JLS

JLS

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JLS, the second-place runner-up on The X Factor in 2008, come up with a few standout songs on their eponymous album debut, which is otherwise rather bland. The British boy band, comprised of singers Oritsé Williams, Aston Merrygold, Jonathan Gill, and

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JLS, the second-place runner-up on The X Factor in 2008, come up with a few standout songs on their eponymous album debut, which is otherwise rather bland. The British boy band, comprised of singers Oritsé Williams, Aston Merrygold, Jonathan Gill, and Marvin Humes, is certainly likable. They're cute and charismatic, and they sing well enough. What they lack is songwriting talent. They're credited with writing many of the songs on the album; in fact, most of the album's second half is penned by them and produced by Metrophonic. These songs aren't all that good. The highlights of JLS aren't those songs written by the bandmembers, but rather those written and produced by industry hitmakers. In particular, the songwriting team of Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, perhaps best known for their work with Westlife, contribute a few songs, two of which are great: "Beat Again" and "Everybody in Love." The latter is produced by J.R. Rotem, another industry hitmaker who crafted a pair of smash hits from earlier in the year, Iyaz's "Replay" and Jason Derülo's "Whatcha Say," not to mention smash hits from years past such as Rihanna's "S.O.S." and Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls." Elsewhere on JLS, R&B singer/songwriter Taio Cruz is credited with co-writing "Keep One" and the veteran Danish duo Soulshock & Karlin are credited with co-writing and producing "One Shot." These two songs, in addition to the aforementioned pair by Hector and Mac, are far and away the best material here. The rest is more or less filler, though {|JLS">JLS">{|JLS fans will take some interest in these other songs because they're written by the bandmembers themselves rather than tailor-made by industry hitmakers.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0886975645725
catalogNumber:
7564572

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

JLS   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Paul Gendler   Guitar
Graham Stack   Keyboards
Steve Mac   Piano,Keyboards
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Wayne Hector   Background Vocals
Paul Meehan   Keyboards
Obi   Keyboards
Daniel Davidsen   Guitar
Jonas Jeberg   Keyboards
Tim McEwan   Percussion
Ali Tennant   Background Vocals
Mich Hansen   Percussion

Technical Credits

Chris Braide   Composer
Cutfather   Producer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Michael Warren   Composer
Sean Hurley   Composer,Instrumentation
Karlin   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Dave Arch   String Arrangements
Graham Stack   Composer,Programming
Steve Mac   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Martin Larsson   Programming
Neil Tucker   Engineer
Richard Flack   Vocal Engineer
Fraser T. Smith   Composer,Producer
Wayne Hector   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Producer
Chris Laws   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Tim Woodcock   Composer
Paul Meehan   Composer,Programming
Paul Barry   Composer
Brandon White   Composer
Obi   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Simon Emmett   Cover Photo
J.R. Rotem   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Jamie Scott   Composer
Taio Cruz   Composer,Producer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ayak Thiik   Composer
DEEKAY   Producer
Jonathan Gill   Composer
Marvin Humes   Composer
Aston Merrygold   Composer
Oritsé Williams   Composer
Beatriz Artola   Engineer
Martin M. Larsson   Composer,Instrumentation
Lars H. Jensen   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
C. Schack   Composer
Ali Tennant   Composer
Dann Pursey   Engineer
Mich Hansen   Composer
Lars Halvor Jensen   Composer
Metrophonic   Producer

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