Another tour de force from the UK's no 1 Girl Band of the moment
Ever since they trounced rival boy band One True Voice in the 2002 final of Popstars (The Rivals), Girls Aloud have gone from strength to strength, blasting their way into the charts with each new release, even smashing The Spice Girl's record of 10 Top Ten singles with their own new record of 12 (and counting...). The time is thus ripe for a Best Of anthology, which is exactly what The Sound Of Girls Aloud
is. Raiding the quintet's three albums to date (Sound Of The Underground
, What Will The Neighbours Say?
) the collection offers all 12 of the band's chart-smashes to date, from early, breakthrough tracks (the surf-guitar-riding "Sound of the Underground" and the wannabe spy-movie theme "No Good Advice"), plus their cover versions (of the Pointer Sisters' "Jump" and The Pretenders' ballad "I'll Stand By You"), and other GA faves like "Love Machine", "Long Hot Summer", "Biology", "The Show" and "Whole Lotta History". There are also four new tracks, including the catchy new single, "Something Kinda Ooooh", and the Limited Edition version features demo versions of "See The Day" and "Biology" as well as additional unreleased material. --Paul Sullivan