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  • Audio CD (12 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B002ZTIJ0M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,639 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This Ain't A Love Song
2. Little Miss Naughty
3. Good Time Girl
4. Famous
5. Silly Song
6. On The Radio
7. Blue As Your Eyes'
8. Posh Girls
9. 1+1
10. Take A Chance On Us

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In 2008, Scouting For Girls became the biggest selling new British band of the year. Fronted by the exuberant showman, Roy Stride, they quickly became renowned for their contagious piano-led pop songs ("She’s So Lovely", "Heartbeat", "It’s Not About You", and "Elvis Ain’t Dead"). The initial recordings of their second album, Everybody Wants To Be On TV, were ruthlessly scrapped by the band after the Brit Awards 2008, when they decided it needed re-writing. Whole songs were dropped in Roy Stride’s mission for a collection of perfect pop songs. The resulting album, produced by Andy Green at Helioscentric Studios in East Sussex, is unshakeably bold, confident, and a genuine step up in sound that loses none of the band’s early charm, but builds and expands upon it as infectiously as only they know how to be.
The album opens on the first single, “This Ain’t A Love Song”, a powerful, soaring song, while “Famous” is Scouting For Girls at their most unashamedly uptempo, and "Take A Chance On Us" is their first torchlight anthem.

BBC Review

After spending their early years as a pub band, Harrow trio Scouting for Girls sold nearly a million copies of their eponymous 2008 debut, piano-bothering singer Roy Stride hogging radios with hits like She’s So Lovely and Elvis Ain’t Dead. They then scrapped their first stab at a follow-up, claiming to be in pursuit of perfection. That makes you wonder.

Their second, which continues the compositional vein of its predecessor, will again charm daytime radio programmers and sell by the lorry-load. It is full of catchy melodies and hooks. It is extraordinarily lame. Think of Keane, and remove the grit. Or think of Daniel Powter, tripling the irritation factor. These boys have nothing to say and say it in a manner that’s somehow both bland and offensive.

It opens with This Ain’t a Love Song, in which Stride is “a bloody big mess inside”. Not that you’d know from the tone, which rings hollow despite an overbearing jauntiness. Little Miss Naughty (we’re not making these titles up: they did) is something a hyperactive infant might whistle after excess Smarties. This Chim Chim Cher-ee winking and gurning continues through On the Radio and Silly Song (really, we’re not making these titles up).

Their big, clever, zeitgeist-y statement arrives with Famous, which, after a half-hearted nod to Buggles, observes that today everyone wants to be on telly, “just for being famous”. It’s reassuring that Scouting for Girls have the gumption to notice this, because nobody else in our society has, and we need our pop stars to be more perceptive and cutting than the rest of us. Just one caveat: James Dean is not, and never was, a trashy reality TV star, as the boys seem to think.

Only once do they shift tempo, for a sub-Barlow ballad, Take a Chance. And not before they’ve outdone themselves on the remarkable Posh Girls, where they tell us “Posh girls have good manners / But they go like the clappers,” adding, “There’s nothing like a little bit of class / Wrapped in a perfect arse.” This is from the nation that gave us Shakespeare. But hats off to these working class lads and their bold struggle to have their voice heard, as it's sure to be by their many fans. --Chris Roberts

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
The London trio Scouting for Girls' second album - Everybody wants to be on TV follows very much in the same vein as their first self-titled release, it's a light, breezy and uplifting pop-rock extravaganza; they haven't strayed far from the formulaic style of their first instalment, but it holds an infectiously catchy set of tunes.

The first single off the album "This Ain't A Love Song" is genuinely moving, I know I've been there before. I was singing it as soon as I had finished the first listen-through, but this is what sets Scouting for Girls aside from other bands; their music is just so accessible. "Little Miss Naughty" has an extremely odd Auto-Tune intro and chorus, but again is a memorable tune. "Posh Girls" had me in stitches the first time I heard it, much to the bemusement of my fellow commuters!

One thing I will say is that the album is extremely short; clocking in at just under 34 minutes, this combined with the first album, brings their total up to 1h13m. I wouldn't recommend seeing them play live any time just yet...

In conclusion, whilst they aren't pushing the envelope in any respect, Scouting for Girls are exceptional at what they do; making catchy, uplifting, feel-good tunes. They may be nothing original, it doesn't feel like they are trying too hard and consequently feels like a very natural listen, I don't understand why critics feel the need to slate them as lacking innovation; not every band can be an edgy eye-opener. Recommended for an effortless listen!!
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I purchased this product a week ago and was blown away with the standard. The song writing and singing is amazing! The best album so far I have listened to this year, and will deferentially be one of my favorites for a long time to come, well done scouting for girls, lets hope you make more albums.

Best song's on the album:
This Ain't Song
A Love Song
Famous
Silly
Posh Girls
1+1=3

Worst Song on the album:
Goodtime Girl.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Parker Bic-Biro on 22 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
A good mixture of tunes from an up beat popular combo! Just as pleasent as the first album and something very enjoyable to listen to during the summer!
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By september on 17 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD! I wasn't too keen on Scouting For Girls but once I had seen them live at a free concert in my borough, I fell in love with them! I immediately went on Amazon and bought both their CD's! I am so pleased with this CD as it arrived extremely quickly and was in excellent condition! I will definitely purchase more items from this seller in the future! Thanks
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By Sarah on 30 Jun. 2012
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This CD is brilliant, and although I'm not sure I like it as much as scouting for girls' last album, I still love it. There are no tracks I have to skip when lidtening to it, and I can listen to it a few times without getting bored. My CD wa used though, and the case was pretty badly scratched, but the actual CD wasn't scratched and still played perfectly.
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Another great album form SFG. There Observation style of lyrics is great. You either seem to get there comedy or you don't I especially like the first track titled love song which is not its about a relationship break up.
If you liked the first album you will like the 2nd once it been listened to a few times.
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Loved Scouting For Girls first album but wasn't sure what to expect from their second. This is an album that grows on you the more you listen to it. It's pretty similar to their first although some of the songs aren't quite as catchy on this album. If you loved the first album you'll probably enjoy this one too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By chriss619 on 7 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
I was a bit weary about buying the album with everyone saying how its not as good as the first one yet after listeniing to it I totally disagree. I beleive they have upped their performance and style of music. Their first album was good but this one is amazing.
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