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Simon.
post Mar 13 2018, 08:49 PM
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As this had a brief stint on iTunes recently in the 400's region #itunesgoals, I've decided to give a rate of it a go! As we know it was the fifth album release which was the 1st October 2007. It was the first studio album to feature Amelle Barrabah and was the second consecutive album number 1 for the girls!

Some loose facts from wiki which I found interesting -

Although it was Amelle's first production, many of the songs from the album were tracks that did not appear on Taller In More Ways.
The French edition of Change is a greatest hits compilation because the album Overloaded: The Singles Collection was not released there, and it contains all their hits since "Overload" to "Denial"
"Never Gonna Dance Again" was originally written for the groups previous album Taller In More Ways but was cut from the final track listing due to the girls not being fond of the song. When the group were writing the fifth studio album, they came back to the track and grew to like the song, prompting the group to add it to the album Change.
The Change tour was their longest being 30 days.

I never knew this one, I can't figure it out - "Denial" samples "Standing in the Way of Control" by The Gossip.
English singer and songwriter V V Brown wrote "Denial" while she was on London Underground's Victoria line.

xx About You Now
xx Never Gonna Dance Again
xx Denial
xx My Love Is Pink
xx Change
xx Back When
xx Surprise
xx Backdown
xx Mended By You
xx 3 Spoons Of Suga
xx Open The Door
xx Undignified
xx In Recline
xx I Can't Take It No More

If we get a decent amount of votes I'll publish the results as soon as possible, not sure this will be that popular being over 10 years later but one way to find out.

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post Mar 17 2018, 07:45 PM
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8.5/10 About You Now
8/10 Never Gonna Dance Again
8.5/10 Denial
9/10 My Love Is Pink
8/10 Change
3/10 Back When
7.5/10 Surprise
7.5/10 Backdown
6/10 Mended By You
8.5/10 3 Spoons Of Suga
6/10 Open The Door
6/10 Undignified
7/10 In Recline
6/10 I Can't Take It No More

This was harder than I thought it would be! Change houses some major bops - definitely doesn't deserve the hate it gets.
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post Mar 18 2018, 01:07 PM
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10.0 About You Now
10.0 Never Gonna Dance Again
10.0 Denial
11.0 My Love Is Pink
10.0 Change
08.0 Back When
06.5 Surprise
09.0 Backdown
08.0 Mended By You
08.0 3 Spoons Of Suga
07.0 Open The Door
07.5 Undignified
08.5 In Recline
07.0 I Can't Take It No More

I have such fond memories of this album, the first 5 tracks are and remain flawless, was gutted we never got a 4th single. 'My Love Is Pink' was the Pride single we deserved.
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post Mar 19 2018, 08:52 PM
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11 \ About You Now \ This will never not be an utter bop. Best thing about the album version is that it's ever so slightly longer than the radio edit so we get that lil bit more Keisha wub.gif That extra pre-chorus is spot on. The vocals on this track are on point! Some great ad-libs from Keisha and I love Amelle's vocals on the verses

10 \ Never Gonna Dance Again \ I'm not sure I can even imagine Mutya's vocals on this, even though it's a TIMW reject. Amelle just starts the song off so beautifully, in fact all the verses have really lovely vocals. Love this song so much

11 \ Denial \ This is such a Heidi track and she OWNS it. I am so so so glad that this was released as a single and it is by far the best non-2.0 video and right up there with the best 2.0 videos. Stunning track, a real career & 3.0 highlight

09 \ My Love Is Pink \ I hated this for years. It has grown considerably on me, especially post-freedom, to the point where I really kinda enjoy it a lot.

10 \ Change \ STUNNING. Like truly goosebump inducing stunning. Vocals for days, stunning harmonies, this is just a Sugaballad by numbers and it is exquisite. Every single Sugababes album has that one ballad that just stands heads and shoulders above everything and everyone and this is it for Change. (Run For Cover, Stronger, Conversation's Over, Follow Me Home (Mutya)/Now You're Gone (Amelle), Change, Sunday Rain, No More You)

08 \ Back When \ I mean it's nice and the chorus is lovely but the middle 8 from Amelle and Keisha into a key change really elevates/saves this track. Without it, it'd just be there. Longest song on the album and not only does it feel like it, it doesn't really do anything with it. You could cut the last 25 seconds of this song without even noticing it wasn't there.

