ALBUM REVIEW: The Saturdays “Headlines!”

Record Label: Polydor
Release Date: 16.08.2010

With two Top 10 albums to their name, The Saturdays are back with their sooner than anticipated, and in my opinion their best to date, third album “Headlines!”. Although the album only contains eight tracks, two of which have already been released as singles, it is very clear that the fivesome have gone for quality rather than quantity.

The album opens with “Missing You”, which happens to be their new single (out at the start of August). Once you’ve listened to this track, you certainly have a feel for what the rest of the album has in store. “Missing You” takes on current music trends with its techno synths mixed with auto tuned voices, however it is not overly produced so we can still hear the talented voices that make up The Saturdays, which makes a nice difference to some of the other acts out there at the moment.

Thankfully the rest of the album follows suit. Tracks such as “Higher” and “Puppet” offer the listener a more mature sound with driving beats and showcase the way in which their music has evolved with group, yet still maintain the all important The Saturdays signature.

“Karma” seems to be the odd one out, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I feel it’s quite possibly the strongest track on “Headlines!” with its almost Katy Perry vibe. With their voices sounding the strongest they ever have, “Karma” proves a great sound for the girls. I only wish more of the album had this kind of style to it.

Even though “Headlines!” contains two tracks from the last album, they (“Ego” and “Forever Is Over”) actually fit better on “Headlines!” than they ever did on “Wordshaker”. The Saturdays have managed to created a brief but fantastic little gem. “Headlines!” is a must listen for this summer.

Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Christopher Hall

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Book: Georgette Heyer “Arabella”
Film: Dark City
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Steal My Style: Alex
The Way I Saw It: Vancouver

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Albums: The Saurdays “Headlines!”, The Lost Cavalry “Waves Freeze to Rolling Hills”, The Unconventionals “Flower to the People”, Lotte Mullan “Plain Jane”, Young & The Lost Club Compilation
Singles of The Month: Charlene Soraia “When We Were Five” and Jukebox Collective “Icon Parade”
Live Music: The Bombay Bicycle Club, Seth Lakeman, CBSO Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Theatre: The Butler, TeakShow’s Inner Nutter, Portraits of An Actress, Mum’s The Word
DVD: Otto Or Up With The Dead People, Shutter Island, The Blind Side, Psycho
Books: Gavin Esler “Power Play”, Seth “George Sprott”, Tom McCarthy “C”, Sandra Newman “Changeling: A Memoir of Parents Lost & Found”

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