Released: 30th October 2006.
In the space of nearly five years, they've taken the reality/girl band rule book and burnt it up with half a ton of petrol. Now holding a record consecutive run of 13 top 10 singles, three multi-platinum hit albums, two sell out tours, and their own line of Barbie dolls, Nadine, Sarah, Cheryl, Nicola & Kimberley aka the phenomenon that are Girls Aloud now celebrate a successful five years with their long anticipated greatest hits album.
A completely flawless body of work via Brian Higgins and Xenomania, “The Sound Of Girls Aloud” is the sound of 21st century pop at its very best – “Sound Of The Underground”, “Love Machine”, “Biology”, “Wake Me Up”, “The Show” and their latest smashes “Something Kinda Oooh” and “I Think We're Alone Now” to name but a few just simply couldn't be done by any other band but them. And that's why us Brits (myself included) love them so much.
If you have a few extra quid, make sure you get the bonus disc edition - rarities such as the explicit “No Good Advice”, their cover of “I Predict A Riot” and a very rare recording of “Sacred Trust” from the Popstars era that was also done by their brief rivals One True Voice are included. I wonder where One True Voice are now!
Even if they do split in the next year (which I doubt very much they will) at least they will have left a truly great string of hits behind them. Here's to Girls Aloud, and long may they live!