03 Surprise (Goodbye) \ I still hate this. The backing track is repulsive and the bridge is clunky and my god the chorus is just nasty. The post-chorus is rather lovely though. Really really shocking that this came from Dallas Austin. Push The Button and Ugly are flawless (Ugly haters to be banished to the shoutbox) and then to come out with this is just awful. Oh god and the middle 8 might just be the worst bit, it's tragic. Supposedly a TIMW reject too and it should have stayed in the bin. It's at this point you start to wonder if Mutya was like the last line of defence and did that final bit of Quality Checking. (Then you remember what Real Girl ended up being....)

10 \ Back Down \ YAAAAAAAS. Such a flawless bop and this is so f***ing good live. A real highlight of the Change Tour (and album) for me. I love everything about this. It's the babes at their Angels/Three genre hopping best.

10 \ Mended By You \ August 23rd do you remember? I want something super significant (& positive) to happen to me on August 23rd so I can hammer this track like "yes Amelle, yes I do remember August 23rd". I adore this. It's a Sugaballad by numbers but that's just a recipe for success.

11 \ 3 Spoons Of Suga \ YAS pop-bop. I was dying for this to be released at the time, and still am. The song lends itself so well to a super good and almost literal video. Such a missed opportunity. I think this would have been the perfect song to close out the era on....and the album too. It defo should have stopped here.

04 \ Open The Door \ It does absolutely nothing for me at all. It's so bland and nothingy.

02 \ Undignified \ Lyrically this is a straight up 10. Melodically, it's a -999999999. The chorus is almost creepily up tempo and happy for the lyrics. I hate this so much. On par with Shape for the Sugababes (1.0-3.0) song I detest the most. The only song on this rate I didn't listen the whole way through. I hate it that much

10 \ In Recline \ Better than half the album. It's fun and easily the best post-Mutya original b-side. (Original coz the I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor cover BANGS). Was so glad this was rescued from the cancelled Good To Be Gone single release. Amelle's "You just hit, you hit this spot, I'm frustrated getting hot" gets me every time. I do prefer the original mix that was on the GTBG single, it's slightly longer at 3:50

08 \ I Can't Take It No More \ Would have fitted really well on the album alongside Back Down in place of Undignified or Open The Door or Surprise (Goodbye). Really enjoyable.




MLIP and Back When have grown on me over time so it's no longer quite so 50% hit 50% miss for me, but it's defo got the most duds of any of the Sugababes 6 proper albums. God I miss these girls releasing music cry.gif They're just unparalleled for me. I am so glad I got to grow up with them and their music
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post Mar 19 2018, 09:04 PM
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Change Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvIc...0GEfeYgnfQMOUNy
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post Mar 19 2018, 09:35 PM
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11.0 About You Now > My fave girl group song of all time. It's literal pop perfection. <
07.0 Never Gonna Dance Again
09.0 Denial
06.0 My Love Is Pink
09.0 Change
10.0 Back When
10.0 Surprise
08.5 Backdown
10.0 Mended By You
08.0 3 Spoons Of Suga
07.5 Open The Door
08.0 Undignified
xx In Recline
xx I Can't Take It No More


Loooove this album. The first one of theirs I adored. TIMW was OK, but I find that to be a bit overrated. This is a lot more "safe pop" but it bangs hard for me wub.gif

Edit: I dunno why, but I feel like MBY would've served so well as a single and been released with the 'Follow Me Home' video.
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post Mar 20 2018, 04:28 AM
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08 About You Now
08 Never Gonna Dance Again
07 Denial
11 My Love Is Pink
07 Change
06 Back When
05 Surprise
05 Backdown
07 Mended By You
10 3 Spoons Of Suga
08 Open The Door
06 Undignified
07 In Recline
06 I Can't Take It No More
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Simon.
post Mar 20 2018, 02:32 PM
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10 About You Now
10 Never Gonna Dance Again
11 Denial
08 My Love Is Pink
09 Change
07 Back When
07 Surprise
07 Backdown
08 Mended By You
06 3 Spoons Of Suga
08 Open The Door
08 Undignified
06 In Recline
04 I Can't Take It No More
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post Mar 20 2018, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE(5 Silas Frøkner @ Mar 19 2018, 08:52 PM) *
02 \ Undignified \ Lyrically this is a straight up 10. Melodically, it's a -999999999. The chorus is almost creepily up tempo and happy for the lyrics. I hate this so much. On par with Shape for the Sugababes (1.0-3.0) song I detest the most. The only song on this rate I didn't listen the whole way through. I hate it that much

