Fifth Harmony is back with their highly awaited second album “7/27.” The album title is based on the date the band formed on the short-lived United States version of “The X Factor.” They are pretty much our version of One Direction but made up of females and yes, they were formed by Simon Cowell just like One Direction as well. This album is the first album of theirs to have explicit label.
The album is way better than their first album. It’s still catchy but it’s still nothing to cry home to mama about. The flow of the album songs to songs kind of seems to be there and then it doesn’t. The opening song “That’s My Girl” is an amazing start to his album and should have set the pace and style of the album but it really doesn’t. The album seems to sample itself and at first it was “okay, there’s a common theme” but then it got old after two songs. “Write On Me,” “I Lied,” and “All in My Head (Flex)” pretty much share the same snapping in the song. It made it seem like one big song and by the time I got to “All in My Head (Flex),”which is the second single btw, I got bored with it and just wanted to move on. If they did the snapping with a different beat or rhythm, then it would have been totally fine. “Squeeze” has the same snapping but totally different rhythm, it felt different from the other ones before it. “Squeeze” is actually a really good song. I liked it.
Pretty much, the songs from “Squeeze” on is where I really started to liked the album….it’s also where I also wanted to break the snapping sound because it was getting old. “Not That Kinda Girl” at least had it, but covered it up with other things and that made it amazing. I’m starting to think they had a hard time keeping beat because the snapping is so repetitive in the album. The two bonus tracks are also rather good.
Overall, it’s a better album than 5H’s first one. I would could have done without the snapping sounds through out it because it either hurt or made the song. The pacing of the album needs improvement and the ballads need to be broke up a little more. If they released an acoustic album with some of these songs, then it would be amazing.
Rating: 4 Sledgehammers out of 5
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