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

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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

Was surprised to learn today that they're all 18-20 yrs old (one might be 17). Thought they were more in the 15-17 range.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Sunday, 18 March 2012 04:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, ok. Just found out they got a project in development with Nick and are slated to appear on an iCarly episode. I get where this is going now.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Sunday, 18 March 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised that it's 1D getting the big US push, I'd have thought JLS was a more likely candidate for US success.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Sunday, 18 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's 1D who have the backing of the Simon Cowell machine though.

a dramatic lemon curd experience (snoball), Sunday, 18 March 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yay!

K. pop vocal group One Direction makes history on the Billboard 200 albums chart as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their debut album. "Up All Night" enters atop the list with 176,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Previously, the highest bow for a U.K. group's first album came on Feb. 22, 1997, when Spice Girls' "Spice" started at No. 6. The album eventually climbed to No. 1 in its 14th week on the list, spending five nonconsecutive frames in the penthouse.

"Up All Night's" lead single, "What Makes You Beautiful," debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 a month ago. That marked the highest entry by a U.K. group's debut single since Spice Girls' "Wannabe" bowed at No. 11 on Jan. 25, 1997.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not surprised that this happened, just surprised that it's the first time it happened.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

will a bunch of patriotic american boybands be manufactured now? or do the kids find non-american boybands more exotic now?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

exotic sweater+kakhi combos

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

All of this just proves simon cowell has way too much power and influence.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

did the bay city rollers never crack America then? (where's Marcello?)

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

They didn't debut at #1.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cowell is a blight, no doubt about it

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

im sure very few acts ever debuted at #1 back then.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

only two Elton and one Stevie albums did.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

not even led zep?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

did the bay city rollers never crack America then? (where's Marcello?)

Hey, I'm here! Rollers did have a US #1 late '75/early '76 with "Ssturday Night" (the re-recording; not even a single in the UK) but the only act to have gone straight in at number one on Billboard albums at that time was Elton John (twice).

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

hi marcello! yeah we were talking debut albums. But it must have been harder to have a new album by an experienced band go straight in at #1 back then.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"what makes you beautiful" is kind of a joint imo

internet somebody (some dude), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't believe Simon Cowell is forcing a target demographic to buy music they enjoy

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

albums did not debut at #1 very often in general in the pre-'90s pre-SoundScan era fwiw

internet somebody (some dude), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

seeing as charts have always been part of marketing strategy, i guess that reflects changes in the way music is marketed as much as anything

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's more of a change in how sales were tracked and how quick things move compared to then -- everything was a slow build back then, even for established artists, now the whole idea is you have to come out of the gate with a big hit, have big first week numbers.

internet somebody (some dude), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's what i'm getting at really tho - the expectations for how you would build an audience are different. obviously the process of gathering the stats will have a big effect on this too?

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know how things work in the States but for example UK radio will play a tune for up to 2 months before it's officially "released"

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I'm having trouble judging their SNL performances due to being distracted by the biggest collective tonsorial disaster I've ever seen in a musical group.

1 of paper = 4 of coin (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

second song was dope

they don't dance

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

My three art classes are designing album covers. Four or five girls are doing covers for these people. They're not allowed to copy an actual album cover. If they do, I will not know.

clemenza, Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

obviously we have a long history in the US of not caring at all about UK Boy Band Sensations like Take That, Westlife, etc....

This is what's interesting to me about the big push behind these guys.

I'm tempted to think that the landscape has changed so that Brit boy bands can make a splash here like they never have before, but then there are plenty of Brit stars (like Cher Lloyd) who are total unknowns on these shores.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, these guys couldn't have given less of a shit about each other on SNL. They were a bunch of solo contestants forced into a boyband by the Simons at X Factor, right? They act like it. Though their lack of stagecraft is still more explicable than when the Black Eyed Peas just stand in a line, despite several members allegedly being dancers.

da croupier, Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's funny to have rockist pinings for when boybands were made of eager Orlando residents who couldn't wait to dance and harmonize.

da croupier, Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

who couldn't wait to sleep over Lou Pearlman's house.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

lols

iatee, Sunday, 8 April 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok so apparently they have to change their name from one direction to 'the brooke'

owenf, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kinda liked their second song and i thought they were kinda cute and goofy, like when one of the dudes poked the other guy in the cheek while he was singing his couple of lines

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, from an article about the potential name change:

The court documents claim the Americans are entitled to three times the profits made by the British band...

i'm actually kind of curious to hear the justification behind that claim

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

bargain down to "everything"

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

good point

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Respect if they were biding their time for when the one direction name was established and set to bring in big bucks before filing suit

owenf, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Going to their gig tomorrow night, will report back.

Popture, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

where is Popture's report???

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

"what makes you beautiful" hook is so massive

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 27 May 2012 23:05 (1 year 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 (4 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 (4 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

completely behind this

uberweiss, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

directioners otm

lex pretend, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:49 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink


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