Razorlight (album)

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Razorlight
Studio album by Razorlight
Released 17 July 2006
Recorded British Grove Studios, Chiswick, West London
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 34:57
Label Mercury, Vertigo
Producer Razorlight, Chris Thomas
Razorlight chronology
Up All Night
(2004)
Razorlight
(2006)
Slipway Fires
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
ARTISTdirect 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound (5/10)[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (2.8/10)[5]
PopMatters (3/10)[6]
Q 5/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]

Razorlight is the self-titled second album by English indie rock band Razorlight. The album was released on 17 July 2006 in the United Kingdom and debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart a week later (see 2006 in British music).

The band achieved their first No. 1 single from this album, with "America" peaking at the top of the UK Singles Chart in October 2006. The song also peaked at No. 6 in Ireland, No. 9 in the Netherlands, No. 10 in New Zealand, No. 17 in Austria, No. 21 in Belgium, No. 22 in France, No. 29 in Switzerland, and No. 38 in Germany. Single "Before I Fall to Pieces" was a UK Top 20 hit too, as was "In the Morning", "Hold On" was a minor hit.

The album has a more mature sound than their debut, and received a mixed reception. Although it scored 8/10 in NME, it was nominated for the 'Worst Album' title at the 2007 NME Awards – award winner 'Rudebox by Robbie Williams also scored 8/10.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Johnny Borrell, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "In the Morning" – 3:42
  2. "Who Needs Love?" – 3:32
  3. "Hold On" – 3:26
  4. "America" (Borrell, Andy Burrows) – 4:10
  5. "Before I Fall to Pieces" (Borrell, Burrows) – 3:22
  6. "I Can't Stop This Feeling I've Got" (Borrell, Björn Ågren) – 3:26
  7. "Pop Song 2006" – 2:41
  8. "Kirby's House" – 2:51
  9. "Back to the Start" – 3:12
  10. "Los Angeles Waltz" – 4:39
  11. "Keep the Right Profile" – 3:28 (iTunes Store bonus track)

Singles[edit]

Albums[edit]

Country Position
USA 180
UK 1
Ireland 2
Holland 39
Germany 39
Denmark 29
New Zealand 33
France 34

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Chris Thomas except "America" produced by Razorlight
  • Engineered by Jamie Johnson except "America" engineered by Sean Miller
  • Assisted by Richard Cooper
  • Recorded at British Grove Studios, London
  • Additional engineering by Chris Thomas
  • Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley
  • Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
  • Management by Roger Morton
  • Cover photography by Max Vadukul
  • Other photography by Jill Furmanovsky

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 2006-07-12 Universal International CD UICR-1048
United Kingdom 2006-07-17 Mercury, Vertigo Records LP 6 02517 01090 1
CD 6 02517 01284 4
CD / DVD 6 02517 01290 5
United States 2006-08-22 Universal Motown, Vertigo Records CD B0007215-02 / 6 02517 03360 3
CD / DVD B0007430-10 / 6 02517 03795 3

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Black Holes & Revelations by Muse
UK number one album
23 July 2006 – 5 August 2006
Succeeded by
Undiscovered by James Morrison