Tim: Track one was a pile of garbage, track two gave us a slight amount of hope for the album, and track three…
Tim: …is actually pretty damn good! And it’s even got some rude language!
Tom: Wait, really? It’s… “competent” is the word that comes to mind, and I think I mean that in the sense of Matt Cardle.
Tim: Matt Cardle’s a decent comparison, yeah, and while I’ll agree that it maybe didn’t deserve the exclamation mark, this is decidedly not the Niall I was thinking of when I said that This Town was exactly the sort of track I’d expect Niall to release. It’s a grown up, developed track rather than some melty pile of poo – it says “hello, I’m actually joining in this music scene that people who don’t just like me for being ‘the cute little nice one’ listen to”.
Tom: And I’m sure they’ll love him for it. But I can’t remember any of this track now it’s over, and I can’t remember having any sort of emotional reaction to it either.
Tim: Fair enough, though for me at least that’s a product of the genre – it’s still light guitar pop, and I don’t think he’ll move on from that at any point soon. At least it’s decent light guitar pop, though. FINALLY, Niall, you’ve done good.