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Fantastic album, shame it didn't get off the ground
on 17 September 2003
In my personal opinion, this was the best Five album. It was such a shame it didn't get more single releases or got a chance to really get off the ground.
I bought it the day it came out here in NZ. I was so excited Five were releasing another CD. I listened to it nonstop until they announced they were splitting. I was so upset when I found out. I love nearly all the tracks on the CD, but I'll review my favourites (as usual):
2. Lay All Your Loving On Me (5/5)
If Five had not split, this definitely would have been a future single. It samples a Grease song and it sounds brilliant. I love the music, it's so funky! Abs and J do a great job on lead vocals, too.
4. Closer To Me (5/5)
This is the album version, and I prefer the radio edit (the one on Greatest Hits), but this is still a beautiful ballad. You can't help loving a song where nearly all the members sing, and sound great. Even J's rap goes with this song.
5. Hear Me Now (5/5)
MY FAVOURITE! I just adore this funk filled, upbeat song. It is soooo groovy! I love the chorus it's really catchy. Ritchie and Scott sound fantastic on this - the lyrics are really cool, too.
7. Feel The Love (5/5)
Ritchie gets a great part on this - I can imagine him singing his heart out to this. The chorus is very gospel like, with a choir singing on it, but that's what makes it cool. It's a very happy, positive song.
8. We're Going All Night (You Make Me High) (5/5)
Back to the usual Five naughtiness you'd expect from them. I love the lyrics on this song - Sean and Ritchie sound great on vocals. I also love the music.
10. Something In The Air (5/5)
Love this. The music is the best bit of the entire song. I also love Sean's verse and the part where he sings "Got the best of you, now I want the rest of you".
11. Breakdown (5/5)
My second favourite. This song is so pointless, but still really catchy and funky. The lyrics are so funny - "everybody howdy howdy" makes me laugh so much. This song is kind of country, and makes me want to dance.
12. On Top Of The World (5/5)
Such a uplifting positive song. Scott and Ritchie lift your hearts with this happy upbeat song. If you play this in the morning, your day will be better! I love the chorus it's so happy.
On my CD, the bonus tracks are:
World Of Mine (5/5)
Great ballad - Scott and Ritchie again are on lead vocals, in this sad song about finding love.
All Around (5/5)
I love this song cuz my main man Ritchie wrote it, and he sings lead by himself. This song is about all the crazy stuff Five have done in their careers.
This is my favourite Five CD because Ritchie and Scott sing loads and they wrote a lot of the songs, and I think personally they have the best voices. This is a top CD (but don't worry I still love their first two albums too), and I'm sad it didn't get more recognition. It has the best quality songs then any of their other CDs. It'll become a collector item in years to come. Buy it now.