One Direction - is this a legit new threat wrt to a new boy band invasion? y/n

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There's always going to be boy bands, sorry.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

"threat"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

At the Jukebox we kinda liked "One Thing" (I didn't).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

why are they wearing kiddie pajamas?

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I mean my post was pretty much deadly serious and not at all tongue-in-cheek. i was just curious if these guys were really a "thing" or just another Jessie J for SNL.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

thought this was an Alex in NYC thread

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

how would Another Boy Band threaten your world? I mean, the best pop released 1998-2000 was almost all boy (and girl) band.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

apparently I really have to crank up the sarcasm meter for you guys today, huh?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

But since Alfred needs it spelled out, no I'm not "threatened" by these guys, I like some boy band songs, I don't know that these guys will be awful, I just wonder if these guys are a legitimate chance to hit it "big" (whatever that means wrt to boy bands in 2012). I mean, do they have a shot at Bieber-level?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

No.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

apparently I really have to crank up the sarcasm meter for you guys today, huh?

what kind of crank are you using

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Somebody mentioned "The Beatles" this morning, in relation to the 'reaction' they got.

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

My mom saw them on the Today Show and was smitten. O_o

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

man, I get shit for being too earnest, then get shit when I start a thread with a "jokey" premise, you can't win around here, can you?

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

No.&#nbsp;

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gah

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

god, americans, it is literally as if things don't exist for you until they actually land on your shores

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

you can act like you've only just been told about cher lloyd next

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

who?

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

god, americans, it is literally as if things don't exist for you until they actually land on your shores

But why would we know who they are if they are only just now getting any sort of traction over here? Like, I enjoy a lot pop that comes out of the UK, but I'm not actively seeking out stuff like this. Much more likely to seek out the more R&B, female-fronted end of UK pop right now.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

What a surprise, that people don't know about something until they know about it...

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Wanted seem quite a bit better.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

if i waited for my favourite US acts to get traction over here before paying attention to them i...would still not have heard any of them

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

well, yeah, the key part being "your favorite", I have no reason or desire, really, to seek out new boy band pop

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

lex would you have recommended someone outside the UK mediasphere look into One Direction?

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

if they were interested in boy bands enough to start a thread when one emrges, yeah

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

or in x factor alumni

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Had the tv on and saw them the other morning:

from Rolling Pop Thread:

Rockefeller Plaza in NYC was packed this morning with young girls watching Brit/Irish boy band One Direction performing "What Makes You Beautiful" live on the Today Show

― curmudgeon, Monday, March 12, 2012 12:45 PM (Yesterday

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha looking at the results chart that must have been the most unsuspenseful season of X-Factor ever

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

it wasn't suspenseful but it was actually the best XF season EVER i think - the entire top four were viable long-term pop acts (well arguably except the actual winner, lol) and in completely different ways, too. last year otoh, there were lots of voting surprises but you could imagine never hearing from any of them again.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

gah X-Factor has taken me back down the Jedward rabbit hole:

On 11 February 2011, Jedward won the Irish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on The Late Late Show with their entry single "Lipstick". They consequently represented Ireland at the contest in Düsseldorf, progressing through the second semi-final on 12 May, and performed at the final on 14 May 2011, achieving eighth place.[13] "Lipstick" was released as the first single released from their second album Victory. Both "Lipstick" and the following single "Bad Behaviour" reached number 1 in the Irish Singles Chart, while Victory also went to number 1 in the Irish Albums Chart.[14]

In August/September 2011, Jedward participated in Celebrity Big Brother 2011, finishing in third place.[15]

Jedward for the second time in a row, entered the Irish Eurovision national final and on 24 February won both the jury and public vote and will be representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan with their entry "Waterline".[16]

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

if they were interested in boy bands enough to start a thread when one emrges, yeah

You do understand that people can be interested in an aspect of pop culture without really being invested in a specific subset, right? I mean, I can be fascinated by the rise of the Twilight phenomenon without ever wanting to watch a second of the films or read a single page of the books.

or in x factor alumni

Explain why I should be invested in a version of a program that isn't even aired in my country?

Like I completely understand your frustration with people set in a single-minded mode of absorbing pop music, but you do have to make certain allowances for where people are located and the aspects they are exposed to.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

If lex did that he wouldn't be nearly as funny!

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought that "What Makes You Beautiful" song was alright when I heard it visiting the UK last year, but I was kind of shocked when I saw the SNL announcement as well.

I'm interested in the how of this. What was the marketing angle? Or was it a viral thing that picked up traction? We haven't had a major boy band in this pop mould (I know the Jonas Brothers etc, but there are arguments to be made about the differences) and obviously we have a long history in the US of not caring at all about UK Boy Band Sensations like Take That, Westlife, etc....

