AOTY 2021
Louis Tomlinson - Walls
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #814 / 821
User Score
Based on 267 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1026
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Spectrum Culture

Walls is an introspective look at growing up and finding yourself—and your voice.


What could be tinged with resentment and grit – both from being effectively abandoned, and taking notes from the grumpier of the two Gallaghers – is actually just quite pleasant.


Like any other settled adult, he's perfectly content to stick to the reliable and Walls winds up being the most mature and natural of the ex-1D bunch.

The Young Folks

Even with the misses on the album, it’s refreshing to see an artist like Louis Tomlinson taking the time to get his bearings and release the album he truly wants to release.

Rolling Stone

Despite some promising moments, the One Direction member’s solo debut doesn’t quite assert enough musical independence.


The latest One Directioner to go his own way tackles big themes, but the music is filled with the kind of dead-eyed vocal delivery and lazy drumming, strumming, and writing that all pop stars fear.

The Independent

The album – so full of drawling balladry and anodyne lyrics – is deeply unremarkable. Listening to it is like wading through a quagmire of banality.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Louis reaches for the dizzying heights of glittery Britpop, but falls short.

Luckily Walls is not as chaotic as Liam Payne's LP1, but he's far from being as good musically and fun as Harry Styles' Fine Line. So yes, you might say, "but DoubleZ, you don't get it, it's a sad album that's about touching things, so there's no fun in it! It's true sometimes it's poignant and lyrically real because he talks about his sorrows and in particular about the disappearance of his mother and recently of his sister? Globally Walls is oriented on feelings and life and I understand ... read more
One thing I admire in stan culture is: The more obsessed the person is with an artist, the more that person will try to make you obsessed. It's like "Birdbox", but switch the "alien" for a Spotify premium account. Yes, I can listen to 3 albums in 3 hours if three 3 albums have a 1-hour length. Duh.

While Harry Styles shine on the gay route and Liam Payne still refuses to open an OnlyFans account, Louis Tomlinson remembers himself he still has that 15-minute bonus attention ... read more
"Walls" é um álbum por muitas vezes completamente desinteressante e entediante. Não há nada que nos surpreenda aqui, é definitivamente um disco a ser esquecido.
Como artista, Louis Tomlinson não se joga em nenhuma vala do que ele quer ser. Ele é um bom compositor, realmente. Suas letras são histórias, as vezes cheias com metáforas e analogias básicas e também, desinteressante.
Louis compunha muito ... read more
Where do I even start.. this is the worst album ever even blackpink’s debut is better than this, 11/12 tracks are shit ballads and he’s just so boring no wonder why no one gives a fuck about him anymore he’s definitely the worst 1D member
Ranking songs from personal favourite to least favourite. Full review to be added later (explaining why I like this album even though I totally get why others don't).

1. Only the Brave (5/5)
2. Kill My Mind
3. Habit
4. Defenceless
5. Two of Us
6. Always You (3.5/5)
7. Too Young
8. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
9. Fearless
10. Walls
11. We Made It
12. Perfect Now (1/5)
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Track List

  1. Kill My Mind
  2. Don't Let It Break Your Heart
  3. Two of Us
  4. We Made It
  5. Too Young
  6. Walls
  7. Habit
  8. Always You
  9. Fearless
  10. Perfect Now
  11. Defenceless
  12. Only the Brave
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Added on: October 23, 2019