Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Jay McGuiness of the band The Wanted on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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One Direction, meet your competition. 

The darker, sexier British boy band lands stateside with an enticing debut of synthesizer-propelled Euro-disco, including the breakout hit "Glad You Came."

Still, the fivesome -- Max George, 23, Siva Kaneswaran, 23, Jay McGuiness, 21, Tom Parker, 23, and Nathan Sykes, 19 -- have some growing to do before they an truly play in pop's major league.

Top priority: develop voices with personality!

The Wanted's self-titled album is in stores now.