Picks and Pans Review: The Subways

updated 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

All or Nothing

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After channeling Oasis on their '06 debut, the U.K. trio shift from Brit-pop to garage rock, opening the album with a frenzied barrage of guitar and drums on "Girls & Boys." Singer Billy Lunn's voice seems stronger following career-threatening vocal cord surgery last year, and bassist—and Lunn's former fiancée—Charlotte Cooper shares mic duties occasionally. The exes seem to be using breakup tracks like "I Won't Let You Down" to work through the end of their eight-year relationship. From the sounds of it, they've found a good balance.

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