- Summary: The third full-length studio release for the British/Irish pop quintet is said to be more "rockier" and features songs written by the band as well as with such artists as Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones & Dougie Poynter of McFly, Jacknife Lee, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
- Record Label: Columbia / Syco Music
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Pop Idol, Teen Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Nov 25, 2013The tracks may recall "Pour Some Sugar on Me," but their lyrics are still all "I'm not scared of love/'Cause when I'm not with you I'm weaker," so essentially the album's potentially nastiest tracks come off as a glorified Halloween costume act. More believable are the moments when they lay off the hard sell.
Dec 3, 2013I really really like their new album, I think the songs are more mature and rocky.
It's such a good album and I don't understand any of youI really really like their new album, I think the songs are more mature and rocky.
It's such a good album and I don't understand any of you who gave it negative votes.
They have really grown and I'm so proud of them. Gotta love 'em!… Expand
Dec 3, 2013Personally, i love this album and there are no weak track. It is better than i expected and their vocals sound so good on this record, plusPersonally, i love this album and there are no weak track. It is better than i expected and their vocals sound so good on this record, plus the playfulness of the sound confidently executed. Moreover, most of the songs are unquestionably lyrically superior than their previous albums. It is also good to know that they have co written most of the songs. Great great album. Therefore, definitely worth buying.… Expand
Dec 16, 2014Best album of the boy band, few songs on it are bad and they show why they are doing so successfully with great vocals.
Highlights: HappilyBest album of the boy band, few songs on it are bad and they show why they are doing so successfully with great vocals.
Highlights: Happily and storng
Lows: Something Great and Does He Know… Expand
Mar 14, 2015This is lowkey their best record, such a heavy change but a chance to get back the #1 spots the rock direction it's a clever choice this timeThis is lowkey their best record, such a heavy change but a chance to get back the #1 spots the rock direction it's a clever choice this time they choose to have a personal record and not another mainstream one just for the label deal. The songwriting is exceptionally good and most of the songs are composed by the group, the sound is another thing actually very 21st century with old age mix, the highlights? Diana, You And I (the vocals are basically their best effort in years) and Best Song Ever which claims their 2nd best trinity in 4 albums and remains 1 of the best bops and videos of the year. Even though I personally don't like 1D this album is not that bad and deserves a good review this time… Expand
Feb 27, 2014To be honest, being a Directioner, I was kind of disappointed with Midnight Memories. Although all the songs are good, only a few of them areTo be honest, being a Directioner, I was kind of disappointed with Midnight Memories. Although all the songs are good, only a few of them are really quite great. "You And I" is definitely the stand out track on the album. Amazing song, amazing vocals. One Direction's vocals are really good on this album. I still think that - sorry, Directioners - Niall and Louis should have less solo parts. It's normal for a band that there are some brilliant singers and some good singers. Zayn and Harry are definitely the stand out vocals in One Direction and I think they should have more solo parts. Just listen to how Zayn sings in "Half A Heart". Wow.… Expand
Nov 10, 2014Before the release of 4 this November, I have decided to review all 3 of One Direction's albums: the first review being this one: MidnightBefore the release of 4 this November, I have decided to review all 3 of One Direction's albums: the first review being this one: Midnight Memories. I have listened to it multiple times and I have my verdict of this album (as always):
I'm sorry Directioners, but it was one of the worst albums that I have ever heard.
Let's go through all of the songs shall we?
Best Song Ever: Wow, what a ripoff... the chords are like Baba O'Riley, in fact, THEY ARE! Lazy songwriting and just an overall annoying earworm...
Story of My Life: This one has strong songwriting (from Ed Sheeran), but just god-awful lyrics (why the hell are you talking about a girl here?) it was just a missed opportunity...
Diana: This was really lazy... Cliched throughout and once again, has weak songwriting (oh yeah, let's go for some electronic beats because it's the 21st century!).
Midnight Memories: Once again, an attempt to be like Queen (like last album's Rock Me) and once again, they FAILED... Is it really necessary to let the boys censor themselves? NO! Once again, cliched lyrics and just lazy song-writing (this is one of the laziest pop-rock songs ever written)
You & I: Many listeners say that this is the highlight of the album, of which I would disagree... Let me explain: Firstly, I feel that the songwriting here is very cliched and boring as well as the somewhat lack-lustre lyrics...
I feel like the other songs are just not very good to be reviewed (either poor songwriting, poor lyrics and laziness in general)
Final Verdict: 0.5/10: One Direction are maturing, but not the right way, learning to write lazy songs with cliched lyrics (songs about girls, songs about love etc.).
BONUS REVIEW: Steal My Girl: 7/10: The instrumentals are much better, uplifting, atmospheric pop music, but as they are mainstream, I expect the lyrics to be pretty lacklustre... they're good at best (I got it all / 'cause she is the one / Her mom calls me 'love', / Her dad calls me 'son', / Alright (alright) ) but at worst, well, they're cliched!… Expand
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