Lost In A Melody
Little Mix have debuted with all guns blazing and have chosen to rightfully buck the recent trend employed by new UK acts (Lawson, Cover Drive, Conor Maynard and Rita Ora to name a few) that sees a cheap and clearly rushed album fail to live up to the dizzy heights of brilliant lead singles. DNA is a cohesive and exhilarating collection of songs - the vocals certifying that the group were deserving X Factor champions, whilst the production never fails to let them down either.
Beaming with confidence, the four girls navigate their way through an amazing selection of genres (from the futuristic machine-pop of the title track and Madhouse, right through to the urban, Beyoncé-esque Wings and Stereo Soldier and 90’s girl band homages of How Ya Doin’ and T-Boz penned Red Planet) far better than the flimsy jukebox releases from their contemporaries and never once sound out of their comfort zone. No offence to Alexandra Burke, but this is easily the best album to come from an X Factor winner.