One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ Is Their Best Album Ever

Mon, November 18, 2013 12:13pm EST by 10 Comments
One Direction Midnight Memories
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It may sound cliché, but it’s the truth. The boys have brought their A-game to ‘Midnight Memories.’ 1D’s third album leaked on Nov. 18, and I promise you, it’s their best album ever (and not just because it includes ‘Best Song Ever.’)

Third time is definitely the charm for One DirectionMidnight Memories, has leaked and it’s seriously inspiring, fun and encouraging. The album perfectly captures the transition Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson went through, as they’ve grown up so much, and introduces a whole new, much more mature sound.

One Direction Debuts New Sound On ‘Midnight Memories’

If you’re looking for the young, pop sound you heard in “What Makes You Beautiful” in 2011, you’ve come to the wrong place. Midnight Memories is a whole new creation for the band.

Their more mature sound resembles that of The Lumineers, complimented by acoustic and smooth harmonies between the five guys. The album features 14 songs (18 if you’re getting the deluxe edition), and it’s a mixture of pop, folk, and emotional ballads.

‘Midnight Memories’ Is Full Of Love Songs

I’m not sure if it’s because Zayn is planning a wedding or if it’s just because the men are all growing up, but this album is completely filled with songs about love. My favorite of them all — and yes, I spent the day listening to all of it — is “You and I.”

The chorus is so romantic: “You and I/We don’t wanna be like them/We can make it till the end/Nothing can come between you and I/Not even the Gods above can separate the two of us/No nothing can come between you and I.”

This is just the start of the lovey-dovey-ness. Even their faster songs are romantic — for example, “Little Black Dress” is about seeing a beautiful girl at a party. I’m all about the romance! “Little White Lies” may have a negative title, but it’s all about the adoration for a certain someone! The boys sing, “If this room was burning/I wouldn’t even notice/’Cause you’ve been taking up my mind/With your, little white lies, little white lies.”

The most romantic of all is on the last of the bonus tracks — “Half the Heart.” I actually teared up listening to it! “And being here without you/It’s like I’m waking up to/Only half a blue sky/Kinda there but not quite/I’m walking round with just one shoe/I’m a half a heart without you.”

Trust me — you’ve got to listen to this album. Whether going through a break up, falling in love, or celebrating the best years of your life with your best friends, this album is for you. Below is the full tracklist. Listen to each and every song, and let me know what you think!

‘Midnight Memories’ Full Tracklist

1. “Best Song Ever”
2. “Story of My Life”
3. “Diana”
4. “Midnight Memories”
5. “You and I”
6. “Don’t Forget Where You Belong”
7. “Strong”
8. “Happily”
9. “Right Now”
10. “Little Black Dress”
11. “Through the Dark”
12. “Something Great”
13. “Little White Lies”
14. “Better Than Words”

Bonus tracks:
15. “Why Don’t We Go There”
16. “Does He Know?”
17. “Alive”
18. “Half A Heart”

– Emily Longeretta

More One Direction News:

  1. One Direction Guys Look Sexy On Individual ‘Seventeen’ Covers
  2. One Direction Releases Sexy TV Commercial For ‘Midnight Memories’
  3. One Direction Releases Behind-The-Scenes Video For ‘Story Of My Life’

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A Directioner

Posted at 8:40 PM on November 20, 2013  

It’s amazing. I love all the songs, they’s absolutely flawless <3

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Kayla and Rebecca (@4clorox)

Posted at 3:36 PM on November 20, 2013  

i did not listen to it yet i refuse (except for the ones that come out since i pre-ordered the album)

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Kylei

Posted at 2:20 PM on November 20, 2013  

I promised myself I wouldn’t listen to it — a ‘true fan’ doesn’t, and I hate when things get leaked because they can’t present their work on their own — but I broke down and listened to it. It’s amazing. My two favorite songs are You & I and Strong :)

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Louise Allen

Posted at 4:36 PM on November 19, 2013  

I love harry styles by look and zayn by voice on the 13th december its my birthday and i am getting midnight memerioes and the duvet cover and your bigh cushipn also thay little teddy thay comes in a box with a book.xxxxx

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directioner

Posted at 7:32 AM on November 19, 2013  

i literally can’t put it in words how much i love this album, at first i was apprehensive because everything seemed so different but it’s definitely growing on me. it’s better than words, ha, see what i did there? I love one direction damnn.

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Anna

Posted at 7:08 AM on November 19, 2013  

Best album by a mile. I’m in love with all the songs. Gonna buy also the CD version to listen to it in the car.

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Direction1994

Posted at 2:25 PM on November 21, 2013  

Thats great ,but i don’t want to listen to it UNTIL it comes out OFFICIALLY because i feel really bad that it got leaked. Why not someone else?? After all the hard work it gets released before it’s supposed to.

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nathalie

Posted at 7:25 PM on November 18, 2013  

i am literally obsessed… i am bawling in my room! thank you to whoever leaked it…

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Alex

Posted at 12:32 AM on November 20, 2013  

Ditto!!!!! :’D

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thatromanticgirl

Posted at 1:06 PM on November 18, 2013  

Reblogged this on thatromanticgirl.

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