Midnight Memories, the new album from One Direction is a record which documents just how far they ve come in the music industry. It's an album which, the boys themselves confess, has opened up a bigger creative role for them individually allowing them all to co-write most of the 14 tracks (18 on the deluxe edition), and once again work with some well-respected songwriters. Joining them on this record are Julian Bunetta (Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, JLS), Jamie Scott (Enrique Iglesias, JLS, Little Mix) and Jacknife Lee (Blur, Robbie Williams, Biffy Clyro) as well as international artists with song-writing credits of their own such as Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter from McFly, One Republic's Ryan Tedder and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. An impressive line-up.
In just one listen, it's clear the new tracks are more mature, more honest and more indicative of the boys' lives. They tell the story of their journeys across the world, of being away from home, falling in love and the opportunity they ve been given.
The Deluxe Edition includes bonus music and a collectable package.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm an older DIrectioner and just want it say that this album is their best yet. These young men definitely did not disappoint with this new album, and with the deluxe version it's even better. ALL the songs on this album are magnificent and I love the new direction they are exploring musically. Midnight Memories does not sound like your typical boy band music because it is more mature and just plain awesome, but then again One Direction are not your average boy band. They are so much more and breaking down those old stereotypes. I'm so proud of their song writing and how much effort they put into this new album. Even with their busy schedules it's great to see they are not just trying to please everyone but instead really caring about what music they make for the many fans of all ages. I really love this group and hope to see them continue to grow and mature personally and musically. They deserve all their success and I hope to see them perform these songs on the upcoming Where We...
As a die-hard Directioner, I've been anxiously awaiting the new album. As soon as it was available for preorder, I preordered the deluxe edition, knowing that the 4 bonus tracks would be worth the extra price. The free mp3 version was delivered to my phone on the release day and I quickly downloaded it and gave it a listen. Wow! While I love the pop songs of the past two albums, with "Midnight Memories," One Direction have managed to convey a more mature, edgier sound, advancing past the expected pop tunes to a more rock n'roll sound. 17 of the 18 songs were written by one or more members of the band, which always adds a personal touch,I feel. As I lstened to the album, I fell more in love with it with each passing song. I love every song on the 18 track album, something that has never happened before except with 1D. It is my opinon that One Direction, thanks to their natural talent, charisma, good looks, and dedicated fans, will far outlive the boybands of the past, and will change...
Let me start off by saying this. I'm a guy that hated One Direction at first. But this albums mature sound caught my eye and I like it! My music taste ranges from metal to hard rock to soft rock, indie, folk, pop, rap, etc. I admit I liked N'Sync and thought One Direction was too bubble gum pop and no real man should go anywhere near their so called music. But then I heard the song "Story of my Life" and I couldn't resist the mature pop sound of it. I told myself that was the only One Direction song I would ever like. Then I started reading reviews for the album. People were calling it more mature and rock sounding. The core audience liked it a lot less and people who didn't like One Direction started to listen up including me. So I gave in and purchased my first and probably only One Direction album, telling the guy at the register it was "for my sister", but he knew....he knew. Here is a track by track review.
1. Best Song Ever: I heard about this song, and...
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