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On Your Radar
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2013
I love this CD, this is their best one I think, some great songs on and sticking in your head ones.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2011
With the release of their third full-length studio effort, The Saturdays have outlasted the normal life-span of a UK girl band, racking up 10 top 10 hits, and selling over 2 million singles and albums in the UK alone. 'On Your Radar' looks set to continue this winning streak for the girls. 'On Your Radar' is the girls' most cohesive, sonically produced and fun album to date which features production from some of the biggest names in pop such as Brian Higgins, Space Cowboy, Lucas Secon, Rami and Steve Mac among others. 'On Your Radar' sees the girls co-write 7 of the 14 songs in the album which takes on a decidely more dancey route, but generally speaking, there is something for everyone here.

The album opens with 1-2-3 punch of 'All Fired Up','Notorious' and 'Faster' - the first 2 songs being certified top 10 hits already. These openers set the pace of the album - energetic, edgy, slick pop candy. 'All Fired Up' and 'Notorious' somewhat deviates from the traditional Saturdays sound of instant pop - Notorious is curiously composed with a banging beat, a vocodered vocal arrangement that works and tongue in cheek lyrics. 'All Fired Up' is something that you would likely hear in Ibiza - energetic, hypnotic and trancy, euphoric dance pop at its finest. 'Faster' is a dramatic dance track, with a glorious chorus, that is set to full effect once the final minute kicks in.

Elsewhere in the album, dance songs like 'Promise Me', 'Get Ready, Get Set' and 'White Lies' could easily fit in the triumvirate of 'Up','Ego' and 'Higher' - catchy, hook filled and could fill the dance floor in no time. I particularly love 'Promise Me' which incorporates a dub-step breakdown and a chorus that drills into your head. The three ballads of the album could be the finest ballads of the girls to date - single 'My Heart Takes Over' is a sad orchestral piece, 'Wish I Didn't Know' is sweet and inoffensive - a definite grower. The real revelation here is 'Last Call', which sees the girls deliver their finest vocals, stripped down with nothing but piano accompaniment - listeners will be in for a treat. Other songs include the Travie McCoy assisted guitar-driven midtempo 'The Way You Watch Me' breezy and perfect for road-trips - a future hit, and 'Do What You Want With Me' could be the girls' most experimental track to date - incorporating elements of trance, dub-step and electro-pop all in one song - you will either love it or will leave you scratching your head - it has that polarising effect.

All in all, 'On Your Radar' is one of the best releases in pop music this year. The album's first 3 singles (Notorious, All Fired Up and My Heart Takes Over) prove that and there's much more to hear in this album - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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on 5 December 2011
After hearing their previous albums i was anxious to see how they could better this one. And i have to say i was pleasantly supprised there is only 1 or 2 songs that i dont really like but their not bad so overall great gift idea and fantastic music
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on 23 May 2014
When I sent off for this I was not expecting much for the money, but I am pleased to say it was worth while.
Have it playing in the kitchen while I have a dance and mash the spuds.

Thanks
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The music career of The Saturdays is frustratingly unsatisfactory. Their debut, "Chasing Lights" held such promise; filled with actually brilliant tracks like `Work', `Up', `Why Me, Why Now' and `Issues' - but from there, their music dwindled into the mildly-acceptable - their follow-up `Wordshaker' was pretty much below par, aside from `Ego' which is surely their best track to date- but aside from this, the album was pretty forgettable, thus their mini-album "Headlines" was realised with managed to make up for the previous disaster a little bit.

So here comes album number three - or four: it really depends on what you class "Headlines" as, but since it had very few new tracks, I don't class it as an album! - so yes, here is album number three, "On Your Radar", with an album cover which is like a cross between Steps' debut "Step One" and The Spice Girls' "Forever" - an indication of the quality of this album.

I'm going to skim over the fact that this album relies on that atrocious dubstep inspired dance-pop that all the kids are so fond of these days; because I know some people really enjoy that "sound" - but even ignoring that aspect of the album; this is not good.

