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

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I was all, "wtf is a One Direction" when I saw the announcement on SNL last week, turns out its a British-Irish boy band. In 2012. UKers, are these guys a legitimate threat to bringing the boy band cycle around again? Are they really huge enough to justify an American push? Will we be forced to see copycats of these douchecanoes with regularity soon? Who will be the 98 Degrees to their Backstreet Boys? Important questions all.

http://default.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11140%7C000015353%7Cfd60_One-Direction-21.jpg

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

"threat"

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

why are they wearing kiddie pajamas?

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

thought this was an Alex in NYC thread

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

No.

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

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

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

No.&#nbsp;

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

Gah

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

who?

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

The Wanted seem quite a bit better.

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

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

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

or in x factor alumni

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

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

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

Probably a surplus of Zane dolls though...

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

got it in one :(

Kony Montana: "Say hello to my invisible friend" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:55 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u120/kingkonggodzilla/Screenshot2012-03-15at54903PM.png

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

Oh wait, Gukbe already noted that.

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

like early Spandau Ballet?

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

visually they remind me of LFO more than anything

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

My seven-year-old niece loves "What Makes You Beautiful," and hearing to her belt along with the chorus has earned the song a small place in my affections, but on the whole, idgi. Then again, I never liked the Backstreet Boys either.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 17 June 2017 04:53 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

“fireproof” should get some kind of award for production

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Well this is kinda great

today in Things You Cannot Make Up: I was in the cafe I go to every day, working on my dissertation about @Harry_Styles, when outside the window appears.... the real human Harry Styles pic.twitter.com/azCqSZYqll

— Ally Gross (@AllysonGross) May 21, 2018

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 May 2018 17:15 (four months ago) Permalink

<3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:38 (four months ago) Permalink

he's....aged

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:48 (four months ago) Permalink

he's.... aged well

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:58 (four months ago) Permalink

man needs a haircut imo

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:03 (four months ago) Permalink

god has it really been more than five years since i wrote some profoundly erotic harry styles / mick hucknall slashfic itt

where does the time go

i am fast and full of teeth. i willl die in a barn fire (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:06 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

miss them so much.

Nourry, Friday, 22 June 2018 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

otm

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 02:34 (two months ago) Permalink

...because I heard Glad You Came again.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 02:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Heard “Night Changes” at the mall today.

timellison, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:03 (two months ago) Permalink

today i heard 'what a feeling' again and is probably their best song ever?

Nourry, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

tied with "No Control"

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:57 (two months ago) Permalink

and "little black dress" and "fireproof" and

bunny slopes, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:00 (two months ago) Permalink

1D traxx poll please

bunny slopes, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:00 (two months ago) Permalink

pleaaase.
'fireproof' and 'stockholm syndrome' are obvious contenders.

Nourry, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

What A Feeling is the one I play most. Fantastic song.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I like No Control too, but What Makes You Beautiful and Steal My Girl and Best Song Ever

timellison, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 21:43 (two months ago) Permalink

every song on the radio sounds like "stockholm syndrome" now

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Would you say that the radio has... Stockholm syndrome?

Tim F, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 22:04 (two months ago) Permalink

“stockholm syndrome” is a really good 1975 rip off but “change your ticket” is >>>>>>>>>>>>> everything

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Yep

Tim F, Thursday, 5 July 2018 03:05 (two months ago) Permalink

every song on the radio sounds like "stockholm syndrome" now

Apparently I need to listen to the radio more - what specific songs are you thinking of, Brad?

Vinnie, Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

oh i was def exaggerating to the point where... that claim isn't even correct, but i've heard a few examples in the past few months; ofc the one that sticks in mind is the charlie puth rebrand, but also that new 5 seconds of summer song? these are all 1975 bites to a degree but it's also not necessarily the sound i associate with them bc it sounds cross-pollinated with mj pastiche

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

may be playing fast and loose with the word "radio" there too

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

sorta reminds of me of when multiple people were making fake maroon 5 songs in 2015 including maroon 5 ("sugar")

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:53 (two months ago) Permalink

recent maroon 5, charlie puth, shawn mendes and 5sos singles/albums are all in a continuum of tasteful lite guitar pop that i think was crystallized by 1D as adapted from 1975, who used similar guitar tones but in a more bombastic fashion

maroon 5 “wait” is my fav example of this tho bent towards more contemporary notions of slick pop in the way you might expect from maroon 5. it was co-written & produced by john ryan who w/ julian bunetta did the last three 1D albums so the connection is even really that tangential

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:24 (two months ago) Permalink

oh thank god i'm not completely full of shit

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:26 (two months ago) Permalink

i think the tendency to ascribe the genesis of a partly imagined mainstream lineage to one or two acts that had little direct/lasting impact on mainstream radio (even while they were quite famous!) just b/c one rly likes their music is understandable but profoundly silly. i mean the 1975 come on what

(i appreciated that you at least pointed out creative personnel in common wrt 1d/maroon 5 but "wait" doesn't even sound remotely like any 1d song i've heard lol)

dyl, Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink

ok where did this sound come from

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

like i'm not making this attribution bc i LOOVE the 1975, these are the reference points i have

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

"Get Lucky"

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:57 (two months ago) Permalink

lol nm i'm making an argument i don't even want to make

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

might as well throw in John Maye was part of the lineage

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

oh yeah that was another new single that ticked this box for me

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:08 (two months ago) Permalink

i don't really think these songs sound like "get lucky" but ymmv

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:08 (two months ago) Permalink

