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My Track By Track Review of Little Mix’s Fourth Album Glory Days

The excitement every time Little Mix announce a new album never gets old or decreases, because there is nothing better than ending the year with new Little Mix music! Glory Days is the fourth studio album from the amazing British girl group, who have come such a long way from winning the X-Factor. I’m not going to wait anymore, cause excitement is just too damn high, so let’s listen to what I’m sure will be a wonderful masterpiece of an album.


Track 1 - Shout Out To My Ex

A catchy as hell song, one when you listen too you’ll understand why it’s the opening track and also the lead single for Little Mix’s fourth album. I must admit  when I first heard this song it had similar sounds to Ugly Heart, but when you listen to it more and more you can clearly hear the differences between the two songs. Either way that doesn’t make this song any less fun, catchy, sassy or extremely addictive to listen too. The Little Mix girls have once again delivered a banger song.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie

Favourite Song Lyric: Forget that boy, I’m over it


Track 2 - Touch

The beat is certainly catchy and something you would hear on the charts nowadays, and the girls vocals are brilliant as always. However the repetitive chorus is what brings this song down, in my opinion. I was hoping that we would get something like A.D.I.D.A.S but a more mature version accompanied by a good beat. We have the beat, but the lyrics (in the chorus) is what we just missed out on.

Rating: 7/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: And I’m not afraid to fade into emotions. Cause I know that this could be something real


Track 3 - F.U

I thought this song was going to have a similar sound to Shout Out To My Ex, but nope it surprised me and Little Mix turned it into a soaring ballad. The vocals the girls deliver are exactly what you come to expect from 4 talented, powerhouse women who shine when they sing together. This song is what You Gotta Not missed or lacks, which was the lyrics to accompany the great beat. But I’m glad Little Mix delivered on this track.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: Why am I such a fool when it comes to you


Track 4 - Oops (feat Charile Puth)

Reminds me of a 50’s type sound that is very pleasing to listen too. Would it be a strong single choice? Probably not, but considering it features Charlie Puth the girls much choose it. Both Little Mix and Charlie have voices that compliment each other very well, and that makes this collab a fantastic choice.

Rating: 7 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: Now I accidentally need you, I don’t know what to do


Track 5 -  You Gotta Not

This track was written by Meghan Trainor so that explains why the lyrics aren’t as strong as other Little Mix songs. Personally this song could be better in so many ways and I feel like it’s a step back for the girls lyrically. The beat is catchy and the girls vocals are on point, but that’s all the praise I can give this song. The obvious let down is the verses which could have been re-written to be stronger, the chorus is the only part of the song where you don’t mind singing out loud, plus the catchy line of “And baby when you wanna start growin’ up. We can boom, boom, boom, baby, fall in love”, is the one that I personally sing whenever it comes on. However overall this song is only meant to be enjoyed for the beat.

Rating: 6/10

Stand out vocally: Don’t have one

Favourite Song Lyric: I need a man, a man who can act like a man


Track 6 - Down & Dirty

This song right here, is the many reasons why I love Little Mix. When you think you know exactly what to expect from Glory Days, they literally blow you away. Down & Dirty is a new sound for the girls, but they rock it! The beat drops in all the right places, and the girls vocals are all fierce. The bridge is the best part and gives off Salute type vibes, the only negative about this song is the time duration. Why in the world it couldn’t be longer baffles me, this in my opinion would be such a strong single choice and it’s that good that people won’t care that it’s only 2:55 long.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie

Favourite Song Lyric: Glad I didn’t listen to my teachers, teachers teach you not to be a dreamer


Track 7 - Power

If there is one song one this album that is 100% worthy of being a single is Power! Everything about this song down to the vocals, production, lyrics is on point. Little Mix have never done something like this before and it gives off fierce vibes. I was actually expecting a ballad, but this is WAY better. Hands down one of Little Mix’s best songs to ever be made.

Rating: 9 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: Got you thinking that I’m all innocent, but wait ‘till I get you home


Track 8 - Your Love

I must admit along with You Gotta Not this isn’t the strongest song on the album, but it has it’s moments. It’s a sweet song that reminds you of the beach or some tropical island.

