To be honest it might be an unpopular opinion but i think Chemistry
was their weakest album. Referring back to Mainshow's comment, i think this is where Girls Aloud's "britishness" shone through and i can understand why it might've struggled to connect with the european market.
I guess the singles off the album were the best choices even though i also liked Models
and Wild horses
Nicola was such an underrated singer in Girls Aloud. She was responsible for some of my favourite parts of Girls Aloud songs. Did you ever hear their b-side Memory of you
from 2009? That song was too good to be a b-side and should've been an official single. I know Nicola released a solo version of the song too. Fabulously gorgeous! <3
No way!! Chemistry is definitely their, in my humble opinion, best album. I do agree with the british vibe, but that's what I love about it. It is definitely their most experimental work to date. Tangled Up was more euro-pop and Out Of Control more commercial sounding, I think.
Models <3 Should have been a single, it was even used as the intro for their docu-soap. I have always loved Swinging London Town as well, such a weird one. Wild Horses, Watch Me Go, Waiting- so many good songs. And I Don't Really Hate You, the b-track for See The Day.
Nicola was very underrated indeed, she has such a special voice. Although this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWqjX8SR_Pc
, has to be the best moment of her career
On a serious note, I do agree that she is responsible for some of the best moments in their songs and her solo record is probably the best record any ex-girlgroup member has ever made (combined with Siobhan's Ghost).
I do know Memory Of You indeed, great pick!
Untouchable is a nice song
Yay! Glad you like it.
"3 "Words" is so beautiful. It's like a dance track full of emotions and I can't believe you dislike it
Ok, "A Million Lights" - the song - is also really beautiful and tbh, it should have been promoted as a single to show a different side of her. I am surprised that you called "Messy Little Raindrops" her best album since most of her fans think it's her laziest effort to date (I personally think it's a bit underrated). - Cheryl should release a Greatest Hits record after her upcoming studio album so that you will have an album to love to!
23 singles?! Wow - I am impressed.
I really dislike "No Good Advice" and the sound of the song strengthens my point of them sounding way too "British" to break other markets. There's something which is missing in their sound which other superstars had at that time (I can't put it into words). I agree on the video being tacky, though
It was enjoyable (and actually hilarious) to watch!
Anyway, "Untouchable" , on the other hand, is GREAT! Like for real, it's really great. I even thought of buying that track on iTunes after listening to it. It's one of the best girl group singles I have ever listened to and I can't believe I missed this track for so many years. WTF, it's the best song of their entire career (before the comeback) and it didn't reach the Top 10?! - That's tragic!
When it comes to your Top 2 IT HAS TO BE (it's not a guess!) "Sound of the Underground" & "Something New".
Well, it also didn't help that Three Words was released right in the middle of her two best songs
It would have been a great single, although I think the general public is not a Cheryl-ballad fan, as The Flood underperformed quite a bit and Girls Aloud also rarely did very well with their slower songs.
I would totally get behind a greatest hits, yes. I am sure that would be her best record by far. Is she actually recording new stuff at the moment?
at you disliking No Good Advice. Was actually a pretty big hit here in The Netherlands! Missing in sound? Every other recording artists misses what Girls Aloud have- an absolute flawless back catalogue <3
SO glad you like Untouchable though. Did you already know it beforehand or you just discovered it?
I know, it was a same, although the Out Of Control album had already sold very, very well when Untouchable was released (their best selling studio album), so that could be a reason. And the single mix, like Jake already mentioned, didn't help either.
He, he! We will see
JSparksFan wrote:"Call the Shots" is understated beauty done the way only Girls Aloud can. Pete loves "Biology" so much, and his adoration of the song has rubbed off on me quite a bit. It's not their best, but it is one of the songs in their discography that only they could have pulled off so well.
"Whole Lotta History" is beautiful, and definitely underrated. It would probably make my Girls Aloud Top 10 as well. I'd always written "The Promise" off as overrated and even somewhat clumsy in parts, but I've been revisiting it more these days and I think my opinion has changed. It's actually pretty great!
I love the wildness of "No Good Advice," and the last 30 seconds you highlighted are definitely awesome!
"Untouchable" is a song that words fail to do justice. It's divine, and perfect for any mood. It's my clear favourite from the girls, and easily one of the best pop songs ever constructed.
Agree with your comment about Biology, yes. Cannot imagine any other girlgroup releasing that song, that really made them unique,
And yess for you liking Whole Lotta History, like I said, such an underrated one. The Promise is just great!!
Always good to see some extra love for Untouchable, it's just such a beautiful and special song and deserved so much more. The album version is just simply divine and it could go on forever.
Mainshow wrote: JakeP wrote:
Mainshow wrote:When it comes to your Top 2 IT HAS TO BE (it's not a guess!) "Sound of the Underground" & "Something New".
Or Love machine
and The show
Although they're from the same album so maybe Something kinda ooohh
or The loving kind
just to mix things up a bit.
I really can't predict what the top 2 songs are gonna be.
Imagine Fan turns out to be extra-ordinarily overdramatic and becomes the King of Trolling here on UKMIX and crowns "Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" the winner
Well, I do like Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me a lot