"get lucky" is more patient zero for the michael jackson/weeknd/maroon 5 stuff

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

ah yeah definitely

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

im being a bit reductive for the sake of expediency... the trend i'm talking about is mirroring pop in general (lady gaga "the cure" etc), the current post-tropical house/"future bass" iteration of EDM seen in recent zedd & marshmello songs etc

but as far as the rock end of it goes i think the 1975 -> one direction is far from crazy... 1975 are a niche concern in america but pretty big in the UK & 1D did two blatant rip offs of their sound and i think also messed around with matt healy at one point. and again the guys behind that are working in this same vein w/ some of the listed artists and others. (an interesting tangent here is that "slow hands" -- a bunetta/ryan song that fits comfortably in the company of this realm of tasteful soft rock -- was a bigger hit for niall than anything off harry's album and i think any other solo 1D songs outside of "pillowtalk" and "strip that down"). "wait" doesn't sound precisely like one direction but then again maroon 5 never has sounded like one direction or the other way around. i'm just outlining a continuum.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:20 (two months ago) Permalink

john mayer produced a song on the shawn mendes album

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Daughter is watching iCarly and 1D have just turned up.

Harry's acting skills have certainly improved

groovypanda, Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

maroon 5 are interesting to me specifically... red pill blues is half amazing and i think really representative of this general trend in pop but at the rock end in particular. you can see them slowly un-cheese themselves in the time in between "moves like jagger" (which fwiw was ripping off chic even before "get lucky"... it is maroon 5 after all) and "what lovers do". "don't wanna know" is a straight up trop house song basically & "cold" is the skeletal version of the slow, clean, insanely well produced, rippling guitar line stuff that pops up in a few places on red pill blues ("best 4 u" in particular). V is essentially unlistenable but not that far off of red pill blues really, the latter is just way less... cheesy & corny essentially in a lot of ways (in production and in the way that adam levine's falsetto isn't sharpened into an ice pick). "what lovers do" is basically an attempt at a "cool" version of "moves like jagger" (xtina becomes sza, shellback becomes starrah) but again we're talking about small degrees here -- "sugar" was this plasticine version of disco pop (dr luke & cirkut re-writing katy perry's already infantile but much better "birthday") that feels just a bit more artfully done on "what lovers do"

the 11 min song that closes red pill blues is basically an extended yacht rock jam (maroon 5 balearc remixing themselves) and i really don't think that you have to draw a far line between that and some of the real head-y one direction album tracks like "what a feeling" and "fireproof"

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Can’t talk about “what lovers do” w/o genuflecting to “sexual” though.

Tim F, Thursday, 5 July 2018 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

the 11 min song that closes red pill blues is basically an extended yacht rock jam (maroon 5 balearc remixing themselves) and i really don't think that you have to draw a far line between that and some of the real head-y one direction album tracks like "what a feeling" and "fireproof"

Also I just listened to “Closure” for the first time and it’s a jam.

Tim F, Thursday, 5 July 2018 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, Charlie Puth for sure is in that vein. I need to check out the other stuff you all mentioned tho, don't think I've heard any recent Maroon 5 or Shawn Mendes

Think part of what I like about "Stockholm Syndrome" so much is not just the 1975 sounds, but that the song feels so light. The chorus is catchy but not weighed down with a thousand synths like most singles for radio. Just breezes by effortlessly. I know it wasn't a single, so it has a little more freedom in that way, but I think (hope) there is a place for more songs like that on the radio. "No Tears Left to Cry" feels open in the same way

Vinnie, Friday, 6 July 2018 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

my point wasn't to say that it's absurd to draw any connection between the 1975 and one direction but to say that identifying them specifically as especially significant loci along this 'lineage' which you really have to squint at to notice anyhow is idk a little ridiculous? like phillip phillips's hits, jt's "not a bad thing", several of ed sheeran's singles going back to "the a team", many of the electronic/guitar-hybrid hits like "wake me up" "waves" "stolen dance" "a sky full of stars" and ofc the aforementioned "get lucky", several of the acoustic fauxternative hits like "riptide" and "ho hey" that most people here will turn their noses up at, the list goes on really. 1d certainly fit somewhere in there w/ like "story of my life" and "night changes" and i guess you could say "chocolate" did something as well but to argue one group-via-the-other 'crystallized' this aesthetic that has saturated significant swaths of the airwaves for the past 5+ years is just revisionism in the extreme.

i suppose you could say WELL sure, those are lite guitar pop but they're not all TASTEFUL lite guitar pop so it's different! but that judgment is completely arbitrary and goes back to my original point that we (= cultural commentators/observers/critics/whatever) frequently define a lineage similarly arbitrarily by just picking out the stuff we like and drawing imaginary lines of influence through them when the reality is that plenty of the stuff we want to forget about or dismiss as fluff sounded very much the same and was competing for people's attention (often more successfully!) within the very same spaces

idk maybe i'm just feeling extra cynical about cultural criticism and canonization and such lately and it's manifesting itself as bitter rants on this thread where i refuse to believe that anyone could find maroon 5's recent output to be anything but completely generic and ignorable. ("don't wanna know" apparently being 'trop house' simply reminds me how little that phrase has communicated about any of the music it's been used to describe.)

dyl, Friday, 6 July 2018 02:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Matt Healy certainly seems to think it's valid

http://www.mtv.com/news/2737946/matt-healy-one-direction-rip-off-1975/

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 6 July 2018 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

(like, yes, I also find the canonization among critics of the unctuous dude yacht rock hit axis of pop -- maroon 5, charlie puth, shawn mendes, etc. -- very frustrating, particularly since there are literal hundreds of women in pop/alt-pop making better music. but The 1975 and One Direction have a lot of actual connections, they're not some arbitrary indie band with 100 bandcamp plays.)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 6 July 2018 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink

s/hit/shit, although unfortunately they are all hits as well

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 6 July 2018 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink


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