The Faders' last single No Sleep Tonight was that rare thing - a little bit of pop genius. With a shout-along chorus and a feisty attitude, it was one of the best pop singles of the year so far.
Jump, although not quite touching the heights of its predecessor, is still superior guitar pop. It's energetic, possesses another infectious chorus and has bags of attitude, even if the lyrics are rather guaranteed to appeal to the Vicky Pollard generation ("You say you need me, whatever, whatever, I've heard it all before")
They're as manufactured as they come of course, but if that was a crime then 90% of pop music wouldn't exist. And if its a choice between The Faders' energetic guitar-pop or Westlife's insipid ballads, I know which one I'd rather the kids were listening to.