What’s the Initial Response to Harry Styles’ New Album?
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Harry Styles’ third solo album, Harry’s House, came out on May 20th, and so far, it seems to be his best one yet. The album has been received well by almost everyone from hardcore Harry Styles fans to professional critics. Read on below to learn how critics, fans, and other great musicians feel about Harry Styles’ latest album.
The new album is titled Harry’s House and consists of 13 tracks. The album was produced by Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson and features several acclaimed musicians on instrumentals, including multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Mayer on two tracks and Grammy-winning guitarist Ben Harper on another.
So far, the critical reception to the new album has been mostly positive, and it’s been scored higher than Styles’ two previous albums almost universally by professional critics. On the review aggregator site Metacritic, the album scored an 82 out of 100, which indicates “universal acclaim.” Styles’ other two albums, “Harry Styles” and “Fine Line”, scored a 68 and a 76 respectively.
Critics praised Styles for his ability to be “secondary to the song,” as well as his style that’s “elegant and more refined but also warmer and more intimate.”
Fans and other artists
It’s not only praised by critics and institutions. Harry’s House has been popular among Styles’ fans as well. Some of the social media fan reactions to the album have included, “not one skip on Harry Style’s new album,” “harry styles project is incredible. The artistry and honesty in the writing is blowing my mind,” and even “Sorry, can’t talk. I’m making @Harry_Styles’ new album my entire personality.”
Other artists have praised Styles on this album and his others for his impressive transition from boy band member to bonafide rock star. In the past, Styles has been compared to Mick Jagger, who once said “He’s got it going on. I know him, he comes to see me in lots of shows. And yeah, I can see the influence. But I don’t say anything to him, I just tell him he looks nice. I like him. He’s very decent.”
As his third album, “Harry’s House” seems to be a fantastic reflection of Harry Styles as an artist, and he’s been praised and congratulated by many for sounding comfortable and confident with the way his sound has evolved. Vanity Fair magazine tweeted “On “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles has never sounded more like himself.”
Styles was praised for both the music and the lyrics of “Harry’s House,” and he’s quickly becoming more respected for his songwriting ability in addition to his vocal talent.
While the majority of critics and fans have had overwhelmingly positive opinions of the new album, some have said that it feels impersonal and leaves you feeling more connected with the objects of the songs than with Styles himself. Additionally, some have criticized the album for not flowing well and seeming more like a jumbled mess of songs of different genres than a planned album.