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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (572 of them)

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 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

"what makes you beautiful" hook is so massive

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 27 May 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

More like One Dimension, aren't I correct?

Captain Jean-Luc Godard (Leee), Sunday, 27 May 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ url in tpp post

flopson, Sunday, 27 May 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"what makes you beautiful" hook is so massive

― fapper don (J0rdan S.), Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:05 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

this is what i have been saying!

some dude, Monday, 28 May 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's definitely the only one of these BOY BAND RESURGENCE songs that just punches you right in the face with a hook like some of those old bsb/nsync songs

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Monday, 28 May 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like how the first half and second half of the chorus are basically the same thing but there's this perfect little shift in dynamics that makes the energy ramp up up up. also having all those chunky triplet accents in the rhythm makes it feel so divorced from bland four-on-the-floor shit like "glad you came."

some dude, Monday, 28 May 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i feel that -- it's a LONG chorus but it puts every second to good use

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Monday, 28 May 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a big fan of either of the 1D songs I've heard, but yes, def better than what I've heard from The Wanted.

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Monday, 28 May 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

djed a wedding last weekend and this 9yo boy just wouldn't shut up about wanting me to play frikkin one direction - like, some preteen girl in the party requested it, i played it, and then this kid was just on me to play it again for like 45 minutes. "you know i just played it, right" "yeah. play it again! now!" all snotty like after about half an hour of non-stop pestering i was so frikkin tempted to just tell him "you know that shit is for girls don't you?"

usually requests from 9 year olds is how i know what the grownups are gonna want to hear in about a year, to the point that if i don't have something they ask for, i'll write it down. in this case i hope to hell not though. not that the song is especially bad, just cause i'm gonna remember that damn annoying little brat every time i play it now.

messiahwannabe, Monday, 28 May 2012 09:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh shit. Forgot about this thread. I was reviewing. They were actually pretty good. I think I made a point in the review about how pop music has been running out the string on swagger culture and this was the big pendulum swinging back. That said, they all dress like they're threatening to throw a varsity picnic and they can't dance and they don't try, so they wander about on stage in highly choreographed aimlessness. A couple of the songs aren't bad either, whatever else you can say about One Thing, it has pretty solid dynamics, that whole acoustic guitar to harmonized swell trick is one that seems like it's been absent for a while.

Also, the place was a screaming mess. Teenage girls just completely losing their shit.

Popture, Monday, 28 May 2012 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've actually heard this song

The Reverend, Monday, 28 May 2012 10:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other night, a few friends and i gave in and ranked the members of one direction

zayn
liam
harry
louis
[most of the rest of the world]
niall

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Monday, 28 May 2012 11:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

louls @ those being their names, i had no idea

some dude, Monday, 28 May 2012 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh it's "louis," zayn had me prepped for them all to be weird

some dude, Monday, 28 May 2012 11:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

zayn's status as first legit mainstream british muslim teen heartthrob is probably quite interesting

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Monday, 28 May 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

It helps that Zayn is the one who looks actually hot as opposed to British-cute.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 28 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The idea of - I think it's Harry - being a teen heartthrob makes me giggle. But then I remember what NSYNC looked like back in the day, so I guess the threshold is low.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 28 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twas Entertainment Weekly, I think, who (correctly) called N Sync "the gawkiest looking boy and ever."

I'm still loling abt Alfred calling 1D "catamites" over at the Jukebox a few months back.

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Monday, 28 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm now singing The Hooters' 'Satellite' in my head, with 'catamite' substituted for the title word.

Radical Jedward (snoball), Monday, 28 May 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

And if you still can't see the light
Cowell's gonna make you a catamite

Radical Jedward (snoball), Monday, 28 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I refuse to listen to music by people named Liam on principle.

The Reverend, Monday, 28 May 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

LEGIT NEW THREAT??

goole, Sunday, 24 June 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

"low-class, young female fans who have sewers for mouths"

:D

bitch I'm on the 242 (lex pretend), Monday, 25 June 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

legit new traet

some dude, Monday, 25 June 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

In which SFJ explains One Direction to the New Yorker's audience:

The Internet isn’t the only change. The nineties cohort of boy bands performed music that was rooted in American R. & B. “Girlfriend,” ’NSync’s final single, was remixed as a collaboration with the R. & B. visionaries the Neptunes. In contrast, One Direction and other chart-topping bands are evenly split between guitar-heavy pop rock and generic club beats for drunk people to flop around to. This makes for a dramatic stylistic shift. “We’re five lads in a band,” Payne said. “Boy bands aren’t all about dancing and being structured and wearing the same clothes.”

Not only is this statement a dismissal of twenty years of unison dance routines and syncopated beats; it also signals One Direction’s desire to take its place in Britain’s lad culture, which has historically rejected boy bands, preferring rowdy acts like Oasis. Lads are now in boy bands, and they need not dance.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

The Reverend, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I walked by a tabloid stand a few months ago and the headline said ONE DIRECTION!!!! with a pic of all the dudes underneath and I thought it was a cover story about how disney channel actors these days all have their hair parted in the same direction

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

like I thought it was a scare article about the legit new threat to hairstyles or something, but then again, I was like, haven't hairstyles been like this for a while

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

the other night, a few friends and i gave in and ranked the members of one direction

zayn
liam
harry
louis
[most of the rest of the world]
niall

― kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Monday, May 28, 2012 7:25 AM (4 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

louls @ those being their names, i had no idea

― some dude, Monday, May 28, 2012 7:31 AM (4 months ago) Bookmark

now zayn i can get into

turds (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 1 October 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

debbie schlussel turned me into a fan of him/them i must admit

goole, Monday, 1 October 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

new single is boring

teledyldonix, Monday, 1 October 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

All of their singles are boring.

this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Monday, 1 October 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last month the new single was apparently the most preorderd single in the history of itunes (or something like that) After two days on sale here in the UK it's already fallen to number three behind Rihanna and Gangnam Style. It's really strange that they're supposed to be the biggest band around but they just don't sell that many records here.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 2 October 2012 13:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

oh god I thought this band was actually One Republic

乒乓, Sunday, 18 November 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's too late to apologize

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 19 November 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

it took me months to realize that their name was "One Direction" as 2 words and not "OneDirection" running together because it reminded me so much of "OneRepublic"

K3v Ink (some dude), Monday, 19 November 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

My daughter's 9 year old friend can't stop talking about them.

wk, Monday, 19 November 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

now zayn i can get into

― turds (Hungry4Ass), Monday, October 1, 2012 3:15 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

frogbs, Monday, 19 November 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope a massive anvil falls from the sky and crushes Harry Styles smug fucking face.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

crazy crazy crazy!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 19 November 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp
cool fantasy bro

jabba hands, Monday, 19 November 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.