10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Shed any preconceptions. Across 10 songs, Harry Styles has the time of his life and emerges from his boy-band chrysalis a rock star. The One Direction heartthrob, we can definitively say, has chops. “Sign of the Times” is the magisterial Bowie-meets-Elton calling card but a slight outlier—so many highlights here get down and dirty with the riffs and attitude upon which Britpop heroes earned their fame. The swampy bass and carnal choruses of “Carolina” make it feel like a dive bar favorite, “Only Angel” explodes into a Stones-worthy strut from a celestial intro and the raucous “Kiwi” will get fans hot under the collar for more than just the “having your baby” refrain.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Shed any preconceptions. Across 10 songs, Harry Styles has the time of his life and emerges from his boy-band chrysalis a rock star. The One Direction heartthrob, we can definitively say, has chops. “Sign of the Times” is the magisterial Bowie-meets-Elton calling card but a slight outlier—so many highlights here get down and dirty with the riffs and attitude upon which Britpop heroes earned their fame. The swampy bass and carnal choruses of “Carolina” make it feel like a dive bar favorite, “Only Angel” explodes into a Stones-worthy strut from a celestial intro and the raucous “Kiwi” will get fans hot under the collar for more than just the “having your baby” refrain.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.7K Ratings
4.7K Ratings
Shelleyann1817 ,

Best I Haven't Even Heard

Let's be real we all know this album is going to be AMAZING

brimariaa ,

Amazing

Sign of the Times is fantastic, can't wait to hear the rest of the album!

AllisonPDX ,

Iconic

The absolute best.