Released: January 30, 2015
By: Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony brought the girl group back to the US, which is something their UK competitor Little Mix couldn’t do.
Between the release of their debut EP and this album, the girls seem to have matured a lot. This is not the cutesy pop music that they started with, but a sexier adult vibe. At the same time, they bring feminism to the forefront with messages of self-empowerment – especially seen in the Meghan Trainor collaboration “Brave Honest Beautiful.”
Throughout the album, they not only mention strong women in music that inspired them like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Shakira, but also powerful women outside of the music industry like Oprah and then-First Lady Michelle Obama.
The club-ready songs are continually fun and catchy, letting fans dance and sing along from start to finish.
Final say: The girl group the US needed. ★★★★☆