Rating: 7/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Leigh-Anne

Favourite Song Lyric: Woah, your the one that I need


Track 9 - Nobody Like You

Here it is, the big ballad moment that Little Mix always have on each of their albums. And undoubtedly Nobody Like You is emotional, adding the girls vocals and we have a heart-wrenching ballad. If I was asked which ballad was my favourite, I honestly wouldn’t know which one to choose. However Little Mix deliver a whole new set of emotions in this song, and in turn takes this ballad to another level.

Rating: 9/10

Stand out vocally: All, but Jesy really stands out in this song

Favourite Song Lyric: But all you left me with was scars, and that’s the hardest part


Track 10 - No More Sad Songs

This could be a great summer single, it’s got a nice laid back vibe and the beat is calming. One of the many songs on this album that you will have blasting in your car, and you will most certainly be dancing once that chorus kicks in.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: Perrie and Jade

Favourite Song Lyric: I will only hurt myself, tryna hurt you


Track 11 - Private Show

Another amazing song, this is a sexy song for sure! It’s a stand out and in my personal opinion better than Touch. Like Down and Dirty it’s a shame that it’s a short song, however that doesn’t take away from how sexy the girls are, especially the bridge singing “Under the sheets, let me love you so good. If you want to touch then baby you should”. Sexy Little Mix is a down right blessing.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: Right from the get go, you had me at hello


Track 12 - Nothing Else Matters

What do Little Mix do best? Surprise us with basically everything that they do, whether that comes to their vocals or the sound they’re going for, they always manage to deliver. This is a uplifting song, one that you can imagine a crowd full of Mixers signing along too. A very feel good song that automatically makes you smile. What’s even more of a bonus is that I’m completely obsessed with the bridge, Jade and Leigh-Anne really shine!.

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: Jade and Leigh-Anne

Favourite Song Lyric: All of them, all the boys will never be you now


Track 13 - Beep Beep

Remember A.D.I.D.A.S and how I wanted Touch to have a similar vibe? Well Beep Beep has just delivered that. It’s the older sister to A.D.I.D.A.S, Little Mix aren’t holding back and get quite cheeky, singing, “I’ve blown my engine, I think I broke the stick. Too busy dreaming of jumping on ya…”, there is no doubt that we can all fill in the blank there, and it’s such a new side of the girls, but it’s one that I personally like. Little Mix are grown women, so why shouldn’t they sing about adult topics?. It’s a song from the snippet I didn’t think I’d enjoy, but it has pleasantly surprised me

Rating: 8/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: I’m going crazy, the thought of you is driving me wild


Track 14 - Freak

Forgot about Touch, Freak is the one that you want to blast. The way I see this song is similar message to F.U. In the first verse Jesy sings, “Lipstick on your shirt, don’t make it worse by lying to me”. Indicating that the girls know the guy is going behind their backs and messing around, and that the guy better watch out for the girls “freak” side, so to speak. It’s without a doubt one of the stand out songs on this album.

Rating: 9/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: There’s emotions you haven’t seen, be your nightmare or your queen


Track 15 - Touch (Acoustic)

To be honest I much rather listen to the acoustic version of Touch than the original, the girls manage to turn a club banger song into a sexy acoustic piece. Their voices shine and it adds a whole new level to the song, it’s amazing how stripping a song back really gives it another vibe.

Rating: 8 and a half/10

Stand out vocally: All

Favourite Song Lyric: And I’m not afraid to fade into emotions. Cause I know that this could be something real


Rating: 90/100

Stand out songs: Nobody Like You, Power, Freak, Private Show, No More Sad Songs, Down and Dirty

Girl(s) that shine vocally: Jade no doubt has so many strong moments in this album. Her tone is so beautiful to listen too, that majority of the time I replayed her verses because of how much I loved her voice. The other girls shine as well, however for me personally Jade is just a stand out in every song.

Strong single choices: Power, Freak, Private Show, No More Sad Songs, Down and Dirty


Conclusion

This is most certainly a different direction for the girls, Glory Days embodies the current trends that are on the charts now, but it still holds the essence of Little Mix. In saying that, the disappointment some mixers might feel is that the girls sacrificed the lyrics, in order to maintain a good beat, which is something that didn’t need to be done (just take a listen to Shawn Mendes album Illuminate). However I personally fell in love with Glory Days after just one listen, and there is plenty on here to love.

