Half Way There

Busted - Half Way There
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Based on 8 ratings
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
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East West / Label
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Amazingly, Half Way There works as both a wry send-up of the band's roots and an earnest dip into millennial nostalgia.

There’s a handful of attempts to offer something new, but it’s predominantly business as usual. But what more did you expect?
When Busted came back with Night Driver in 2016, most reviewers noted the stark departure from the band's pop rock roots. While it was an interesting experiment, I for one am glad that they returned to a more familiar sound with Half Way There. It's what the boys do best, after all  – the self-referential lyrics are a plus. "Shipwrecked in Atlantis", a sequel to Busted's own classic "Air Hostess", is particularly fun. While not every track hits home, there's ... read more
Busted return to their pop-rock roots almost two decades later, to wavering success. Charlie Simpson is a crucial element to their sound and the songs are at their strongest when he's present. Some of the lyrics are cringy, but I like their self-awareness on songs like All My Friends. Nineties is a fantastic lead single.

Standouts: Nineties, All My Friends

5.5/10. Above Average.
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Track List

  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
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Added on: November 7, 2018