Released: August 15, 2014
Winners of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, this boy band is every musical theater kid’s dream. The five men sang beautiful renditions of Les Misérables classics on the show and wowed Simon Cowell along with the rest of the world.
On their debut album, they include both of those songs – “Stars” and “Bring Him Home.” They are easily the best tracks and every bit amazing recorded as they were live. They also perform the Frozen hit “Let it Go,” which is just as powerful as the original Idina Menzel version.
However, after those three songs, the album does not fair is well. Their vocals continue to soar, but it often sounds as if they’re trying to perfect the notes instead of singing with passion. The songs feel empty and leave you wanting more.
Final say: Beautiful, but empty. ★★☆☆☆