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Out of Control [Import, Extra tracks]

Girls AloudAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 11, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Extra tracks
  • Label: POLYDOR UK
  • ASIN: B001HZ4TIG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,606 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Promise
2. The Loving Kind
3. Rolling Back the Rivers in Time
4. Love Is the Key
5. Turn to Stone
6. Untouchable
7. Fix Me Up
8. Love Is Pain
9. Miss You Bow Wow
10. Revolution in the Head
11. Live in the Country
12. We Wanna Party

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UK edition includes one bonus track, 'We Wanna Party'. 2008 release from the UK's premiere girl group, who continue to take Pop music to places it's never been before. Five albums into their career they are trailblazers who have consistently raised the bar and changed what it means to be a girlband in the 21st century. Working again with the Xenomania team, Girls Aloud have been constantly challenging themselves in the studio. The lead single, `The Promise' sees the girls explore the lush sounds of the '60s. It's a sound that has already proved to be a winner. Even before release the single is already one of the most played Girls Aloud songs on radio. 12 tracks. Polydor.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great album November 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Without a doubt, Out Of Control has received the most mixed reviews of GA's career to date. Half the fans love it, half the fans hate it.

But there's no doubt that is looking to be GA's most successful album yet - it recently reached #1 in the UK album charts, GA's first studio album to reach the top.

My opinion of the album? It's one of GA's best albums yet. I know I say that about every album they release, but this time I mean it. In the ranking of their albums, it would be their second best after Chemistry.

Out Of Control opens with the lead single from the album, "The Promise." This was GA's fourth #1 single, and one of their biggest sellers to date. It's also a very good song. The first time I heard it, I thought it was really weird but it quickly grew on me. The catchy 60's feel of the song was infectious and soon I couldn't get it out of my head. When you hear it on OOC, it's a bit out of place, and not one of the better songs on the album. But on it's own, it's awesome.

Track 2 is "The Loving Kind." This song is famous because it was produced by the Pet Shop Boys. GA fans all over rave about this track, but I don't get the hype. I find this song really boring. It's going to be GA's next single, but I don't agree with the choice. This is not up to GA's usual standards in my opinion. I hardly ever listen to it.

The next track is "Rolling Back The Rivers In Time." On my first listen through of the CD, this was a favourite. And it still is, but I have to be in the right mood, otherwise it bores me. It's got this really cool retro feel to it, and the chorus is really catchy. It also has this interesting acapella opening done by Nadine.

Track 4 is "Love Is The Key." This is one of the other 'meh' songs on the album for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid Packaging February 1, 2009
By Adel
Format:Audio CD
None of Girls Aloud albums been made as Special Edition like this packaging until Out of Control cause by no doubt this is the Girls Best Album so far,

It includes massive hits! Such as "The Promise", "The Love Kind" which was produced by the Legendary "Pet shop boys"

And believe me by saying MANY MORE HITS.

It's a mix of Dance and Electronic groove hits, Some how familiar to Madonna's Confessions on a Dance floor!

The Deluxe edition comes with a DVD pack, Including HQ glittering pictures and 2 CDS, The first CD contains the tracks of the album, And the second one containing the making of Out of Control, Amazing and truly worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bring Girls Aloud to America! January 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As an American BritPop aficionado from the dawn of Duran Duran, I took pride in being plugged into the best music from the Mother Land, Scandinavia and Europe - everything ranging from Propaganda to Pulp, Abba and Alice Deejay to Transvision Vamp and The Zutons. How I was able to completely miss the phenomenon of Girls Aloud is beyond me. I likely lumped them into the lightweight rubbish bin alongside Atomic Kitten, Sugababes and Saturdays - not for the merits of those acts but due to my lingering disdain for The Spice Girls and Pussycat Dolls.

Needless to say, as Cheryl Cole sprung into international superstardom thanks to The X Factor on YouTube, I became curious. I started with her solo albums before buying the entire Girls Aloud catalog on Amazon. While her solo works are exactly what I expected - lightweight pop song guilty pleasures - the Girls Aloud work was something different altogether: lush, imaginative arena pop with an edgy, indie rock mentality.

