I love that Harry Styles could have given us a one man One Direction album k with a million features from his famous friends, and he didn’t.
This album is more rock than pop, which is also unexpected. And he even serves up a little Bowie glam on a few of the songs. This is evidenced in one of my faves from the album, “Sign of the Times.”
Then there are a few tracks that have a rustier sound, like “Carolina” which sounds like it should be performed in a roadside bar.
Harry also gets a little dirty in “Kiwi” and “Only Angel.” But he’s never so dirty to make you think he’s not writing from experience.
I was expecting to hate this album. And I’m glad Harry proved me wrong. I think he’ll do just fine on his own.
Must Listens: “Sign of the Times,” “Kiwi” & “Olivia:
Score: 4 out of 5