I love One Direction – no surprise really. Their latest album, Midnight Memories is nothing short from perfection. I could listen to Harry Style’s incredibly soothing voice all day, every day. I got sent the album from Sony Music – totally unexpected – to review so thought to do this a bit differently: give you reasons to buy this album.
The boys: heck, I want to meet Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam so badly! They are so talented and it really shows in this album. This is definetely their best offering yet. I quite enjoyed (read: loved) the music video for Story of my Life – simple and touching. Then again, the song has been on repeat on my walk from work to the bus and it really gets to me. I am getting off track here, if you are not a fan of 1D (uh, you should be) you should get this to fall in love with these gifted guys because I fell in love with them all over again.
Best song(s) ever: let me reiterate this, this is One Direction’s best album to date – well they get more and more incredible each year. There are a number of songs that stand out for me on this album which include: Best Song Ever, Story of my Life, Diana, Midnight Memories and You and I… Oh gosh, those are the first five tracks actually. But really, Diana is one of my ultimate favourites – even Justin Bieber gave his approval!
Unique sound: Well, up and until this point I sound like one massive fangirl – apologies. Let me try to compose myself for five minutes to explain to you the sounds of this album. I quite enjoyed the different musical influences in this album; not entirely pop is always a good move. There is some 80s rock, retro vibes and a bit of folk-style beats thrown into the mix. Don’t think they were trying to tap into all avenues at once and failed, they didn’t…. This works wonderfully. I did not expect some of it and loved it dearly.
Be warned, when you listen to this album your heart will melt with the lovely lyrics the boys sing. This is a great Christmas gift so you best go out and get it for yourself or someone you know (Directioner or not).