Just My Luck

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
First glances at London's McFly could cause one to believe the fresh-faced quartet is something of another boy band-esque group that happens to play its own instruments. However, surprise will quickly set in upon pressing play on the polished Just My Luck, as the guys are actually closer in sound to pop-rockers the Monkees, the Beach Boys or even the one-hit fabrication that was the Wonders (yup, that band from Tom Hanks' flick, That Thing You Do!). Despite being ridiculously overproduced, the album does have its merits, and beams sunshine through its sparkling rhythms, shimmering vocal harmonies, and catchy, layered melodies. McFly are indeed competent musicians who already...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
First glances at London's McFly could cause one to believe the fresh-faced quartet is something of another boy band-esque group that happens to play its own instruments. However, surprise will quickly set in upon pressing play on the polished Just My Luck, as the guys are actually closer in sound to pop-rockers the Monkees, the Beach Boys or even the one-hit fabrication that was the Wonders (yup, that band from Tom Hanks' flick, That Thing You Do!). Despite being ridiculously overproduced, the album does have its merits, and beams sunshine through its sparkling rhythms, shimmering vocal harmonies, and catchy, layered melodies. McFly are indeed competent musicians who already seem to understand how to make an appealing record. And well, the album should be chock-full of welcoming songs that are easy on the ears, as these Brits have just about taken cues for everything they do from the masters of pop who have come before them. Regardless of adolescent lyrics, every song sounds rather like a modern version of a pop
ock hit from somewhere in history that can't always be placed, and instead of actually listening to the songs at face value, initial spins are unconsciously spent going through a "where have I heard this song before?" list in one's head. McFly wear the influence of bands like the Beatles and the Beach Boys so blatantly on their collective sleeve it's oozing from practically every note played. Additionally, string arrangements are not used for mere dramatic effect in one single, requisite heartwarming/heart-tearing ballad as so many groups do, but appear over the entire record. And oftentimes, the strings are actually full-on orchestral arrangements that, when they're not turning innocent tracks into pure cheese, sound so disturbingly like a '40s musical backdrop, one can virtually see Judy Garland running around in the distance about to break out in song. Though an admittedly pleasurable and sunny listen overall, unless you're still distractedly doodling hearts and flowers on a social studies folder, there most likely won't be any need or desire to pick this album up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498766620
  • Catalog Number: 000671502
  • Sales rank: 113,595

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Hold You (2:59)
  2. 2 I've Got You (3:21)
  3. 3 Obviously (3:17)
  4. 4 Ultraviolet (3:58)
  5. 5 Five Colours in Her Hair (3:03)
  6. 6 Too Close for Comfort (4:36)
  7. 7 All About You (3:06)
  8. 8 That Girl (3:19)
  9. 9 Unsaid Things (3:47)
  10. 10 I'll Be O.K. (3:26)
  11. 11 Just My Luck (3:16)
  12. 12 Memory Lane (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McFly Primary Artist
The London Session Orchestra Strings
Martin Loveday Cello
Gavyn Wright Strings, Leader
Simon Hale Organ, Conductor
Peter Lale Viola
Technical Credits
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Hugh Padgham Producer
Simon Hale String Arrangements
Jay Reynolds Engineer, Digital Editing
Andy Saunders Engineer
Tim Roe Engineer
McFly Composer
Julian Willmott Engineer
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Outsatnding McFLY Album!!!

    Mcfly is a band that over the past 6 months I've fallen in love with. Thier music is coming out of their mouths and into our ears, it's all them. I started out with one song from this album &quot I've got you&quot . Then the next thing I knew I had every one of their albums. The music has it's own unique sound unlike any other band out there. They're the funniest guys I've ever seen. PURE GENIOUS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Give them a try!

    This is a great album made up from the band's first and second albums. It was their first album to be released in the US and Canada after the film "Just My Luck" was released. Listen to them! They are sure to appeal to just about anyone! And with theit recent seperation from their record label and their fourth studio album out we'll be seeing a whole new side to them...one NOT controled in any way by a record label..100% them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THEEE BEST BAND EVERRR

    OMG i love McFly from the begining. I have never liked/loved a band like this!! They are fun loving boys, they write their own music,play their own instruments, and they are very good looking too!They are VERY HILAIROUS!!!! Another thing i love about them is that they rarely ever put in curse words in their lyrics, because then all ages can enjoy the pop/rock/punk band ^.^ Danny, Tom, Dougie, and Harry have always made me feel good, so i think that you should give them a try so you can feel good too!=D If you don't know who they are, you can check them out in Just My Luck, with Chris Pine and Lindsey Lohan!!=D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite Band EVER! :D

    McFly is pretty much the best band in the world, well to me. They are really awesome, and have great talent. All of their songs are awesome as they are too. Tom, Danny,Dougie,nd Harry are soo cute :] There isn't one of their songs tht i love, or like alot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MCfly ROcks

    well i dont have their album but i download ALL of their Music I love them espically Danny!!!! my Fav right now is Suferbabe Ill be okay SIlence is a Scary Sound

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i totally recommend this to everyone who loves music!!!!!! it is a great albuum!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sam. McFly's probably youngest FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mcfly is an awsome band. even though there isn't many of their cd's in the US. You can here them in the movie Just My Luck (with lindsey lohan). they also aren't bad looking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Awesome

    Mcfly is an amazing band.and this is an outstanding cd.

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