10 \ In Recline \ Better than half the album. It's fun and easily the best post-Mutya original b-side. (Original coz the I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor cover BANGS). Was so glad this was rescued from the cancelled Good To Be Gone single release. Amelle's "You just hit, you hit this spot, I'm frustrated getting hot" gets me every time. I do prefer the original mix that was on the GTBG single, it's slightly longer at 3:50


ohmy.gif I thought everyone loved Undignified and that's interesting I never knew In Recline was going to be on the GTBG single, not heard that remix of it either.
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post Mar 21 2018, 07:17 PM
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I think it’s always been an unpopular opinion laugh.gif

I’m on my way home now, I’ll see if I can track the other mix of In Recline down
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post Mar 22 2018, 10:06 AM
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10 About You Now
08 Never Gonna Dance Again
07 Denial
06 My Love Is Pink
09 Change
06 Back When
05 Surprise
04 Backdown
07 Mended By You
05 3 Spoons Of Suga
06 Open The Door
06 Undignified
05 In Recline
05 I Can't Take It No More
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post Apr 15 2018, 04:02 PM
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Any more rates anyone??? Well try and get a few more in before we close it off
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Simon.
post Apr 15 2018, 04:42 PM
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Be good to get at least 10
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post Apr 16 2018, 02:49 AM
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11 About You Now
10 Never Gonna Dance Again
09 Denial
03 My Love Is Pink
06 Change
07 Back When
07 Surprise
06 Backdown
08 Mended By You
06 3 Spoons Of Suga
08 Open The Door
09 Undignified
10 In Recline
07 I Can't Take It No More
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post Apr 16 2018, 05:39 AM
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11 About You Now
09 Never Gonna Dance Again
08 Denial
10 My Love Is Pink
07 Change
09 Back When
08 Surprise
06 Backdown
07 Mended By You
07 3 Spoons Of Suga
06 Open The Door
07 Undignified
xx In Recline
xx I Can't Take It No More
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post Apr 17 2018, 11:43 AM
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8 About You Now
11 (10) Never Gonna Dance Again
11 Denial
11 (10) My Love Is Pink

8 Change
8.5 Back When
9 Surprise
9 Backdown
10 Mended By You
9 3 Spoons Of Suga
10 Open The Door
7 Undignified
xx In Recline
xx I Can't Take It No More

how many 11's we can use ? if 1 only then change 10 to Dance and Pink.
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post Apr 17 2018, 12:55 PM
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11 About You Now
07 Never Gonna Dance Again
07 Denial
05 My Love Is Pink
10 Change
09 Back When
06 Surprise
04 Backdown
07 Mended By You
08 3 Spoons Of Suga
06 Open The Door
07 Undignified
05 In Recline
08 I Can't Take It No More
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post Apr 17 2018, 07:10 PM
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Results will start next week!
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post Apr 18 2018, 04:57 PM
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09.0 About You Now
08.0 Never Gonna Dance Again
09.0 Denial
09.0 My Love Is Pink
07.0 Change
07.5 Back When
07.5 Surprise
06.0 Backdown
07.5 Mended By You
05.0 3 Spoons Of Suga
10.0 Open The Door
07.5 Undignified
05.0 In Recline
08.0 I Can't Take It No More
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post Apr 18 2018, 08:15 PM
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10.0 About You Now
09.0 Never Gonna Dance Again
09.5 Denial
10.0 My Love Is Pink
10.0 Change
07.0 Back When
08.0 Surprise
05.0 Backdown
09.0 Mended By You
11.0 3 Spoons Of Suga
10.0 Open The Door
08.5 Undignified
xx.x In Recline
xx.x I Can't Take It No More

Their last amazing album. Forget how much I really love it until I listen to it.
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