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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 (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,182 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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Customer Reviews

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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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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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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By Herbert Goredema on 10 July 2014
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Bought this for my wife, she loves it
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By linda ross on 8 Feb 2014
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The album was ok didn't like all the tracks but quite easy listening. Arrived well packed and it was on time
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By N. Goldsmith on 27 Jan 2014
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A good follow up to their 1st album from this Britpop band, carrying on their upbeat style. If you liked that you'll like this. Listen to this and it will almost certainly put you in a good mood. For playing on a sunny midsummer's day.
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By S. Mott on 23 Dec 2013
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Iove it just as well its not on vinyl would have worn it out - great cd have bought others of theirs as well all good :)
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Heard the New Scouting for Girls single which is excellent, reminded me of their old stuff - CDs long lost to friends, so purchased again. Great songs, brilliant upbeat music, been playing in the car etc.
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