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One Direction's One and Only Direction

posted Nov 19, 2014, 2:57 PM by Unknown user
Jessica Lawrence

Since their first album release back in March 2012, One Direction has taken hold of young girls’ hearts with their words, voices, and of course accents.  At the peak of their careers, I expected their newest album, Four, to be amazing and beautiful, like their last album.  Being such a big fan, I was beyond excited when I heard they were coming out with another album and I couldn’t wait to listen to it.  Now I wish I had waited.

With 16 songs, I thought to myself, I’m bound to like the majority of these, like I always do.  Not the case.  The majority of their songs are slow, and while I do like many of their previous slow songs, some Four songs made me want to fall asleep listening to them.  I was extremely disappointed in this.

It wasn’t all bad, though.  Their first song on this album, “Steal My Girl”, was by far my favorite for the fact it reminded me a bit of songs on their last album and it is extremely catchy; I often find myself singing it in my head during class or when I’m getting ready for school in the mornings.  Others that weren’t too horrible were “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “Fireproof”.  

Over the years I’ve enjoyed every single One Direction has released, and I would always find myself turning up the radio when I heard them come on.  The opposite is true when I hear “Night Changes” come on the radio, which is about everytime I turn it on.  Though it has some catchy lines, overall it isn’t necessarily one I want to listen to all the time.

Hearing my friend’s reaction to the album before listening to it and the way I felt about their last one, I was really hoping Four would be my new favorite.  If anything, it’s my least favorite.  Reaching the high of their fame and power, there seems to be only one direction for them to proceed in, and I have a feeling it won’t be good or long-lasting.

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