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Album review: The Wanted - The Wanted

The Wanted's debut album cover

Release date

Out now!

The style

If you liked the slick pop of All Time Low, then you'll love The Wanted's debut album.

It's packed with pop stompers, plus a few touching ballads thrown in for good measure - and you can't have a boyband album without some of those!

The songs are pretty much all about love - and mostly lost love! Check out some of these song titles - Lose My Mind, Replace Your Heart, A Good Day For Live To Die...

Seems like being in a top boyband doesn't always get you the girls...

The hits

Lose My Mind is a thumping dance number, complete with sing-along "Oh-oh"s and melodic piano hooks.

We still love first hit All Time Low, and Behind Bars is its even catchier brother. It'll be a crime if it isn't released as a single! (See what we did there?)

Also worth a listen is Made - its rocky lullaby-like chorus makes it a real grower.

The misses

The slower songs - such as Hi & Low and Golden - are sweet and heart-warming, but The Wanted boys are at their best when they're up and dancing!

Let's Get Ugly's western theme is fun but a bit too gimmicky - take away the cowboy music and there's not much left.

Will you still be humming it next week?

Definitely. Most of the songs have really catchy choruses. We can't get Behind Bars out of our heads!

Will it make the charts?

A top five spot at least, given the band's first two singles went to number one and two.

NR rating:

Four out of five

Your Comments

"I thought it was brilliant and it sounded well cool."

Lousie, 9, London, England

"The Wanted's album is AMAZING! I know the words to every song. I love it so much."

Beth, 12, Merseyside, England

"I listen to it everyday! Love it! Listening to it now!"

Nia, 10, Southampton, England

"I think it's the best ever!"

Lilyma, 12, London, England

"I thought it was awesome! I liked All Time Low so much! I've even got it on my phone!"

Rita, 11, Hampshire, England

"Brill! My sister loves them. 10/10!"

Grace, 8, Warwick, England

"I love the album!"

Lilymae, 8, Suffolk, England

"It is awesome! The songs have such a good sound and they have voices like angels!"

Katherine, 13, Solihull, England

"It's nothing that special."

Rose, 11, Lincoln, England

"I think this album is brill because whatever type of song you like, they sing it. If you've never heard The Wanted, you should have a listen to them!"

Caitlin, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think it is brilliant!"

Olivia, 10, Cumbria, England

"I love this! It's one of the best albums I've ever bought!"

Poppy, 12, Yeovil, England

"It's the best album EVER! Especially Lose My Mind!"

Isabel, 13, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I love this album! I bought it and it's amazing!"

Ruth, 12, N. Ireland

"It's brill! I love it! I listen to their songs and albums all the time!"

Joanne, 11, Surrey, England

"FANTASTIC! My favourite song is Lose My Mind."

Rachel, 12, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I love The Wanted and this album is really good and better than I expected. Lose My Mind is now my new ring tone!"

Tom, 10, Hereford, England

"I love the album! The Wanted are amazing!"

Liddy, 10, Crewe, England

"I don't like The Wanted, so it's just another rubbish album!"

Kiera, 10, Scotland

"Most amazing album! I listen to it every day, definitely 10 out of 10!"

Chloe, 13, Leeds, England

"I absolutely love The Wanted. Lose My Mind and All Time Low are the best songs on the album."

Aneesa, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I like it. When my friend said she'd got the album I was really jealous - I want one."

Charlotte, 8, Stockport, England

"I love The Wanted. My mates and I are having a party on Monday and we are going to play their music - woo!"

Kyra, 9, Nottingham, England

"They are my favourite boy band but it is weird because they look like One Direction. They are so cool!"

Maddy, 7, Cardiff, Wales

"The Wanted are great but it's sooooooo weird, One Direction look exactly like them!"

Megan, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"They rock!"

Victoria, 11, London, England

"I hate The Wanted! They are not my type and they don't write catchy songs!"

Chloe, 10, London, England

"I love The Wanted and the new album."

Amy, 10, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"I love this album! It's so cool!"

Kitty, 12, London, England

"I don't like their album. It's really rubbish!"

Haneen, 10, Southampton, England

"You have to listen to this album! It's the best in the whole world!"

Aimee, 12, Grimsby, England

"Great album!"

Becky, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I listen to this album every day! I'd give it 10/10!"

Rebekah, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"It's OK, but not my favourite!"

Cat, 10, Midlands, England

"It's a brilliant album!"

Becky, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I like their songs!"

Faithye, 6, London, England

"The Wanted are so sick, I love them! They can sing and perform so well, they are surely gonna become the UK's No. 1 boy band. They were born to be stars!"

Pira, 13, London, England

"They are the best (and I mean the BEST) band ever! My favourite songs are Lose My Mind and Heart Vacancy!"

