Busted - Half Way There (February 8, 2019) Album • Page 3

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

  1. emeryk3

    undead

    Young Pilgrim is the best of his 3 albums but definitely not that caliber of excellence, imo. Bar some great songs, just find his solo stuff pretty boring. Just couldn't really get into it (despite seeing him live). But it's high expectations when I love Busted/Fightstar (no opinion on other projects).

    Either way, Busted is his obvious cash-cow and it's nice for Matt and James to have this again. They're filming a new music video, right? That wasn't for Reunion, was it? Would love them to be embraced by the pop-punk scene rather than stuck with the 'boyband' image.
     
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  2. Letterbomb31

    Trusted Prestigious

    Fightstar > Charlie Solo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Busted
     
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  3. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    All My Friends is decent enough. I'd be surprised at this point if this isn't their weakest album though which is disappointing.
     
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  4. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Wait, that song leaked now?
     
  5. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Its a pre order release on their website.
     
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  6. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Ah I see. I’ll just check it out whenever it’s “out there” lol
     
  7. inkwisitive

    Newbie

    Reunion and Nineties have convinced me that the album will have the “Busted” sound and won’t just feel like generic pop punk. But I’m not sure it’ll be an amazing album
     
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  8. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    Honestly I do like all three songs now that I’ve heard “All My Friends” as well. I just hope they’re not all nostalgia-based lyrics lol that’ll get old fast.
     
  9. emeryk3

    undead

    New single 'Radio' was released today.
    Music video below:


    Thoughts? I like it.
     
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  10. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    It's another bland song. It's fine, worse than like 90% of Night Driver.
     
  11. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    I actually like this one quite a bit honestly. Probably my favorite of the three singles.
     
  12. thesollopsist

    Regular Prestigious

    I like it too. I'm hyped for the album idgaf
     
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  13. inkwisitive

    Newbie

    I like Radio - again I feel it’s missing a classic Busted bridge.

    Reunion has really grown on me, so much energy and I love the tune and premise. Quality-wise I’m thinking best-to-worst:

    Reunion
    Radio = Nineties
    All My Friends
     
  14. thesollopsist

    Regular Prestigious

    I'm coming back to say Radio is a grower. Loving it.
     
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  15. K0ta

    still a Sad Emo Kid Supporter

    Can I just say that when I was 15 or so and these guys broke up I cried for days like my world was ending (I'm American btw) but my sister and I will still jam to Air Hostess like our life depends on it. So to see they're putting an album out and have apparently been active for a couple of years is blowing my mind haha.
     
  16. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    I'm hoping all the songs grow on me when I get to hear the full album because ill still probably listen like 20 times.
     
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  17. emeryk3

    undead

    It's genuinely nice to see Americans embrace/know Busted. Particularly when it means you don't have to explain that Year 3000 and What I go to School For aren't Jonas Brothers original songs, lol.
     
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  18. emeryk3

    undead

    All the singles have been growers for me. But still nothing chart-worthy or iconic for the band (in comparison to their first 2 albums).

    Air Guitar (from McBusted) is a better 'Busted single' than anything theyve done post-reunion.
     
  19. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Air Guitar is a good example of exactly what I don't want from them.
     
  20. emeryk3

    undead

    Idk. Obviously bands can do what they want, but it's considerate of a band to have a familiar sound that doesn't alienate their core fanbase that have missed them. Night Driver was alienating from a band that had a signature guitar jump to go to practically ditching guitars on Night Driver. Songs like Air Guitar personify what Busted were.

    It's like when Blink came back with Neighborhoods then backtracked for the pop-punk California record. Busted can always experiment with other sounds after.
     
  21. K0ta

    still a Sad Emo Kid Supporter

    I'm glad to hear that! I honestly cannot remember how I found out about them - were they ever on MTV? I was active online and a part of the old absolutepunk.net so maybe it was there - but either way I somehow got Busted on CD and became completely obsessed. They were so cheeky and fun! The Jonas Brothers, uh, kind of changed the cheekiness in those songs, so to speak....
     
  22. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Yeah but Air Guitar doesn't sound natural coming from guys this old, and it's just a poorly written song imo.

    I was really happy with what they did on Night Driver and I feel like the sound/themes they're exploring on this new album feel like too much nostalgia pandering for me.

    I think What Happened to Your Band or I See Red from the McBusted album are two songs that would be great for current day Busted while still sounding like a natural progression from their older stuff.
     
  23. emeryk3

    undead

    They were big in the UK but didn't get any traction in America. They actually had an MTV show (MTV UK show?) in late 2004 called 'America or Busted?' which was the band trying to get exposure in America. Ultimately hat didn't really take off and they split up shortly after anyway. It's funny cos in one of the episodes they joke on the tour bus about failing to break through in America to then split only for a band to cover their songs and it becomes a hit... Which literally happened with the Jonas Brothers, lol.
     
  24. emeryk3

    undead

    They were all in their late 20s or just turned ~30 during McBusted. Even now, the oldest guys (Matt and James) are 35. Idk, I personally think they're still young enough to pull a Pop-Rock sound off. They're just known for songs like that. Same as Mark from Blink making songs like Brohemian Rhapsody in his mid 40s. But if a bands were good at a genre, It's sad to see them leave it just cos of what's appropriate to their age.

    I liked Night Driver but was still a bit disappointed. This album definitely is pandering to nostalgia and they've all admitted it. If it's a one-off for the fans then I'd say that's reasonable.

    Also, What Happened To Your Band and I See Red are probs my fave McBusted songs, so I agree, haha. I do wonder what WHTYB is gonna sound like on this record.
     
  25. SpyKi Jan 10, 2019
    (Last edited: Jan 11, 2019)
    SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Yeah I think Air Guitar came off as super silly even for McBusted. It's not so much the pop rock sound, although I don't think it's done very well on that song, the whole thing just feels gimmicky and substanceless. I dont listen to new blink stuff either. I don't think any of the new songs are as weak as AG though and I do think they could make a great pop punk guitar album, I'm just not in love with what I've heard so far.

    I like the McBusted version of WHTYB more than any of the new songs from HWT so far so I'm hoping this version is even better.
     
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