If you've been watching, you'll know that we're seven weeks into the ITV series, The Big Reunion, which reunites six (as of this week, seven) of the biggest turn-of-the century pop bands, which include Five, Atomic Kitten, 911, Honeyz, Liberty X, B*Witched and Blue, in preparation for a one-off UK arena tour this year. The series so far has detailed the highs of their success (some dangerously exaggerated) and their lows. Here's an in-depth look of at the records that best define each of their peaks.
Liberty X - Thinking It Over (2002) Initially being labelled "flopstars" for not quite making the cut on talent show Pop Idol, Liberty X formed in 2001, releasing the moderate hit, the garage inspired pop of what would become the title track of their debut album, "Thinking It Over," they followed up with the more urban influenced single, "Doin' It," which became an unfortunate flop. Like Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again," it wasn't until a later single that turned their fortunes around. It was the seductive, guitar-backed pop of "Just a Little," that catapulted Liberty X into UK pop stardom, landing their first chart-topper and winning them Best Single at the BRIT Awards. Thinking It Over, is a surprisingly good album. Varying between stabs at R&B ("Everyday," "I Got What You Want" and "Right Here Right Now") the more downbeat balladry ("No Clouds" and "Holding On For You"). Even the more energetic pop of "Saturday" and "Dream About It" aren't too bad. Essential: Just a Little. (3.5/5)