Ashley, 12, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"I think that it's really good and I hope they release another great album!"

Beth, 9, Manchester, England

"I absolutely love this album and think their songs are brilliant!"

Annie, 12, Gloucester, England

"I love The Wanted and their album is amazing! They work well together, so I rate this album 10/10!"

Nikki, 12, Birmingham, England

"I love the song Shine A Light!"

Kayla, 11, Norfolk, England

"I love The Wanted! I just got their album for Christmas and I play it all the time!"

Daniella, 12, Peterborough, England

"I love ALL of the songs on this album!"

Shann, 12, Liverpool, England

"The album is OK, but they're not the best group around."

Hannah, 10, Midlands, England

"I love the album and all of the songs on it! They're all so meaningful!"

Natalie, 14, County Durham, England

"I love The Wanted's new album!"

Neve, 10, Lancashire, England

"Well I think this album is AMAZING! I love all the songs!"

Lydia, 12, Wigan, England

"I'm disappointed! The only good songs are All Time Low, Heart Vacancy and Behind Bars!"

Daisy, 12, Oxford, England

"I love Lose My Mind! It's so good."

Bethany, 11, Nottingham, England

"It is amazing! Love it to pieces. Played it so many times that my mates now know every word to every song on the album! It is amazing! Everyone should have it on their Christmas list!"

Catherine, 13, Liverpool, England

"I love The Wanted! Their new album is amazing! 10/10! They are the best current boyband around!"

Robbie, 11, Scotland

"My favourite song on the album is All Time Low!"

Emre, 9, London, England

"I love The Wanted and I love their album too!"

Robyn, 13, Hampshire, England

"I love The Wanted! I love all of their songs on this album and I hope they get better and better!"

Tunmise, 11, London, England

"I love All Time Low."

Katie, 14, Ireland

"I love all your songs, especially your new one! It's so ace!"

Molly, 10, England

"I love Heart Vacancy and Lose My Mind! I can't get them out of my head!"

Sarah-Jane, 11, Yorkshire, England

"This album is the best!"

Sadia, 12, London, England

"I absolutely love The Wanted! The songs they write are very nice!"

Baily, 12, Brighton, England


Emma, 14, Devon, England

"I love the album! All the songs are great!"

Eva, 11, Ireland, England

"The Wanted's songs are really good and I love the album! It's sweet and warming!"

Nisam, 11, London, England

"I didn't really know much about The Wanted but their album sounds really good and the songs sound really cool!"

India, 10, Essex, England

"I would also give this album 4/5! My fave tracks are Heart Vacancy, Replace Your Heart and Lose Your Mind! Some tracks are a bit weird to be honest, but overall it's a really good album!"

Georgia, 14, Lincolnshire, England

"I love The Wanted and their new album. I've seen them live in concert."

Sofea, 11, Warwickshire, England

"I love the track Lose My Mind."

Natasha, 10, Bradford, England

"I love your music!"

Kaly, 6, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"I love the album, it's the best album ever. I especially like Lose My Mind."

Anjali, 10, Leicester, England

"Their album is so good!"

Sadia, 13, London, England

"A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love every song! They're great!"

Poppy, 12, Somerset, England

"I think The Wanted are trying to be like Take That, and to be honest, it's very auto tuned and a little heavy on the ears! I give it 0 out of 10. Sorry!"

Hannah, 12, Sussex, England

"I loved All Time Low, but I didn't like the rest!"

Beth, 11, Yorkshire, England

"Lose My Mind is the most catchy to me. They never disappoint!"

Yasmin, 12, Sheffield, England

"I absolutely love this album!"

Kelly, 14, Birmingham, England

"I love the song Replace Your Heart."

Taylor, 10, Ireland

"I LOVE THIS ALBUM! I also love the songs All Time Low and Heart Vacancy!"

Ellen, 12, Oxford, England


Jon, 11, London, England

"Very good. I would recommend this to all music lovers and boy band fans!"

Sorcha, 11, Newcastle, England

"The Wanted are the best new band out now! I love their album! WOW!"

Catrin, 12, Norfolk, England

"I LOVE The Wanted! Their new album is so cool, even my sister sings it!"

Niki, 10, Gloucestershire, England

"This album is AWFUL! The only good track is Made. It's boring and predictable. Nothing will beat JLS."

Zara, 13, London, England

"I like The Wanted! I have listened to some of the albums. They are really good and cool!"

Megan, 10, Preston, England

"I love their new album, it's well good!"

Shahana, 13, Preston, England

"This album is brilliant and my favourite songs are Golden and Personal Soldier. They seem like being really nice lads as well."

Sadie, 12, Manchester, England

"It's absolutely amazing. I can see they have spent ages on writing the songs, as they all have so much meaning. This album is seriously catchy and the songs are very likely to make the charts!"

Nivetha, 12, London, England