(1988) Nobody Else (Deluxe)

Take That

... read morePresaging the teen-pop phenomenon of the late '90s, Take That took Great Britain by storm in 1993. They didn't, however, hit the States until this release, and even then they hardly made a dent, with only the single "Back for Good" getting any airplay. Where Hanson sparked the boy band craze in the...

01:05′:39″ 14 Songs

1
Sure
Take That
3:39
2
Back For Good (Radio Mix)
Take That
4:02
3
Every Guy
Take That
3:58
4
Sunday To Saturday
Take That
5:03
5
Nobody Else
Take That
5:48
6
Never Forget
Take That
5:12
7
Hanging Onto Your Love
Take That
4:08
8
Holding Back The Tears
Take That
5:28
9
Hate It
Take That
3:41
10
Lady Tonight
Take That
4:36
11
The Day After Tomorrow
Take That
4:51
12
Sure (Full Pressure Mix)
Take That
5:37
13
Back For Good (Urban Mix)
Take That
4:00
14
Every Guy (Live)
Take That
5:36
Released 12 February 1988, This Compilation ℗ 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Limited

Review

Presaging the teen-pop phenomenon of the late '90s, Take That took Great Britain by storm in 1993. They didn't, however, hit the States until this release, and even then they hardly made a dent, with only the single "Back for Good" getting any airplay. Where Hanson sparked the boy band craze in the U.S. with a tight band, assured songwriting, good vocals, and an appreciation for rock & roll, and the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC gave us lush harmonies and production, Take That lacks the confidence or the style of even the weakest cut by the above-mentioned groups. With lyrics like "Love ain't here anymore / it's gone away to a town called yesterday," you almost snap out of the coma the rest of the album has induced -- simply because the lines are laughable. Despite lilting vocals on "Back for Good" and the surprisingly risqué "Babe," there isn't a cut that stands out on Nobody Else. Teen pop isn't always art, but it still needs to be well done and have a little bite. This album doesn't offer either. ~ Bryan Buss