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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
After placing third in the 2010 season of Britain's The X Factor, five-member boy band One Direction inked a record deal with mega-exec/TV personality Simon Cowell and released their debut album, 2011's Up All Night. A global sensation, the album garnered several hit singles and sold millions of copies worldwide. It also faired pretty well with critics, who appreciated the band's mix of melodic songcraft and catchy, dance-oriented material that, while slickly produced, avoided the commercial cynicism and adult contemporary posturing of some of their '80s and '90s forebears. Rather than mess with a good thing, One Direction stick with this formula on the band's sophomore ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
After placing third in the 2010 season of Britain's The X Factor, five-member boy band One Direction inked a record deal with mega-exec/TV personality Simon Cowell and released their debut album, 2011's Up All Night. A global sensation, the album garnered several hit singles and sold millions of copies worldwide. It also faired pretty well with critics, who appreciated the band's mix of melodic songcraft and catchy, dance-oriented material that, while slickly produced, avoided the commercial cynicism and adult contemporary posturing of some of their '80s and '90s forebears. Rather than mess with a good thing, One Direction stick with this formula on the band's sophomore effort, 2012's Take Me Home. Once again working largely with Sweden's Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, and Savan Kotecha, who produced Up All Night, One Direction deliver another immediately catchy mix of dancey pop that maximizes the group's shared lead-vocal approach and peppy, upbeat image. This album highlights even more than their previous one how much One Direction's mix of punchy guitars over snappy beats, handclaps, and bright synthesizers has in common with the positive, fun-loving tone of '70s bubblegum pop, as well as more contemporary bands like the Jonas Brothers and perennial guilty pleasure Hanson. Also added to the mix this time around are two songs ("Little Things" and "Over Again") co-written by British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose intimate folk-R&B aesthetic lends an air of maturity to One Direction's admittedly squeaky-fresh sound. The boys of One Direction also nab a few co-writing credits here, as does McFly's Tom Fletcher, whose contribution "I Would," a kind of in-spirit sequel to his Up All Night contribution "I Want," stands out as a considerably smart and infectious cut. Ultimately, tracks like the frenetically hyper "Kiss You" and the soundtrack-ready "Back for You" will, as with the rest of Take Me Home, certainly appeal to the group's rabid teen followers, and might even end up on their parents' playlist, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 887254397229
  • Catalog Number: 543972
  • Sales rank: 2,845

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Live While We're Young (3:20)
  2. 2 Kiss You (3:04)
  3. 3 Little Things (3:39)
  4. 4 C'mon, C'mon (2:46)
  5. 5 Last First Kiss (3:24)
  6. 6 Heart Attack (2:57)
  7. 7 Rock Me (3:21)
  8. 8 Change My Mind (3:33)
  9. 9 I Would (3:22)
  10. 10 Over Again (3:03)
  11. 11 Back For You (3:00)
  12. 12 They Don't Know About Us (3:21)
  13. 13 Summer Love (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
One Direction Primary Artist
Steve Robson Guitar, Keyboards
Peter Svensson Vocals, Musician
Emily Wright Vocals
Dr. Luke Musician
Sam Hollander Musician
Julian Bunetta Musician
Malcolm Moore Bass
Karl Brazil Drums
Ava James Vocals
Savan Kotecha Background Vocals
Chris Leonard Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Shellback Bass, Background Vocals, Musician
Koool Kojak Vocals, Musician
Matthias Johansson Violin
Carl Falk Guitar, Background Vocals, Musician
Henry Walter Vocals
Luke Potashnik Guitar
Jake Gosling Percussion, Piano, Strings, Drums
Albin Nedler Musician
Clint Gibbs Vocals
Lukasz Gottwald Vocals
David Bukovinszky Cello
Cirkut Musician
Niall Horan Guitar
Kristoffer Fogelmark Guitar, Background Vocals, Musician
Adam Nedler Background Vocals
Tommy Culm Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rupert Coulson Engineer
Tom Fletcher Composer
Steve Robson Composer, Producer
Tommy Lee James Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Ash Howes Programming
Peter Svensson Composer, Programming
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Producer
Kristian Lundin Composer
Sam Waters Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer
Sam Hollander Composer, Programming
Julian Bunetta Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Jamie Scott Composer
Danny Jones Composer
Dougie Poynter Composer
Mattias Bylund String Arrangements
Rami Yacoub Composer
Fiona Bevan Composer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Sam Miller Engineer
Shellback Programming, Producer
Koool Kojak Programming, Producer, Engineer
Carl Falk Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Henry Walter Composer
Jake Gosling Programming, Producer
Tebey Ottoh Composer, Vocal Producer
Allan Grigg Composer
Albin Nedler Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Peter Wallevik Composer
Alex Oriet Vocal Engineer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Ed Sheeran Composer
Robert Conlon Composer
Cirkut Programming, Producer
Zain Malik Composer
Niall Horan Composer
Louis Tomlinson Composer
Liam Payne Composer
Harry Styles Composer
Kristoffer Fogelmark Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Zayn Malik Illustrations
Alexander Gowers Composer
Tommy P Gregersen Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Greatest album of all time!!!!

    Greatest album of all time!!!!

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