Slipway Fires is the third album by English indie rock band Razorlight. The album was released on 3 November 2008. The first single from the album, Wire to Wire, was released on 26 September 2008. It was premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on 8 September 2008, and peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart. The second single taken from the album was Hostage of Love released on 12 January 2009.
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Slipway Fires Tracklist. 1. Wire to wire Lyrics. 2. Hostage of Love Lyrics. Slipway Fires Q&A. Producers Mike Crossey. More Razorlight albums. Show all albums by Razorlight.
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Slipway Fires might just be the most hilarious album you'll hear all year. Quite why Razorlight are so mercilessly ridiculed by all and sundry is a bit of a mystery. Sure, they've made some big-headed statements and seemed too big for their two-album-old boots, but have they sinned any more than a myriad of other artists, acts who, in fairness to Johnny and the lads, haven't had anywhere near as much success? As every band knows, the best way to answer your critics is not by giving them a slap outside a nightclub, tempting as it might be, but by making sure the next album is a fantastic, inventive and untouchable slice of brilliance.
Mercury) Every stop has been pulled out to emphasise their third album's great importance but for all its grand aspirations, it falls short. The conundrum Slipway Fires presents may be best summed up by an excruciating line about having a "hot-bodied girlfriend who helps me spend my cash". It comes attached to a furiously catchy descending chord sequence, which means it's impossible to shake from your head: days later, it unexpectedly jolts you awake as you're nodding off, like the sudden memory of an embarrassing incident in your teens. Such is the effect of an album that, for all its grand aspirations, falls short. It aims at U2, but winds up a ringer for their less-celebrated countrymen.