15 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Every new pop act needs an undeniable, globe-straddling debut single and One Direction's arrived in the shape of “What Makes You Beautiful,” the power-pop jewel in their debut album’s crown. Its youthful abandon permeates what follows, specifically the carefree yearning of “One Thing” and the more succinct “I Want.” “Gotta Be You,” meanwhile, hints at the more earnest love songs that would become the band’s trademark. Mixing elements of rock into the pop palette, Up All Night helped redefine the aughts' boy-band template.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Every new pop act needs an undeniable, globe-straddling debut single and One Direction's arrived in the shape of “What Makes You Beautiful,” the power-pop jewel in their debut album’s crown. Its youthful abandon permeates what follows, specifically the carefree yearning of “One Thing” and the more succinct “I Want.” “Gotta Be You,” meanwhile, hints at the more earnest love songs that would become the band’s trademark. Mixing elements of rock into the pop palette, Up All Night helped redefine the aughts' boy-band template.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29.5K Ratings

29.5K Ratings

RMcNeil ,

X Factor to America

First review?
Well, let's make it good!
These boys are seriously on their way to taking over the world. Back in 2010 they were one X Factor, and now they're releasing their first album in the US and Canada.
You will NOT regret buying this album.
If has everything!
Remember the names: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne.
These boys are going places.

Forever a Directioner. xx

mbad4 ,

ONE DIRECTION

I've been waiting for this for so long and it's finally here. So proud of you boys!!

Emsk97 ,

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Best album of 2012.

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