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09/27/2012 03:48 pm ET

'Take Me Home' Review: Simon Cowell, 'X Factor' Judge, Praises One Direction's New Album (WATCH)

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The reviews are in for Take Me Home! Or at least, one BIG review is. Recently, Simon Cowell gave his stamp of approval to One Direction's highly anticipated sophomore album.

In an interview with MTV News, Cowell -- who is responsible for discovering the band on "X Factor" UK -- had nothing but great things to say about the guys. And on Twitter this Thursday, he gave a glowing review of the follow-up to 2011's platinum-selling Up All Night. (Full disclosure: Cowell is the group's manager.)

"I heard most of the new one direction album today. It really is a fantastic album," Cowell tweeted. "I can't wait for you guys to hear it."

He went on to write:

If that wasn't enough, Cowell gushed to MTV News: "The world right now is theirs."

And with the album's first single, "Live While We're Young," breaking records for becoming the fastest-selling pre-order single in history -- plus two sure-to-be-hits tracks by Ed Sheeran -- we have every reason to believe it will be a big success.

Are you excited for the new album? Do you think "Take Me Home" will be as good as "Up All Night"? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!

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