Up All Night





Garage rock is still alive and well in the UK thanks to one of this year’s biggest buzz bands, Razorlight. What justifies the ass kissing by NME? The answer is simple: They write infectious melodies with hooks that seep into your brain which will loop in your mind over and over. You will find yourself humming “Golden Touch” until you near the brink of insanity. Catchy as hell songs and tons of charisma have catapulted this band into the spotlight. Bringing back the fun to rock music, this album will make the pasty anglophiles dance, get smashed, start a bar brawl, and have tons of sex with strangers in bar restrooms. Well, at least the dancing part will prove to be true. Razorlight’s debut album, Up All Night, kicks off with a stream of single-tastic songs, including “Leave Me Alone” and “Rock N Roll Lies.” One can’t help but think of early Elvis Costello and a hint of The Strokes when listening to “Vice.” Sure, they wear their influences on their sleeves. Sure, they are cocky as hell. Fortunately, they keep it all in the name of rock & roll, which could use a kick in the ass now and then. At times rock feels like a dying genre, but then a band like Razorlight comes along to help us keep the faith. If only we could convince frontman Johnny Borrell to keep his shirt on and to stop wearing nut-tight jeans.

Razorlight
Universal

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Up All Night