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Young For Eternity
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2006
When I was given this album as a gift I was rather gritted-teeth about it. I had heard Oh Yeah on the radio a couple of times and thought 'That's OK but not that great' but then I put the album in. It's a cracker. The best track other than the hidden away '1am' is definately the title track 'Young For Eternity'. It's a great track. People who have seen The subways live will be a little disappointed as the album sounds lighter than the live shows, but are nonetheless some of the best tracks around at the moment. I would recommend it, and having seen them as well, I definately recommend going to see the live if you can. Make your own minds up.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2005
It's rock. Proper, pure, undiluted rock. It's raw, brash, larger than life. And I love it. This is music that deserves to be played loud. It's so full of youthful energy.
I first heard of The Subways through their debut single, 'At 1AM', and after that I was hooked. Ironically, the only problem I have with this album is that 'At 1AM' isn't given its own track. It's sort of tacked onto the end of 'Somewhere' after 6 minutes of silence. What's the point of that?
The Subways are an incredibly talented band. The music is so much more than the sum of its parts. Lead singer Billy Lunn has a great voice which works so well with the music and his girlfriend/bassist Charlotte's backing vocals are the perfect accompaniment.
If you don't buy this, you are a traitor to good music.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2006
This album is not sophisticated. It is not clever. It is not a biting social comment. But I tell you what. IT ROCKS.

This is a great throwback album to a time when rock was, well, fun. The songs are simply written, no complicated guitar lines or expressive use of synth. But bloody hell are they awesome. The sheer energy of this band shines through, with huge riffs (in an indie kinda way) and shout along chorus. Almost every song (even the few acoustic numbers) are full of energy and emotion. The last song i heard that was so shout along was Song 2 by Blur. If your fed up with bands who play three notes at a time, and drawls a load of bollocks pretending its ironic ("Oh, so its SUPPOSED to sound like gibberish")then buy this album and be young for eternity
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2005
It is a really good album and well worth buying, although a few of the songs don't really live up to my expectations. I don't really agree with anyone who says "Rock and Roll Queen" is the best song on the album, becasue for me "With You" is definitly one of the best songs I've heard all year.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2005
Unlike some of the reviewers, I bought the album before seeing them live and it was because I enjoyed this album so much that I went to see them at the Lemon Grove in Exeter. There are elements of the White Stripes and Nirvana as mentioned elsewhere but they have a British feel and a sense of pop history that makes them different.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2005
Ever since I saw the video for 'Oh Yeah' on MTV I've been hooked on this group. Downloaded quite a lot of demos and unreleased tracks - all of which are amazing! I've been waiting for this album for a few months now and trust me, it does not disappoint! From the start of the opening track right through to the rough grainy demo sound of 'At 1am' (and with the long encore silence in-between!) this truly is an amazing debut album from The Subways. For me the stand out tracks on the album are 'I Want to Hear What you Have Got to Say', Oh Yeah' & 'At 1am'. Probably cos these tracks feature a lot of vocals from Charlotte. Love that girls voice! 'Young For Eternity' is another cool track. Everyone go out and buy this album! I also hear The Subways are amazing live, going to see them at Manchester Uni tomorrow so we'll see! 10/10
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2005
The first time I heard this band was in 2003 in a small place in Camden and was really impressed with the talent in such a young bunch of Teeneagers at the time. Now in 2005 they have won the New Band award at Glastonbury, two hit singles "Oh Yeah" and "Rock & Roll Queen" and have a album, "Young For Eternity" about to be released this is really The Subways year. With an average age of 19, Billy, Charlotte and Josh deserve to become big with this album as it has many songs which are so infectious such as "Holiday" "At 1 AM" and "I Wanna Hear What You Have Got To Say" that they will surely be sung around every festival they play at this year and also be an up and coming artist throughout the years to come. Buy this if you are into music from the Hives to Oasis and you'll deffinately be pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2012
This is album is awesome. You will not be disappointed. Every song is superb!! Go on buy it!! What your ears were designed for!!
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I went to see them live in Falmouth, Cornwall before hearing them before hand, after watching the Mind-Blowing set I ordered the CD straight away and I can't wait for their second album. Personally They are so much better live and I think they should bring out a live DVD as they already have a live CD.

A must have for anyone who's into a plate of indie/alternative with a slice on rock on the side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2012
Brilliant. This is an amazing CD it's full of energy. Makes you want to drive faster and shout the lyrics
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