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Celebrating 10 years since Girls Aloud beat One True Voice in Popstars: The Rivals, Ten contains 22 songs from the UK's biggest girl band. As well as hits such as "The Promise", "Love Machine" and "Biology", it contains a number of new tracks, including lead single "Something New".
This deluxe edition contains an extra CD of album tracks and B-sides voted for by the fans. It includes "Whole Lotta History", "Wild Horses" and "Hoxton Heroes".
Now celebrating their tenth anniversary, Girls Aloud have released an almost blight-free series of fantastic singles and breathtaking albums. They’ve come a long way from their reality TV beginnings, not only tabloid darlings but close to national treasures.
On hiatus after 2008’s Out of Control, Girls Aloud left something of a hole in the mainstream music landscape. The Saturdays did a fine job of stepping in as replacements – but as time passed so demand for a Girls Aloud reunion grew. And now they’re back to restore balance to the pop cosmos.
Although members have dabbled in solo careers, there’s a real feeling of completeness when these five – Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding – click back into formation. There’s the sense that they each only achieve true star quality when a component of Girls Aloud.
Ten is an update of 2006’s best-of The Sound of Girls Aloud, with tracks added from 2007’s Tangled Up and Out of Control, plus four new songs. It’s not compiled based on chart positions, so their sole non-top-10 effort, the masterpiece of Untouchable, is rightfully included. Hardly missed are See the Day, I Think We’re Alone Now and their collaboration with Sugababes, Walk This Way.
Alongside the Xenomania hit machine, at their best Girls Aloud create a universe entirely of their own, standing as one of the greatest pop acts of this century. And all of their classics are here: the retro shimmer of The Promise; the top-class Call the Shots; the four-songs-at-once genius of Biology; and the futurist doof of Something Kinda Ooh.
As its title suggests, Something New is just that, a fanfare-like call to arms announcing the group’s return. Elsewhere, Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me is a blub-friendly empowerment cut complete with its own fireworks; On the Metro erupts into raving-through-the-tears amazingness; and Every Now and Then is a killer-chorused banger.
Ten is incredible. It’s up there with Gold, Substance and Discography in terms of greatest-hits sets. It’s proof of how perfect pop can be in the right hands, and if it’s the last long-player Girls Aloud put their name to, their legacy is assured.
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Top Customer Reviews
The first single release in nearly 4 years from a group I thought would never reform and to be honest I'd lost faith. In the early days of the hiatus, I imagined that The Saturdays would have received all my affections from then on. They have done a reasonable job at keep the girl group torch lit for me but now that Xenomania's guinea pigs are back there's no competition! Coming back with this as the lead single of 4 possibles, this was, I feel the wisest choice. It feels like Girls Aloud's best bits all rolled into a 3-minute megamix, with a 2012 nod. Sounds amazing on the dancefloor, in the bedroom and the pub! 95%
Brian Higgins created this track to really put the girls on the map. Pity they then split just after! Nevertheless, with a nod to 60s Motown, "The Promise" is a fabulous lead track for an album (Out of Control), though, it doesn't necessarily fit in the with the electronic feel of the majority of their 5th studio collection. The fastest-selling single in the UK in 2008 (until The X Factor finalists beat them the week after), I absolutely adored this track for months. It's aged well also...but maybe not as well as some of their other tracks. 87%
"The Loving Kind"
Co-written by the Pet Shop Boys, you can easily imagine Neil Tennant singing this sweetened sequel to 2007 smash hit, "Call the Shots", the lyrics describing one's slight desperation to hold on to a fading relationship. Bittersweet, in that the lyrics are quite sad yet the music is as uplifitng as a ballad of this nature could be...like a less defiant version of "Call the Shots" only with PSB association, which would continue to influence the sound of their latest studio album "Out of Control.Read more ›
i got the cg delivered ontime at a very reasonable price, i am very pleased, fully recommend this purchase from this seller
You might not want to, but you'll find yourself singing along word for word (in my case, at the top of my lungs in the car) and busting some killer moves, where possible!
I didn't expect to listen to it as much, but I have listened to this album on a very regular basis since I bout it a few months ago.
There are the obvious highlights e.g. 'Call The Shots' & 'Something New', but I really love 'Every Now And Then' and, particularly, 'On The Metro'. Something different to what we have heard in the past, with more of an edge - pretty awesome. The only song I don't listen to is 'Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me', as it's just not for me.
Great for getting ready for a night out or even just in the morning! Definitely sets you up for the day.
Whilst it's a shame that they're no longer together, they couldn't have left on a higher high.
Sad that they are no longer together but these songs are fantastic
The first track is on repeat in my car and we all know the words now
HIGHLY RECOMMMENED !!!!!!!!
I couldn't wait to listen to the new songs and I wasn't disappointed; it is clear that the lovely Nicola Roberts has become a respected songwritwer and plays a big part in this comeback (and I LOVE her solo album too!).
On the Metro is for me the best song of the four new tracks but the other three too are not to be missed.
The bonus CD has a wonderful selection of their less known songs , my favourite being "Swinging London Town", although I must say that the whole Chemistry album is worth listening.
So a big Thank you to the Girls for this Xmas present and ..hope to find you again in 2022 ! (well , a girl can dream...)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great collection of all the hits we know and love and a couple of new onesPublished 3 months ago by John Farrell
The CD itself is great. Unfortunately the package liked like it had been used in a game of football at the delivery depot, resulting in the case of the cd being damaged. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Product delivered ok and quality ok. Several tracks I like Not included which should be on a greatest hits. If I was judging the record company this would be a lot lower.Published 7 months ago by Anon
Part of my daughter's Christmas gift at her request and she loved it.Published 7 months ago by Anne Laraman