'The Loving Kind', a year and a bit on...

Discussion in 'Girls Aloud' started by Spuggie, Nov 12, 2010.

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  1. Spuggie

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    If this is blasphemy, I'm sorry, but I'm pleased that this became a Top 10 single for them above 'Untouchable' (which I love like a newborn).

    It has endured endless plays for me, like some great amalgamation of 80s, 90s and 00s pop into a succinct package which epitomised all that was detrimental to the commercialism of pop music and made it right. It may well be my favourite Girls Aloud single of all time. I'll have to sit in a small room and listen to this and 'The Show' on alternate repeat for a day or two to allow myself to come to any kind of decision.

    Sorry for my over-enthusiasm. What do we all think?
     
  2. Lockhart

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    Still bloody magnificent, second favourite GA song (after Untouchable natch).
     
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  3. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    It's just fucking BEAUTIFUL. It's all about the Out Of Control version over the slightly rubbish single mix for me.

    I know I BANG ON about her at any available opportunity but Nicola's 'I'd do anything' line is an AURAL OXYMORONIC HEARTBREAKING JOY.
     
  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    This thread needs a POLL
     
  5. monsta

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    13/10
     
  6. Spuggie

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    See, I really like the single version. The album version is my first love, obviously, but there aren't many radio-edits I will get on board with in the way I did with this.
     
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  7. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    And obviously their GMTV performance of this is EVENT TELEVISION.

    Sarah, Queen of Vox :disco:
     
  8. Spuggie

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    This wasn't my poll was it? Preserve my sanity, please.
     
  9. POP!

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    It's fucking lush and it's my choice November/December theme song
     
  10. Halli

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    It's probably my fave single of theirs
     
  11. monsta

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    It was for the best that this MAX TRACK (yes I'm bringing it back) was all but ignored by the general public :disco:
     
  12. Ryan

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    Fucking fantastic - one of their greatest moments.
     
  13. Penelope

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    Absolutely GORGEOUS track. I never understood quite why it got some sort of bizarre backlash.
     
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    Maybe because it sounded like Call The Shots part 2? (Not that that's a BAD thing but y'know people are cunts)
     
  15. Sheena

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    I don't think its anything like Call The Shots to be honest. I think its gorgeous, though, still one of my all time favourites. It's just so sad. Was my anthem of MISERY for many a long time during my depression of the time. Lyrically perhaps the best they've ever been too. Not surprising given the writers...
     
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    It's got SUCH a different mood to Call The Shots though. Are these people the same cunts who still insist Just Dance and Poker Face sound one and the same? :(
     
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    One of their very best - the drumless breakdown destroys me, such a perfect description of how the day-to-day can allow the important thngs to just slip away from us.
     
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    What Johnny K said.

    This song is when I started to notice GA. I never liked their earlier stuff. 'Untouchable' hits the stratosphere, it's so damn good! :disco:
     
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    I'd do anything
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    Am I not the loving kind?


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  20. Spuggie

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    TurnerPrize really is a cunt, isn't he?
     
  21. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

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    Seriously, this song was written about me.
     
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    I love it, it's one of their best and didn't deserved to be overlooked so much by the general public. Then, just as they were building up this image of really classy pop music, they go off and record shit like 'Promise This' :(
     
  23. Spuggie

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    This is the only Girls Aloud single I've heard on the radio this year, y'know. Twice.

    I hardly ever listen to the radio, so it probably isn't a point worth making, but if it isn't significant of anything else then I'm at least as rare as a lottery winner but less fortunate.

    Once was whilst waiting at traffic lights on my way to work (Radio 2), and the second time was driving home from work on a local station I didn't pay attention to.
     
  24. Suomi

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    why do you think Turnerprize is a cunt?
     
  25. Spuggie

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    He needs to KNOW HIMSELF.
     
  26. Halli

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    It was also my fave performance from the Out of Control Tour :disco:
     
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  28. Raining On Me

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    God I love this (although 9/10 love it, not 10/10 although it's nearly there), although "Untouchable" and "Love Is Pain" remain my OOC tracks of CHOYSE. The GMTV performance was fabulous due to Nadine's utterly incomprehensible comments to that bitch who left who I can't remember the name of. See, she was ALWAYS the star :(
     
  29. Christian

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    TP just has a tendency to be just as much of a CONTRARY MARY as Jark.

    Yes, THAT BAD.
     
  30. TurnerPrize

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    oh WHATEVER BABES. You're right up there with me and more DEAD INSIDE :evil:

    I don't hate this or anything, i just think it's pretty limp and a bit dull for a Girls Aloud single, really. I really want to love it because all the ingredients are seemingly there, but it's definitely in my bottom three of their non-cover singles.

    I have no guilt or shame in feeling this way - we know for a fact that Nicola herself thinks it's a bit shit, so it's a belief shared with the very best.
     
  31. Halli

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    Does Nicola not like it? I know she is not fond of The Show..
     
  32. TurnerPrize

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    Oh well she can fuck right off then. I bloody love The Show. What's she said about it?

    Loving Kind-wise, when she turned up to the PJ £20 music prize (the year they won for The Promise) she voted against it, and i'm pretty sure wasn't too complimentary about it.
     
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  33. Halli

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    She said The Show sounds dated and she doesn't like performing it
     
  34. Suomi

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    She said The Loving Kind should win 'the worst single of the year' award. Bit disrespectful considering the guest writers
     
  35. Lee

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    I'm really not a fan. It's far too washy and weak for me. I prefer the single version as it adds a bit of bass to it, but still not a GA classic.
     
  36. Slave

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    I'm with Lee on this one (no, REALLY). It's nice and all, I don't DISLIKE it as such, I'd listen to it out of choice and probably quite enjoy it, but it's missing that SOMETHING which trademarks most Girls Aloud songs, even the ones I don't like.
     
  37. Christian

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    Tis true (apart from the dead inside bit :evil:).

    I do really love this track though, one of their very best for me. It's that aching feeling of resignation that makes it so special.
     
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  38. Devil

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    Love it. It did seem to underperform but I think that can be chalked down to the album - it must've been over 600k by the time this came out, and from memory the video etc was out before Xmas? So people probably just picked up the album instead of waiting until January for the single.
     
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