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Released: 14th November 2005.

Girls Aloud - BiologyWe really should thank the music industry for Girls Aloud. Each single they've released has been a perfect example of how pop music should be done, and "Biology" is a welcome addition to their collection. It may not be their most immediate song, but it's certainly one of their best crafted numbers - a terrific, catchy tune with a fair share of irresistible electro beats, ironic lyrics and a captivating chorus. This comes not only courtesy of genius producer Brian Higgins, but also by the girls' cheeky and sexy vocal performance. "Biology" is the sound of a group with a huge personality, that have matured quickly, and are not ashamed to have fun with music. And that's what pop is all about.

* * * * * (Xevi)

To quote Radio 1's Edith Bowman, the new Girls Aloud track is like 'a weird blender'. What she means of course is that this is probably the first song Nadine, Cheryl and co have done without including a straight set of choruses, verses or middle eights for that matter. Not that I'm holding that against them - after all, this is a definite return to form after the somewhat weak "Long Hot Summer". I just hope their Popjustice approved pop formula doesn't run out on them soon, because they are a good band.

* * * * (Alex MacGregor)

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