Girls Aloud are ace

Friday, November 21, 2008

There have been many excellent reviews of Girls Aloud's new album, Out of Control. I second everything they write. Lyrically, it's top-notch, and fabulous singing and vocal moments abound. Such as these ace bits:

  • The Promise: Huge girlpop anthem, giving everyone a chance to be girlband fabulous. You're gonna make me, make me love you... and a massive key-change.
  • The Loving Kind: Majestic, brittle, beautiful, making me wonder if love is all about the little things.
  • Rolling back the rivers in time: Gone are the days of magic sings Nicola, directly referencing another of their songs, It's Magic
  • Love is the Key: opposites attract, and now we're picking out the towels and curtains
  • Turn to Stone: Electropop!
  • Untouchable: Without any meaning, we're just skin and bone. Like beautiful robots, dancing alone. WOW.
  • Fix Me Up: a plea for all my sexual healing sounding oh-so like "homosexual healing". You know, you go, girls.
  • Love is Pain: oh oh oh oh Love is Pain oh oh oh oh you're insane oh oh oh oh
  • Miss You Bow Wow: an ace title, and basically is 4 choruses (chorii?) strung together into one huge song. Massive sing-a-long I remember in one of these many chorus moments
  • Revolution in the Head: Girls going dancehall. Gimme the ting, gimme the ting, gimme the oh oh oh - and making it work.
  • Live in the Country: cow sounds! cat sounds! pig sounds! It's joyfully bonkers, and yet totally in Girls Aloud's oeuvre as a logical response to Swinging London Town
  • We Wanna Party: It's vintage Aloud: we're-famous-and-fucked: disillusioned with my dreams, got life confused with my designer jeans.

Overall: a brilliant, grown-up, sonic and lyrically superb album with songs which both refer back to earlier songs and move their style onwards.


Adem With An E said...

I had never picked up on the "all my sexual healing" line sounding like "homosexual healing". And now it's all I can hear!

I'm still in awe at the robots line in "Untouchable." Do you think it will end up being a single at all? Edited, obviously...

Adrian said...

It would be beautiful in late summer... especially the beginning.

Adrian said...

It would be beautiful in late summer... especially the beginning.

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