the closest to a perfect album there is, this was a big disappointment..... says a very big Razorlight fan.
First listen made me want to take it back to the shop, however i've persisted and thanks to three things they get half marks (3 is too much, 2 too little).
1. It really does grow - i'll conceed the 5 star reviewers that.
2. A couple of stand out songs (Before I fall to Pieces springs to mind).
3. Live it sounds better.
Downsides include the clearly grease musical inspired Who Needs Love (can't disagree that Borrell's thirteen yeard old nephew wrote that!) and the awful version of Kirby's House they've chosen to include here. You can also tell that they only had 30 minutes to choose the track order as it doesn't together well at all in the way that Up All Night did.
So in summary if you're looking for a repeat of Up All Night look elsewhere but give it a chance and it will grow. I wouldn't give it number one spot in my CD pile.... that still belongs to Up All Night.