Busted - Half Way There (February 8, 2019) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by SpyKi, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. SpyKi Oct 26, 2018
    (Last edited: Nov 12, 2018)
    SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

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    1. Nineties
    2. Reunion
    3. What Happened To Your Band
    4. Shipwrecked in Atlantis
    5. Race To Mars
    6. All My Friends
    7. MIA
    8. Radio
    9. Nostalgia
    10. It Happens

     
  2. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    So far not really digging the direction they're going with this. Also disappointed that there's only 10 songs and one of them is What Happened to Your Band.
     
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  3. Joe DeAndrea

    Regular

    Omg the logo the cover art the what happened to your band this is gonna be the greatest album ever

    Although it coulda just been a track listing full of old unreleased son of dork songs and I’d be pumped
     
  4. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Yeah I'm personally not stoked for this at all based on the direction, but I guess I'm not really surprised. I actually enjoy Night Driver a lot more than most of their old stuff.
     
  5. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    I'm still very much looking forward to hearing some of the new stuff they play tonight. Hopefully someone at the show uploads some videos to YouTube quickly.
     
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  6. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Yeah I’ll definitely still check it out. Guess I just have lowered expectations. I really hope it doesn’t come across juvenile like some of their old stuff.
     
  7. inkwisitive

    Newbie

    I'm not sure we'll be lucky with footage, by the looks of things there was a fairly strict no-camera policy :(
    I don't know if they played different songs across the three sets, but there were at least 2 new songs according to the one put on setlist.fm
     
  8. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Yeah I saw that last night. Disappointing but the single should be out on Friday.
     
  9. zigbigwig

    Trusted Prestigious

    Started listening to Busted because there hasn't been a solo release from Charlie in a while. I really like Night Driver, and I'm excited for this one (even if they are straying away from that sound).

    I'm a fan!
     
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  10. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    "Nineties" is out there. Believe it or not... I'm a fan. This is significantly better than I thought it would be.
     
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  11. emeryk3

    undead

    Just downloaded the single and it's just alright (so far) but it's definitely promising that they've ditched the mediocre Night Driver sound and have brought their actual guitars back.

    You even have a little glimpse of Charlie's screaming near the end. Sounds like it could be their rockiest (and maybe pop-punk) sound.
     
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  12. inkwisitive

    Newbie

    Lol this is midtempo and fast/thrashy at the same time (?!?). A bit more emotional than I expected, I thought the signs pointed towards it being more goofy.

    Like it though! :D
     
  13. inkwisitive

    Newbie

    Also, Matt is sounding excellent, really suits this sort of production
     
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  14. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    I’m extremely happy about this personally, and it’s actually one of the main reasons I like the song a lot more than I expected. I wasn’t looking forward to these guys trying desperately to be “goofy” again all these years later... in my mind there was about a 0% chance something like that would come off as genuine.

    The lyrics are blatant nostalgia bait, but honestly the more emotional sound combined with pop punk actually works for them, it feels like progression while still somewhat returning to their roots sonically.
     
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  15. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Yeah, I actually REALLY dig this, and I wasn’t expecting to like it at all. This is how you do a “return to roots” song that doesn’t feel like pandering... ironically despite the nineties nostalgia-themed throwaway lyrics, it still feels like a mix of old and new.
     
  16. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    I still havent got to listen to it but the reactions have me hyped.
     
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    Trusted

     
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  18. DickyCullz

    Doesn’t have Ashley Madison

    No one should miss the nineties. Worst decade
     
  19. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    The nineties had great music at least *shrug*
     
  20. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    I like the song. I'll definitely be ok if the album is like this. Only issue I have really is that Charlie sounds odd in the chorus. Not sure if it's an effect on his vocals or a mixing issue.
     
  21. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block

    This new song sounds A LOT like early Good Charlotte to me. I like it.
     
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  22. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block

    Wait what have you seen the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
     
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  23. jackyjackyjack

    Newbie

    Total Boxcar Racer when the guitars kick in
     
  24. DickyCullz

    Doesn’t have Ashley Madison

    One show can’t save a decade
     
  25. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Ok I’ll bite, what do you think is the best decade