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Released: 24th September 2001.

Liberty - Thinking It OverComparisons with their former TV adversaries were expected, but the debut single from Popstars' five runners up couldn't be more different. Set firmly in the genre of UK garage, this Latin-tinged track comes as a pleasant surprise. Vocally the group misses out on the big voices of Hear'say's Kim and Noel, but make up for it with soft harmonies which go hand in hand with the style of the track. This probably won't make the No. 1 spot, but Liberty can take pride in knowing it's a fresh and credible debut.

* * * * (CJB)

On hearing that the five who didn't make into Hear'say were expected to sign to a record label, everyone thought they would arrive with a quality pop song. That couldn't be further away from the truth. "Thinking It Over" tries to be credible by slipping into the garage genre - ironically this was the biggest mistake they could have made. Their vocals sound like they have been created on a computer, and the chorus is forgettable within minutes. This is throwaway rubbish that is unlikely to make a dent on the charts.

* (Matthew Jackson)

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