Niall Horan - Flicker
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #638 / 668
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2017 Ratings: #498
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

One Directioners will no doubt relish every moment of Flicker, but for casual fans potentially wary of the boy band stigma, they can rest assured knowing that Horan has taken a big first step into musical maturity, with his own voice and deep well of emotion.

60
The Independent

Give the lad his due: it would have been easy for the One Direction heartthrob to trot out a collection of ersatz R&B crowd-pleasers, but on Flicker he keeps faith with the West Coast influences that first drew him into music.

60
The Telegraph
“Tasteful” is the watchword. Chord changes are sweetly satisfying, melodies spill gently forth with singing that is soft, tuneful and emotionally understated.
60
NME
This is a promising and well-pitched effort that suggests Horan knows exactly who he wants to be as an artist. ‘Flicker’ definitely gets his post-One Direction career off to a bright start.
40
The Guardian
None of it is terribly exciting, but in fairness, setting the listener’s pulse racing with the head-spinning shock of the new clearly wasn’t the intention here.
Dec 2, 2017
Theservano
49
Nada impressionante, inspiração obvia no monótomo pop folk masculino. Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes e vários homens e seus violões já fizeram algo parecido ou melhor.
Oct 20, 2017
rebeligado
64
On the Loose 8.0
This Town 6.5
Seeing Blind 7.0
Slow Hands 7.5
Too Much To Ask 6.5
Paper Houses 6.0
Since We're Alone 7.0
Flicker 7.0
Fire Away 5.0
You and Me 5.0
On My Own 6.5
Mirrors 6.0
The Tide 5.5
Dec 29, 2017
kelanobrien
NR
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this album. I wasn’t too fond of This Town when it came out so I didn’t pay attention to Slow Hands at all, but there are some really great songs. It’s very front loaded though. It did not end well. I think On The Loose should have been the closer of the album.
Dec 23, 2017
matthrz
75
Não é nada diferente do que já existe no mercado, mas a autenticidade faz a diferença e eleva esse álbum em comparação a outros artistas do gênero. Foi um belo trabalho.
Nov 29, 2017
69
As the third fifth of One Direction to release his debut solo album, Niall Horan soars with the fully self-realized Flicker. On this album, Niall knows his strengths, strong instrumentation, nostalgic lyrics, and tender vocals, and plays them up. Like former bandmate Harry Styles, Flicker is almost completely solo, bar the exceptional Maren Morris collaboration, “Seeing Blind.” Read more at blackboybulletin.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/niall-horan-shines-with-flicker/
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Added on: September 14, 2017