The positives are that Little Mix delivered a sassy, honest and fun album that you will definitely blast in your room or in your car. It has many big moments vocally and production wise, and there is no doubt it makes you want to dance. What I appreciate about Little Mix is no album of theirs is the same, they all have their unique personality’s and you can easily guess which song is from what era. The girls always manage to produce amazing albums, and even if Glory Days isn’t your cup of tea there is still at least one song (or maybe more) that you’ll instantly love.

Little Mix have proven time and time again that they can sing just about anything. They push themselves to make each album bigger and better. I can see how this sound might not appeal to many of their fans, but it’s appealing to many others and this might just bring in a whole new demographic/fans for the girls, fingers crossed.

Glory Days is a statement, the girls aren’t playing around anymore and are not holding back one bit. They are determined to prove how much they’ve grown, they aren’t afraid to be honest and they know who they’re and what they want to say. No matter what sound of theirs you like, you can’t deny that this is an album that is jam packed with hits and the production is on point in each song. I give a huge round of applause to Little Mix for keeping it fresh but still being able to stay the same old Little Mix we know and love.

anonymous asked:

Can you please explain how Syco is the label of 5H because i saw on Wikipedia that their label is Epic? Maybe Syco is their UK label? They just push Camilla so much now, can u believe she got a Billboard cover and a lot of collabs, like. They're really betting their money on her lmao.

‘Fifth Harmony is an American girl group formed on the second season of the X Factor USA. The group consists of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid’s record label, after finishing in third place behind Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar on the show.’

it blows my mind that people say little mix are flops considering little mix are the only girl group in all of uk history to win the x factor, following a #1 uk single, and their first album DNA debuted at #4 on the us billboard top 100 making them the first british girl group to ever debut in the top 5, completely destroying the spice girls previous record. and that’s JUST what they accomplished from their first fucking record.

Little Mix on how boy bands have it easier than girls

They’re the hottest girl group in Britain but Word Up from the Little Mix stars is: it’s easier for boys.

When I caught up with them this week, the girls said they reckon all a boyband needs is a line-up of pretty faces to have the edge on a girl group – and that’s from one of the X Factor’s biggest success stories, with 7.5million records sold.

Perrie Edwards, 21, is qualified to comment, seeing as she is engaged to former One Direction star Zayn Malik, 22.

Other Little Mixer Jade Thirlwall, 22, said: “I feel like as long as boybands are all good looking, they’re halfway there.

“For girl groups it isn’t like that. It’s a lot harder to get girls on your side but we have been so lucky we are able to do that. Most of our fans are girls.

[read the rest @ the source]

Recognize these FIVE unique, intricately decorated and holiday-themed mics? Come on HARMONIZERS….FIVE anything = fantastic, fabulous, fivesome?!  It’s Fifth Harmony!  These are the mics used to perform some of our favorite girl group’s final songs of the season on the finale!

shoutout to zendaya for saying they were the first ‘group’ instead of ‘girl group’ to win the x factor. they were the first GROUP. ever. period. 

Positive Simon Narratives vs. Louis

Here is a graph showing the number of positive Simon narratives in the print press over the last 8 months as supported using quotes from/about One Direction members.

Harry - 0

Niall - 0

Liam - 0 (not counting Chiam because there isn’t a lot of positive Simon press surrounding it, though it does reek of him)

Louis - 8

  1. Imprint under Syco
  2. Baby announcement confirmed by Simon
  3. Simon wants to be the godfather of Louis’ baby
  4. Simon & Louis are looking for a girl group for the imprint
  5. Louis as guest judge on the X Factor last Fall
  6. More fatherly advice from Simon to Louis
  7. Louis has begged Simon to be a full-time X Factor Judge in 2016
  8. BIllboard article using multiple Louis quotes to describe Simon as “lovely,” “kind” and “patient.”

So in about 8 months, there’s been 8 stories in the press using Louis’ name and quotes to make Simon look like a better human than he is and make Louis look like a fame-hungry worshipper of Simon. 

1 story per month (on average) for 8 months.

These narratives have put Louis directly at odds with Harry in the press (and on one laughable occasion even Niall), as Harry is totally done with modest! and Syco and already signed to new firms.