If anyone can illuminate me on how this happened (and I'm not begrudging their success or concerned about it in anyway...I think it's good for America) I'd be grateful.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 17 March 2012 05:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

all the Harry dolls were sold out in Tesco the other day. my daughter has a bit of a crush on him.

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Probably a surplus of Zane dolls though...

a dramatic lemon curd experience (snoball), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

got it in one :(

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, the best pop released 1998-2000 was almost all boy (and girl) band.

good god no, all that boy band stuff was 100% pure garbage and I am boggled by people who defend it.

Sexess - Sexual Success Or; Successful Sex (crüt), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

the best pop released 1998-2000 was almost all this is a thread for dope timbaland ripoffs from the late 90s ~bump--bump--bump-cack~

The Reverend, Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh good, they plastered themselves across the itunes store the other day and I was going to share on a shitty band photos, but got lazy.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to take a stab at the source of the lex/jonviachi confusion: in Britain, they probably have new boy bands popping up all the time, whereas the Jonas Bros are the closest we've had since NSync broke up.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, Gukbe already noted that.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Boy bands will probably be back once the get get sick of reality talent shows. Not that I've missed them, but I won't be missing those idol acts either.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Why do 1D have to look like the Tory Youth Brigade in all those silly clothes?

boxedjoy, Saturday, 17 March 2012 21:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

like early Spandau Ballet?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 March 2012 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

these dudes are pretty hilarious looking... i think it would be cool to have a boy band back but they're pretty uninspiring -- k-pop groups shit on them, obv

"what makes you beautiful" is pretty huge tho

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

visually they remind me of LFO more than anything

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

feel like their impact is kinda dulled by the fact that shit just sounds like tons of male-fronted dance-pop that's on the radio right now -- there's nothing really unique aside from the fact that they're a boy band

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

They make me think of a Simpsons episode where Lisa buys a magazine and its called "Non-Threatening Boys"

boxedjoy, Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

With ilxor Corey in it

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bieber vs 1D was a question of who'd be #1 that week, not biggest sales week of the year, which Adele already has locked down off preorders alone.

that said, two of 1D's previous albums did more the first week than If You're Reading, so it's not out of the question at all.

some dude, Saturday, 14 November 2015 23:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

"long way down" reminds me of "drops of jupiter"

J0rdan S., Monday, 16 November 2015 19:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I watched that James Corden carpool karaoke today - I've only ever listened to a few of the singles but I really do enjoy these blokes so I am diving into all of the albums. Four is my fave atm

Tim F nailed it way upthread -

Actually I feel like One Direction at their most rock are approaching Fall Out Boy at their most pop - the distance between "No Control" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" and "Miss Missing You" or "Where Did The Party Go?" seems pretty small to me.

― Tim F, Monday, November 24, 2014 2:34 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My boyfriend rankings are
1 Harry
2 Louis/Zayn
4 Liam
5 Niall...but 5 should be like 10 because Niall gives me grody 5ive/East 17 vibes.

Harry is much cuter now that he has long hair. That mid-length curl was not good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 December 2015 03:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

Anyway hi yes here I am, seems bananas that it took me this long to get down with these cute boyz

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 December 2015 03:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

glad you're on board!

thomp etty (some dude), Friday, 18 December 2015 04:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

"What a Feeling" is so beautiful. I play it once a day.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 December 2015 04:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

yes! gorgeous. reminds me of Outside-era George Michael somewhat, if he bumped into Sade.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 December 2015 04:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The bridge on Walking in the Wind may be the best thing Harry has ever done

MrExplorer, Monday, 25 January 2016 12:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

This Is happening at its very good : http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/tagged/made-in-the-am

Nourry, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 01:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yessssss I eagerly await the rest, thank you for this link!

MrExplorer, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 07:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

bucket of tears.

Nourry, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 19:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that video is so great/ridiculous/unbelievable

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 19:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

One of my least favorites on the album and I was kinda salty about this being chosen as a single, but wow. That video. All is forgiven.

MrExplorer, Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

;-[

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

This song is too wishy washy. Release fucking "What a Feeling" already.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"History" >>>>>>> "What A Feeling"

apple bottom steen, HOOS with the fur (some dude), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

no

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

me: "release 'walking in the wind' as a single even though it's a bonus track idgaf"

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i've noticed these guys, and all the boy bands, they love pointing atcha in videos.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

no

― HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson)

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 January 2016 02:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I'm with brad on this one, walking in the wind is the second or third best track on the whole damn thing

MrExplorer, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, 'what a feeling' is probably the best song from made in am. It is right above from 'wolves', 'temporary fix', 'walking in the wind' (why did they insist to put their best songs as bonus tracks) and 'perfect'.

