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The Wanted (Special Edition)

April 24, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 24, 2012
  • Release Date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Global Talent Records Limited, under exclusive licence to Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 34:49
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  • ASIN: B007TG0OEK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,723 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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If One Direction are the new 'Nsync in the modern battle of the boybands, The Wanted are the new Backstreet Boys--more mature melodically, less punchy musically. They've already released two great albums filled with modern pop music, so their first American EP is basically a Greatest Hits up to this point (with a couple of non-hits tacked on). Because of this, it's already got a leg up on most albums. After all, the Wanted are a strong singles group.

1. Glad You Came - The lead single from their second UK album, and the one that broke them in America. It's an addictive slice of tropical euro-pop and definitely Summer appropriate. Not their best, but close. 10/10

2. Chasing The Sun - Pretty much, "Glad You Came" part two, but I actually think I like this one better. One of the two "new" tracks on the album, this definitely deserves its single status. It's just ridiculously catchy. 10/10

3. All Time Low - Their breakthrough single, and still their best. Basically, what Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" was for alternative music, this is for pop (though I'm aware that describing Coldplay as "alternative" is pretty ridiculous, but you get the point). If there's any justice, this should be a US single. It's too good to go unknown. 10/10

4. Satellite - One of the "new" tracks on the album, this Ryan Tedder written track feels a little generic. I don't know... the melody just doesn't do anything all that interesting. Though it's nice to have a new track, I'd rather they would have included the excellent "I'll Be Your Strength" from the second UK album. 8/10

5. Lightning - Not my favorite single, but certainly not bad. I loved the melody the first few times I heard it, but it wore thin pretty quickly.
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Unfortunate for The Wanted might be the fact they are squarely in the shadows of fellow, more youthful boy-band One Direction. Their U.S. Debut, not necessarily their proper one at that, trails the release of One Direction's Up All Night, a consistent top-ten fixture on the Billboard Albums chart. Regardless, The Wanted's EP, entitled simply The Wanted or referred to colloquially as `The EP' serves as an introduction of the band the United States as it combines singles from their British released albums to one `buzz' EP. The `Special Edition' version adds three more songs, making the effort more of an `album.' Unsurprisingly, the pre-released singles are all highlights, making The Wanted EP an enjoyable listen for the most part.

Hailed #3 pop single "Glad You Came" opens the effort brilliantly. Piano supports the lyrics of the hook at the onset before the cut ascends into a mix of pop and techno-dance sensibilities. Well produced and perhaps even more endearing because of the overt British accent (One Direction's is much less apparent), "Glad You Came" may be corny and schmaltzy, but it is fun. The refrain is definitely well penned: "The sun goes down/the stars come out/and all that counts is here and now/my universe will never be the same/I'm glad you came."

"Chasing the Sun" is a smart follow-up to "Glad You Came," staying in line with the dance-style. The four-on-the-floor beat is effective, regardless of being predictable. The vocal production is particularly notable. If "Chasing the Sun" has any flaw, it is the mere fact that it is incredibly similar to "Glad You Came.
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I got this album for a great deal, and I really enjoy a lot of the songs on the album, like "Glad You Came," "Chasing the Sun," "All Time Low," and "Lightning."
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By kim on February 9, 2013
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I normally do not really like "boy bands", but The Wanted is amazing! The songs are really catchy and the CD is worth it to buy.
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i'm not sure she had heard of them before i bought the cd for her but i found it on the lightning deals (how i did most of my christmas shopping this past year - thank you amazon lightning deals and prime shipping!)... she hasn't stopped listening to it since... it is your typical boy band, with your typical boy band songs... if your child likes one direction - they will like the wanted.
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Was what I hoped for. =] It's pop, and yes they're a boy band, so if you don't like both or either then I wouldn't be quick to recommend them. However, if you are partial to both/either then I would highly recommend this album. It's light, fun, and just an overall good album. It reminds me of a modern Backstreet Boys, who I was a major fan of back in the day. =] <3
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This album though not released in the UK where two studio albums had been released previously is basically a greatest hits bar one or two other later tracks for American/Canadian audiences.

In mid 2010 The Wanted hit #1 with their debut single and looked all set for a swift ascension to the top of the UK boyband fray. JLS were still hitting #1 but already a few years in and other boybands had evolved into manbands i.e McFly, Take That and Boyzone. This leaving a gap for another young boyband who mixed more attitude than JLS and an electro club pop sound giving a different niche to the JLS pop r'n'b sound and meaning neither provided a threat to the other.
However cue a boyband onto the scene a year later younger, exciting and instantly quicker with more attention and success called One Direction and the decent and obsession/ genuine rivalry of The Wanted towards the new kids ultimately became their downfall.
Sure stealing their thunder is bad enough in the UK and is often the case in Britain on the never ending merry go round of boybands, a constant chart presence since the late 80's and never out of fashion.

However something happened unexpectedly for both groups a top 5 single chart success in America something NO British/Irish boyband has ever achieved, not even Take That, Boyzone or Blue and the in fighting was ramped on both sides through various members of TW/1D. Slagging off other artists and a bad attitude from some of TW didn't endear them to outsiders and gave them a bad reputation but they had a few good songs if very formulaic.
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