A mark of a great frontman is the ability to get people out of their seats to turn up the volume, dance, bounce or perhaps lip-sync into a hairbrush in front of a mirror.

A mark of a great frontman is the ability to get people out of their seats to turn up the volume, dance, bounce or perhaps lip-sync into a hairbrush in front of a mirror. Razorlight's Johnny Borrell hones his frontman chi through patent brattiness, haphazard lyrics and genuine gusto—characteristics that color the general impression of Razorlight's debut, "Up All Night." Yes, the group sounds like Television, the Velvet Underground, maybe even a little like the Strokes. Sure, Razorlight's garage revival survival helps to afford it its own drinks. But the band's addictive hooks and memorable charm are far from dismissive. With tracks like "Vice" and "To the Sea," "Up All Night" is fiery, fun and a primitive pleasure.—KH

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