How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps

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How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps
Studio album by The Ordinary Boys
Released 23 October 2006
Genre Indie rock, Britpop, dance-punk
Label B-Unique/Polydor
Producer Plastic Man
The Ordinary Boys chronology
How To Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps
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Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
CD Times 3/5 stars link
Gigwise 3/5 starslink
The Guardian 3/5 stars 20 October 2006
The Independent 2/5 stars link
musicOMH 3/5 stars link
NME 5/10 stars link

How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted in Ten Easy Steps is the third album by English indie band The Ordinary Boys, released following on from lead singer Preston's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2006. It was released on 23 October 2006 in the UK. It signified a transition in the band's sound from ska-inspired British indie to a more pop and disco one. The hit single "Boys Will Be Boys" is included as a bonus track. This song also featured on the band's second album, Brassbound, but was a success long after the release of the previous album. The band put all of the songs from the album on their myspace page for fans to listen to. The album has been billed by the band as their best album and the one which they are most proud of, but response critics and most importantly from fans and the general public were mixed and lukewarm.

The album charted at #15, with the then current single "Lonely at the Top" dropping from 10 to 31 on album release week. After this the album left the top 75 after three weeks in the chart. It did re-enter after the release of "I Luv U", but the last reported sales figures claimed that the album is their least successful sales-wise.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introducing the Brand"
  2. "Lonely at the Top"
  3. "Great Big Rip Off"
  4. "Club Chez Moi"
  5. "I Luv U"
  6. "Nine2Five"
  7. "Commercial Breakdown"
  8. "Ballad of an Unrequited Self-Love Affair"
  9. "The Higher the Highs"
  10. "Shut Your Mouth"
  11. "We've Got the Best Job Ever"
  12. "Walking on the Faultlines (The Ultimate Step)"
  13. "Thank You and Goodnight"
  14. "Who's That Boy?" (Bonus Track)
  15. "Boys Will Be Boys" (Bonus Track)