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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"threat"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:32 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

why are they wearing kiddie pajamas?

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:35 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought this was an Alex in NYC thread

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:36 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

No.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:41 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:42 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

No.&#nbsp;

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gah

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:45 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

who?

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:48 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Wanted seem quite a bit better.

Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:51 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:56 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

or in x factor alumni

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:01 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:20 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably a surplus of Zane dolls though...

a dramatic lemon curd experience (snoball), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

got it in one :(

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:55 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, Gukbe already noted that.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Saturday, 17 March 2012 10:39 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

like early Spandau Ballet?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 March 2012 21:59 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

visually they remind me of LFO more than anything

3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:05 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

With ilxor Corey in it

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 17 March 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gabriel Agbonlahor
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Taking Out Twats is What This LAD does.

Gabriel Imuetinyan "Gabby" Agbonlahor (born 13 October 1986) is an English footballer of Nigerian-Scottish heritage who plays for Aston Villa and also an arsehole for hurting our louis

2 ℜ 4 u (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Monday, 9 September 2013 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

A spew-inducing reducer. Beautiful.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Monday, 9 September 2013 05:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Shame that guy's knee joint only works in one direction.

i'll be your mraz (NickB), Monday, 9 September 2013 08:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am privileged to have witnessed this first hand. Also, he runs like a girl.

ailsa, Monday, 9 September 2013 20:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

he must be in the bottom 5 players to have donned the hoops in your time, surely

... Jenkinson ... Neu! military spending ... snkkt! ... Özil ... ... (imago), Monday, 9 September 2013 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

idk there ought to be some unwritten rule that random slebs in a charity football game are not to be treated the same as (ex)professionals or targeted for bantz inducing comedy violence

although im sure having spent a year in chemotherapy stiliyan petrov appreciated watching an emaciated dude being sick in front of him

2 ℜ 4 u (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Monday, 9 September 2013 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

the camera angle just doesn't seem to show the impact.

Wantaway striker (LocalGarda), Monday, 9 September 2013 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

agbonlahor had 3 different women pregnant at the same time when aged 20 or something iirc, he's not known for reserve

... Jenkinson ... Neu! military spending ... snkkt! ... Özil ... ... (imago), Monday, 9 September 2013 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

he must be in the bottom 5 players to have donned the hoops in your time, surely

Right down there with Gerard Butler, aye.

ailsa, Monday, 9 September 2013 21:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I can't find a good YouTube version to embed or anything but "Diana" off their new album is a jam.

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:49 (11 months ago) Permalink

It is! A couple of the "rock" numbers are astonishingly confident; somebody's been listening to Def Leppard.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:50 (11 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, some of them are a bit too reverent of the source material they're pulling from, but it's an interesting new approach from a band known for uptempo glossy power-pop and they mostly pull it off. Seems a few of current young popstars have one eye keenly on the rock acts of yesteryear between this album, Ke$ha's LP last year, and most of Demi Lovato's first two albums.

Greer, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:56 (11 months ago) Permalink

one track -- I forget which -- is the male version of Ke$ha's "Gold Trans Am," not like the world needed it.

the objections to Drake from non-REAL HIPHOP people (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:58 (11 months ago) Permalink

Though "Diana" is still the "uptempo glossy power-pop" that Greer speaks of but it's pretty much the second best thing they've done in this vein (behind "Kiss You", of course).

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:59 (11 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:47 (7 months ago) Permalink

completely behind this

uberweiss, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:47 (7 months ago) Permalink

directioners otm

lex pretend, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:49 (7 months ago) Permalink

Thank you for reading, and justice for all!

this is either inadvertently genius or a tip-off that it's a gag

alpine static, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:56 (7 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Greer, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

love this

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

on their nico & vinz wave i'm down

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

lovely

'midnight memories' is a seriously phenomenal album, it makes me emotional

uberweiss, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

when the night is coming down on you
we will find a way through the dark

uberweiss, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

maybe this is a wikipedia prank but if not...

6. "Our Girls"
Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Good Charlotte
7. "Little Rebels"
Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, John Legend
8. "Fire"
Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, 1975
9. "Feel This"
Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Fall Out Boy

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

almost definitely a well put-together fake tracklist, but they have been confirmed to be writing with all of those artists

uberweiss, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

"just can't let her go" was a leaked demo from before 'midnight memories' so severely doubt there's any truth to the song titles

uberweiss, Monday, 8 September 2014 23:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

This album is the Pyromania of boy band pop

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 September 2014 23:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

i am surprised to like this preview track as much as i do, wouldn't be surprised if the radio singles are nothing like it tho

dyl, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

their last big radio hit featured harry nilsson on guitar

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

prolego, Sunday, 28 September 2014 19:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

kinda liked "fireproof" better but not bad

dyl, Sunday, 28 September 2014 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

The piano bit reminds me of something I can't put my finger on.

Greer, Sunday, 28 September 2014 22:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

Faithfully by Journey?

MarkoP, Sunday, 28 September 2014 22:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's it!

Greer, Sunday, 28 September 2014 22:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Even if this never gets better than its opening chords that is still pretty great.

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2014 13:31 (3 days ago) Permalink

What would this be?

cpl593H, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:07 (3 days ago) Permalink

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:10 (3 days ago) Permalink

Blasting in the student union common area as I type.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 October 2014 14:39 (3 days ago) Permalink

Here we go again.

Matt DC, Monday, 27 October 2014 17:03 (3 days ago) Permalink

No way, Steal My Girl is the lazy Journey rip off single...Fireproof is the Only The Fans Know How Good One Direction Really Are should-have-been single.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 27 October 2014 23:45 (3 days ago) Permalink

Like other people said earlier in the thread

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 27 October 2014 23:48 (3 days ago) Permalink

"Fireproof" is very good but I'm not sure how it's less derivative. At least journey ripoffs are the one thing 1D does that no other comparable group does. Whereas the "we play this in the middle section of the set on stools and one member playing acoustic guitar" songs are kind of a standard boyband maneuver aren't they? Even when done very well?

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2014 23:52 (3 days ago) Permalink

Although to be clear I prefer "Fireproof" as a song.

Tim F, Monday, 27 October 2014 23:56 (3 days ago) Permalink

Oh c'mon, you can't ripoff an entire genre of music ("acoustic guitars on stools") the way you can ripoff a piano part from a particular pop song. The most you can say there is that the Laurel Canyon sound isn't a current pop sound, but you can't accuse the song of being lazy in the same way for that reason.

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 02:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

I assume there's some nuance to your argument beyond "The Police wrote "I'll Be Missing You", not Puff Daddy" which I'm missing.

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 03:12 (2 days ago) Permalink

Man, I love this track. I think it does get better than the opening chords. The chorus - I love their unison singing.

timellison, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:24 (2 days ago) Permalink

Yeah I've been won over by the song qua song. I like the relative restraint of Harry's variations on the final chorus too.

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 06:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

Both kinda perfect. Luv the shania twain outfit chosen by harry for the video.
Fireproof reminds me of fleetwood mac which makes me every happy.

Nourry, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:17 (2 days ago) Permalink


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