Wire To Wire
Hostage Of Love
Burberry Blue Eyes
North London Trash
You And The Rest
Blood For Wild Blood
Play.com ReviewAnglo-Swedish indie rock outfit Razorlight return with their long-awaited third album Slipway Fires. Dynamic and epic in its expressions, Slipway Fires sees lead singer Johnny Borrell and his talented bandmates incorporate a raw, edgier rock dynamic to their already recognisable and acclaimed sound.After releasing two of the most popular indie albums of the last five years with their debut Up All Night and 2006's self-titled release, Razorlight have achieved an acclaimed status as one of the key bands within the Indie music scene today. With high standards to live up to, Razorlight have kept everyone eagerly awaiting their third album Slipway Fires. The two year period between the previous album and this new release has seen Razorlight undergo a period of isolation and creative rest. Travelling to the Inner Hebrides in search of inspiration, the band have documented their renewed creative process with a collection of songs that are stripped down to basics and show raw emotion.Opening with the Top 5 hit 'Wire to Wire', Slipway Fires sees a continuation on spiritual themes throughout. Taking great influence from a torrent of acclaimed artists from Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire, Slipway Fires is an anthemic collection of soulful hits that showcase Razorlight's accomplished song-writing ability.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/01/2009 21:31:53
Love razorlight not much more than that fav song is wire to wire and for the price cant go wrong.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 29/12/2008 13:25:10
I think this album might be Razorlight's best work to date!! Johnny is at his best on this album!! His singing sounds impeccable, and his songwriting is as good as ever!! imo, there are no weak songs on this very emotional and deep album!! (btw, my fave track is 'The House'!! I believe it's the band's best song...ever!!)
Just don't expect this album to sound anything like thier previous albums, becuase it really doesn't!! but, although they were brilliant albums, that's not such a bad thing!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/11/2008 09:08:20
I am a fan of razorlights work since their first album, but after reading the reviews on the current album i seriously considered not purchasing it. However, that would have been a huge mistake. This album shows how far razorlight have come over the years. I believe the critisism aimed at razorlight is as a result of the image of johnny borrel. He may not be the most likeable person, but he knows how to write a fantastic song, and that should not be taken away from him. I have heard people say that they are not recognisable from their punchy indie pop sound of the first album, however these are the same people who would critisize them if they had kept this sound for not developing their music. This album perfectly encompasses great songs, with great tunes. My personal favourite being hostage of love. This album is a must buy for any genuine music lover.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/11/2008 23:20:18
This album is quite dissapointing, i really like razorlight but after listening to this i feel a bit dissapointed by it, there are some great songs, hostage of love and tabloid lover but it just seems dissapointing.
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forget the negativity
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/11/2008 16:33:48
In an age where it seems the cool thing is to dislike razorlight, unfortunately, people seem to be listening to the rubbish they are reading about this album. The lyrics are some of the strongest that i have ever heard, johnny's lyrics are being called arrogant, but i call it ambition and confidence. There is nothing wrong with that. This album is very different to others, it is a new sound and i like it. Razorlight do not want to be a one hit wonder band like the fratellis and others, they want to be big. You will like this album.
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Ridiculously rated by ridiculous people
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 17/11/2008 01:58:13
If this album had been released by any other band, it would have been trumpeted as an unbelievable success, a triumph. However, as it was released by one of the only bands in the world with personality, who actually have something to say for themselves, everyone strives to find something wrong with it.
Just because the frontman is a cocky and self-assured marvel, in the mould of many other great frontmen, for example Jim Morrison or Mick Jagger, everyone in this Lenin-esque Britain is scared of him and thinks he should be banished to the history books.
People have picked out the most ridiculous problems with the album just because they are scared of the ability of the much maligned and scorned Borrell. For example people have criticised the lyrics, which do, on songs such as the House, become slightly overly grandiose, however in general they are brilliant and have an intelligent and cheeky view of life, for example the brilliant Burberry Blue Eyes, which rings true for anyone who has ever had a public school girlfriend, or even walked down the King's Road. And considering the number of rival bands these days who are taking themselves far too seriously it is refreshing to see a bit of cheek from a band of this ilk.
Another criticism I have seen is that there is too much variety on this album and that Razorlight should stick to one style. This was a criticism levelled by the NME, a ridiculous publication, who also said that Coldplay were not adventurous enough and just stuck to a formula that they knew had worked in the past. Now if these critics, who probably can't even strum a chord, could do any better, or actually knew anything about music I might be interested with what they have to say, but as it is, they can get lost.
On the whole, this is an incredible piece of music, buy it.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Legmat on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Not the step forward i was hoping for
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/11/2008 16:17:26
I was really surprised by wire to wire as it was far from generic and the very moody feel made a unique track especially for razorlight. But.................this album doesnt stack up.
There are times that make you cringe and times that make you sing for joy and slavation that johnny borrel may be the saviour, as he claims in hostage of love. The stand out tracks are wire to wire, hostage of love which has some splendid lyrics with a catchy acoustic guitar opening and also burberry blue eyes which starts with a good drum opening and a solid guitar backing. But alas like the self titled second album has some truly dreadful songs and lyrics like 'i don't like you, i don't know you'. Yes i agree with you its rather childish song writing. I would recommend downloading tracks 1,2,3,4,8 and 10, steer well clear of the rest.
So thats Snowpatrol, Oasis, Bloc Party, Travis, The Pigeon Detectives, The Feeling, Feeder, Keane, Kiaser Chiefs and now Razorlight with highly anticipated comeback albums that failed to make a splash. I was really looking forward to the albums realeased this year but now with albums such as the killers on the horizon i am far less than ecstatic. What a disappointment this year has been for music.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/11/2008 15:41:14
I loved their début, the second was dull but okay, but this is just a bit rubbish.
I'm not gonna slate it as much as it has been, there are some good bits... ish: 'Wire to Wire', and 'You and the rest' aren't bad to be honest.
I think Johnny got a little too big for his boots though; the album is melodramatic and pretentious, without achieving any sense of scale or even that edginess they claim to have. Its just gets a little ridiculous.
Its difficult to compare to their first two albums, as this is so very different. Its definitely not the Razorlight I once loved.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Moogan on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Another poor effort.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/11/2008 11:16:06
As has been mentioned by many, it appears Razorlight are going backwards. Their debut album was a genuinely superb album packed with solid 'indie-pop' songs that mixed intelligent, witty lyrics with catchy rhythms and infectious guitar hooks.
This lastest effort seems to be a sign of further decline from the previous album, with slow, methodical songs seemingly merging into each other they're that bland. Nothing stands out and slaps you round the face to show you it's decent, with only the current single getting close. Mr Borrell needs to stop believing his own hype and get back to making catchy, infectious music.
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Is This Progress?
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/11/2008 14:37:28
Razorlight had it - great indie Pop/Rock hooks, - a'la Vice, Stumble and Fall and Golden Touch.
Razorlight had it - remarkably sing-able, quotable and classic lyrics - a'la Fall, Fall, Fall, America and Up All Night.
Neither are here - Slipway Fires falls by the wayside. Unit shifting, Radio 2 friendly dross.
If this is progress. I don't need it.
Any seconds of magic are lost in the hour of pain.
For the Committed Fan Only.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: themangus on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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