Fifth Harmony gets snappy on 7/27

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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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Fifth Harmony takes it to the next Harmony

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On Tuesday, January 27, Fifth Harmony’s début album “Reflection” was streamed via iTunes Radio for the world to hear it in it Deluxe Edition glory. So I decided to write a review of the album before it comes out next week so you can decided to buy it or pass on it.

The album itself is very decent album. The songs are catchy and very danceable, not to the point of their EP “Better Together,” but still to the point that the songs will be stuck in your head like musical gonorrhea and the doctor’s prescription to get rid of it is to listen to this album even more. The sad part is that none of the songs really stand out besides the beats. They all seem to blend together. I thought the first two songs off the album was the same song until opened up iTunes and saw that it was a new song. The album reminded me of The Pussycat Dolls (the band). The album had that “Buttons” and “Don’t Cha” feel to it. It’s just sad that the songs run together like hearing Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” and Beyonce’s “Halo.”

Overall, the album is good début album but I don’t think this album will have any extended listening after the first few weeks. Hopefully, their second album is better because they have the potential to be the Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood of our version of “X Factor,” but their success may be short live if they don’t show on their next album. This album is a buy if you liked their other hits, which are actually way better. But if you have spotify or something like it, I would pass on it and just listen to it on there.

 

Rating: 3.5 versions of X Factor out of 5

 

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