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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the boy band is its first without Zayn Malik, who left the group in March 2015.
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Drag Me Down
I've got fire for a heart I'm not scared of the dark You've never seen it look so easy I got a river for a soul And baby, you're a boat Baby, you're... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 13, 2015
    80
    It sure doesn't sound like a band that's hanging it up, because all four are on a roll musically, chasing the rock vibe of Midnight Memories and Four.
  2. Nov 11, 2015
    80
    A slight tone of weariness may have crept into 1D’s lyrics with songs about break-ups and yearning for home but musically it remains anthemic, up-tempo, superior pop, with elegant song structure, ear worm hooks and radio busting choruses.
  3. Nov 11, 2015
    80
    With these 13 tracks--nine of which the band had a hand in writing--One Direction does maturity much better than on its last album, 2014's ballad-heavy Four.
  4. Nov 12, 2015
    60
    The four lads were never going to bow out with experimental jazz-fusion, and this fifth LP sees them sweep between imitation indie and synthpop on stadium-ready and sweetly vacuous form.
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    On Made in the A.M. the group takes advantage of its nothing-to-lose position with a handful of cuts that feel even loosey-goosier than usual.
  6. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    1D’s swan song is hopelessly neither here nor there, appropriate to the drinking-age attention spans of an act whose solo careers beckon.
  7. Nov 12, 2015
    40
    Made in the A.M. is much the same, rootless and vague even when it lands on a clear style, like the Coldplay-esque “Infinity,” or “Never Enough,” a wacky number with intense a cappella gimmickry and exuberant mid-1980s drums and horns that recall, of all things, Huey Lewis and the News.... The music is too banal to support exceptional singing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 100
  2. Negative: 20 out of 100
  1. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    This album is absolutely brilliant. Their sound has really changed and their lyrics are so beautifully written. These boys aren't "bubblegumThis album is absolutely brilliant. Their sound has really changed and their lyrics are so beautifully written. These boys aren't "bubblegum pop" anymore and they have totally proved that with this album. People should definitely have a listen. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2015
    10
    El mejor album del año, creo que 1d mostro nuevos estilos masmaduros, mejores letras, es un album perfecto,y la mejores canciones, love you,El mejor album del año, creo que 1d mostro nuevos estilos masmaduros, mejores letras, es un album perfecto,y la mejores canciones, love you, goodbye, if i could fly, son perfectas dios. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    Album great, mature , incredible lyrics, the melody well executed , it proves the musical evolution of One Direction, in my prefridas are "Album great, mature , incredible lyrics, the melody well executed , it proves the musical evolution of One Direction, in my prefridas are " Drag Me Down" ," Perfect " and " History" . Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2015
    10
    Meu Deus, o que foi isso? melhor álbum da carreira. Estou indignado com esse 40 que a NYT deu pra essa bíblia do pop teen. Produções ótimas,Meu Deus, o que foi isso? melhor álbum da carreira. Estou indignado com esse 40 que a NYT deu pra essa bíblia do pop teen. Produções ótimas, letras mais maduras, ritmos diferentes isso torna o MITAM o melhor álbum da 1D. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    8
    Bordered between a 7 and a 8 for me. Having picked up the Deluxe edition, out of the 17 songs, I truly enjoyed 13 of them, varying from goodBordered between a 7 and a 8 for me. Having picked up the Deluxe edition, out of the 17 songs, I truly enjoyed 13 of them, varying from good to amazing songs. The album provides some good mix between up tempo and ballad, although the subject matter is normally the same, very few artists stray away from this formula to begin with. Between What a Feeling, Love you Goodbye, Infinity and End of the Day, they've got many hits. Very good album, if it ends up being the final one. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2015
    4
    How monotonous you can be? Vol. 5 with One Direction.
    Don't they think about trying something new? Like, new sounds and style?
    Don't you get
    How monotonous you can be? Vol. 5 with One Direction.
    Don't they think about trying something new? Like, new sounds and style?
    Don't you get tired of listening all the same songs!!?!?!
    Lame-.
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  7. May 13, 2017
    0
    sound as **** without zayn ...the one direction has ended .....hope they never come back .....all the songs are bad and lyrical not that goodsound as **** without zayn ...the one direction has ended .....hope they never come back .....all the songs are bad and lyrical not that good as compare to other one direction albums Expand

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