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The Sound Of Girls Aloud [Limited Edition]

Girls Aloud Audio CD
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Five albums in and Girls Aloud have done it again.

'Out Of Control' contains some of most exciting and intoxicating songs of their career while continuing to take pop music into places it’s never been before. From the moment they landed with 'Sound Of The Underground' through 'Biology' and 'Call The Shots' Girls Aloud have subverted the very ... Read more in Amazon's Girls Aloud Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000IXYXA2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,479 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. No Good Advice Explicit Version
2. Wake Me Up Alt lyrics version
3. Wicked Game
4. I Predict A Riot Live at Wembley
5. Sound Of The Underground Instrumental Break Down Mix
6. Hanging On The Telephone
7. Loving Is Easy
8. Singapore
9. Sacred Trust Non-Album Track
Disc: 2
1. Sound Of The Underground Album Version
2. Love Machine
3. Biology
4. No Good Advice Album Version (Edited)
5. I'll Stand By You
6. Jump (For My Love)
7. The Show
8. See The Day
9. Wake Me Up
10. Life Got Cold Radio Version
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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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? and Chemistry) 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

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Another tour de force from the UK's no 1 Girl Band of the moment

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate guilty pleasure 2 Nov 2006
By M. D. Smart VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
By every unwritten law of pop music, Girls Aloud SHOULD be awful. A manufactured group, the product of an appalling reality TV show, they don't play any instruments, all their songs come from a hit factory's production line... how could they not be awful?

And yet, somehow, inexplicably, they're brilliant. Not brilliant in an ironic, postmodern, arched-eyebrow-and-knowing-smirk way - just brilliant. And its not only pop fans who love their records; serious musos and critics love them too.

Over a period of four years they've produced a dazzling array of joyous pop classics, and they're all included here. Despite the fact that the writing team at Xenomania works with many other artists, the songs they produce for Girls Aloud are somehow unique. I mean, who else but the Girls releases songs like 'Love Machine' or 'Biology'? There's just something wonderfully giddy and effervacious about a Girls Aloud song that makes it irresistable, no matter how hard you try to tell yourself you really shouldn't be enjoying it. It's difficult to pick favourites when the tunes are all of such high quality, but if pressed mine would be 'The Show' and 'No Good Advice'. They even manged to produce a terrific ballad in 'Life Got Cold'.

My only minor gripe (and it is a minor one) is the inclusion of the three cover versions, none of which have been as good as their original material. Nevertheless, this is an essentital album for anyone who loves their pop. Long may they continue!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so whats the bonus disc like! 5 Nov 2006
By Mr. Nathan Armstrong VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
i have reviewed the greatest hits album separately..its brilliant..so is it worth spashing out more for the 2 disc edition?

"no good advice" is pretty much the same as the single version..it says parental advisary..but i see nothing different to the version on disc1..its a great song but as an extra its disappointing 5/10

"wake me up" is an interesting version..alternative lyrics and a bit different but not just a dance mix 9/10

"i predict a riot" is good...great track and a good cover but im not a fan of live recordings..would be better if it was a studio version 8/10

"sound of the underground" is an extended version and again is not just a dance mix..its the original about 10 seconds longer 7/10

"hanging on the telephone" a cover of blondies hit is great..and nice to hear the girls version..its pretty much faithful to the original 7/10

"loving is easy" was a b-side and was previously only available on a single...its a great ballad..a nice ballad but nothing outstanding! 7/10

"singapore" is a reject from chemistry and its the best song on the album..wish there was mre like this! 9/10

"sacred trust" takes you back to when they won the popstars..the boyband released this as their first single..originally it was a bee gees track..its a lovely song but the girls version is average! nice to hear it though! 8/10

unless you are a girls aloud fan i would stick to the one disc version as there is little hear to justify the extra money...if you are a fan it may be of interest!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something kinda ooohh... 3 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit that I am a huge Girls Aloud fan. For me, they actually hit that balance between being entirely pop-friendly and something slightly different. I do agree that it's easy to perhaps celebrate them unduly as more than the sum of their parts, as they are essentially one of only a few girl groups in the UK at the moment, not counting the Sugababes (although All Saints are making a resurgence), but to their credit they have consistently provided us with ace pop songs. Cynics would perhaps attribute all their success to their rather splendid writing team (Xenomania) but I feel this is overlooking the dynamics of the group which are as much a contributory factor; they all can actually sing and have distinct vocals. They're never going to push the envelope but they are evolving from album to album and they do have an unmistakable sound which is all their own. That said, three albums in is way too early to bring out a greatest hits album and does perhaps demean the notion that they're all in for the long haul but it is a great pop album and the hits are likely to keep on coming...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars i admit im a fan 7 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
Being 19 years old i should really be dressed in black skinny jeans+hoody listening to My Chemical Romance or in adiddas trackies+matching hoody with eminem+co blarring from my mp3 player, not even looking at this album but i have girls aloud greatest hits on my mp3 player,they make my journeys a lot more fun. Their songs are incredibly catchy and Jump, Love Machine, Wake me up and Something kinda oohh, have become cheesy club classics with atleast one of them definately being played on a night out, they really get a crowd going. It has to be said that they have ruined "i think we're alone now" which i hear they are due to release soon but im sure this too will take over tiffany's version and become another cheesy club classic to add to the list. A lot of people are ashamed to say they like them but i think its more shameful to admit you liked one true voice over these girls. Yes, they dont write their own material,cover songs and churn them out as their own but long may they churn if they continue to bring me more songs to dance+sing along to on a night out and my journeys home.
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