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Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Debut solo album from the One Direction singer who's taken an extended hiatus from the pop boy band

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
12/05/2017
US Release date
12/05/2017
  1. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Through it all, he manages to steer clear of all the traps that ordinarily sabotage a boy-band star's solo move. But as the whole album proves, there's not a thing ordinary about this guy
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Debut solo album finds the former One Direction star adopting a transatlantic slant and more adult register
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Clearly a by-product of its creator’s musical tastes and interests
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Ultimately 'Harry Styles' feels comfortable and readily worn-in. It’s a boy you always liked singing along to a Stevie Nicks record that you’ve had since you were 14
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  5. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    The sheer confidence on display here suggests he’s more than up to the challenge; hopefully the songs will someday catch up to his ambition
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  6. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Harry Styles is fun listening and will rightly soundtrack many a summer
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Occasionally, as on Carolina or Only Angel, it dips into bland pastiche, but generally this is a fine solo effort from, lest we forget, one of the most famous twentysomethings on the planet
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    With his debut, Styles manages to escape the notorious curse of former boy banders, turned leading men, creating an immersive, reference-fuelled tribute to classic rock for the millennial generation
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    Harry Styles works exceedingly well as a modern pop album and an extension of the One D sound and brand, but as the kind of personal statement Styles wants to make, it comes very close, but ultimately falls just short
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  10. 6.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is music that plays well in every venue, from the late night hangouts of urban bohemia to the awkward houses of the indie disco
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  11. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The One Direction member’s solo debut pays fine tribute to classic rock’n’roll and shows off his exceptional voice, if not his enigmatic persona
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  12. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    There's a handful of above-average tunes here, and an earnestness that suggests Harry Styles will have a fruitful solo career
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  13. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Styles isn’t trying to reinvent the form and comparisons to artists who did are as unhelpful to him as they are inaccurate
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  14. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    This album could change opinions about the former One Direction star
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    This post-One Direction debut is a melange of musical homages that fails to reach the heights of Styles’ idols. But one thing it isn’t is dull
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  16. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Jeff Bhasker’s deft touches on production sees Styles move swiftly through each track without losing momentum
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    MOR tunes feature heavily on the One Direction man’s first solo venture, but there are some surprises lurking
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  18. 6.0 |   NME

    Harry Styles’ debut album is a not-that-bad-actually mish-mash of Los Angeles’ style classic rock and ballads
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  19. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    This is a fun house approach to rock ‘n’ roll that, more than any other pop-star record, brings to mind the ‘70s-indebted indie rock of bands like the Ty Segall Band, Girls, and the Men
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  20. 5.2 |   Gig Soup

    It's open to debate as to whether this record will launch Harry Styles into a new stratosphere beyond his teen demographic, but he deserves kudos for attempting something that's clearly not aiming for the sanitised middle ground
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  21. 3.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Like the precocious wizard, his name alone is enough to generate huge amounts of money in a matter of seconds, so don’t worry, he’ll be fine. For now, however, there is no cause to celebrate such aggressive mediocrity
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