I am here to confirm that, yes, Girls Aloud's Out of Control is phenomenal. I know a lot of people who read Stale Popcorn (particularly non Europeans) may just think whenever I talk about Girls Aloud I'm acting like a crazed loon and that these gals are nothing more than a throwaway pop outfit (because, oh I dunno, they're not male and don't play guitars and sing songs about "important" things), but to listen to an album like Out of Control is truly a transcendental experience. It is a euphoric, life-affirming, world-stops-turning moment. It is the sort of album that demands - nay, DESERVES - to be given the same sort of respect that is automatically given to whatever Bob Dylan throws out (you can insert any other Clint Eastwood-of-music type in there). I almost can't fathom how truly astounding this epic of an album is.
Out of Control will change your life.
Out of Control is a classic.
Out of Control is a masterpiece.
I'm rambling and can't quite think straight. I need to sleep and collect my thoughts a bit more coherently in the morning. A proper full review is obviously forthcoming, but needless to say it's an A+ experience. Truly stunning in every sense of the word.