Two years after releasing Glory Days, Little Mix is back with their fifth studio album, appropriately titled LM5. The previews leading up to its release suggested a more mature sound from the quartet and boy do they deliver. They sure have come a long way from their X Factor days, delivering a confident LP all about female empowerment. Definitely picked up the girl power mantle from the Spice Girls.
With such an embarrassment of riches, it’s hard to pick my favorite five tracks. Here they are in no particular order.
Even though “Woman Like Me” featuring Nicki Minaj is their most divisive lead single to date, it’s really grown on me. I especially like the Wideboys remix of it.
Another collabo makes the cut. “Strip,” featuring Sharaya J from FOX’s The Four, is all about embracing insecurities and owning them.
The amusingly-called “Wasabi” is as the title suggests. It’s spicy, fiery and aggressive.
Another previously-shared track “The Cure” is also tops in my books. Again, it’s another song about struggling with feeling unworthy. The hook on this one really separates it from the rest.
Lastly, “More Than Words” featuring Kamille is also a standout. This isn’t the first time Kamille has worked with the quartet. She penned both “Black Magic” and “Shout Out To My Ex.”
Now that I’ve shared my five favorite tracks, listen to the album below and weigh in your favorites afterward.
1. 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
11. More Than Words feat. Kamille
14. The Cure
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