2013 Album Anticipation Showdown: Why We Want to Hear The Wanted’s New Record

Is The Wanted’s forthcoming untitled project the 2013 album you’re anticipating most? Let us know by voting below. Return each day this week for a new feature on one of our most anticipated albums. Next week, we’ll open up voting for forthcoming female albums we’re excited to hear.

Vote now for your most anticipated male album of 2013. After the poll, read on to find out why we’re excited for The Wanted’s upcoming release!

5 Reasons We Want to Hear The Wanted’s New Album

1) Um, I mean, it has a song called “Walks Like Rihanna” on it? Is that not reason enough to get excited? Also, the video is a must-see for anyone looking to tickle their ’90s boy band nostalgia bone. (Get a taste of the lyrics on Directlyrics.)

2) Last year, the boys confirmed that guests like Pitbull, LMFAO, Chris Brown, and Rita Ora would feature on the album. While this is an impressive list of collaborators, we do wonder… Why didn’t they record a song called “Walks Like Rita Ora”?????????????

3) Oh, speaking of collaborations… JUSTIN BIEBER will feature on one track. So yeah, there’s that. No big deal. Just Justin “I Have the Most Twitter Followers Ever and Drive 90 Percent of Tween and Teen Girls Crazy” Bieber. #UrFavsCouldNever

4) Though The Wanted, arguably, have not taken off quite as much as, say, One Direction, it feels like they are only just beginning to hit their stride. It’s clear from their list of collaborators (DID WE MENTION JUSTIN BIEBER?) that serious people are taking them seriously, but the boys’ star power is growing so much that they landed their own E! reality show, The Wanted Life. Combined with the success of songs like “Glad You Came” and “Gold Forever,” their new album could very well send them into the stratosphere of #fame and #fortune and all things #awesome.

5) They’re kinddddaaaaaaa really sexy? And a new album means we’ll be seeing a lot of them. Like, a lot a lot…

Don’t forget to vote for your most anticipated male album above. Return each day this week for a feature on each of the participating albums!

Previously featured on our list of Anticipated Albums of 2013:

Kanye West – Yeezus

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience Part II

Eminem – TBD