AOTY 2018
Little Mix - LM5
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #589 / 706
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2018 Ratings: #605
November 16, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony UK / Label
Dance Pop, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit
It stands apart from their previous albums in its boldness and precision.
80
AllMusic

The aptly titled LM5 feels like the apotheosis of this journey, and once again presents the group as an empowered pop force to be reckoned with.

60
The Independent

Ultimately, despite a few high points, LM5 is so scattershot, both thematically and musically, that it’s hard to find much to grab onto. As they’re so keen to point out, Little Mix can, and do, write their own material – but with as many as 13 songwriters on any given song here, their own identity becomes lost in the mire.

60
The Guardian

Padded it may be, but the strike rate is high enough for LM5 to prolong Little Mix’s career even further, at least in Britain. What Americans will make of it is anyone’s guess. If they see imitation as the sincerest form of flattery, then they should be tickled pink.

60
NME
‘LM5’ is the culmination of the band’s growth over the past seven year. Yes it may sometimes musically miss the mark; but with its strong and relevant message it’s something of a milestone for the band.
60
The Observer

Little Mix albums have always struggled to find their own identity, and LM5 still owes too much to Beyoncé’s flirtation with hip-hop and top-40 trend chasing.

Tsareena
64
Little Mix is good at making fun albums and LM5 is still generally a fun album but there was a half assed attempt at going deeper with a feminist message and it definitely wasn't worth it. The girls sound bored on a lot of the more serious tracks with really generic writing. The really fun tracks don't feel fully realized either especially Joan of Arc and Wasabi because of bad lyrics or disjointed parts.

Will listen more so my score might change for the worse or better

Faves: Strip, More Than ... read more
moxori
78
THIS ALBUM IS A BOP It's so fun and entertaining, their voices sound better and better together with every next album. I honestly think this is their best era yet and I'm incredibly happy they parted ways with their label. I'm excited for every performance and video that's gonna follow the release of this album.

faves; woman like me, think about us, joan of arc, more than words
76
Little Mix traz um conceito forte e direto em seu quinto álbum de estúdio. Ao escutar as músicas soltadas antes do lançamento oficial, não tinha certeza se daria certo. Os singles lançados foram fracos comparados ao disco anterior. Porém, ao escutar o trabalho completo, deu certo. Não tem uma música que supere seu supremasso Touch, porém tem músicas muito boas, como Forget You Not (uma canção pop bem ... read more
AndreiCDorneles
80
Best tracks: Woman Like Me, Think About Us, Strip, Joan of arc, Wasabi, More Than Words, The Cure.
Worst tracks: -
ugottant
78
i'm a big fan of little mix, the songs are really catchy, meaningfull, brings up a lot of tabu questions
my fave so far is monster in me, i cannot describe how much i love this song and its not only about the lyrics but also bc of their voices
i'm giving 78 bc i always expect more from little mix as much as satisfied i am with this album, i think it could be a little bit better, to me love a girl right, american boy is so generic that i forget it exists
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Track List

  1. The National Manthem
  2. Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  3. Think About Us
  4. Strip (feat. Sharaya J)
  5. Monster in Me
  6. Joan of Arc
  7. Love a Girl Right
  8. American Boy
  9. Told You So
  10. Wasabi
  11. More Than Words (feat. Kamille)
  12. Motivate
  13. Notice
  14. The Cure
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Added on: October 16, 2018