Album: The Wanted, The Album (Geffen Records)

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This stage-schooled quintet have already justified their existence by inspiring the immortal headline "the Wanted attacked by window-licker".

And they've appeared in their pants on the front of Gay Times, which is cool. Their front-loaded debut, penned by the A-list of pop songwriters (Cathy Dennis, Guy Chambers, Taio Cruz), covers all boy band bases, from the Coldplay-meets-Akon smash "All Time Low" to Westlife-esque ballad "Heart Vacancy" and will sell by the truckload to girls who find JLS too scarily urban.