Top positive review
neat clean uncluttered honest sounds & intentions
on 4 March 2012
Brilliant start via 'Girls & Boys' with arpeggio guitar tripping over thunderous bass & drums plus a cool vocal interaction between Billy & Charlotte. Much like their first album the track I like least is the 2nd up which here is 'Kalifornia' a Foo fighters type punk offering but it's OK. The sprightly 'Alright' is probably the most commercial & is a strident positive piece. 'Shake Shake' another one to pogo to is followed via the pretty & reflective 'Move To Newlyn'. Title track 'All Or Nothing' keeps the action going falling into the twin worlds of gentleness & aggression. Both 'I Won't Let You Down' ("I won't tear your heart out") & 'Turnaround' are excellent numbers & are amongst the standout tracks here, the responses between Billy & Charlotte are brilliant along with the energy plus their grasp of melody & words "you gotta live a dangerous life I love it when you're mad". 'Obsession' is another fine piece, then the beautiful tender 'Strawberry Blonde' "tell me you sing a song for my lonely soul", 'Always Tomorrow' maintaining the enthusiasm & beauty, and with a pretty ending in 'Lostboy', as Billy with heartfelt emotion describes his split from Charlotte (but it's something we all can surely relate to in one way or another). Personally think this is as good as their debut album with neat clean uncluttered honest sounds & intentions.