The Sound Of Girls Aloud Limited Edition
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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? 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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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!
"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!
Glad i did love there version of I Think Were Alone Now which was different to the single mix
and the bonus disc contains the explicit version of No Good Advice and live tracks covers and a demo
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