Out Of Control - Girls Aloud
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  • Summary: The fifth album for the British pop group debuted at number one on the British Album chart.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. While Out of Control is by no means Girls Aloud's best album (their third effort, "Chemistry," is probably still their crowning glory), it is nonetheless not only one of the best pop albums of 2008.
  2. Out Of Control is, generally, yet another excellent album from a group who may have risen from a lot of people's 'guilty pleasure' to becoming full-on national treasures.
  3. Not their best, but still more consistent than any British indie album released this year.
  4. There is an exploration outside of archetypal Girls Aloud territory on their latest offering but it barely steers too far from their recipe for success.
  5. Despite ear-catching touches such as the deadpan voiceover on 'Love Is the Key,' nothing hits the spot like the Phil Spector-like single 'The Promise,' one of this year's better chart-toppers.
  6. Out of Control is more of a lucky dip, with scintillating trinkets and humdrum knick-knacks.
  7. For an album called Out of Control, it's astonishing just how bland and devoid of personality or expression this is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    Not their best album (Tangled Up is better) but it's pure smart europop, tracks like "Untouchable", "Love is Pain" and "The Loving Kind" are amazing, and their Brit Awards-winning single "The Promise" it's brilliant! Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    It is a great girls aloud album. Here are the song review. 1. The Promise 10/10. 2. The loving kind 10/10. Rolling back the rivers in time 9/10. Love is the key 8/10. 5. Turn to stone 7/10.6. Untouchable 9/10.7. Fix me up 8/10. 8. Love is pain 8/10. 9. Miss you bow wow 8/10. 10. Revolution in the head 7/10. 11. Live in the country 4/10. 12. We wanna party 8/10. So overall it is a very good album apart from track 11 Live in the country which is a silly filler. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    Where do I begin. I used to class myself as a die hard Girls Aloud fan, I'm aware their albums have never been outstanding, but they have always been at least 50% likeable (unlike Tangled Up that was about 60%). This album is a mess from start to finish, it's saved by the singles they released that to be fair, are electro/pop gold. I'm struggling to right much else, it's just awful, wish washy, ASAP music that means nothing. Sorry Girls. Expand

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