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5 Seconds Of Summer Put Themselves Out There For Rolling Stone


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One Direction Time – Dedicated To Everybody’s Favorite Boy Band


What’s one of the few things that can divert attention away from Taylor Swift? That would be One Direction, those British-Irish twenty-something heartthrobs that have the girls going crazy. Sure, Ms. Swift won’t lose her locked-down position on album sales among other crowns, but these “Steal My Girl” dudes are legit – well as far as their impact on pop culture. This week, I have … Continue reading One Direction Time – Dedicated To Everybody’s Favorite Boy Band

Review: Backstreet Boys, In A World Like This


Backstreet’s Back, And Their Alright…  Backstreet Boys⎪In A World Like This⎪ BMG/BSB ⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 30, 2013  Where does the aging millennial boy band go in the day and age where One Direction rule the roost? Well they (they being Backstreet Boys) sorta embrace their maturity without sounding anachronistic and also balancing some modern pop trends.  Ultimately the Backstreet Boys’ latest effort In … Continue reading Review: Backstreet Boys, In A World Like This

Boy Band Head To Head: Emblem3 vs One Direction


Two boy bands are doing big things in 2013 or as rapper T.I. Would say, “Big things poppin’”. Emblem3 are a  product of the X-Factor US while One Direction was a product of X-Factor Great Britain. Neither band was victorious on their respective seasons, but regardless of winning or losing, both seemed to be poised to for the limelight.  Emblem3 recently released their debut album … Continue reading Boy Band Head To Head: Emblem3 vs One Direction

OMG, A New One Direction Video (“Kiss You”)!


I know, I know, I’ve been on a teen-pop tangent. But it wouldn’t be complete without One Direction right? I mean I’ve shown the non-LOVE to Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone, even discussing Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance for good measure. Well, now to give Simon Cowell‘s “bank” band some more press for lack of a better word.  So here it goes. When I reviewed One Direction’s sophomore album Take Me Home (and … Continue reading OMG, A New One Direction Video (“Kiss You”)!

I Like A Single By A Boy Band? What?!?


The Wanted have achieve a seal of approval from myself, much to the chagrin of, well me.  “I Found You” from its opening bars sounded like it was poised to become yet another “Glad U Came” or “Chasing The Sun” retread, but managed to show some solid differentiation.  The falsetto on the chorus, some gritty solo vocals during the bridge section, coupled with obligatory addictiveness makes “I Found You” much more successful than … Continue reading I Like A Single By A Boy Band? What?!?

The Hierarchy of One Direction


Being the music enthusiast that I am, I typically try to dissect the underpinnings of many artists and their respective material.  One Direction has a clear ‘hierarchy’ that I wasn’t sure existed before.  I don’t think the band necessarily has the personality of the boy bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, but there are some distinctions within the group musically and perhaps where personality … Continue reading The Hierarchy of One Direction

OMG, One Direction Reveal New Album Cover!!! (*Rolls Eyes)


Yeah, I just rolled my eyes. Sigh. #SMH  The new album from the English-based band  (yes, I am 150% aware that young Niall Horan is from Ireland) comes out this fall as Up All Nightremains a top-ten staple. As to why Liam and Zayn are assisting their fellow bandmate Louis atop the phone booth while Harry looks on and Nial is inside, I don’t know, nor do I care to know.  I have no words.  … Continue reading OMG, One Direction Reveal New Album Cover!!! (*Rolls Eyes)