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Liam Payne


Debut solo album from the former One Direction singer

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  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s markedly different from 1D but never strays away from being radio-friendly
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  2. 6.0 |   All Music

    If Payne can find a more distinctive vision and a team who can better utilize his strong vocals, he might get a chance for that longevity. For now, LP1 merely hints at his future potential
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  3. 4.3 |   Pitchfork

    The former One Direction member’s solo debut is just another pop star flailing to find his identity amid trend-hopping production and half-baked lyrics
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  4. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    His taste veers towards blunt US EDM commerciality, the occasional great backing track sneaks through
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  5. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Occasionally painful yet weirdly Payne-less
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  6. 4.0 |   NME

    It's meant to showcase his maturity, but ‘LP1’ finds the former One Direction star so focused on ticking boxes that he forgets to have fun
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  7. 4.0 |   The Independent

    He’s got a nice set of pipes. He gets the songs across. But without imposing any personality on them he’s just, well, a singing six-pack
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  8. 2.0 |   The Guardian

    One Direction’s Mr Boring lets his inner sexual piranha loose – with frightening results
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