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The Wanted

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by The Wanted

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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


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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Polydor Uk

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wanted   Primary Artist
Guy Chambers   Acoustic 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
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl   Composer,Producer
Steve Mac   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
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
Wanted   Composer
Paul Lennon   Composer
Ed Drewitt   Composer
Robert Mackintosh   Engineer

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