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1. "Push The Button" - Months after its assault on charts worldwide, the 'Babes most successful single to date is still extremely light, bubbly, and catchy. Good electro-pop doesn't need to be cold and soulless, as shown by this light number.
2. "Gotta Be You" - Amelle's rough vocals are best suited with rougher tracks like this one. Where Mutya's turn on the original version sounded only half convincing, Amelle's raw voice adds that much-needed oomph and power, making the track even more suiting of the band.
3. "Follow Me Home" - Though Amelle's vocals compliment more uptempo materials, she still manages to shine on this track, turning up the sultriness in her voice. She may not have the same range as Mutya, but she's at least got some heart and soul.
4. "Joy Division" - Same ol' reliable futuristic cyber-ragga/pop track. Shows how Sugababes are still capable of combining great pop melodies with slick, urban-inspired beats 4 albums in.
5. "Red Dress" - Latest single and what a stomper of a tune.... Read more ›
1. Push The Button 3.5/5
When i first heard the song i didn't really like it. But hearing the song 10 times later and it starts to grow, and is still growing on me. Has a real electronica feel to it.
2. Gotta Be You 3.5/5
Showcasing there attempt at Rnb. I've never been that much of a fan of RnB, but the girls did ok with this one. American girl Ciara was suppose to do this song.
3. Follow Me Home 5/5
Bloody Great. Personally the Best up-tempo ballad that they have done! Kind of like a part 2 of 'Too Lost In You'.
4. Joy Division 4/5
When i first heard it seemed quite bland. But got into it after a few listens. The babes' voices are superb.
5. Red Dress 4/5
An unforgettable pop track. Personally this should have been the first single from this album.
6. Ugly 5/5
Soon to be released in December. A beautiful awesome ballad. The words are meaningful and suppose to represent the babes' breaking from girls into young women. Reminds me of TLC 'Unpretty' but has way more feel to it. Great.
7. It Ain't Easy 4/5
Very 'Clunk' beat with an up-tempo feel to it. Once you listen to it, you can't help yourself but move your head up and down while jumping on the spot.(By the way, it sounds like the song off ex sugababe Siobhan Donaghys' 'Revoultion In Me. A song called 'Dialect'.) Quite unique for them and its definately one of the growers. Has a goldfrapp feel to it.
8. Bruised 5/5
2nd fav track on the album. Great, sexy beat, love the drums and suspence of it. Sugababes at there best!
9. Obsession 3.5/5
A good remake (The original done by Animotion).
There is a more foot tapping up tempo feel to 'Taller in More Ways' which will go down well with fans, old and new.
Here are a few of my favourites, but each track on the album has its own distinct flavour.
Track 1 - Push the Button - Fantastic, huge hit already, enough said! 9/10
Track 5 - Red Dress - They must release this, this is by far the best track on the album, this would be a massive hit and played in clubs across the Country. 10/10
Track 6 - Ugly - The next single? A meaty ballad, with amazing lyrics. very catchy. 9/10
Track 8 - Bruised - Love this track, nice mid tempo number, again very thoughtful lyrics, have had this tune rolling around in my head all day.
Track 9 - Obsession - Wow! An reworking of an 80's hit, the girls do it justice and imprint their own 'babes' stamp onto it. Another #1 contender.
All the above, and the rest come together to make the babes best album yet, this will be playing down you headphones for a long time to come.. Well done girls!
Now, the album itself is worthy of a 5 star rating - without a doubt. "Taller in more ways" is easily the Sugababes best album, with every track as stellar as the last. However, re-releasing this record with not much new on it - is taking liberties and this is why I have given this re-release a 3 star rating. Would it have hurt to have included the video to "Red dress" or a couple of bonus tracks...?
One of my gripes with this album is that Amelle didn't re-record the entire album. This seems very half-assed and lazy in my opinion and doesn't warrant a 2nd purchase for those who own the original release. It's also a shame, because Amelle has a great voice and by having her re-record the enitre album - it would've given me (along with many others) another reason to buy the record, as well as cement her as a Sugababe.
My 2nd gripe is the new track "Now you're gone". Whilst it is a nice track - it shouldn't have been tagged on the end of the album after the amazingly epic "2 hearts". This track was one of the most amazing and beautiful finishes to an album I'd heard and it should have stayed that way.
If you do not already own this record, then I suggest you buy it - because it is a brilliant album. However, if you bought this album the first time 'round, I wouldn't bother purhasing it again. There isn't enough additional content on the re-release to warrant a 2nd buy. Save yourself the money and purchase the bonus track off of iTunes.
- The album itself is a definite 5 star!
- The lack of extras and inclusion of Amelle in this re-packaged edition gets 3 stars.
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