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The hottest pop band around!,
This review is from: What Will the Neighbours Say? (Audio CD)
Girls Aloud's debut album "Sound Of The Underground" was simply amazing. The first three singles were fabulous, and the rest of the album was full of electro-pop gems and packed with attitude. Almost two years later and the Girls are back with "What Will The Neighbours Say?", and thankfully it is another great offering!
As a whole the set is slightly less convincing than their debut album, a couple of tracks don't really stand out ("Real Life" and "Big Brother" sound like songs that didn't get picked up for their previous album), but even when the songs are not incredibly infectious, the production and the lyrics make up for it. The rest of the album is incredibly efficient : opening track "The Show" is arguably their best single to date, "Love Machine" has a delicious retro feel, and their second UK chart-topper "I'll Stand By You" is a great ballad, though not their most creative song to date. Other standouts include "Here We Go", the beautiful ballad "Hear Me Out", as well as "Graffiti My Soul".
All in all, it more than lives up to the expectations, and confirms that the Girls are one of the hottest and most talented pop bands around. Girl Power is alive!