I Think I'm Gonna Win This Time: The One Direction Discography Rate


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Yeah the latter albums definitely do become more aimed at the pop rock side of things.


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Yeah the latter albums definitely do become more aimed at the pop rock side of things.

My personal opinion is that they achieved the perfect balance with this sound on Four. Midnight Memories was their lost identity album (but it still has some tunes on it) and Made in the A.M. was far too much a push into cliche dad rock that brought nothing new to the table.
I loved Take Me Home all bar two songs I listened to the standard edition I own last night it's not an album I played a lot so it was a great rediscovery. Now I shall listen to the bonus tracks from it and then Midnight Memories and the rest.
I said it in the previous thread, but their debut is still my favourite album of theirs. While I still listened to their later stuff, they kinda lost me with Midnight Memories and their awful singles choices. For ages I actually used to say that 1D is a great band with below average music, but this rate has really made me realise I was wrong. Their true gems are to be found in their album tracks, not their singles!
If I was a big fan I'd have been so mad about the singles choices for Four. I follow a few (sane) fans on Twitter and about 80% of their 1D related tweets were about how they never agreed with anything the band released. Madness.
I absolutely hate Take Me Home, gave that album so many 0s. However, it is their prime, so the rest made up for the quality of the music. It's weird, though, that they managed to craft Nobody Compares during those messy sessions, which I find to be one of their best songs. As for their best album, I don't think they universally have such thing, it's like they never managed to do a full-on magnum opus - one that everyone agrees is their best. Four - while great in quality - lacked personality and energy, and Midnight Memories had one too many fillers among the fabulous highs AND the incredible art direction.


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I'm hoping to post my revised scores today (I may be a tryrant, but I'm no cheater). I'm ticking a lot of scores up because that other scale really messed with my definitions of 7, 8, 9, and 10s.


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So I've finalized my scores. I'm not saying these are the correct opinions (I'm a Tryant not a Tyrant), but. Go ahead and judge me- just remember who's in charge of the write-ups here.

What Makes You Beautiful- 9
Gotta Be You- 7
One Thing- 10
More Than This- 2
Up All Night- 10
I Wish- 7
Tell Me A Lie- 7
Taken- 6
I Want- 8
Everything About You- 7
Same Mistakes- 6
Save You Tonight- 5
Stole My Heart- 10
Stand Up- 5
Moments- 2
Another World- 3
Na Na Na- 6
I Should Have Kissed You- 5

Live While We're Young - 10
Kiss You - 10
Little Things - 0
C'mon, C'mon - 7
Last First Kiss -5
Heart Attack - 10
Rock Me - 10
Change My Mind - 6
I Would - 10
Over Again - 4
Back For You - 7
They Don't Know About Us - 10
Summer Love - 7
She's Not Afraid - 10
Loved You First - 6
Nobody Compares - 8
Still The One - 8
Truly Madly Deeply -6
Magic -6
Irresistible -6

Best Song Ever- 10
Story Of My Life- 8
Diana- 6
Midnight Memories- 0
You & I - 7
Don't Forget Where You Belong- 8
Strong- 6.5
Happily- 10
Right Now- 7
Little Black Dress- 1
Through The Dark- 7
Something Great- 5
Little White Lies- 8
Better Than Words- 9
Why Don't We Go There?- 6
Does He Know?- 2
Alive- 1
Half A Heart- 5
One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)- 10

Steal My Girl - 8
Ready to Run- 8
Where Do Broken Hearts Go- 7
18- 4
Girl Almighty- 10
Fool's Gold- 8.5
Night Changes- 8
No Control- 7
Fireproof- 11
Spaces- 9
Stockholm Syndrome- 10
Clouds- 10
Change Your Ticket- 10
Illusion- 6
Once in a Lifetime- 3
Act My Age- 8

Hey Angel- 7
Drag Me Down- 10
Perfect- 9
Infinity- 1
End of the Day- 5
If I Could Fly- 1
Long Way Down- 5
Never Enough- 10
Olivia - 8
What A Feeling - 10
Love You Goodbye - 3
I Want To Write You A Song - 0
History - 6
Temporary Fix - 5
Walking In The Wind -7
Wolves - 8
A.M. - 6.5
Home - 6