Pining for an audience that doesn't consist of screaming teenage girls paid off; this album is definitely a pleasant surprise, albeit one that quickly loses its element and drifts off into becoming a generic brit pop record. Nonetheless, a decent debut from (I think) the most talented of the One Direction members.
Misunderstood, underrated, and commercially buried due to a lack of recognition, Yours as Fast as Mine is a staple of dreamy pop music that encapsulates the art and crafts a memorable experience with its distinct sound and production. A truly gorgeous masterpiece.
90-99: essential listens; near perfect
80-89: will make year-end-lists; highly recommended
70-79: great listens
50-59: not bad
30-39: would not recommend
20-29: steer clear of this
0-9: redefines terrible; an absolute atrocity