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Released: 13th May 2016.

Meghan Trainor - Thank YouThe debut year for Meghan Trainor could not have been better - worldwide hit singles, a platinum-certified album, and even a Grammy award. It is only natural that people expected much of her second album, 'Thank You'. So, did the album live up to the expectations? For the most part, yes.

The lead single "No" already showed that Meghan's style has changed since the release of her first album - her doo-wop sound turned into modern dance-pop. While this may be disappointing for fans of her old songs, it also opens the doors for new people, who were not really fond of her doo-wop style.

The main themes of the album become obvious after listening to the first songs: self-confidence and independence. With lines like, "I can't help loving myself and I don't need nobody else", or "I love all of you, but I love me the most" she wants to make the listeners more confident about themselves.

The album also contains a few calm songs, such as "Hopeless Romantic", "Just a Friend to You", or "Kindly Calm Me Down", the latter being one of the highlights of the album. The rest of the album consists pretty much of solid up-tempo songs and you can even find the one or other doo-wop element (in "Mom" or "Dance Like Yo Daddy", for instance).

Meghan Trainor has changed her music style - but definitely not in a negative way. With 'Thank You', she managed to release another decent album, which might contain a few lowlights, but is certainly a worthy successor to her debut effort.

* * * * (SilentDream)

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