October 5, 2006

Razorlight's Razorlight

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If their debut album Up All Night was Razorlight’s coming out party, Razorlight, their newest release, is the hangover after that party. Razorlight is a raw, emotional second album from one of my favorite pop bands. Lyrically, Razorlight does great, if simple, things on this album. Razorlight opens with “In the Morning,” a likely reference to Up All Night — we’ve stayed up all night partying with Razorlight, and now it’s the morning. What does Razorlight have to say about that? The track that follows “In the Morning” is bitterly titled “Who Needs Love?”. While “In the Morning” is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Razorlight, this track is exactly the type of song Razorlight always surprises with; it is a Billy Joel-type ballad featuring piano and a doo-wop beat — and it’s one of my favorite tracks on the album. However, past the lofty beginnings of the album, Razorlight doesn’t do much more that is exciting. If you’re looking for an exciting Britpop dance party album, stick with Up All Night.