Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Wanted - Glad You Came

So this morning around 4 AM, I was watching a show on MTV called "Classic Cuts". It was playing videos so old, you could just imagine the reels covered in cob webs and dust in a vault somewhere in MTV studios. Probably the same vault that held Tara Reid's dignity. And the videos they were showing were ridiculous. "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child, "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton and I was just dumbstruck that they were considering these videos classic but then again I'm not part of their demographic anymore so to that group, these may be golden oldies... Anyway, I digress.

All that set up was to say if those videos were "classic" then it won't be too long before videos like this will be as well and most of America don't even know who The Wanted are. Another blogger said that if One Direction are equivalent to *NSYNC then The Wanted are The Backstreet Boys and I can see that correlation.  And if it's my duty as a blogger to introduce you to new music then I have been careless and selfish because I've kept them all to myself.  I've been a fan for quite some time and think they make an amazing brand of pop music.  They are very accessible and make music that has a universal appeal.

They are releasing an EP today in the States which for all intent and purpose is a greatest hits album for their US fans because most of the tracks were previously released on their previous releases.  "Glad You Came" is probably their biggest hit to date and the track that actually got them traction in the US, which is why I chose this one to use as an introduction of sorts.  It's a pretty stand up summery type song that will have you bobbing along with them.  Give it a chance and see what you think.

The Wanted on the Web


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