One Direction may have planned for their third studio album, [article id="1715451"]Midnight Memories[/article], to hit retailers on November 25, but the music gods had a different plan for it. It leaked a week early, giving fans an early glimpse at the release, their follow-up to 2012's Take Me Home.
And, yes, fans are swooning.
The Midnight Memories album should come with a warning label "MAY CAUSE HORNY TEENAGERS TO COLLAPSE ON FLOOR"— Adam Crisslinchester (@abnormallyadam) November 19, 2013
Let me tell you a bit about my reaction to midnight memories, my heart stopped, I was gobsmacked, I was shocked, happy, proud & in tears.— Naima (@najma_abuka) November 19, 2013
So, with Justin Bieber making a strong case for [article id="1717684"]"Diana"[/article] as his favorite track on the album, what other songs are Directioners feeling in the wake of the leak?
@niallersuxx voted for "Happily is definitely my favourite so far on Midnight Memories." Meanwhile, other fans like @WaverlyLoves1D couldn't pick just one favorite song, noting, "Midnight Memories has like the best songs ever!"
The album is a feast for the ears, full of chugging pop-rock anthems, synthy flourishes, folk-influenced tunes and upbeat party jams. Still, @hxrrycliffordd had one criticism about the album and notably its first single. "[article id="1710849"]best song ever[/article] really doesnt fit in with the rest of the songs on midnight memories."
That one hang-up hasn't stopped fans from gushing about the release, which has been declared "bloody mature." @dimpIeharry wrote, "ive been thinking of nothing but midnight memories all day long i want to die to this album." @NalanySalamiixD added, "Midnight Memories is just so..... damn good. Its literally the only thing on my playlist right now."
Midnight Memories is at that bloody mature level I just can't take it— Nope (@_styleshire) November 19, 2013
While fans are listening to the album, others have vowed to wait until it officially gets released. @NoaEndeX shared, "I decided to not listen to Midnight Memories till the actual release date. I know i'm weird but i just think it's more honest..."
I decided to not listen to Midnight Memories till the actual release date. I know i'm weird but i just think it's more honest...— noa (@NoaEndeX) November 19, 2013
It's not fair for boys leaked album. I'm really tired of leaked songs. I'm waiting untill boys officialy come out with #MidnightMemories— I̲̅D̲̅ (@_OneLittleMix) November 19, 2013
Regardless, there are some fans who are giving in to temptation and blasting it, even if they feel a little bad about it. @janalouisee tweeted, "Omfg I couldn't resist and I'm listening to midnight memories right now! I'm screaming and crying and everything. F---!!!!!! It's perfect!"
@loopdeloopmofo added, "in some ways i feel bad about listening to midnight memories but i`m weak, i know that."
While other Directioners like @its_cilla_ had one final message for fans everywhere. "k even tho the boys' album leaked we all need to go out and buy it still because they deserve a #1 album<3 #november25th #MidnightMemories."