The X Factor (Deep Silver, 33%) has all the appeal of being stuck in a lift with a tightly-trousered Simon Cowell for an eternity.
The shonky note registration in a number of songs left us feeling utterly frustrated for reasons even besides the fact we were having to play an X Factor game in the first place.
ONM's collective vocal attempts may sound nothing like Lady GaGa, but we definitely nailed some notes that just didn't show up.
The four-stage game structure, which consists of Auditions, Boot Camp, Judges' Homes and Live Shows, may be authentic (breaking into a pathetic sob in the middle of your song is optional) but hardly adds to the atmosphere.
Ditto the inclusion of yawn-inducing tracks by the likes of Pixie Lott and U2.
X Factor? X-cruciating more like.