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Debut album from McFly
Room On The 3rd Floor - McFly
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Room On The 3rd Floor - McFly
Advantages: Song good pop songs
Disadvantages: Bit same-y during the middle
Way back in 2004 there was a new wave of boyband appearing on the music scene. Gone were the lame ballad singing dreary pretty boys, instead they were replaced by cool young guys who not only played their own instruments, they also wrote their own songs. The first successful band on this type was probably Busted which had a short but successful career. After a few months of Busted, along came McFly, they were too of similar nature to Busted. In fact, one of the members of Busted actually worked on their debut album.
McFly consists of Tom Fletcher, Danny Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd. 'Room On The Third Floor' was their debut album released in 2004. It was released on the back of their singles 'Five Colours In Her Hair' and 'Obviously', both soared to the number 1 spot. The album reached nubmer 1 in the UK album chart and was the 29th biggest selling album of 2004.
'Five Colours In Her Hair' - The opening track, the first single and a song that you'll either love or hate. For me, when I first heard it I was in the latter category. As soon as you hear the opening "do-do-doodoo-doodoo-do" you'll decide whether you will stick with the song or skip it. It's annoyingly catchy, and kind of 60's / Beach Boys souding, which is a common theme amongs this album. I think the years have been kind to this track though, and I don't actually mind it as much (4/5)
'Obviously' - The second single. This is another classic McFly track. Not as annoying as the debut but still a song you can hum along too. "Coz Obviously she's out of my league..." I think lyrics like this make you think that McFly are just normal lads you can relate too whether your a female or male fan. (4/5).
'Room On The Third Floor' - Slightly slower song with an anthemic 'Na-Na-Na...." sing-a-long towards the end. Instantly catchy, more mature and shows the bands serious side for once. Again, can't fault this track either (4/5).
'That Girl' - Back in the ' Five Colours...' vibe. Similar story to the 'Obviously' track about not being good enough to get the girl. I can see why this song was a single and I can understand how people may think it's annoying. It's classic McFly and one of their greatest songs for sure (4/5).
'Hypnotised' - After a run of 4/5 tracks i've yet to find the magic 5/5 song and this song won't be getting it either. I guess you could call this the albums first filler song. It's decent enough but after the outstanding first four tracks the song seems a little bit lost (3/5).
'Saturday Night' - Two albums after this they recorded a song called 'Friday Night' which is better than this track. I do like this song though. It's very 60's sounding. Again very Beach Boys. (3/5)
'Met This Girl' - "When she walks into the room my heart goes Boom". A slightly weaker song for the album. Doesn't really go anywhere. (2/5).
'She Left Me' - A sweet ballad about teenage heartbreak. One of the better album tracks and could have easily have been a single. Again like most tracks it's got that 60's sound to it (4/5).
'Down By The Lake' - The album tracks on here so far (this one, Met This Girl, Saturday Night') all seem to blend into each other (3/5).
'Unsaid Things' - Love this song. One of the standout tracks on the album. Again, could have been a single and obviously the band are fond of it after naming their autobiography after this song. It's another song about meeting a girl and not being able to get with her (5/5).
'Surfer Babe' - Two words, Beach Boys. (3/5).
'Not Alone' - I think this is the first song on the album that sounds the most mature and serious. It's a ballad, maybe not a single worthy song but good enough and shows a different sound to the band. It's nice that they've added this song on the album as it's different from most of the 60's sounding, silly songs. (4/5).
'Brocolli' - The closing track on the album is the song with the most unusual title. I mean, how many songs do you know that are called 'Brocolli'. The song is the book end to 'Five Colours' in a way. It's a perfect pop song to end the album and tells the story that most 16 year old boys go through at some point. Brilliant way to close the album. (5/5).
Not a bad debut from the band. It's a great album to start them off with and as previous albums have showed they improve much more through later albums. I'd still reccoment this though as it's a good easy listening album. If you like the Beach Boys then you'll no doubt enjoy this.
Summary: Good debut album.