• Record Label: Polydor
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2008
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. Not their best, but still more consistent than any British indie album released this year.
  3. The girls play to a new beat in this album, as they focus on evolving their sound while changing up their lineup.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Out of Control is more of a lucky dip, with scintillating trinkets and humdrum knick-knacks.
  7. 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.
  8. Mojo
    40
    Out Of Control is something kinda meh. [Jan 2008, p.104]
  9. For an album called Out of Control, it's astonishing just how bland and devoid of personality or expression this is.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    3
    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 haveWhere 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. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    7
    It's not their best work - Chemistry still holds that title. It hops from pure-pop to dance with little grace, making it feel a littleIt's not their best work - Chemistry still holds that title. It hops from pure-pop to dance with little grace, making it feel a little disjointed, but very, very fun. Full Review »
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    10
    Não é o melhor delas, realmente. Mas não deixa de ser maravilhoso. Músicas como Love Is Pain e Miss You Bow Wow merecem carregar o álbum aNão é o melhor delas, realmente. Mas não deixa de ser maravilhoso. Músicas como Love Is Pain e Miss You Bow Wow merecem carregar o álbum a nota máxima. Full Review »