The Wanted: 'All Time Low'
Released on Monday, July 26 2010
By Ryan Love
Anyway, even though The Wanted clearly fulfil the boyband archetype - five good-looking guys who can hold a few notes together - this debut single is actually a bit of a surprise. The opening strings are quite simply immense.... the lyrics slightly less so. "When I'm standing on the yellow line / Waiting at the station / Or I'm late for work / A vital presentation" has to be heard several times to be believed. However, even a howler like that can't spoil this fresh 'n' fizzy indie-tinged pop gem. It's too soon to tell whether The Wanted will have JLS cranking up their ab sets in fear, but for now they can celebrate the fact that one of them has just stolen Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Best Cheekbones In Pop crown. Nice work, Siva!
> Click here to watch the 'All Time Low' video