What Will the Neighbours Say?

Girls Aloud - What Will the Neighbours Say?
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
Liked by 4 people
November 29, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
Pop, Dance Pop / Genres
Sign In to rate and review


The Guardian

Ultimately, you cannot escape the feeling that What Will the Neighbours Say? achieves greatness despite, rather than because of, the group whose name appears on the front cover. This is certainly an odd state of affairs, but it does not stop it being a great album: funny, clever, immediate, richly inventive.

Yes, it's mindless, slightly slutty, and probably the musical equivalent of dancing round an Essex girl's handbag on a Friday night, but it has an edge that most 'proper' bands can't muster.
The Irish Times
Girls Aloud administer the kind of alleviating nonsense that sounds absolutely brilliant comin' atcha from a radio.
The album's running order is top-heavy, with the five singles comprising the first five tracks -- not that this really mattered in the days of downloads and track cherry-picking, but that did leave the second half of the album rather thin on killer tracks.

Nothing special, few songs are bangers, the rest are fillers. Album is definitely frontloaded, joyful and catchy, the lyrics are usually messy and silly. Most of it is typical pop fare, with the rock edge, I think it's a lovely combination. "Wake Me Up" it's my favourite rockish pop banger.


The Show - 10/10
Love Machine - 8/10
I'll Stand By You - 9/10
Jump - 10/10
Wake Me Up - 7/10
Deadlines & Diets - 7/10
Big Brother - 9/10
Hear Me Out - 8/10
Graffiti My Soul - 10/10
Real Life - 6/10
Here We Go - 5/10
Thank Me Daddy - 9/10


The Show - 10/10
Love Machine - 6/10
I'll Stand By You - 7/10
Jump - 6/10
Wake Me Up - 10/10
Deadlines & Diets - 8/10
Big Brother - 8/10
Hear Me Out - 10/10
Graffiti My Soul - 10/10
Real Life - 9/10
Here We Go - 9/10
Thank Me Daddy - 6/10
I Say A Prayer For You - 3/10
100 Different Ways - 8/10

Purchasing What Will the Neighbours Say? from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
erik, MarkyC, jlaister
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Track List

  1. The Show
  2. Love Machine
  3. I'll Stand By You
  4. Jump
  5. Wake Me Up
  6. Deadlines & Diets
  7. Big Brother
  8. Hear Me Out
  9. Graffiti My Soul
  10. Real Life
  11. Here We Go
  12. Thank Me Daddy
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.

Added on: August 24, 2014