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Everybody Wants To Be On TV by Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls

Everybody Wants To Be On TV

Release Date: Apr 12, 2010

Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop

Record label: Epic


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Album Review: Everybody Wants To Be On TV by Scouting For Girls

Average, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Everybody Wants to Be on TV, the second album by British pop trio Scouting for Girls, is as light and breezy as its predecessor and is loaded with sure-fire hit material, though it does nothing to impress the legion of critics who have slagged the band for its unimaginative approach to radio-friendly pop/rock. While Scouting for Girls garnered more than their fair share of disparagement from critics in the British press, there's no denying that the band proved remarkably successful from a commercial standpoint. Scouting for Girls (2007), the band's eponymous debut, topped the U.K.

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The Guardian - 40
Based on rating 2/5

The success of Scouting for Girls continues to baffle. There's nothing to distinguish them from the hundreds of pub bands cranking out the same jaunty guy-rock every night of the week, yet their first album went double platinum, and they're currently No 1 in the singles chart. Listening to the new record is like eavesdropping on a pub conversation – in his lyrics, leader Roy Stride is Mr Ordinary talking to his mates.

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BBC Music
Opinion: Mediocre

Their second album will again charm daytime radio programmers and sell by the lorry-load. Chris Roberts 2010 After spending their early years as a pub band, Harrow trio Scouting for Girls sold nearly a million copies of their eponymous 2008 debut, piano-bothering singer Roy Stride hogging radios with hits like She’s So Lovely and Elvis Ain’t Dead. They then scrapped their first stab at a follow-up, claiming to be in pursuit of perfection.

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