DNA - Little Mix
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  • Summary: The debut release for the British pop quartet that won the 2011 edition of The X Factor (UK) includes a guest appearance by T-Boz.
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  1. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    With placid, feline production, tight harmonies and breezy beats, much of DNA ambles along the well-trodden path of the temperate demi-ballad. But it's the ventures away from this that prove Little Mix function far better either side of mid-tempo.
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    A solidly enjoyable, radio-ready pop album.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    60
    Such an efficient compendium of current pop influences is a little underwhelmng; nothing here sets out to redefine the girl group sound.
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    60
    When off-kilter beats collide with impeccable harmonies and pleasingly daft lyrics, it sounds like pop as it should be, and their gamble in borrowing De La Soul's Ring Ring Ring refrain for How Ya Doin comes good. The ballads, however, plod along with heavy-handed emotion.
  5. The main duty of pop is to be catchy, and it's a duty which DNA mostly shirks miserably.
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  1. Jul 30, 2013
    10
    this album is so amazed the song "how ya doin'" it's perfect
    wings,dna,red planet mahouse s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2
    going nowhere and red planet
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    10
    The music market is full of boy-bands and male vocalist, so female great vocalist, but what about a girl-group? There are none of them since Spice Girls. And finally a group appeared, make a strong impact in UK and then win The X-Factor one of the most important worldwide reality show. After that, they came with this album that totally contrast her Winner's Single "Cannonball" and really changed the way we saw a girl-group. 4 Vocalist, totally different in their own way, same as a group, and bring us a pop-catchy, non boring and full of good beats, lyrics with content and out of the bad image a star can show, unique style and also the 4 girls are beautiful without any surgery? C' me on, we have a really NICE group in way to become a huge success, and it won't come by the fact of a relationship with a one direction member, oh no! After it, everybody check what this girls sing and i can tell, more than one gets impacted by their AWESOME vocals. Tracks to be consider: The whole album
    Tracks to check out as a possible single: Madhouse, Pretend It's Ok, Stereo Soldier, Red Planet.
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  3. May 12, 2013
    9
    Amazing album! I'm waiting for May so I can actually get the album, because I live in the US. This is a great album,, and Little Mix are a great band.
  4. Jan 15, 2013
    8
    Little Mix made a great job in their debut album . They have amazing voices and they really know how to use it and they did a very good job with DNA .
  5. Jan 22, 2013
    8
    Great debut album from these very talented young girls! A nice selection of catchy pop songs lead by the single 'Wings'. They are mostly upbeat songs that get you in nothing but a good mood :) Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2013
    6
    A decent first time effort for X-Factor's winning group Little Mix. The unfortunate truth is that there was a lot of expectations that were not met by this release. Download: How Ya Doin'?, DNA, Wings. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2013
    5
    It might be a decent pop album for the most part, but, when you compare it to works of Britain's most powerful and acclaimed pop act of the last decade Girls Aloud you can't help but realise that Little Mix's DNA is somewhat basic at best. It creates no new sounds and unlike the work of Girls Aloud doesn't have any distinctiveness. It's a good pop album, but the power pop created by Girls Aloud (Xenomania) will always be that little bit better. Collapse