The lead singles `Notorious' and `All Fired Up' are misleading samples of this album, because they are quite excellent; but the album seems unable to keep that level of quality consistent throughout.

The ballads, including the single `My Heart Takes Over', are skipable snooze-fests, and aside from one-or-two tracks, the album is poorly produced, written and performed, which makes for pretty poor listening.

There are, of course, exceptions. `White Lies' is a wicked slice of magic, and `Promise Me' is hideously addictive from the first play. Elsewhere, `Faster' shows promise and is a grower- whilst `Get Ready, Get Set' is unashamedly euphoric and madly wonderful.

Aside from these, the album is pretty forgettable, unfortunately. If The Saturdays survive this, then they need to take a step back to basics, and create a simpler and more carefully written album which showcases their voices- this album does nothing for them; it comes across as rushed and like no one has put any thought or care into its development; which is a pity because the girls are exceptionally talents and a few years ago I would have called them `ones to watch'.

Now their star dwindles meekly in the backdrop of a music scene filled with wildly talented singers and exceptionally written and produced music; and for the girls to keep on, they need to up their game to this standard.
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on 2 December 2014
I bought this cd for a xmas pressant as the person loves the saturdays. The songs are great to listen to, from start to finish its a great album. Would recommend this.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2011
Have you ever had a feeling when you listen to a music album and catch yourself on thought that you actually do not like that much any song here, but nevertheless, you still want to listen to this CD again & again. Because something (you can't explain what exactly) has got your attention. I have had this feeling some times and after 2 or 3 listens such albums started to grow for me and in the end became hits (not because I liked them so much, but because everybody seemed to love them). Unfortunately "On Your Radar" is not that case. In my opinion, if you already heard and love "Notorious", "All Fired Up" and "Heart Takes Over", don't waste your time and money on buying this CD. You'll be very dissapointed. If you don't like the songs, I've metioned above, than do not buy this album either, cos these tracks are absolute highligts of the CD and you won't find anything interesting, innovative or simply catchy here, even if you give "On Your Radar" a second or third or forth chance. The rest 11 songs are so boring and forgettable, lacking any originality, that I've deleted 'On Your Radar" from my iPod the next day after downloading it. So sad. I am a huge fan of girls since their first single, had great expectations about forthcoming album, because even b-sides from "Notorious", "All Fired Up" and "Heart Takes Over" were amazing. But now, when CD is released, it turned out to be a compilation of faded electro dance filler tracks with no catchy melodies, looking absolutely the same with that monotonous bit, that already has become a cliche cos everybody's using it now. Therefore I'm not surprised "On Your Radar" is not doing well on charts. It is their weakest CD to date. The best tracks are "Faster", "Get Ready, Get Set", "Last Call", "Move On U".
P.S.: Somebody pleeeeze muffle Vanessa! She's so overloud all the time. Does she know how irritating it is?
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on 30 December 2013
This album has more of a "dance" feel than the previous ones. It's not my favourite one of theirs but I still love it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2011
The Saturdays finally release their 3rd studio album - On Your Radar.

The lead singles are all good indicators of the albums diversity and the sound The Saturdays are moving towards as credible artists.

My favourite tracks so far as only listened to it once all through are;

All Fired Up , Nortorious, My Heart Takes Over, Get Ready, Get Set, Wish I Didn't Know.

My favourtie of the album has to be " Faster " - i do hope this is a 4th single from the album - a uptempo, great vocalled and exciting sound to show off The Saturdays new sound.

I would currently award the album 9/10 and i think it ranks just behind their first album for my top 3 of their albums to date!

Worth a listen - especially if you are a new Saturdays fan, the girls will grow on you for their fashion, sound and great talent.
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on 21 December 2014
This is a very good album from the Saturdays and is highly recommended to Saturday fans.
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