Nourry, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

What a feeling
Wolves
Temporary fix
Walking in the wind
Perfect
Olivia
Never enough
End of the day
I want to write you a song
Hey angel
Drag me down
History
AM
Love you goodbye
Long way down
If I could fly
Infinity

Nourry, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Why do you put Hey Angel in the middle? It's an easy #17 for me and I'm curious what it's defenders have to say that they like about it?

Also I'll be a lone defender of If I Could Fly rn i guess: I think its got a really well pieced together set of lyrics, great melody, everyone sounds super sincere on their lines, and the second to last chorus where all four of them take a line is just perfection. I can see that you guys clearly like fast 1D better than slow 1D, and If I Could Fly certainly is sappy, but I can't see why its so low in people's opinions here

MrExplorer, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Hey Angel reminds me Robbie Williams' millennium, which for me is a good sign, and it works perfectly as a first song for the album. I do prefer fast 1D, when they go slow they tend to a coldplayish vibe, but 'fireproof ' and 'night changes' are two of my favorite 1D songs and they're very slow, as you say. So... Yeah.

Nourry, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

leaving this here

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 05:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

it's got more of a ryan tedder vibe than i was expecting

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 05:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it's kinda wack... the chorus is all wrong

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 January 2016 05:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i think it's aiiiight

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 05:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

but leaving one direction to do music like this kinda feels like extra hair splitting

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 05:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hey its one of those blossoming vaginas

Spottie, Friday, 29 January 2016 05:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

extreme hair splitting*

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 05:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

well judging on this he certainly internalized the structure of one direction's singles even if the window dressing is all different

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 January 2016 05:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Ever since that Fader profile Zayn did last fall (where he's spilling orange smoothie all over his chin on the magazine cover) revealed that he is an intensely uninteresting person, I knew that when he talked about the band holding him back from playing #realmusic etc I knew that his new shit was gonna be some nick jonas/chris brown/weeknd ripoff hybrid. And look at what we have here.

It's decent but

MrExplorer, Friday, 29 January 2016 08:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Have you guys read that interview? So much gag-inducing inflammatory bs. He calls 1D "generic as fuck" and then turns around and makes sure his first single sounds like everything on the radio. Like I said, you could tell this was gonna be the case, but hearing it now makes me taste the bile all over again

MrExplorer, Friday, 29 January 2016 08:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yes but he's all grown up now. I mean, he swears and everything.

groovypanda, Friday, 29 January 2016 09:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the song IS more 'adult' sounding (adult meaning moody) than the average 1D single, but its still pretty generic. which wouldnt actually be a problem if the chorus actually felt like one, and the paradise/war zone lyric didnt sound like nonsense. bit of a letdown. it sounds a bit over produced too.

StillAdvance, Friday, 29 January 2016 11:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

What a tiresome song. It's like he wants to sing Usher's "Climax" and what emerges is a Tedder ballad.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 January 2016 11:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

even though i like one direction's music i thought his argument against their music was pretty cogent and understandable

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 January 2016 14:36 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i mean clearly it's possible to sing on those records and want to do something different. i thought it'd be more different from One Direction than this is, though!

apple bottom steen, HOOS with the fur (some dude), Friday, 29 January 2016 14:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah especially cuz he reportedly isn't working with big producers i'm surprised he went so pop

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 January 2016 14:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't work for Charlie Busted, did it?

Mark G, Friday, 29 January 2016 14:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

well he's working with Malay so i guess i was expecting something slightly more Frank Ocean-ish

apple bottom steen, HOOS with the fur (some dude), Friday, 29 January 2016 14:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

It's The Weeknd with less drugs and more Ryan Tedder!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 29 January 2016 14:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

well he's working with Malay so i guess i was expecting something slightly more Frank Ocean-ish

― apple bottom steen, HOOS with the fur (some dude), Friday, January 29, 2016 9:46 AM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark

me too!

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 January 2016 15:00 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the mind reels at the idea of Zayn confessing in song dark thoughts to a cab driver.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 January 2016 15:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't work for Charlie Busted, did it?

ok i want this to fail spectacularly so i can have zayn's fightstar

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 January 2016 15:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i wasn't sure what to expect -- even from the interviews and such it wasn't clear whether zayn would actually be able to make any decent r&b like he seemed to want to. so no, this is not really a disappointment to me. it's actually pretty good. obviously it's aiming for the center of the pop audience with a chorus like that, but the production on the verses at least nudges the sonic palette outward a bit compared to what plays there. (on that note i am confused by the thought above that this sounds like everything else on the radio. like, where? obvious r&b 'influence' aside, nick jonas this is not. it's also clearly not 'trying' to be "climax" with a chorus that dramatic. nope!)

dyl, Friday, 29 January 2016 19:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Harry Styles. ‏@Harry_Styles 1 de fev
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.

https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/status/694229236677120000

<3

Nourry, Tuesday, 2 February 2016 20:38 (1 week ago) Permalink


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