Community·Updated on Jan 6, 2023I Ranked All One Direction And Solo Albums So You Don't Have ToThat's what makes you beautiful!!by maggielizzCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 16. LP1, Liam Payne (2019) Syco/Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org There's not much I can say for this one, except that it was impossible to avoid hearing "Strip That Down" everywhere I went in 2017. Truly sends me back in time. Most Popular Track: "Strip That Down" Personal Favorite: "Strip That Down" 15. Nobody Is Listening, Zayn (2021) RCA I just recently got into Zayn's music and this album is pretty solid, though I do like his other albums better. Most Popular Track: "Outside"Personal Favorite: "Connexion" 14. Flicker, Niall Horan (2017) Syco/Columbia I expect some comments coming for me for not putting this one higher on this list. I have nothing against this album. The thing is, I just never got super into it like I have with the others. This one definitely has some big hits for sure though. Most Popular Track: "Slow Hands" (watch out, Liam) Personal Favorite: "Paper Houses" 13. Up All Night, One Direction (2011) Syco / Via upload.wikimedia.org The one that started it all...where do I even start? A solid boy band debut album that definitely had 10-year-old me screaming the lyrics in the back seat of my mom's car. Whenever I need a good throwback I'm always coming straight to this album. Most Popular Track": "What Makes You Beautiful" Personal Favorite: "Tell Me a Lie" 12. Icarus Falls, Zayn (2018) RCA/Syco/Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org I feel like this album is being slept on (by yours truly as well). It's a long album and honestly pretty solid and deserves more credit. Most Popular Track: "Dusk til Dawn" Personal Favorite: "Common" 11. Mind of Mine, Zayn (2016) RCA/Syco/Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org The first solo album after Zayn left One Direction (the saddest day). After breaking away from the band and making his own music, Zayn did a good job with this album. It's solid with a lot of good hits, plus "PILLOWTALK" was EVERYWHERE when it came out, which has to count for something. Most Popular Track: "PILLOWTALK" Personal Favorite: "fOoL fOr YoU" 10. Walls, Louis Tomlinson (2020) Syco/Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org This album is being slept on! It makes me calm and offers up some emotional hits and I'm sad that it's not as popular as it deserves to be. It's a little cheesy but IMO it's still good. Most Popular Track: "Two of Us" Personal Favorite: "Too Young" 9. Midnight Memories, One Direction (2013) Syco What! An! Album! A little bit more punk-rocky than 1D's other albums, this one is really fun for me. It has so really good bops to dance around to and it always puts me in a good mood. Most Popular Track: "Story of My Life" Personal Favorite: "Does He Know?" 8. Heartbreak Weather, Niall Horan (2020) Syco/Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org Every song on this album makes me feel like the main character. Like, this is the album to play in the car with the windows down and feel like you are the moment. Big fan of this one. Most Popular Track: "Black and White" Personal Favorite: "San Francisco" 7. Take Me Home, One Direction (2012) Syco This album is super poppy and fun! For a while this was my favorite album of theirs because it's just so fun. Big points for the nostalgia of being able to take me right back to 2012 when I hear any of these songs and also give me an excuse to dance at the same time. Most Popular Track: "Live While We're Young" Personal Favorite: "Over Again" 6. Faith in the Future, Louis Tomlinson (2022) Syco/Columbia/RCA This album is criminally underrated! I'm a huge fan of this one, and I like all the different vibes that it offers within a single album. Slow songs to more upbeat ones along with punk-rocky vibes, this one is a big win in my book. Most Popular Track: "Bigger Than Me" Personal Favorite: "Chicago" 5. Fine Line, Harry Styles (2019) Columbia / Via upload.wikimedia.org We're in the top five now! I still remember listening to "Lights Up" for the first time and just knowing this album was going to be a bunch of bops and I was CORRECT! So many good tracks on this one, plus "Watermelon Sugar" won Harry a grammy so this definitely earns a spot in my top five. Most Popular Track: "Watermelon Sugar" Personal Favorite: "Canyon Moon" 4. Four, One Direction (2014) Syco This album is just win after win after win! "Steal My Girl"? Win! "18"? Win! "Fool's Gold"? Win! "Night Changes"? WIN! "No Control"? Win! "Stockholm Syndrome"? Win! You get the point; I genuinely don't know how so many amazing songs found their way onto one single album, but thank you to 1D for blessing us with Four.Most Popular Track: "Night Changes" Personal Favorite: "Night Changes" 3. Harry's House, Harry Styles (2022) Columbia This album is the moment right now. I genuinely cannot tell you how many times I've listened to this album but it simply does not get old. It is a pure masterpiece and everything we needed in 2022. Most Popular Track: "As It Was" Personal Favorite: "Little Freak" 2. Made in the A.M., One Direction (2015) Syco One Direction's last album (until the 18-month hiatus ends) and the only one without Zayn, it just hits every mark, checks all of my boxes, and is an overall YES. It feels like their most sophisticated work and is a true no-skip album. Objectively 1D's best album (fight me). Most Popular Track: "Perfect" Personal Favorite: "A.M." 1. Harry Styles, Harry Styles (2017) Columbia Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before: This album is EVERYTHING! Listening to "Sign of the Times" for the first time in math class my sophomore year of high school was a real turning point in my life and I have never been the same since. Imagine dropping your first solo work and it being "Sign of the Times"?? The brilliance? The talent? Unmatched! Harry's debut album is a complete masterpiece and deserves all the credit, all the awards, all the love, everything. Most Popular Track: "Sign of the Times" Personal Favorite: "Carolina"