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Battleground [CD]

The Wanted Audio CD
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The Wanted are a British pop boy band based in London. The group comprises Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Nathan Sykes. The band's debut single "All Time Low" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in August 2010. Their upcoming debut studio album is scheduled for release on 25 October 2010.

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  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B005AEQX0C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Glad You Came 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lightning 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Warzone 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Invincible 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Last To Know 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'll Be Your Strength 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rocket 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Want It All 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Weekend 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lie To Me 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gold Forever 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Second studio album by the British boy band. Produced by Steve Mac, the album features the hit singles 'Gold Forever', 'Glad You Came' and 'Lightning'.

BBC Review

They lack JLS's pecs appeal or the Bieber-ish barnets of One Direction, but The Wanted are the all-male pop combo you could toddle down the pub with. Affected or not, this ‘lad band’ shtick has served the Anglo-Irish five-piece surprisingly well: their debut album, released last year, has shifted 400,000 copies and they've already notched up five top three hits.

This follow-up set seems primed to maintain the group's forward momentum. It finds the boys bouncing between the trancey dance-pop of their recent singles – the best of which is the almost melancholy Gold Forever – and bombastic mid-tempo ballads in the mould of Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic frontman and producer of Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love. For the most part, Battleground is the pop LP equivalent of turning up at a traffic light party in a tight green T-shirt: neither subtle nor original, but it gets the job done.

Of course, it's also the second album from a successful and ambitious manufactured pop group, so that ol’ devil called ‘credibility’ inevitably rears its self-important head. Sundry band members nab writing credits on six of these tracks and there are attempts to at least peek outside the box. Lie to Me wouldn't disgrace itself on a recent Take That setlist; I Want It All recalls A1's guitar-strumming phase; and I'll Be Your Strength is a pulsing rave ballad on which Girls Aloud's producers, Xenomania, give the lads a lesson in self-restraint: once in a while, save the heavy pounding for the final minute, because sometimes it pays to work up to that explosive climax.

The result is a solid pop platter that's not lacking in personality – even if the latter does manifest itself in a smattering of lyrics clunkier than testing day at the seat belt factory. Really lads, does any likely lass want to be told "I'll make you sweat like you worked out"? The ribbing they'll get down the pub for that one will be entirely deserved. --Nick Levine

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive second album! 10 Nov 2011
By Adam. L
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was very surprised when I first heard The Wanted's debut album, full of eclectic sounds and clever lyrics the album was a smash hit, they had something different and werent just doing generic boyband trash, this album seem's like an extention of that but also seem's like a step back, the single's they released have seemed more like the generic trash that other bands have been doing, having said that they're very catchy and have great instrumentals, another problem I have is that a lot of lead vocals are given to the weaker singers in the band, which seem's a bit odd when there are stronger singers in the band, one thing they do very well is put in rather sexualised lyrics, no doubt used to entice the younger generation into a sexual frenzy to be more inclined to buy the music, but they do it well so I cant complain, i'll run through each track on the deluxe version to give more of an overview of the album:

Track one - Glad You Came, a great dancey song with good vocals and was a number one hit, most people will have heard this song by now, 9/10.

Track two - Lightning, another dancey song with a nice build up to the chorus, not as good as Glad You Came but still very good, 8/10.

Track three - Warzone, a cool ballad with interesting sounding dubstep elements that make it seem quite unique, 9/10.

Track four - Invincible, quite a haunting dance song with creepy vocals, the vocals are interesting and it has a very interesting backing track, 9/10.

Track five - Last To Know, a rock-ish power ballad with cool grungy sounds, and a very catchy chorus, also showcases vocals quite well, 8/10.

Track six - I'll Be Your Strength, this is my favourite off the album, a nice ballad that slowly develops into a full on dance track!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wanted - Battleground 12 Nov 2011
By Maria
Format:Audio CD
The Wanted's debut album was great and very memorable, they now return with Battleground! The album is more or less the same as their debut album and contains many catchy songs which make you fall in love with them during your first listen. The album starts off with their single 'Glad You Came', the song the summer, and then continues with 'Lighting', an upbeat song that stays stuck in you head (in a good way). The rest of the album consists of pop and ballad songs. I personally love 'Warzone', 'Rocket' and 'I Want It All', three great amazing ballads with great vocals. An all round astonishing album!

What I like about The Wanted is that they share their vocals considerably so you get to hear everyone's voice, which is rare in a 5 piece boy band. All the songs on the album are worth listening to and the album grows on you every time you listen to it. I've listened to the album three times already and every time I hear it I love it even more. This album is not to be missed!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, very addictive! 31 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Wanted's new CD is brilliant my favourite song at the moment is last to know, however i have had many favorites in the past which have included glad you came and lightning :)

I have bought tickets to see the Wanted in March and before i will go i wanted to buy their CD to refresh myself on their music, so i listened to a few songs on Youtube before purchasing and decided to eventually and am really glad i did as it is a great CD and i have no regrets.

Everyone unsure about this CD should buy it, it features some amazing songs and at a fabulous price too, as buying the songs separately on Itunes for example would be a lot more expensive!

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wanted - Battleground 10 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
This has to be my favorite album of the year. It is fun and has been on repeat since it arried. You definitely will not regret buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wanted - Battleground 24 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
The debut album from The Wanted came as an unexpected pleasure to many people, and brought the boys great success in a market where, I would have said, there wasn't much room for another boyband. But their unusual and quirky voices made them stand out in the crowd, with their more rugged image and their ability to release brilliant pop music. It was this that got them where they are, and this which makes this, album number two "Battlefield", a success.

There are, as to be expected in any modern boyband album, flaws; and perhaps one too-many ballads. But for the most part, their interesting vocals rescue the songs from being utter bores. Take the two songs `I'll Be Your Strength' and `I Want It All' - both are very basic, safely played, tender, stripped back ballads. On any other boyband album I would snooze my way through- but the rough vocals and strong harmonies shine through against the simple backdrop of piano- and guitar riffs, which actually makes them two of the best songs on the album. Meanwhile I cannot award `Warzone' the same praise, which slumps into the albums playlist weakly and meanders back out forgotten as a standard, dull ballad. But taking the trump card in the ballad category is the absolutely excellent "Last To Know", laced with a dirty drum beat, wicked vocals and brilliant melodies - it reminds me a boyish, more modern version of Girls Aloud's `Life Got Cold' - in the sense it redefines the expectations of a down-tempo number and sounds fresh and interesting as a result.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great cd
Published 20 days ago by Simon Pinkstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great thanks
Published 1 month ago by MRS DAWN THOMAS
5.0 out of 5 stars Choons.
Yeah.... good album.
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 2 months ago by TRUDI
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Second Album
I really like the songs on this album. 'Glad you Came' and 'Lightning' being in my opinion very good. This album is a very good CD with fantastic music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TARDIS Traveller
5.0 out of 5 stars pressie
I got this as a pressie for my daughters birthday. She liked it and it was easy to listen to.
Published 6 months ago by chicklegs
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy girlfriend
My girlfriend was very pleased as she a big fan and she even discovered some songs she hasn't heard before which are now favourites
Published 10 months ago by Dizzle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cd!!
This is a really good cd with alot of good songs on it. Would recommend to all "the wanted" fans!!
Published 10 months ago by Karen
3.0 out of 5 stars The Wanted Battleground + Video.
The music and video is ok .
I use Amazon a lot and find the website easy and helpful to use. However when it comes to music I always have problems. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent feel good album
another album bought for my daughter and I find myself liking the music nearly as much.guaranteed to put a smile on your face and have you singing along to the songs.
Published 12 months ago by viv
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