But this is 1000000% real and genuine!

I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY LITTLE MIX WERE THE FIRST GIRL GROUP TO WIN THE X FACTOR 

THEY WERE THE FIRST GROUP TO WIN THE X FACTOR PERIOD 

AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT THEY WERE A GIRL GROUP

A GIRL GROUP WAS THE FIRST EVER GROUP TO WIN THE X FACTOR THINK ABOUT THAT 

STYLE FILES: Aren’t they just the best!?  Your final 3, people!!  Enthusiasm and excitement aside, we love how everyone was blending so well with each other tonight!  We dare you to try and recreate these looks— let us know if you pull them off!  From left to right: Lauren is wearing a Diesel shirt, BCBG pants and Fornarina shoes.  Camila’s dress is Sheri Bodell, belt by Zara, BCBG earrings and Luichiny shoes.  Normani is in head to toe Forever 21 with Poparazzi earrings and Jad Ghandour shoes.  Dinah is rocking a Forever 21 shirt, 7 For All Mankind pants, a Zara belt, PRB Showroom earrings and Diesel shoes.  Our last Fifth Harmony member is in Dolce Vita shoes, an Alexander McQueen shirt, Topshop skirt and a Fendi belt.  The one and only man (in the house and on the stage) aka Tate Stevens is in a 20X shirt, Hudson jeans, a Stetson hat and Justin shoes.  Our youngest superstar in the making, Carly Rose Sonenclar has a vest by Literature Noir, skirt by Forever 21, Flying Monkey pants, an Aqua hat, Forever 21 belt and bracelets, 214 Designs by Rafael Bruno earrings, PRB Showroom Collection rings and shoes by Steve Madden.  Wishing you all the best of luck! XO- XF STYLE!

Good News || Camren f2f

Life hasn’t really been that easy for Camila, and she was pretty sure she was never given a break with everything that happened. But things did seem to be going well when she got put in a group with the other girls back in the X Factor days but of course that kinda went downhill when she started getting so much hate for unknown reasons from so called fans. When things seemed to be going so well for the girl of course went downhill..again with the news about her cancer which she thought was gonna be it especially when her treatments weren’t working. It caused Camila to lose hope. Throughout the whole cancer time Lauren helped Camila stay strong, the other girl helped her not give up as much as she wanted to she stayed strong for her girlfriend and she couldn’t be anymore thankful for that. So that is how she ended up here in front of Lauren’s house with a big smile on her face, after getting a call from her doctors she rushed over to the other girl’s house wanting to share the news and plus she also wanted to hang out with the other girl so it was a win win situation. Once she got to Lauren’s house she quickly knocked on the door hoping Lauren would answer it soon.

Billboard's 21 Under 21 2015: Music's Hottest Young Stars

2. Fifth Harmony

Birth Dates: Allyson Brooke Hernandez, July 7, 1993 (Age: 22); Normani Kordei Hamilton, May 31, 1996 (Age: 19); Lauren Michelle Jauregui, June 27, 1996 (Age: 19); Karla Camila Cabello, March 3, 1997 (Age: 18); Dinah Jane Hansen, June 22, 1997 (Age: 18)

Last Year’s Rank: No. 5

Why They’re Hot: After heavy touring in 2014, the ladies of Fifth Harmony finally dropped their debut, Reflection, in 2015. The wait was totally “Worth It,” to quote the title of the LP’s smash third single, featuring rapper Kid Ink. The tune climbed to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album cracked the top five of the Billboard 200, proving once again that these former X Factor contestants are a real-deal girl group, not some relic of a bygone reality show. In September, the quintet quickened the pulses of Harmonizers – the name given to its legions of superfans – by announcing that work had begun on album No. 2. "You’ll have music to soothe your soul soon, everything will be fine, we love you to death and we’re not going anywhere. I promise,” member Lauren Jauregui told Billboard, looking ahead to another big year.[x]

i’ve come to the conclusion that lm aren’t who syco wanted to sign in 2011. there was already a fresh boyband and there was no “room” for a girl group. so when they won the x factor and forced syco to sign them, it created tension and resentment. years pass and they’re still mad that they had no say in whether or not lm were signed or not, hostility is still building, and the girls are almost five years into being treated like shit for no reason