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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the One Direction member is said to be influenced in part by the britpop and British indie rock music.
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  1. 60
    Musically ‘Walls’ is a largely conservative album; it’s primarily guitar-led and rarely experiments. ... The album is padded out with a string of forgettable – though not unenjoyable – acoustic whimsies. ... There are the foundations here for a rewarding future.
  2. Jan 30, 2020
    60
    Even if the songs on Walls aren't the most distinct or memorable, they come from a place of authenticity that's genuinely heartwarming and enjoyable. Like any other settled adult, he's perfectly content to stick to the reliable and Walls winds up being the most mature and natural of the ex-1D bunch.
  3. Jan 31, 2020
    55
    Solo debuts with this much expectation are incredible challenges. While “Walls” isn’t a craven ripoff or an attempt to recapture One Direction highs, it’s not yet clear exactly who Tomlinson is without them.
  4. Jan 30, 2020
    50
    It’s fair to say Louis can break free as well. That doesn’t happen enough on Walls.
  5. Feb 5, 2020
    48
    Try as he may, Tomlinson has not quite progressed from featured voice to solo artist. For all the major changes in his life, his music seems to be stuck in place. You can take the boy out of the boyband, but not the boyband out of the boy.
  6. 40
    The problem is, the album – so full of drawling balladry and anodyne lyrics – is deeply unremarkable. Listening to it is like wading through a quagmire of banality.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 717
  1. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    the songs on the album come from a genuinely exciting and enjoyable place of authenticity. The album has been bringing Louis' most natural andthe songs on the album come from a genuinely exciting and enjoyable place of authenticity. The album has been bringing Louis' most natural and deep feelings, with complete confidence to set him free for us. It's incredible. Expand
  2. nlq
    Jan 31, 2020
    10
    It’s a beautifully written album with an amazing production. Louis Tomlinson should be proud about this release.
  3. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    I’m really surprised by the power this guy have in his voice! Songs like Don’t Let It Break Your Heart, Fearless, Two Of Us and DefencelessI’m really surprised by the power this guy have in his voice! Songs like Don’t Let It Break Your Heart, Fearless, Two Of Us and Defenceless are extremely emotional! With a totally unique voice and lyrics full of emotions, Louis Tomlinson came with a beautiful concept that we haven’t seen in a while... This album is genuinely one of the greatest I’ve listened to so far! Ps.: He totally killed with the high notes in Defenceless and Always you Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    The album is a masterpiece. The vocals and the lyrics are really fantastic and rude.
    Always You and Only The Brave are my favs !!
  5. Feb 1, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Amé Walls con todo mi corazón, esperé 4 años para esto y valió mucho la pena Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    After almost 4 years of waiting, we finally have Walls.
    Great album to start his solo career.
    Louis Tomlinson has a good musical potential.
    After almost 4 years of waiting, we finally have Walls.
    Great album to start his solo career.
    Louis Tomlinson has a good musical potential. His lyrics count hundreds of hustorias and his singles are very catchy.
    Two of us is a beautiful song written for your mother.
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  7. Jan 31, 2020
    0
    Louis failed his English A Level twice, so it's no surprise that Walls features very simple, asinine lyrics such as 'cheap drinks, drink emLouis failed his English A Level twice, so it's no surprise that Walls features very simple, asinine lyrics such as 'cheap drinks, drink em all night.' His voice is strained and heavily reliant on autotune. Expand

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