Credit writers/producers Xenomania for the songs - and guitarist Johnny Marr of the Smiths for a dash of extra cool (he plays lightly on many of this album's tracks). Read Wikipedia's listings on Xenomania and Girls Aloud for a much better dissection of their innovative approach to song structure. All I can say is - wow, this is some of the best pop music to wash upon any shores in the past 25 years. If you like Swede hipster pop stars like Annie (also a Xenomania project) and Robyn, then you'll love this.

Some of the tracks are pure, euphoric, unforgettable pop: Untouchable is simply smashing - one of the best pop singles of all time. But then there's the weird tracks. "Live in the Country" would have fit nicely in on Blur's masterpiece "Parklife.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GA's growing up and "Out of Control"!! February 8, 2010
By B. Wade
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Girls Aloud's 6th Studio album shows they aren't those baby faced girls who won that show back in 2002. They are growing and it's sounds great!
1.)The Promise-Very good song but frankly(IMO)not nearly as good as all the hype surounding it suggests. I can understand why it was the single though.
2.)The Loving Kind- Great electro-pop, midtempo track. Nicola's pleading "I'd do anything" sounds heartbreaking and sincere.
3.)Rolling Back The Rivers In Time- A nice song but sounds a little filler-ish to me.
4.)Love Is The Key- One of the best on OCC(IMO)very 60's sounding(slightly remisant of"Waiting" on Chemistry) great harmonica solo as well.
5.)Turn To Stone- I loved this when I first heard it but now I've kind of fallen out of love with it. Very good icy pop song though.
6.)Untouchable-GA's over 6 minute long opus is indeed great. A little boring in some spots(IMO) but great and very well done. Nadine's solo at the end is a gem.
7.)Fix Me Up- I love this song! many feel it was chessy or out of place but I strongly dissagree. I feel after the drama of Untouchable this very funky flirty song is much needed.
8.)Love Is Pain- A little like "Close to love" on Tangled up in a way but very very good song.
9.)Miss You(Bow Wow)-One of my least favorite songs on OCC very silly to me but still well done job by the girls.
10.)Revolution In The Head-#1 song on OCC(IMO)GA repeats the funky, reggae sound from Control Of the Knife on Tangled Up but even better! It has a message telling Gen.Y to get up and DO something instead of play more Rock Band"Revolution in the head don't count for nothing" plus Nadine's little rapping is GOLD!
11.)Live In The Country- Most people HATE this song and you will hear why. It is (IMO) the worst song on OCC.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Why aren't these ladies known in the USA?
Girls Aloud is so different from other girl groups; their music is innovative and addictive. Watching their live performances on my computer, I can see how tremendously popular... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Beverly Naleway
5.0 out of 5 stars Untouchable
A bit of serendipity here. These girls were completely off the radar in North America, and having lived in Canada for the last 20 odd years I was blissfully unaware of their... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Peter Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Girls Aloud Album!
This album is absolutely amazing. Full of all kinds of songs that you can sing along and dance too. The stand out tracks are The Promise, Rolling Back The Rivers in Time, Love Is... Read more
Published 19 months ago by ItsMe
3.0 out of 5 stars Out of Control
Fifth album from top-selling British pop act, once again fully written and produced by Brian Higgins and Xenomania. Read more
Published on October 10, 2011 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy, Yet Still Girls Aloud
I loved listening to their previous album, "Tangled Up", and felt that this album would meet the same standards. Read more
Published on September 14, 2011 by thenamegame
3.0 out of 5 stars okay....
I really only bought this product for the track "The Promise" because I am in love with that song and couldn't find a descent digital verison anywhere. Read more
Published on June 7, 2011 by cantrembr7
5.0 out of 5 stars QUITE POSSIBLY...the girls' best album yet
Out of all 5 studio albums (plus 1 greatest hits and singles boxset), "Out Of Control", Girls Aloud's most recent studio album from late 2008, could be their best... Read more
Published on August 19, 2009 by Larry Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Love it
I didn't know what to expect with Girls Aloud. I'm from the states and I have never listened to them before but I love British pop music so I decided to buy the CD after I heard... Read more
Published on June 22, 2009 by Lauren DeMers
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of Control was one of the best albums of 2008
Girls Aloud have become one of the most successful girl groups in UK history. They have had a record breaking 20 consecutive Top Ten hits. Read more
Published on May 19, 2009 by Kameron
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite girl band.
Girls Aloud is a popular girl group in the UK. They are energetic and have a varied assortment of songs. I really enjoy listening to them.
Published on February 19, 2009 by Harold Johnson
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