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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first boy band to score a number one without the aid of reality TV since Blue in 2001, five-piece the Wanted have played a big part in resurrecting the previously dying genre. The fact that first single "All Time Low" didn't receive huge X-Factor-style publicity, and was even snubbed by Radio 1, makes their success even more impressive. Their self-titled first album suggests that chart domination isn't unlikely to end soon. With an eclectic sound taking in indie, rock, dance, and pop, the Wanted are truly a modern boy band, a million miles away from the safe, ballad-heavy housewife's favorites Boyzone and Westlife. Indeed, the Wanted is a far more accomplished and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first boy band to score a number one without the aid of reality TV since Blue in 2001, five-piece the Wanted have played a big part in resurrecting the previously dying genre. The fact that first single "All Time Low" didn't receive huge X-Factor-style publicity, and was even snubbed by Radio 1, makes their success even more impressive. Their self-titled first album suggests that chart domination isn't unlikely to end soon. With an eclectic sound taking in indie, rock, dance, and pop, the Wanted are truly a modern boy band, a million miles away from the safe, ballad-heavy housewife's favorites Boyzone and Westlife. Indeed, the Wanted is a far more accomplished and inventive a listen than the formulaic and repetitive debut from JLS, undoubtedly their closest contemporaries. "Let's Get Ugly" is a Kasabian-esque indie dance crossover, which samples The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly theme; "Say It on the Radio" is pulsating, synth-led R&B, reminiscent of Taio Cruz's two chart-toppers, while "Weakness" is infectious electro with shades of Pet Shop Boys' more recent output. The anthemic choruses of "Replace Your Heart" and "Personal Soldier" could easily have been lifted from Take That's comeback album, but undoubtedly, it's Coldplay who provide the album's surprising main influence. Both "All Time Low" and "Behind Bars" combine Viva la Vida-style strings with uplifting epic pop, while Jay sounds uncannily like Chris Martin himself on the gorgeous, piano-led Parachutes-era sounding "Hi and Low." Even the ballads avoid descending into generic schmaltz, with the big beats of "Golden" echoing One Republic's "Apologize," while second single "Heart Vacancy" is a subtle attempt at soulful R&B which showcases the band's impressive vocals. With several tracks aping the sounds of recent chart singles, the Wanted might not be the most original debut album, but thanks to its adventurous nature, it should appeal to even the most hardened pop cynics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Polydor Uk
  • UPC: 602527416076
  • Catalog Number: 2741607
  • Sales rank: 20,315

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Time Low (3:25)
  2. 2 Heart Vacancy (3:44)
  3. 3 Lose My Mind (3:50)
  4. 4 Replace Your Heart (4:07)
  5. 5 Hi & Low (3:41)
  6. 6 Lets Get Ugly (3:31)
  7. 7 Say It on the Radio (3:18)
  8. 8 Golden (2:56)
  9. 9 Weakness (3:56)
  10. 10 Personal Soldier (3:48)
  11. 11 Behind Bars (3:01)
  12. 12 Made (3:21)
  13. 13 A Good Day for Love to Die (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Wanted Primary Artist
Guy Chambers Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Greg Kurstin Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Sidwell Conductor
Brendan Power Harmonica
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Vocals
Steve Mac Bass, Keyboards
Richard Flack Percussion
Chris Laws Drums
Nina Woodford Background Vocals
Robert Östlund Piano
Marek Elznic Cello
Jamie Hartman Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
Jan Dudek Violin
Alan Melkus Viola
Marekv Trykar Cello
Tomás Barinka Violin
Véra Binarová Viola
Tadeás Mesany Double Bass
Phat Fabe Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Chris Young Keyboards
Jirí Lisý French Horn
Paul Stanborough Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar
Radana Vectomová Violin
Daniel Davidsen Guitar
Jonas Jeberg Keyboards
Jaroslav Secký French Horn
Zuzana Kozinová Violin
Martin Cech Flute
Nathan Sykes Vocals, Background Vocals
Marek Zvolanek Trumpet
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Antonin Keller Trombone
Jiri Naus Trombone
Pavel Belousek Cello
Carl Falk Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Sherelle McKenzie Vocals
John Garrison Bass Guitar
Dann Pursey Guitar
Tom Parker Vocals, Background Vocals
Mich Hansen Percussion
Jay McGuiness Vocals, Background Vocals
Siva Kaneswaran Vocals, Background Vocals
Max George Vocals, Background Vocals
David Troublek Violin
David Reschart Cello
Alex Vorelka Trombone
Antonin Burda Violin
Thomas Kactrek Viola
Zadek Zingel Viola
Poteasny Kamilla Viola
Marek Jadek Viola
Kerge Vldimsky Violin
Fralmjek Bilek Trumpet
Stanislaw Penk Trombone
Jan Ondracek Cello
Fkip Schejbal Double Bass
Nikolas Cech Viola
Ondres Landa Double Bass
Emre Ramazamoglu Drums
Ludmilla Mirochova Violin
Ladislaw Pribyl Violin
Jan Vleek Violin
Caol Addeh Violin
Millie Kanderrova Violin
Lucie Svemelova Violin
Martin Lares Violin
Kris Prihookic Cello
Marek Vaso Trumpet
Pavel Tyocha Violin
Lisa Samoslov Viola
Ludmilla Fabelska Violin
Petra Rolansh Violin
Joseph Mychtyk Violin
Prantisel Pok French Horn
Franz Lanscgereck French Horn
Jindrich Schumann Double Bass
Peter Pavlichek Violin
Boris Chomoda Violin
Karla Lobovska Violin
Jiri Skura Flute
Petra Jenescka Flute
Jaroslav Pelikan Flute
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Guy Chambers Composer, Producer
Cutfather Producer
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ennio Morricone Composer
Graeme Perkins Arranger
Steve Sidwell Orchestral Arrangements
Sharon Vaughn Composer
Barry Blue Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Dick Beetham Mastering
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Composer, Producer
Steve Mac Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
The Wideboys Programming, Remixing, Additional Production
Richard Flack Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Leah Haywood Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Chris Laws Engineer
Daniel James Composer
Nina Woodford Composer, Vocal Producer
Jamie Hartman Composer, Producer, drum programming
Kasia Livingston Composer
Phat Fabe Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Chris Young Composer, Programming, Engineer
Paul Stanborough Programming, Engineer, drum programming
Greg Laswell Composer
Taio Cruz Composer
Dreamlab Producer
Jonas Jeberg Composer, Programming, Producer
Rami Yacoub Composer
Steph Jones Composer
Erik Arvinder String Arrangements
Marcus John Bryant Composer
Lucas Secon Composer
Carl Falk Composer, Programming
Fabian Torsson Composer
Jim Sullivan Programming, Remixing, Additional Production
Dann Pursey Engineer
Mich Hansen Composer
The Wanted Composer
Paul Lennon Composer
Ed Drewitt Composer
Robert Mackintosh Engineer
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