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HALF WAY THERE or HALF STEP BACK?
4 February 2019
I find with Busted albums and any album
with a weird girl/woman obsessed fanbase they can ruin an actual opinion and just praise praise praise a poor album.
For me I am a 29 year old man, I was a teenager when Busted were popular and I did like them but always found them a bit naff to say you liked them.
They went away and that was it until MCBUSTED. That album
was excellent, really good combination of two groups revealing some top quality music writing.
Then Charlie rejoined.
NIGHTDRIVER is an excellent album. It was so different to old Busted songs which is what made it appealing.
Now this album, to me, is a step backwards. it’s like they got too scared to try new things and went with what is easy. What you end up with is pop musics with no substance.
The only songs on the album that are worth listening to unless you are a 25 year old woman ( which is their mass audience now) are the following
- RADIO 8/10
- MIA 7/10
- NINETIES 7/10
- REUNION - 7/10
- ALL MY FRIENDS - 5/10
The rest are pretty poor, you’re welcome to your opinion but they just lack anything.
- WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BAND is not included as is a cover of a 4 year old MCBUSTED song and is a poor cover really and not as good.
Ultimately you are left with a poor effort to make an album. What they needed to do is build on NIGHT DRIVER and move forward.
I see this is as album 3 and then Charlie left as he thought the music was rubbish.
3/5 stars is fair. 50% of the tracks are not good.
I can see them pushing out another album of this type of music before they quit again. Sadly they will never be popular and never reach number 1 in any chart. They lack mass appeal. They cater to people who have grown up now and need nostalgia mixed with step forwards