Album Review: “Glory Days” by Little Mix

12963825_581651975344801_7071364152317692484_nI’m back with another review and it is all female British group Little Mix newest album “Glory Days” and I was very intrigued about having a new album to listen to but has it really been a year since “Black Magic” came out? It’s shocking to me how much time can pass! And also how these singers can put out another album within a year since all they do nonstop is touring and promotion! That’s one thing I’ll never understand I guess!

If you’ve never heard of Little Mix they consist of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, and Jade Thirwall. They competed on the British version of The X Factor and was the first girl group to win on the show in 2011.

The first song to start off the album is “Shout To My Ex” and I love this track a lot, I just wish it got more air time on the US radio ways. It’s the ultimate pop, break up and motivational song. There’s not too many times a song can bring out three different topics but in this, it works. Second is “Touch” and I get an airy vibe out of it. It is very catchy in the choruses and that works great with the exotic groove it has throughout. There is an acoustic version of this song on their deluxe edition. “F.U.” is next and it has a very simple introduction, light beat and the girl’s vocals shine. It has a jazz/soul sound but it is definitely a “screw you” to a boyfriend, somehow this works and what really gets me is that I actually really like it.

Next is a track called “Oops” and again, it has this cute, soul/bluesy feeling with the piano and drums. It features American singer Charlie Puth and I love how deep his voice against the girls – they’re not going too crazy but it’s a nice balance. Fifth is “You Gotta Not” and again, I love their sassy attitude! This is what got me interested into the group so much; the introduction to this one kind of had my name written all over it. It’s fun and has a perfect dance beat I think. If you think it sounds like a Meghan Trainor song, you should probably know that she was one of the co-writers! This next one is down to my style as far as the amount of bass it has, it might actually rival “Grown” in their last album. It is called “Down & Dirty” it has a deep bass-y and electronica sound, and they don’t really do these normal EDM sounds but it has a nice tone to it. It makes it raw and dirty, it’s really good!

I was very happy to see how another badass song was after that banger, it is appropriately titled “Power” and it starts out with these fierce stomps, it has that pop but in-your-face sound and between both Perrie and Jesy’s vocals. I’m just blown away, it’s so good! I actually hope some DJs make a few remixes out of it, because it’s worthy of it for sure! Of course, nothing lasts forever and we have to go back to discussing the ballads on the album, the next is “Your Love” and even though it is slower, but it’s still a mellow beat. I guess if you’re going to talk about how love makes me feel like, you’re going to want something that would go with that feeling, so it works!

This next track is called “Nobody Like You” and this is a ballad at its best. Little Mix has the best ballads, that’s one thing that they truly rock at because of their diverse voices. I also love the eternal sound, as it continues the true sound never fades it actually grows with increased tempo. It’s gorgeous!

I love the fact that “No More Sad Songs” has an upbeat sound, there’s nothing more annoying when certain people title songs like this and they’re disgustingly slow and sappy. This one is in the middle but it’s still something I’d prefer to listen to any day! And we are back on the dance-y side of music again, the first thing I thought of what it started was old school hip hop, like something of Will Smith in the late 90s! Anyways, I think the song is really good even if it has a sexual motive behind it… Last song of the standard edition is “Nothing Else Matters” and surprising it’s not a slow track! I know this will be another weird description but I get like an early 2000’s pop song, at least that’s what I pictured into my head when it first started playing! It’s pretty good too!

It’s so hard to put together a summary of an album at the end of these reviews because you feel like you just put all of your thoughts while talking about each song, but as a whole you have to basically give it a mental rating. I do think it’s a great pop album, very different from their previous albums as far as how many ballad-like tracks are included, but I don’t think it’s so good that I would give it a full 10/10, you know? Which I hardly ever rate my reviews, but for this I think it would be fair to give it an 8 out of 10, and that is still very good!

Have you heard of Little Mix’s “Glory Days” yet? Which songs are your favorites?

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