This week we continue our newly released album review with The Vamps – Night & Day (Night Edition)
Review: Jamie Read.
It was late in 2016 when The Vamps showed real promise of taking a top-spot in UK boy bands.
Their release, Wake Up, was the first album we reviewed and it peaked in the top 10 of the album charts.
I recall it had some really good tracks with a couple of areas on which the band could improve.
Since then, it seems as though those weaknesses have been worked on.
The band has got bigger, performed big shows (including Festival Too) and their singles have been streamed hundreds of millions of times.
As the band has evolved, so too has its fan base – who are likely to be pleased with the mechanics of this release.
Day & Night is staggered with 10 songs being on this edition, Night and a further 10 released later in the year on Day. It’s a different way of doing things, but it means we are not left with an album that’s 20 songs long.
What is on this album, I really enjoyed.
The two big singles of the album are Middle of the Night and All Night. They are both very catchy radio tunes, ideal for summer play lists. The music gels well with lead vocalist Brad Simpson’s unmistakable voice.
The Vamps have really hit the mark with catchy pop on this album. Same To You, Hands and the disco-beat infused Shades On are real get up and dance to tracks.
There’s still the slower love songs that I feel are almost synonymous with The Vamps – Paper Hearts being the best of them.
The Vamps have settled into the position of one of the UK’s biggest boy bands.
I look forward to hearing the Day version of the album.
Overall star rating: 4/5
Songs to play on repeat: Middle of the Night, All Night, Shades On,
Same To You