One Direction - Midnight Memories - Rock Me - 2014 RSD UK Pop - Pic Disc 2 Trk 7" 45 EP
One Direction - Midnight Memories
Label: Syco Music
Cat #: 88843043007
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, Picture Disc, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Released as a part of Record Store Day 2014. 7" picture disc housed in PVC sleeve with cardboard picture insert.
Made in the EU
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 19 Apr 2014
A Midnight Memories 2:56
B Rock Me (Live Version From The Motion Picture "One Direction: This Is Us") 4:14
Management Harry Magee, Modest!, Richard Griffiths, Will Bloomfield
Photography By Calvin Aurand
Two years ago One Direction took the music world by storm with the release of their debut album Up All Night. The album instantaneously soared to the top of the charts, and the five boys who were previously known as the winners of The X Factor proved that they were not just going to fizzle out. Instead, they were going to become one of pop musics biggest names of the year.
One year later, the band was still going strong, and released their second album Take Me Home. The album was similar to the second, and held true to the style that they had established the year before. It was popcatchy, fast paced with the occasional slow love song, and fun. The music and lyrics that made up One Directions first two albums were definitely one of a kind and extremely enjoyable, but they proved that they were still teenagers at heart.
But another year has passed, and One Direction has made several huge changes since its last album. Yes, the hairstyles have changed, the combined tattoo count has increased, and relationships have fizzled (but come on, who didnt see the Harry Styles and Taylor Swift breakup coming?). The band has also embraced a new rock element in many of their songs, diverting them from their strict pop image. But the biggest transformation that can be seen in this new album is that they have collectively matured as a group. Midnight Memories isnt an album showcasing the thoughts and free-spirited nature of teenage boys; its One Directions first adult album. By no means is it full of vulgar songs that are solely geared toward adults, but the vibe that the album gives off is definitely more grown up than fans have ever experienced before. And although its extremely weird to ever think of the One Direction boys as being adults, Midnight Memories proves that for the most part, it works.
Midnight Memories, rolled off the production line right on time for the holidays. Anyone expecting there to be any kind of drop in quality, or early warnings that the group had begun their inevitable decline, will be happily surprised that not only does the album satisfy the established quota of thrilling modern pop tracks and uplifting ballads, but also introduces some interesting new directions: one direction that makes sense in the music landscape of 2013, and one that comes out of nowhere. In that first category are the songs, like "Through the Dark" and "Something Great" that sound heavily influenced by the inescapably popular upbeat, acoustic guitar-driven folk-pop of the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. Even though their cleaned-up take sounds a little on the slick side, the group deliver the lyrics with a clear-voiced enthusiasm that is infectious and helps them go down smoothly
"Midnight Memories: It contain much more of a rock element than listeners are used to, and that could be one of the reasons why the album mirrors this title. The combination of electric guitar and more yelling rather than singing makes for a pretty big jump from the bands pop image, and while the song may not be the most meaningful, its nice to see some variety.
One Direction - Midnight Memories
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One Direction - Rock Me (Live Version From The Motion Picture One Direction
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|Format||EP , 7", 45|