One Direction: Midnight Memories Album Review
One Direction just released their third studio album Midnight Memories, and we think that 1D has found some new, exciting directions for their sound. Find out more in the Kidzworld Album Review of Midnight Memories!
Midnight Memories is 1D's third album
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One Direction may be a "boy" band, but their third studio album sees the boys maturing in both their sound and their lyrics - in fact if you check out the writing credits on each song, you'll notice that at least one member helped pen nearly every track. Unlike the straight up pop and ballad offerings of the first two albums, 1D change it up by adding some arena rock and folk rock elements to their songs, as well as providing lyrics that are more contemplative than ever before. On an album packed full of songs, not every single one will be a winner, but each one shows them trying out something new - whether it's tapping into an '80s glam sound or channeling The Lumineers cosy acoustic love songs. Don't worry though, it's not all songs about growing up and love lost or found - there are some tracks mixed in as well - just think of the irst single off the track "Best Song Ever".
The video for Best Song Ever
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Funnily enough "Best Song Ever," is not really the best song on the album - although we admit it's pretty catchy and fun. There are a few standout tracks on this record, one of which is the upbeat "Happily", co-written by Harry Styles this foot-stomping, hand clapping tune is like candy for your ears. One of the best melting moments on the album is the almost-but-not-quite too sappy "You & I", and "Diana" has all the spiky energy of an arena rock song straight from the '80s. "Midnight Memories" is the song most likely to get you jumping up and down, but many of the rest of the tracks on the album have more of a folky-bluegrass undertone to them. All in all, it's exciting to see One Direction growing up and learning new tricks beyond the regular boy band stuff - if Midnight Memories is anything to go by, then they'll have the ability to stay on top of the pop scene for a long time to come.
One Direction in Teen Vogue, September 2013
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- Best Song Ever
- Story of My Life
- Midnight Memories
- You & I
- Don't Forget Where You Belong
- Right Now
- Little Black Dress
- Through the Dark
- Something Great
- Litle White Lies
- Better Than Words
- Why Don't We Go There
- Does He Know
- Half a Heart
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Check out "Story of My Life", the second single off Midnight Memories, below!
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